The BET Awards were down year to year, but they still scored a big enough audience to lead Sunday’s cable ratings. “Power” on Starz and “Preacher” on AMC were down a bit vs. last year’s debuts as well, but both shows made solid returns.
The BET Awards delivered a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.83 million viewers, down from 1.9 and 4.5 million in 2016. The post- (0.7) and pre-shows (0.4) also put up decent ratings for the channel.
“Power” began its fourth season with a 0.8 in adults 18-49, down from a series-high 1.1 for the Season 3 premiere but close to last season’s average of 0.9. “Preacher” (0.6) was also off three tenths of a point from its series premiere last year but on par with its season average.
“Fear the Walking Dead” ticked up vs. the previous week, rising a tenth to 1.0. The season finale of “Silicon Valley” was steady for HBO at 0.4.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, June 25, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total Viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|BET AWARDS||BET||8:00 PM||3,833||1.5|
|FEAR THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||2,499||1.0|
|BET AWARDS POST-SHOW||BET||12:00 AM||1,647||0.7|
|NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING||FS1||2:59 PM||3,240||0.7|
|MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||1,128||0.6|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:02 PM||1,310||0.5|
|90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER?||TLC||8:00 PM||1,481||0.5|
|LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:00 PM||1,791||0.4|
|BET AWARDS PRE-SHOW||BET||6:00 PM||1,080||0.4|
|SILICON VALLEY||HBO||10:01 PM||790||0.4|
|FOOD NETWORK STAR||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,673||0.4|
|MEXICO LIFE||HGTV||10:00 PM||1,880||0.4|
|BEACH HUNTERS||HGTV||9:30 PM||1,888||0.4|
|LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:30 PM||1,705||0.4|
|BEACH HUNTERS||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,714||0.4|
|MLB SUNDAY NIGHT||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,468||0.4|
|MEXICO LIFE||HGTV||10:30 PM||1,661||0.3|
|UFC FIGHT NIGHT||FS1||9:00 PM||819||0.3|
|DECKER: UNSEALED||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||680||0.3|
|ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN||ID||10:00 PM||1,342||0.3|
|GUY’S GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||8:00 PM||1,081||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.