Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Hell On Wheels’ Lead AMC + ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Dexter’ & More
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
Squidbillies (Adult Swim, 11:45 PM)
-1.283 million viewers
China, IL (Adult Swim, 12 AM)
-1.067 million viewers
The Heart, She Holler (Adult Swim, 12:30 AM)
-0.955 million viewers
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
UFC 138: Leben vs. Muñoz (Spike TV, 8 PM)
-1.763 million viewers
Blue Mountain State (Spike TV, 11 PM)
-0.649 million viewers
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|
|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|
|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|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.