“Fear the Walking Dead” took a small ratings hit Sunday opposite Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on TNT.

“Fear” posted a 0.8 among adults 18-49, down a tenth of a point from the prior week. “Into the Badlands,” however, held steady at 0.4.

HBO’s “Westworld” was also steady at 0.6, and “Last Week Tonight” improved a tenth to 0.4. “Naked and Afraid XL” on Discovery matched the previous week’s 0.5.

TNT’s NBA coverage led the day by wide margins, drawing 7.8 million viewers and a 2.9 in the 18-49 demographic.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 8:00 PM 7,797 2.9
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:24 PM 3,381 1.4
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 2,306 0.8
NBA PREGAME TNT 7:30 PM 1,806 0.7
WESTWORLD HBO 9:02 PM 1,545 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,086 0.6
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,418 0.5
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:03 PM 1,276 0.4
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 9:00 PM 1,342 0.4
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? TLC 8:00 PM 1,337 0.4
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 10:05 PM 1,078 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,047 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1,590 0.3
LIGA MX UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:30 PM 710 0.3
MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 1,573 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 1,572 0.3
JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 631 0.3
DISAPPEARED ID 9:00 PM 1,120 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10:57 PM 778 0.3
MEXICO LIFE HGTV 10:30 PM 1,511 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 1,573 0.3
JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 573 0.3
BREAKING HOMICIDE ID 11:00 PM 995 0.3
TOTAL BELLAS E! 9:00 PM 517 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 1,486 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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