Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead’ Stays On Top + ‘Housewives Atl,’ ‘Hell On Wheels,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Dexter’ & More

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The Walking Dead fell 0.2 with adults 18-49 vs. last week, but still easily led Sunday cable with a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. The second episode of Hell on Wheels dropped 0.4 points vs. its premiere to a still healthy 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Nene kept on coming, as Real Housewives of Atlanta rose a tenth vs. last week’s premiere to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Next Iron Chef drew a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth vs. last week.

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

Dexter on Showtime was even with last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 and Homeland was up a tenth to a 0.6 rating with adults 18-49.

TLC’s Sister Wives was jumped three tenths to a 1.0 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 6.124 3.2
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 9:00 PM 3.007 1.6
HELL ON WHEELS AMC 10:00 PM 3.838 1.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 3:00 PM 4.766 1.2
NEXT IRON CHEF 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 2.901 1.1
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 2.252 1.1
SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN 6:07 PM 3.377 1.0
BOARDWALK EMPIRE HBOM 9:03 PM 2.540 1.0
WALKING DEAD AMC 11:00 PM 2.206 1.0
DEXTER S6 SHO1 9:00 PM 1.985 1.0
SISTER WIVES TLC 9:00 PM 2.203 1.0
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 10:00 PM 1.781 0.9
ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM TLC 10:00 PM 1.745 0.9
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS TBSC 8:00 PM 2.224 0.8
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRVO 11:00 PM 1.714 0.8
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 1.362 0.7
IRON CHEF AMERICA FOOD 10:00 PM 1.910 0.7
KENDRA ENT 10:00 PM 1.308 0.7
FRED CLAUS TBSC 8:30 PM 1.545 0.7
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 2.463 0.6
FN CHALLENGE FOOD 8:00 PM 1.600 0.6
TALKING DEAD AMC 12:00 AM 1.164 0.6
HOMELAND S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1.424 0.6
SHAKE IT UP DSNY 8:30 PM 3.235 0.5
19 KIDS AND COUNTING:WORL TLC 8:00 PM 1.517 0.5
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:00 PM 3.083 0.5
HUNG HBOM 10:07 PM 1.024 0.5
SWEET GENIUS FOOD 11:00 PM 1.112 0.5
SISTER WIVES TLC 11:00 PM 1.010 0.5
IRT DEADLIEST ROADS HIST 10:00 PM 1.519 0.5
CRAZY ABOUT STEPHEN KING AMC 6:00 PM 1.158 0.5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 2:00 PM 1.736 0.4
BCS COUNTDOWN   L ESPN 8:15 PM 1.265 0.4
DISASTER DIY HGTV 10:00 AM 1.104 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1.431 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1.362 0.4
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 9:00 PM 1.357 0.4
FOR RENT HGTV 5:30 PM 1.239 0.3

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

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