The first matches for several marquee teams in the World Cup gave Fox Sports 1 strong ratings Sunday.

An afternoon matchup between tournament favorites Brazil and Switzerland led the day with 4.09 million viewers and a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. The Germany-Mexico match was right behind at 1.7 and 4 million viewers (along with 6.56 million more TV-only viewers on Telemundo, the most ever for a World Cup group-stage match on Spanish-language TV).

“Westworld” was even with the prior week’s 0.6 in adults 18-49. “Claws” (0.5) and “Last Week Tonight” (0.4) were also steady.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, June 17, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
FIFA WORLD CUP FS1 1:39 PM 4,086 1.8
FIFA WORLD CUP FS1 10:37 AM 4,002 1.7
WORLD CUP TODAY FS1 12:58 PM 3,056 1.3
WORLD CUP TODAY FS1 4:01 PM 2,349 1.1
WESTWORLD HBO 9:01 PM 1,564 0.6
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,683 0.5
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,007 0.5
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TLC 8:00 PM 1,554 0.5
CLAWS TNT 9:00 PM 1,143 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT ESPN 8:00 PM 1,918 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID XL SPECIAL DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,438 0.4
NASCAR RACEDAY FS1 4:30 PM 1,116 0.4
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:01 PM 1,192 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,161 0.4
BEACH HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 1,685 0.4
TOTAL BELLAS E! 9:00 PM 726 0.4
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 1,328 0.4
BEACH HUNTERS HGTV 9:00 PM 1,490 0.3
MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:30 PM 1,514 0.3
MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 1,498 0.3
WORLD CUP TODAY FS1 10:00 AM 840 0.3
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ESPN 2:00 PM 1,114 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 1,342 0.3
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 761 0.3
SNOOP DOGG PRESENTS THE JOKER’S WILD TBS 10:00 PM 819 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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