Season 5 of “Power” premiered to a smaller audience than Season 4, but it was still the top original show on cable in adults 18-49 Sunday.

The Starz series earned a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.55 million viewers, vs. 0.8 and 1.68 million for the fourth-season premiere.

ESPN’s primetime Major League Baseball game (Yankees-Red Sox) also scored a 0.6 and 2.44 million viewers, above its average. “Claws” was at 0.4 on TNT,

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, July 1, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
POWER STARZ 8:00 PM 1,554 0.6
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT ESPN 8:00 PM 2,441 0.6
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TLC 8:00 PM 1,790 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,743 0.5
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 982 0.5
CLAWS TNT 9:00 PM 1,248 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:23 PM 1,065 0.4
MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 1,895 0.4
BEACH HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 1,762 0.4
MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:30 PM 1,740 0.4
NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING NBCSN 2:41 PM 2,548 0.3
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:01 PM 1,122 0.3
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 1,301 0.3
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 792 0.3
BEACH HUNTERS HGTV 9:00 PM 1,547 0.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 896 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:37 AM 694 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 1,443 0.3
MOSTLY 4 MILLENNIALS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 609 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 1,468 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 8:00 PM 1,266 0.3
SCENE OF THE CRIME W/TONY HARRIS ID 10:00 PM 1,210 0.3
NAKED AND AFRAID XL SPECIAL DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 995 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN2 10:13 PM 576 0.3
POSE FX 9:00 PM 582 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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