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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Starts Big + Grammys Red Carpet, 'Ax Men', 'Pawn Stars,' 'Shameless,' 'House Of Lies' & More

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February 14th, 2012

As AMC noted yesterday, the season premiere of The Walking Dead broke all sorts of cable drama viewership records, and towered above the rest of the cable landscape on Sunday night with a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating at 9pm (and that was during the second most watched Grammy Awards of all time). Impressive, most impressive. The Grammys Red Carpet special also set some records for E!.

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.

Update from @TVBill: HBO's Luck drew a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating and 549,000 viewers at 9:03pm Sunday.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search - that's probably the easiest way to find House of Lies.

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 8.102 4.2
LIVE RED CARPET: 2012 GRAMMYS ENT 6:00 PM 4.081 1.7
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 3.796 1.3
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 8:00 PM 2.933 1.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 9:00 PM 2.346 1.2
Pawn Stars HIST 6:00 PM 3.733 1.2
Pawn Stars HIST 5:30 PM 3.574 1.1
Ax Men HIST 9:00 PM 2.614 1.1
Pawn Stars HIST 5:00 PM 3.274 1.1
HANGOVER, THE TBSC 7:00 PM 2.279 1.1
COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 10:01 PM 1.963 1.0
LION KING, THE DSNY 7:25 AM 3.783 1.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 7:00 PM 2.215 1.0
FUN WITHOUT FOOTBALL TBSC 5:00 PM 2.140 0.9
FULL METAL JOUSTING HIST 10:00 PM 1.921 0.9
HANGOVER, THE TBSC 9:15 PM 1.729 0.9
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:55 AM 3.331 0.9
FUN WITHOUT FOOTBALL TBSC 11:15 AM 1.854 0.9
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3.813 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3.918 0.8
American Pickers HIST 4:00 PM 2.821 0.8
FUN WITHOUT FOOTBALL TBSC 3:15 PM 1.777 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2.548 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 1.921 0.8
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 7:00 PM 1.867 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2.494 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2.510 0.8
Shameless S2 SHO1 9:00 PM 1.440 0.8
Swamp People HIST 1:00 PM 2.258 0.8
American Pickers HIST 3:00 PM 2.448 0.8
My Strange Addiction TLC 10:30 PM 1.438 0.8
American Pickers HIST 2:00 PM 2.242 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2.414 0.7
My Strange Addiction TLC 10:00 PM 1.499 0.7
MOVIE, USA USA 11:00 PM 1.587 0.7
Walking Dead AMC 11:01 PM 1.392 0.7
UP DSNY 8:00 PM 3.314 0.7
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:00 AM 2.975 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 3.394 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 2.288 0.7
NBA POST-GAME   L ESPN 9:24 PM 1.864 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 2.199 0.7
MOB WIVES 2 VH1 8:00 PM 1.198 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.276 0.7
KUNG FU PANDA NICK 11:00 AM 3.058 0.7
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 9:00 PM 1.876 0.6
FINDING BIGFOOT APL 10:00 PM 1.464 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 1.695 0.6
COUNTDOWN: 2012 GRAMMYS ENT 5:00 PM 1.573 0.6
FUN WITHOUT FOOTBALL TBSC 1:15 PM 1.484 0.6
VALENTINES WEEKEND MAR FX 1:30 PM 1.421 0.6
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 6:00 PM 1.389 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 7:00 PM 1.489 0.6
Ax Men HIST 8:00 PM 1.763 0.6
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:30 AM 2.814 0.6
Chopped FOOD 4:00 PM 1.534 0.6
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:55 AM 2.744 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 3:00 PM 1.582 0.6
FUN WITHOUT FOOTBALL TBSC 8:30 AM 1.235 0.6
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:25 AM 2.807 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 10:01 PM 1.140 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.799 0.6
VALENTINES WEEKEND MAR FX 4:00 PM 1.416 0.6
American Restoration HIST 12:30 PM 1.767 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 11:30 PM 1.030 0.5
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 5:00 PM 1.276 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 1:00 PM 1.892 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA 11:26 AM 1.260 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.850 0.5
American Restoration HIST 12:00 PM 1.658 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 4:00 PM 1.230 0.5
Chopped FOOD 3:00 PM 1.364 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE LIF 3:30 PM 1.442 0.5
HOUSE OF LIES: S1 SHO1 10:00 PM 0.986 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 1.405 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.530 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 2:00 PM 1.775 0.5
South Beach Tow TRU 5:00 PM 1.150 0.5
VALENTINES WEEKEND MAR FX 8:00 PM 1.569 0.5
PGA TOUR GOLF 12:58 PM 2.337 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.512 0.5
YARD CRASHERS HGTV 11:00 AM 1.286 0.4
UNSOLVED HISTORY DISC 3:00 PM 1.124 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 3:00 PM 1.653 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 3:30 PM 1.426 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.526 0.4
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.231 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 4:00 PM 1.373 0.4
American Restoration HIST 11:30 AM 1.452 0.4
PROPERTY VIRGINS HGTV 3:00 PM 1.277 0.4
ULTIMATE ARMORED CAR DISC 9:00 PM 1.163 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.392 0.4
American Restoration HIST 11:00 AM 1.267 0.4
BERMUDA TRIANGLE EXPOSED DISC 2:00 PM 1.173 0.4
HOLMES ON HOMES HGTV 7:00 PM 1.233 0.4
MODERN MARVELS HIST 10:00 AM 1.074 0.4
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 9:00 PM 1.312 0.4
HOLMES INSPECTION HGTV 10:00 PM 1.185 0.4
DISASTER DIY HGTV 10:00 AM 1.016 0.4
HOLMES ON HOMES HGTV 8:00 PM 1.227 0.4

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