The series finale of HBO’s “Sharp Objects” closed out its run by hitting an all-time high.

The Amy Adams-led drama scored a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 with 1.76 million viewers, not only up a tenth from its last episode, but also making it the show’s most-watched installment. It was followed by “Ballers,” which maintained the same 0.4 it had scored the week before. “Insecure,” meanwhile, hit a season-high by ticking up one-tenth from a 0.3 to a 0.4.

Elsewhere, TLC’s “90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days” claimed the top spot of the night, holding steady with another 0.8. Both AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” (0.6) and E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.5) were similarly even with their previous episodes.

Following its season premiere, the Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People” fell three-tenths from a 0.8 to a 0.5. Landing just outside of the top 25, the third season finale of AMC’s “Preacher” managed to maintain a 0.3, and scored its largest audience of the season with 1.02 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, August 26, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 8:00 PM 2,262 0.8
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 1,827 0.6
POWER 5 STARZ 8:02PPM 1,456 0.6
SHARP OBJECTS HBO 9:03 PM 1,755 0.5
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 9:01 PM 2,373 0.5
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 1,030 0.5
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 10:00 PM 1,066 0.5
BALLERS HBO 10:01 PM 993 0.4
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:05 PM 1,188 0.4
ISLAND LIFE HOME 10:00 PM 1,890 0.4
ISLAND LIFE HOME 10:30 PM 1,834 0.4
WORST COOKS FOOD 9:00 PM 1,262 0.4
INSECURE HBO 10:33 PM 783 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:00 PM 1,700 0.4
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:00 PM 1,721 0.3
ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVEST 10:00 PM 1,348 0.3
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,707 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:30 PM 1,707 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:30 PM 1,750 0.3
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 710 0.3
THE BLIND SIDE HBO 6:43 PM 885 0.3
BREAK HBO 8:51 PM 913 0.3
SHORING THE HOUSE HOME 2:00 PM 1,229 0.3
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT ESPN 8:00 PM 1,415 0.3
90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE TLC 7:00 PM 895 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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