The Discovery Channel kicked off its annual shark week special event by landing all 3 of the top spots of the night in the Sunday cable ratings.
“Shaq Does Shark Week” landed the highest with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49, while “Ronda Rousey Uncaged” (1.0) and “Bear vs. Shark” (0.9) followed closely behind. While none of the night’s broadcasts quite matched last year’s “Phelps vs. Shark” kick-off event, they still drew in strong numbers for the network.
Elsewhere, Starz’s “Power” ticked down one-tenth from a 0.7 to a 0.6. After taking a similar hit last week, though, TNT’s “Claws” raked in a 0.5 for itself this week, up a tenth from its previous 0.4. Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Potomac” was steady with another 0.4.
HBO’s “Sharp Objects” scored a 0.3 for the second week in a row as well. On FX, “Pose” finished off its first season by maintaining its near season-long 0.3 streak. Outside of the top 25, AMC’s “Preacher” hit a season-high 0.3.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, July 22, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|SHAQ DOES SHARK WEEK||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||3,163||1.2|
|RONDA ROUSEY UNCAGED||DISCOVERY||10:00 PM||2,449||1.0|
|BEAR VS SHARK||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||2,253||0.9|
|90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER||TLC||8:00 PM||2,086||0.6|
|POWER 5||STARZ||8:01 PM||1,357||0.6|
|ROBOT CHICKEN||ADULT||11:30 PM||1,051||0.5|
|90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW||TLC||10:05 PM||1,549||0.5|
|SHARK AFTER DARK LIVE||DISCOVERY||11:01 PM||982||0.4|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE||NBC SPORTS||4:30 PM||2,497||0.4|
|FOOD NETWORK STAR 14||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,373||0.4|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC||BRAVO||8:00 PM||974||0.4|
|AMERICAN MONSTER||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,517||0.4|
|TOTAL BELLAS||E!||9:00 PM||610||0.3|
|BAR RESCUE||PARAMOUNT||10:00 PM||822||0.3|
|MOSTLY 4 MILLENNIALS||ADULT||12:00 AM||611||0.3|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||9:30 PM||1,719||0.3|
|ON THE CASE WITH PZ||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,373||0.3|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||8:30 PM||1,760||0.3|
|MEXICO LIFE||HOME||10:30 PM||1,468||0.3|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||9:00 PM||1,708||0.3|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES START||NBC SPORTS||4:09 PM||1,945||0.3|
|SHARP OBJECTS||HBO||9:03 PM||1,033||0.3|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||8:00PM||1,630||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.