A live baseball broadcast topped the cable ratings Sunday night.

Fox Sports 1’s broadcast of the MLB ALCS game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros led the night with a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.59 million viewers. It stole the no. 1 spot from AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which placed second in the chart with a 1.3 and 3.47 million viewers, down from the 1.4 and 4 million viewer audience that its season premiere scored the week before.

The NFL Network’s broadcast of the Carolina vs. Tampa Bay game rounded out the night’s top 3 with a 1.1 and 3.08 million viewers. TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days,” meanwhile, came fourth with a 0.8, down one-tenth from its 0.9 last Sunday. Elsewhere, Starz’s “Power” ticked back down from a 0.5 to a 0.4, and E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” held steady with a 0.4 for the second week in a row.

On HBO, “Last Week Tonight” posted its second straight 0.2, while the series finale of “Ballers” maintained the same 0.2 that it did throughout its entire final season. Similarly, the season finales of “The Righteous Gemstones” and “Succession” scored the same 0.2 ratings as their penultimate episodes.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, October 13, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB AL CHAMPIONS SERIES – NY YANKEES/HOUSTON 2 FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 5,587 1.5
THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 3,467 1.3
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2019 WK 6 – CAR VS. TB NFL NETWORK 9:36 AM 3,076 1.1
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 8:00 PM 2,844 0.8
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:04 PM 1,349 0.5
MLB ALCS POST FOX SPORTS 1 1:02 AM 1,447 0.5
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 982 0.4
POWER STARZ 8:02 PM 1,262 0.4
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:02 PM 1,496 0.4
TNF POST-GAME NFL NETWORK 1:03 PM 1,102 0.4
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,007 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 667 0.4
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 9:00 PM 1,263 0.3
90 DAY B90D: PILLOW TALK TLC 11:02 PM 1,270 0.3
KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD 8:00 PM 1,056 0.3
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 614 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 760 0.3
TNF PRE-KICK NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 806 0.3
HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWD FOOD 10:00 PM 948 0.3
AMERICAN MONSTER INVEST 10:00 PM 1,038 0.3
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 9:00 PM 872 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 552 0.2
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:35 PM 780 0.2
WALKOFF STORIES FOX SPORTS 1 1:55 AM 596 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:00 AM 522 0.2

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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