Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead’ Slips, Still Tops; + NJ Housewives, ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Dexter’ & Much More

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


The second episode of The Walking Dead slipped two tenths of a point to a still impressive 3.6 adults 18-49 rating, still more than double the next closest competitor on cable. The 10:30p encore of The Walking Dead scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and The Talking Dead managed a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating at midnight.

The second part of a Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s first part.

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire rose one tenth to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. HBO’s Hung was steady with a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Dexter on Showtime bounced back, up 0.2 points to a 0.9 adults 18-49. Homeland was steady with a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49.

TLC’s Sister Wives was down a tenth with a  0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our principal source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100. I attempt to filter out repeats, kids shows, and most non-primetime shows. Will add extras that come from other sources later as we receive them.

Selected Sunday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 6.703 3.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 3.393 1.7
NASCAR SPRINT CUP ESPN 2:00 PM 4.077 1.1
BOARDWALK EMPIRE HBOM 9:04 PM 2.691 1.1
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 9:00 PM 2.584 1.1
WALKING DEAD AMC 10:00 PM 2.077 1.0
DEXTER S6 SHO1 9:00 PM 1.888 0.9
IRON CHEF AMERICA FOOD 10:00 PM 1.922 0.9
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRVO 11:15 PM 1.853 0.8
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 1.605 0.8
SISTER WIVES TLC 9:00 PM 2.021 0.8
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 11:30 PM 1.522 0.8
FN CHALLENGE FOOD 8:00 PM 1.700 0.7
KENDRA ENT 10:00 PM 1.160 0.6
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN ESPN 1:00 PM 1.803 0.6
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:00 PM 3.325 0.6
POKER ESPN2 5:00 PM 2.436 0.6
SHAKE IT UP DSNY 8:30 PM 3.520 0.6
TALKING DEAD AMC 11:00 PM 1.112 0.5
EXTREME COUPONING TLC 7:00 PM 1.090 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 10:00 PM 1.448 0.5
FANTASY SHOW   L ESPN2 11:30 AM 1.023 0.5
IRT DEADLIEST ROADS HIST 10:00 PM 1.541 0.5
SISTER WIVES TLC 9:30 PM 1.315 0.5
HUNG HBOM 10:02 PM 1.041 0.4
AGAINST THE WALL LIF 10:00 PM 1.473 0.4
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 9:00 PM 1.429 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:00 PM 0.856 0.4
AGAINST THE WALL LIF 9:00 PM 1.432 0.4
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 10:30 PM 1.191 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 1.745 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 1.508 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 7:30 PM 1.428 0.4
HOMELAND SHO1 10:00 PM 1.101 0.4
TIME MACHINE HIST 7:00 PM 1.037 0.4

To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

blog comments powered by Disqus