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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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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • Bryan

    Thank you so much (as always) for the data, Nick! :)

  • BaseballFan

    Lol, wow. Ninja Turtles quickly quickly plummeting. TMNT is a huge franchise because of how long it has been around. Nickelodeon may regret acting so fast on ordering a second season, just based on the premiere. The premiere wasn’t even that great either, considering more than 3 months of nonstop advertisement.

    Nickelodeon should fire their marketing team or whoever is in charge of their failing shows and the awful advertisement. (They only advertise TMNT and it still fails.) It will continue to drop as fans of the old show continue to give up on this show.

    Maybe it’s the time slot. 11/10c is a HORRIBLE time slot for a Saturday morning. Not all people get up that early. It just shows how INCREDIBLE of a show The Legend of Korra is. It was not advertised until 12 hours before each episode aired, many times people weren’t sure if there even was a new episode cause of mistakes in advertisement and TV guide being incorrect, but Korra is such a great show that it STILL managed to keep great ratings. Even in a horrible time slot.

    Can’t imagine how well Korra would do in a primetime slot.

  • James

    Thanks @Nick

  • Twist Of Fate

    Nick’s ratings would be so great if they advertised their cartoons. Instead of promoting Tuff Puppy ( A Great Cartoon ), they promote crappy music shows ( How To Rock ), and game shows that are 20 yrs. old ( Figure It Out ).

    Tuff Puppy averages (When promoted ) 3.6 million viewers. How To Rock (When promoted) averages lower than Robot and Monster. They didn’t even promote SpongeBob, the show on 9 freaking times a day, for SEE DAD RUN? I think Viacom forgot Nickelodeon and Nick@Nite are two separate channels.

  • Kaylie

    Its about time Disney opened the 9:00 slot back. The 7:30 thing never worked and never will. 9pm will help Shake it Up grow and became wayyy more popular. Disneys Sundays are more stable than ever and they should keep it that way.

  • omabin

    the episode deserved the ratings it got 100% , i could not be happier for them

  • poweranimals

    I agree. SIU is an awesome show and Fire It Up was one of my favorite episodes.

  • Stefan

    Thanks Nick!

  • Jon23812

    @Nick, thank you.

  • Ekras

    So…. Walking Dead is certain to be cancelled?

  • Greg

    Are the ratings for TNA’s Countdown to Bound for Glory on Spike at 7pm available?

  • Phil

    TMNT is doing good. Still on the Top beating any other kids shows, so that’s great but let’s hope the Series stays at 3 million at least :)

    TMNT 2012 is the best literation of the Turtles so I want to see it do good!

  • Martine

    I don’t know. Mad Men and Homeland both do just fine.

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