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

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The Walking Dead fell a tenth of a point with adults 18-49 vs. last week, but still easily led Sunday cable with a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. The second episode of Hell on Wheels dropped 0.3 points vs. last week to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Still good, but the week to week declines have got to worry AMC.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup championship final race from Florida crossed the finish line with a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating on Sunday afternoon.

Nene cannot be stopped, as Real Housewives of Atlanta rose a tenth for the second week in a row to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Next Iron Chef drew a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, even vs. last week.

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire fell another tenth of a point to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. HBO’s Hung was not in the top 100 list, will add it later when @TVBill’s information arrives.

Dexter was even with last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 and Homeland was down two tenths to a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49.

TLC’s Sister Wives fell a tenth of a point to 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):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 6.077 3.1
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 3:00 PM 6.799 1.9
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 9:00 PM 3.239 1.7
SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN 8:30 PM 4.230 1.4
HELL ON WHEELS AMC 10:00 PM 3.517 1.2
NEXT IRON CHEF 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 2.744 1.1
DEXTER S6 SHO1 9:00 PM 2.050 1.0
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 2.053 1.0
BOARDWALK EMPIRE HBOM 9:04 PM 2.548 0.9
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 11:30 PM 1.895 0.9
SISTER WIVES TLC 9:30 PM 2.004 0.9
BCS COUNTDOWN   L ESPN 8:42 PM 2.148 0.8
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 10:00 PM 1.697 0.8
FOUR CHRISTMASES TBSC 8:00 PM 1.972 0.8
SISTER WIVES TLC 9:00 PM 1.878 0.8
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:00 PM 4.124 0.6
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRVO 11:00 PM 1.415 0.6
KENDRA ENT 10:00 PM 1.121 0.6
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 2:00 PM 2.084 0.6
IRON CHEF AMERICA FOOD 10:00 PM 1.387 0.5
GOOD EATS (1 HOUR) FOOD 8:00 PM 1.627 0.5
ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM TLC 10:00 PM 1.175 0.5
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 1.842 0.5
IRT DEADLIEST ROADS HIST 10:00 PM 1.464 0.5
AUCTION HUNTERS SPIKE 7:31 PM 1.277 0.5
MLS REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN 9:00 PM 1.039 0.5
HOMELAND S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 1.203 0.4

To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.


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