The season premiere of E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” led the Sunday cable ratings with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, down a tenth from last year’s premiere. ESPN’s broadcast of the Red Sox vs Yankees MLB game followed closely behind with a 0.6 as well, while AMC’s special preview of “Walking Dead” season 9 scored a 0.4.

Starz’s “Power” ticked back up one-tenth from a 0.5 to a 0.6, and TNT’s “Claws” was steady with another 0.4. On Bravo, “The Real Housewives of Potomac” (0.3) was similarly even with its previous episode. After hitting a series low last week, HBO’s “Sharp Objects” ticked back up two-tenths from a 0.2 to a 0.4 with 1.17 million viewers this time around – its second highest-rated episode to date, just behind the 0.5 its series premiere.

It was a solid week for AMC’s “Preacher” too, which climbed up to a 0.3 in adults 18-49 with 879,000 viewers, a season high in both measures. Outside of the top 25, HBO’s “Succession” closed out its first season by hitting its own series high, ticking up one-tenth from a 0.1 to a 0.2 with 730,000 viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, August 5, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 1,364 0.6
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT L ESPN 8:00 PM 2,746 0.6
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 8:00 PM 1,814 0.6
POWER STARZ 8:01 PM 1,326 0.6
WALKING DEAD S9 PREVIEW AMC 9:00 PM 1,258 0.4
CLAWS TNT 9:00 PM 1,281 0.4
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 10:00 PM 944 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,345 0.4
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 829 0.4
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:05 PM 1,099 0.4
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 1,489 0.4
SHARP OBJECTS HBO 9:03 PM 1,173 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:00 PM 1,704 0.4
HAWAII LIFE HOME 10:30 PM 1,702 0.3
VENTURE BROTHERS ADULT 12:00 AM 660 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:30 PM 1,707 0.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,025 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HOME 10:00 PM 1,706 0.3
VERY CAVALLARI E! 10:01 PM 606 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 9:02 PM 729 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:30 PM 1,588 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 682 0.3
PREACHER AMC 10:00 PM 879 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 9:33 PM 712 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:00 PM 1,517 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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