Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead’ Drops, Still Tops; + ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Dexter’ & More
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|
|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|
|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|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.