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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead,' 'Hell On Wheels' Lead AMC + 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Homeland,' 'Dexter' & More

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November 8th, 2011

 

The Walking Dead rose 0.3 with adults 18-49 and easily led Sunday cable with a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. We already posted the numbers for the Hell On Wheels premiere, but a little more detail is included in the table. AMC had the top two shows on cable for the night.

Nene was back and the Real Housewives of Atlanta premiered to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Next Iron Chef drew a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, steady vs. last week.

HBO's Boardwalk Empire rose a tenth to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. HBO's Hung was steady  a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

USA Network's original movie John Sanford's Certain Prey drew a 0.8 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.13 million viewers.

Dexter on Showtime was up 0.2 to a 1.0 adults 18-49 and Homeland was up a tenth to a 0.5 rating with adults 18-49. TLC's Sister Wives was down two tenths to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Update: here are some bullets from Showtime:

  • Homeland drew its biggest audience yet: the Sunday 10PM play was up +23% vs. the series premiere on Oct. 2nd. HOMELAND delivered 1.33 million viewers at 10PM and 1.61 million viewers for the night. The series continues to grow its audience, up for the fourth consecutive week. With three week of complete data, HOMELAND is currently averaging 4.1 million viewers per week on all platforms (including On Demand, replays and DVR), making it SHOWTIME's biggest freshman series to-date.
  • Dexter had its biggest audience since the premiere this past Sunday with 1.98 million viewers (up 10% vs. last week, 1.8 million) and with 2.45 million viewers for the night. With three week of complete data, Dexter is currently averaging 5.11 million viewers per week on all platforms (including On Demand, replays and DVR), pacing ahead of season five.

Update via Nick in the comments:

Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 11:30 PM)
-1.657 million viewers
-0.76 A18-49
-1.08 A18-34

Squidbillies (Adult Swim, 11:45 PM)
-1.283 million viewers
-0.60 A18-49
-0.83 A18-34

China, IL (Adult Swim, 12 AM)
-1.067 million viewers
-0.53 A18-49
-0.73 A18-34

The Heart, She Holler (Adult Swim, 12:30 AM)
-0.955 million viewers
-0.46 A18-49
-0.67 A18-34

How To Make It In America (HBO, 10:30 PM)
-0.576 million viewers (-47% from Hung)
-0.34 A18-49 (-32%)
-0.38 A18-34 (-14%)

Dirty Soap (E!, 10:30 PM)
-0.555 million viewers
-0.29 A18-49

Saturday:

UFC 138: Leben vs. Muñoz (Spike TV, 8 PM)
-1.763 million viewers
-0.94 A18-49
-1.05 A18-34

Blue Mountain State (Spike TV, 11 PM)
-0.649 million viewers
-0.36 A18-49
-0.44 A18-34

 

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 6294 3.4
Hell On Wheels AMC 10:00 PM 4362 1.9
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 9:00 PM 2896 1.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP L ESPN 3:00 PM 4726 1.2
NEXT IRON CHEF 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 2965 1.2
NFL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 10:00 AM 2347 1.1
Boardwalk Empire HBOM 9:02 PM 2741 1.1
Dexter S6 SHO1 9:00 PM 1982 1.0
MOVIE, USA USA 9:00 PM 5125 0.8
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! BET 8:00 PM 2022 0.8
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 1764 0.7
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 4555 0.6
KENDRA ENT 10:00 PM 1070 0.6
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 2480 0.5
FN CHALLENGE FOOD 8:00 PM 1459 0.5
IRT DEADLIEST ROADS HIST 10:00 PM 1500 0.5
TALKING DEAD AMC 12:00 AM 1002 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 10:00 PM 1282 0.5
CHEF HUNTER FOOD 10:00 PM 1234 0.5
HUNG HBOM 10:03 PM 1094 0.5
BCS COUNTDOWN L ESPN 8:15 PM 1280 0.5
HOMELAND S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1327 0.5
Shake It Up DSNY 8:30 PM 3943 0.4
Auction Hunters SPIKE 10:31 AM 1070 0.4
DISASTER DIY HGTV 10:30 AM 1179 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 8:00 PM 2246 0.4

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