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|
|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|
|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|
|MLB SUNDAY NIGHT||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,480||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.