The first new “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode in more than six years put up decent ratings for HBO Sunday, but it fell well short of the show’s last episode.
“Curb” opened its ninth season with 1.54 million viewers and a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49, off from the 2.04 million and 1.0 for its Season 8 finale back in 2011. “Curb’s” numbers were an improvement on the finale of “Ballers” (0.4, 998,000) the previous week, and it gave “Vice Principals” (892,000 viewers, up from 670,000) a boost.
“Rick & Morty” led Sunday’s originals with a 1.5 rating, even with last week. “Outlander” hit another total-viewer high for Starz with 1.59 million, up from 1.55 million a week earlier. Its 18-49 rating was steady at 0.3.
“Fear the Walking Dead” grew for the second straight week on AMC, rising in both adults 18-49 (0.9, +0.1) and viewers (2.36 million, +280,000). “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” premiered to a 0.7, in line with last season’s numbers. “The Deuce” was steady at 0.3 in adults 18-49 and off slightly in viewers (941,000 vs. 992,000 the week before), falling just out of the top 25.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|RICK & MORTY||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||2,603||1.5|
|FEAR THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||2,364||0.9|
|KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||1,443||0.7|
|90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90||TLC||8:00 PM||1,889||0.6|
|HALLOWEEN WARS||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,793||0.6|
|CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM||HBO||10:02 PM||1,543||0.5|
|TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||959||0.5|
|SHAHS OF SUNSET||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,337||0.5|
|SP HALLOWEEN WARS||FOOD||8:00 PM||1,335||0.4|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:11 PM||1,273||0.4|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,409||0.4|
|VICE PRINICPALS||HBO||10:41 PM||892||0.3|
|DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL||ID||10:00 PM||1,314||0.3|
|TALKING DEAD: FEAR||AMC||10:01 PM||910||0.3|
|HAWAII LIFE||HGTV||8:00 PM||1,460||0.3|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE||NBCSN||2:25 PM||2,046||0.3|
|WAGS MIAMI||E!||10:00 PM||601||0.3|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||10:00 AM||740||0.3|
|90 DAY FIANCE: MOST OMG MOMENTS||TLC||9:05 PM||1,081||0.3|
|HAWAII LIFE||HGTV||8:30 PM||1,509||0.3|
|RAY DONOVAN||SHOWTIME||9:01 PM||1,224||0.3|
|THE LAST SHIP||TNT||9:00 PM||1,311||0.3|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,371||0.3|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||9:30 PM||1,428||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.