TLC’s “90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days” stayed at the top of the Sunday cable ratings yet again, scoring the same 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 it had the week before. Starz’s “Power” (0.6) closed out its season in steady fashion, even with both its previous episode and its season average. AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” meanwhile, managed to tick back up one-tenth from a 0.5 to a 0.6.

On E!, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” returned from a week off, steady with a 0.5. The season 9 premiere of Showtime’s “Shameless” raked in a 0.5 with 1.31 million viewers, down from both its eighth season’s premiere (0.7) last year and its finale (0.6) back in January. Elsewhere, the Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People” maintained a 0.4, and VH1’s “Basketball Wives” ticked up a tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5.

HBO’s “Ballers” stayed low with a 0.3 for the second week in a row, while “Last Week Tonight” (0.3) returned down a tenth from its previous episode. Similar to “Ballers,” the Issa Rae-led “Insecure” remained outside of the top 25, and was even with its season low 0.2, but up slightly in total viewers week-to-week (563,000 vs. 474,000).

Also on HBO, “The Deuce” returned with its season 2 premiere Sunday night, and just barely tied its season 1 premiere in the 18-49 demo with a 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, September 9, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 8:00 PM 1,964 0.6
POWER 5 STARZ 8:01 PM 1,533 0.6
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 1,712 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,397 0.6
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 10:00 PM 1,091 0.5
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 1,066 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:48 PM 1,359 0.5
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:08 PM 1,307 0.5
MOVIE: FEATURE PREMIERE LIFETIME 8:00 PM 1,866 0.4
TENNIS: US OPEN AFT ESPN 4:02 PM 2,065 0.4
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,087 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:00 AM 939 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 975 0.4
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:05 PM 1,034 0.4
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:30 PM 1,613 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:00 PM 1,507 0.3
WORST COOKS FOOD 9:00 PM 1,184 0.3
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:05 PM 901 0.3
ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVEST 10:00 PM 1,230 0.3
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 8:00 PM 831 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 686 0.3
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! BET 8:00 PM 1,137 0.3
BALLERS HBO 10:02 PM 725 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:30 PM 579 0.3
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT ESPN 8:00 PM 1,480 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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