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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Drops, Still Tops; + 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Homeland,' 'Dexter' & More

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November 1st, 2011


The third episode of The Walking Dead dropped 0.5 with adults 18-49 but still easily led Sunday cable with a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, which was still more than double the next closest competitor on cable. The 10:00p encore of The Walking Dead scored a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and The Talking Dead drew a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating at 11p.

HBO's Boardwalk Empire fell a tenth to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. HBO's Hung was up a tenth to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

The season premiere of Real Housewives of Atlanta isn't until next Sunday, so I'm not sure what Atlanta-related programming aired on Sunday night (a recap?), but it drew a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Dexter on Showtime fell a tenth to a 0.8 adults 18-49. Homeland was steady with another 0.4 rating with adults 18-49. Update: here are a couple of bullets via Showtime:

  • Homeland drew its biggest audience yet: the Sunday 10PM play was up +18% vs. the series premiere on Oct. 2nd. HOMELAND delivered 1.28 million viewers at 10PM and 1.6 million viewers for the night. The series continues to grow its audience, up for the third consecutive week.
  • Dexter has its best total night delivery since the premiere this past Sunday with 2.42 million viewers for the night.

TLC's Sister Wives was up a tenth with a  0.9 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):

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
Walking Dead AMC 9:00 PM 6095 3.1
NASCAR SPRINT CUP L ESPN 1:43 PM 4923 1.3
NEXT IRON CHEF 4 PREMIERE FOOD 9:00 PM 3065 1.2
Walking Dead AMC 10:00 PM 2211 1.1
Boardwalk Empire HBOM 9:02 PM 2629 1.0
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 10:00 PM 1873 0.9
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 2118 0.9
Dexter S6 SHO1 9:00 PM 1799 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 11:30 PM 1845 0.8
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAO CMDY 7:00 PM 1970 0.7
KENDRA ENT 10:00 PM 1182 0.7
IRT DEADLIEST ROADS HIST 10:00 PM 1838 0.7
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 2614 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 10:00 PM 1388 0.6
Walking Dead AMC 8:00 PM 1481 0.6
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1192 0.6
FRED 2: NIGHT OF THE LIV NAN 8:00 PM 3216 0.6
FN CHALLENGE FOOD 8:00 PM 1585 0.6
TALKING DEAD AMC 11:00 PM 998 0.5
MY BABYSITTERS A VAMPIRE DSNY 8:00 PM 2506 0.5
HUNG HBOM 10:03 PM 1120 0.5
AMC FEARFEST AMC 6:00 PM 1131 0.5
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 9:00 PM 1746 0.4
HOMELAND S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1277 0.4

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