HBO’s “Game of Thrones” stayed dominant in the Sunday cable ratings this week, scoring a 5.1 rating in adults 18-49 with 11.8 million viewers. That’s down just slightly from the 5.3 and 12.02 million viewers that the show’s previous episode scored with its first broadcast. The most recent episode’s initial 11.8 million viewer audience is still the series’ third-best ever.

Also on HBO, “Barry” similarly ticked down from its last episode’s series high 0.9 rating to a 0.8, but “Veep” (0.4) held steady.

Elsewhere, TNT’s broadcast of the Nuggets vs. Trailblazers NBA playoff game took the night’s no. 2 spot with a 1.5 rating and 4.06 million viewers. E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” continued its recent 0.4 streak.

Outside of the top 25, Showtime’s “Billions” held onto its previous 0.2 yet again. Meanwhile, “Killing Eve” rose to a combined 0.3 rating with its AMC and BBC America simulcast, but did dip from its previous episode’s combined 1.09 million viewer audience to 1.02 million viewers this time around.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, May 5, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GAME OF THRONES HBO 9:03 PM 11,795 5.1
NBA PLAYOFFS ROUND 2 – NUGGETS/TRAILBLAZERS TNT 7:00 PM 4,055 1.5
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 9:43 PM 2,330 0.9
BARRY HBO 10:21 PM 1,986 0.8
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? TLC 8:00 PM 1,671 0.5
90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW? TLC 10:01 PM 1,535 0.4
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – ST. LOUIS/CHICAGO CUBS ESPN 7:16 PM 1,809 0.4
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 6:30 PM 991 0.4
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:26 PM 1,204 0.4
RHOA: PORSHA’S BABY BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,308 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,160 0.4
VEEP HBO 10:52 PM 1,072 0.4
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 829 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,293 0.3
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 9:00 PM 1,221 0.3
LAZOR WULF ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 617 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:00 PM 1,391 0.3
LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM A&E 10:32 PM 924 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 10:33 PM 798 0.3
LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM A&E 10:01 PM 944 0.3
LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:30 PM 1,376 0.3
LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM A&E 9:30 PM 935 0.3
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 619 0.3
WICKED TUNA NAT GEO 9:00 PM 987 0.3
LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM A&E 9:00 PM 907 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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