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Sunday Cable Ratings:'The Walking Dead' Dominates Night, Space Jump, 'Dexter', 'Boardwalk Empire','Homeland,' 'Breaking Amish', & More

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October 16th, 2012

 

The season premiere of The Walking Dead was Sunday's top cable show with a giant 5.8 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 3.8 for the season 2 premiere on October 16, 2011. Thehighest rated non-Walking Dead program was the Space Jump Live special with a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

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Selected Sunday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewers (000) (Live + SD) Adult 18-49 Rating (Live + SD)
Walking Dead AMC 9:00 PM 10872 5.8
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 7:59 PM 4360 2.1
Walking Dead AMC 10:01 PM 3533 1.9
SPACE JUMP LIVE DISC 1:35 PM 4213 1.7
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 3306 1.6
MLB ALCS TBSC 4:00 PM 5040 1.4
BREAKING AMISH TLC 10:00 PM 3214 1.3
TALKING DEAD AMC 11:00 PM 2143 1.2
Walking Dead MARATHON AMC 6:57 PM 2477 1.2
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:30 PM 3086 1.1
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:00 PM 2967 1.0
Dexter S7 SHO1 9:00 PM 1984 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2354 1.0
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 5:50 PM 2032 0.9
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 6:00 PM 1912 0.9
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 2029 0.9
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 1871 0.9
WALKING DEAD SNEAK AMC 6:52 PM 1920 0.9
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1510 0.9
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 4:48 PM 1914 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1759 0.8
Boardwalk Empire HBOM 9:02 PM 2191 0.8
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1944 0.8
SECRET AMERICA DISC 2:22 PM 1612 0.7
ROAD TO SPACE JUMP LIVE DISC 11:25 AM 1626 0.7
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 3:47 PM 1600 0.7
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 3662 0.7
Mythbusters DISC 8:00 PM 1598 0.7
GREATEST EVENT IN TV HIST ADSM 11:30 PM 1679 0.7
INSIDE THE MLB TBSC 7:31 PM 1916 0.7
Shake It Up DSNY 9:00 PM 3879 0.6
WALKING DEAD SNEAK AMC 12:31 PM 1337 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 10:00 PM 1495 0.6
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 2:39 PM 1487 0.6
COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 11:30 PM 995 0.6
HOMELAND S2 SHO1 10:00 PM 1480 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1799 0.6
AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 8:30 PM 3686 0.6
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 9:00 PM 1649 0.6
FX MOVIE LATE FX 12:00 AM 971 0.6
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 1:38 PM 1265 0.6
WALKING DEAD SNEAK AMC 3:42 PM 1471 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:00 PM 1412 0.6
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 8:25 AM 2164 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 3:30 PM 2357 0.6
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 2249 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 2:30 PM 1278 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM ON THE TLC 8:00 PM 1766 0.5
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 11:30 PM 1203 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 1168 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1496 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 PM 2282 0.5
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 12:36 PM 1221 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1661 0.5
WALKING DEAD AMC 12:00 AM 850 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2059 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1561 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1359 0.5
BREAKING AMISH TLC 7:00 PM 1409 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 1144 0.5
BREAKING AMISH TLC 12:00 AM 1079 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 3:00 PM 2269 0.5
COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE CMDY 9:00 PM 961 0.5
BREAK HBOM 9:59 PM 1336 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 2002 0.5
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 11:30 AM 1081 0.5
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 1788 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1601 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1438 0.5
BITE SIZE ADV. OF SAM DSNY 8:55 AM 2105 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 995 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1585 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2146 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 6:00 PM 1197 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1408 0.5
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 1974 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 10:30 PM 1224 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:30 PM 1331 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 10:30 PM 974 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1310 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1555 0.4
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1269 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1526 0.4
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 10:28 AM 857 0.4
Mythbusters DISC 7:00 PM 1072 0.4
American Pickers HIST 7:00 PM 1535 0.4
Iron Chef America FOOD 10:00 PM 1091 0.4
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 12:00 AM 887 0.4
American Pickers HIST 10:00 PM 1621 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1966 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 6:00 PM 1334 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1480 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 AM 1280 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 3:00 PM 1309 0.4
KING OF QUEENS TVL 1:00 AM 887 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1739 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1231 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1303 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:30 AM 926 0.3
KING OF QUEENS TVL 12:00 AM 980 0.3

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • bluejays

    Walking Dead is the master of all.

  • Joel

    season 4 order by next week!

  • DW

    with numbers like that they should take the walking dead , put it on all channels , all day long for the next 92 million years. :)

  • RJ

    Hopefully The Walking Dead scores a 6.0 demo by the time the season finale rolls around!! Pretty amazing that the encore of the season two finale put up a 2.1 demo at 8pm – just amazing.

    Why is AMC keeping Comic Book Men around? The Talking Dead is doing just fine, but Comic Book Men is a dud.

  • Theo_L

    the WALKING MONSTER…..

  • Jeff (Canada)

    I wonder what the rating would have been if Dish Network had been carrying AMC. Could it have broken 6.0?

  • RJ

    And for airing in the daytime, the Space Jump did very well.

  • Baqinardo

    Seems like all episodes from The Walking Dead marathon made the list.
    WOW…

  • Ali

    For God’s sake order a full season order instead of 16 episodes and renew it for a full 22 episode for next season – common sense demands it!

  • Nicki

    Very good shake it up, I think Austin and ally is going through the shake it up treatment, when season 2 premieres it improves 100% and that is what is happening with Austin and ally, it’s a bit watchable now

  • J.P.

    I enjoyed watching the Walking Dead marathon. It was good getting to see the character transformations throughout the series thus far. I also tried to watch some of Talking Dead but Chris Hardwick continually fails at being entertaining and is a waste of air space.

  • Oliver

    5.8. Astounding. Wonder if the finale will break the 6 barrier.

    @RJ

    Why is AMC keeping Comic Book Men around? The Talking Dead is doing just fine, but Comic Book Men is a dud.

    It got 0.6 and costs virtually nothing to make. Why wouldn’t they keep is around?

  • iMember

    Good Luck Charlie has been rating pretty high! That’s awesome.

    The Walking Dead is a BEAST!

  • Dan S

    IF Dish gets AMC back before the season finale of The Walking Dead there’s an excellent chance of it breaking 6.0. It’s incredible how this show is putting the big 4 nets to shame. Granted they could never show the gratuitous violence depicted on TWD because of broadcast decency & all that. Cable is the place to go to see real edgy shows like Dexter & SOA in addition to TWD.

  • Jen

    Lol the Walking Dead takes up like half of this list.

  • John A

    How the heck does AMC get numbers like this?

  • Oliver

    @Ali

    For God’s sake order a full season order instead of 16 episodes and renew it for a full 22 episode for next season – common sense demands it!

    I suspect production timescales preclude them from expanding the order further. Given its huge ratings, you can bet AMC have ordered as many episodes as practicable.

  • Denyce

    Shake it Up is as popular as ever. I thought the move to 9pm might hurt the series but apparently I was wrong.

  • DW

    the show would tank if they made a 22 episode season. what amc is doing is great taking 12 episodes chop them into 2 6 episodes seasons give it time off for holidays and football playoffs make them , the fan wait til the next october. win win.

  • Skylar

    It seems the Emmy love didn’t help Homeland

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