Opposite the Super Bowl this past Sunday night, “True Detective” took a predictable hit week-to-week.

The HBO anthology series hit a new season low 0.2 rating in adults 18-49, down from its previous 0.4, with 879,000 viewers. Elsewhere, ESPN’s post-Super Bowl “NFL Primetime” coverage won the night with a 0.6 and 1.62 million viewers.

Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl came second in the cable chart, but fell from the 0.9 and 3.05 million viewers it scored in 2018 to a a 0.5 with 1.85 million viewers this year.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, February 3, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN 10:32 PM 1,618 0.6
PUPPY BOWL ANIMAL PLANET 3:00 PM 1,854 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:40 PM 1,088 0.4
NFL COUNTDOWN: POSTSEASON NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,077 0.4
WORST COOKS FOOD 10:00 PM 1,234 0.4
TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 593 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 12:41 AM 680 0.3
TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 524 0.3
SUPER BOWL POSTGAME NFL NETWORK 10:32 PM 818 0.3
COYOTE PETERSON SPECIAL ANIMAL PLANET 5:03 PM 860 0.3
PREMIER LEAGUE – ARSENAL/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS 11:26 AM 653 0.3
THE OFFICE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 567 0.2
GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD 11:00 AM 1,080 0.2
TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 9:02 PM 879 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 597 0.2
DR. PIMPLE POPPER: POPPY TLC 8:00 PM 1,043 0.2
PUPPY BOWL PRE-GAME SHOW ANIMAL PLANET 2:00 PM 845 0.2
DOUBLE DARE SUPER BOWL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 769 0.2
WORST COOKS FOOD 9:00 PM 718 0.2
GIADA ENTERTAINS FOOD 11:30 AM 912 0.2
BEAT B. FLAY FOOD 11:00 PM 714 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 517 0.2
PREMIER LEAGUE – MANCHESTER UNITED/LECIESTER CITY NBC SPORTS 8:59 AM 475 0.2
NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 574 0.2
WORST COOKS FOOD 8:00 PM 675 0.2

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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