It was Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” that captured the no. 1 spot in the Sunday cable ratings this week, despite ticking down from its previous 0.9 to a 0.7. ESPN’s special “NFL Primetime” (0.6) and “NFL Countdown” (0.5) broadcasts rounded out the night’s top 3.

Lower in the chart, HBO’s “True Detective” scored a 0.3 with 1.06 million viewers, down from its season premiere’s 0.5 the Sunday before, but on par with its second episode from that same night. Meanwhile, Showtime’s “Shameless” returned from hiatus and matched its midseason finale’s 0.3 in the demo.

On Starz, “Outlander” held steady with yet another 0.2, and retained 100% of its viewers week-to-week. Outside the top 25, Showtime’s “Black Monday” got off to a low start, with its premiere raking in a 0.08 and 327,000 viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, January 20, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,814 0.7
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN 10:31 PM 1,369 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 12:00 PM 1,359 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:30 PM 1,061 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE: MOANA FREEFORM 7:30 PM 1,140 0.4
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1,529 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 11:00 AM 967 0.4
WORST COOKS FOOD 9:00 PM 1,229 0.4
TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 666 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 10:00 AM 813 0.3
THE LAKE ERIE MURDERS INVEST 10:00 PM 1,363 0.3
TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 9:02 PM 1,063 0.3
SEEKING SISTER WIFE TLC 10:00 PM 921 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 1:00 AM 609 0.3
EVIL LIVES HERE INVEST 9:00 PM 1,144 0.3
TIGTONE ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 527 0.3
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:09 PM 798 0.3
ISLAND LIFE HOME 10:30 PM 1,314 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 552 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:00 PM 1,138 0.2
THE LAST ALASKANS DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,432 0.2
OUTLANDER STARZ 8:02 PM 1,270 0.2
GIRL MEETS FARM FOOD 11:00 AM 1,165 0.2
GIADA ENTERTAINS FOOD 11:30 AM 1,032 0.2
ISLAND LIFE HOME 10:00 PM 1,088 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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