Sunday Cable Ratings: ‘The Walking Dead’ Goes Out on Top + Kardashians, ‘Housewives’ ‘Soul Train Awards,’ ‘Hell On Wheels,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Dexter’ & More
The Walking Dead rose 0.4 with adults 18-49 vs. last week and its mid-season finale easily led Sunday cable with a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating.
People who never watched the Kardashian shows anyway might be in an uproar about being duped by a publicity stunt of a wedding, but bad news for them: it worked! The season premiere of Kourtney & Kim Take New York scored a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, its highest ever for a season premiere.
Hell on Wheels was steady from its third episode to its fourth with another 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.
Bill’s girlfriend Nene might be unstoppable but this week she was slowed down a bit (blame the tryptophan?) as Real Housewives of Atlanta declined a tenth to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Next Iron Chef drew another 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, even vs. last week.
HBO’s Boardwalk Empire rose two tenths to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. HBO’s Hung was not in the top 100 list, will add it later when/if we see the info.
Dexter was down a tenth to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating but Homeland was up a tenth to a 0.5 rating with adults 18-49.
TLC’s Sister Wives rose two tenths to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
I forgot to include it in the table below, but The Talking Dead averaged a 0.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.069 million viewers from midnight to 1am.
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||6623||3.5|
|KOURT & KIM TAKE NEW YORK||ENT||10:00 PM||3192||1.8|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA||BRVO||9:00 PM||3030||1.6|
|SOUL TRAIN AWARDS||BET||9:00 PM||3675||1.4|
|HELL ON WHEELS||AMC||10:00 PM||3280||1.2|
|NEXT IRON CHEF 4||FOOD||9:00 PM||2833||1.1|
|BOARDWALK EMPIRE||HBOM||9:02 PM||2727||1.1|
|SISTER WIVES||TLC||9:00 PM||2328||1.1|
|TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES||TNT||6:01 PM||2359||1.0|
|DEXTER S6||SHO1||9:00 PM||1887||0.9|
|NFL COUNTDOWN L||ESPN||10:00 AM||1947||0.9|
|REED BETWEEN THE LINES||BET||11:00 PM||1772||0.7|
|AFTER LATELY||ENT||11:00 PM||1254||0.7|
|GOOD LUCK CHARLIE||DSNY||8:00 PM||3954||0.7|
|SHAKE IT UP||DSNY||8:30 PM||3892||0.6|
|BCS COUNTDOWN L||ESPN||8:15 PM||1416||0.6|
|IRON CHEF AMERICA||FOOD||10:00 PM||1519||0.6|
|REAL DEAL||HIST||9:30 PM||2147||0.6|
|KUNG FU PANDA||NICK||7:30 PM||3147||0.6|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE L||ESPN||11:00 PM||1183||0.6|
|AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||6:00 PM||1910||0.6|
|HALLMARK MOVIE||HALL||8:00 PM||3522||0.6|
|WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE||BRVO||11:00 PM||1255||0.6|
|REED BETWEEN THE LINES||BET||11:30 PM||1303||0.6|
|IRT DEADLIEST ROADS||HIST||10:00 PM||1627||0.5|
|FN CHALLENGE||FOOD||8:00 PM||1519||0.5|
|ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM||TLC||10:00 PM||1033||0.5|
|HOMELAND S1||SHO1||10:00 PM||1352||0.5|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.