HBO’s “Big Little Lies” hit a new series high in the ratings with its season 2 finale Sunday night.
The show’s second season finale posted a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49, up one-tenth from the 0.4 its penultimate episode had scored the week before. The finale episode not only tied the show’s previous season high in the 18-49 demo though, but also scored its largest initial audience ever, after raking in 1.98 million viewers.
Elsewhere, without Wimbledon to compete with, TLC’s “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?” returned to the top of the night’s cable ratings, with the first part of its “Tell All” special scoring a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 – up two-tenths from its previous episode’s 0.7.
The midseason finale of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” (0.5) rounded out the night’s top 3 – rebounding two-tenths from its penultimate episode’s series low 0.3 rating.
ESPN’s broadcast of the MLB Sunday Night game between Washington and Atlanta landed lower in the chart with a 0.3 rating and 1.33 million viewers, putting it slightly below the 0.5 and 2.03 million viewers that the Dodgers vs. Red Sox game scored the previous Sunday. TNT’s “Claws” held steady with yet another 0.3.
On National Geographic, the series premiere of “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted” generated a low 0.2 rating with 797,000 viewers. Outside of the top 25, HBO’s “Euphoria” scored a 0.2 for the sixth week in a row, while AMC’s “NOS4A2” similarly maintained a 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, July 21, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|90 DAY FIANCE HEA: TELL ALL||TLC||8:00 PM||2,753||0.9|
|BIG LITTLE LIES||HBO||9:03 PM||1,981||0.5|
|FEAR THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||1,599||0.5|
|NAKED AND AFRAID XL||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||1,824||0.5|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE: NEW HAMPSHIRE||NBC SPORTS||3:23 PM||2,794||0.4|
|GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,122||0.3|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,017||0.3|
|MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – WASHINGTON/ATLANTA||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,329||0.3|
|SP MEXICO LIFE||HOME||9:00 PM||1,501||0.3|
|IMPACT OF MURDER||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,285||0.3|
|EVIL LIVES HERE||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,236||0.3|
|SP ISLAND LIFE||HOME||10:00 PM||1,467||0.3|
|MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||569||0.3|
|MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||551||0.3|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES START||NBC SPORTS||3:02 PM||2,162||0.3|
|SOUTHERN CHARM NEW ORLEAN||BRAVO||9:00 PM||714||0.2|
|BAR RESCUE||PARAMOUNT||10:00 PM||668||0.2|
|SP BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUN||HOME||8:00 PM||1,408||0.2|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES POST||NBC SPORTS||6:31 PM||1,452||0.2|
|GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED||NAT GEO||10:00 PM||797||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||10:12 PM||743||0.2|
|UNEXPECTED: CLIPSHOW||TLC||11:02 PM||712||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.