‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and ‘Ballers’ premieres land in Cable top 25 for August 6-10

The season premiere of HBO’s “Ballers” just barely made its way into the cable top 25 for the week of August 6.

The Dwayne Johnson-led series scored the week’s 25th spot with a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49, while midseason premiere of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” landed in the top 10 with a 0.7. It was VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” that reclaimed the top spot of the week, though, with its own 1.0.

Fox News’ “Hannity” led the week in total viewers yet again with its Tuesday night broadcast raking in 3.16 million. Meanwhile, MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” rounded out the top 3 with its Tuesday and Wednesday night episodes scoring the same number of total viewers (3.07 million).

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for August 6-10, 2018

Rank
Show
Net
Day
Time
18-49 rating

18-49 viewers (000s)*

1
LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 5
VH1
Mon.
8:00 PM
1.0
1,280

2
WWE ENTERTAINMENT
USA NETWORK
Mon.
8:00 PM
0.9
1,203

WWE ENTERTAINMENT
USA NETWORK
Mon.
9:00 PM
0.9
1,203

WWE ENTERTAINMENT
USA NETWORK
Mon.
10:00 PM
0.9
1,165

5
WWE SMACKDOWN: WWE SMACKDOWN
USA NETWORK
Tues.
8:00 PM
0.7
934

TEEN MOM II:BEHIND SCREAM
MTV
Mon.
9:00 PM
0.7
883

LIVE PD: 137 LIVE PD
A&E NETWORK
Fri.
9:00 PM
0.7
870

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
AMC
Sun.
9:00 PM
0.7
870

LIVE PD: 138 LIVE PD
A&E NETWORK
Sat.
9:00 PM
0.7
858

10
NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2018 – CLE VS. NYG
NFL NETWORK
Thurs.
7:00 PM
0.6
819

STREET OUTLAWS
DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Mon.
9:00 PM
0.6
794

90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90: N/A
TLC
Sun.
8:00 PM
0.6
781

DR. PIMPLE POPPER
TLC
Weds.
10:00 PM
0.6
755

POWER 5
STARZ PRIMARY
Sun.
8:02 PM
0.6
755

KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS
E!
Sun.
9:00 PM
0.6
742

BETTER CALL SAUL
AMC
Mon.
9:00 PM
0.6
717

17
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN
BRAVO
Tues.
9:00 PM
0.5
691

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC
BRAVO
Mon.
9:00 PM
0.5
678

NFL PRESEASON (LIVE): 2018 – DAL VS. SF
NFL NETWORK
Thurs.
10:05 PM
0.5
678

CLAWS
TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION
Sun.
9:00 PM
0.5
678

BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 4
VH1
Weds.
8:00 PM
0.5
640

MLB SUNDAY NIGHT L: WASHINGTON/CHICAGO CUBS
ESPN
Sun.
8:00 PM
0.5
627

LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM
A&E NETWORK
Thurs.
10:01 PM
0.5
614

MIZ & MRS
USA NETWORK
Tues.
10:00 PM
0.5
602

25
BALLERS
HBO PRIME
Sun.
10:02 PM
0.5
602

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for August 6-10, 2018

Rank
Show
Net
Day
Time

Viewers (000s)

1
HANNITY
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Tues.
9:00 PM
3,158

2
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
MSNBC
Tues.
9:00 PM
3,068

3
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
MSNBC
Weds.
9:00 PM
3,066

4
HANNITY
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Weds.
9:00 PM
2,997

5
WWE ENTERTAINMENT
USA NETWORK
Mon.
9:00 PM
2,854

6
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Tues.
10:00 PM
2,836

7
WWE ENTERTAINMENT
USA NETWORK
Mon.
8:00 PM
2,830

8
HANNITY
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Thurs.
9:00 PM
2,790

9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT
USA NETWORK
Mon.
10:00 PM
2,728

10
HANNITY
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Mon.
9:00 PM
2,727

11
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
MSNBC
Thurs.
9:00 PM
2,687

12
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
MSNBC
Mon.
9:00 PM
2,556

13
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE L: MICHIGAN
NBC SPORTS NETWORK
Sun.
2:54 PM
2,540

14
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
MSNBC
Fri.
9:00 PM
2,511

15
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Weds.
8:00 PM
2,487

16
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Mon.
8:00 PM
2,433

17
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Weds.
10:00 PM
2,414

18
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Thurs.
10:00 PM
2,394

19
INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Mon.
10:00 PM
2,387

20
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Tues.
8:00 PM
2,374

21
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL
MSNBC
Weds.
10:00 PM
2,358

22
LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL
MSNBC
Tues.
10:00 PM
2,341

23
FIVE, THE
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Weds.
5:00 PM
2,330

24
HANNITY SPECIAL
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Fri.
9:00 PM
2,260

25
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: LOVE AT SEA
HALLMARK CHANNEL
Sat.
9:00 PM
2,232

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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