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Sunday Cable Ratings:'Walking Dead' Kills it Again, + 'Breaking Amish', 'Dexter', 'Long Island Medium', 'NFL Countdown', & More

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October 23rd, 2012

 

The season premiere of The Walking Dead was Sunday's top cable show with a  5.1 adults 18-49 rating, down from from last week's 5.8 premiere rating. The second-highest rated program of the evening was Breaking Amish with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

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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 9.547 5.1
Walking Dead AMC 10:01 PM 3.293 1.6
BREAKING AMISH TLC 10:00 PM 3.387 1.3
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.761 1.2
Walking Dead AMC 8:00 PM 2.475 1.1
Dexter S7 SHO1 9:00 PM 2.176 1.1
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:30 PM 2.931 1.1
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 1.938 1.0
TALKING DEAD AMC 11:00 PM 1.883 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 2.208 1.0
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 9:00 PM 2.646 1.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN 2:00 PM 3.897 0.9
Boardwalk Empire HBOM 9:03 PM 2.344 0.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 10:00 PM 2.335 0.8
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 10:00 PM 1.790 0.8
HOMELAND S2 SHO1 10:00 PM 1.745 0.8
BLACK DYNAMITE ADSM 11:30 PM 1.707 0.8
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1.985 0.8
American Pickers HIST 9:00 PM 3.295 0.8
Walking Dead AMC 12:00 AM 1.191 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.634 0.7
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 1.348 0.7
FX MOVIE Fringe FX 4:00 PM 1.628 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1.391 0.7
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 11:00 PM 1.960 0.7
Mythbusters DISC 8:00 PM 1.453 0.7
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 1.641 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 12:30 PM 2.524 0.6
BITE SIZE ADV. OF SAM DSNY 8:55 AM 2.320 0.6
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 9:00 PM 1.632 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 2.261 0.6
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND P DSNY 8:30 AM 2.212 0.6
COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 11:30 PM 1.015 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 8:30 PM 1.493 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 4:00 PM 2.028 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:59 PM 1.550 0.6
BREAK HBOM 9:57 PM 1.672 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 2.113 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 12:00 PM 2.412 0.6
Victorious NICK 1:00 PM 2.334 0.6
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:30 PM 1.418 0.6
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:25 AM 2.421 0.6
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 1.029 0.6
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:00 PM 1.557 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 12:00 AM 1.667 0.5
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:00 AM 2.327 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 6:26 PM 1.289 0.5
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:30 AM 2.445 0.5
PLAYING WITH SKULLY DSNY 8:25 AM 2.052 0.5
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 2.065 0.5
SpongeBob NICK 11:30 AM 2.481 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 1:00 PM 1.375 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.340 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1.859 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 8:00 PM 1.321 0.5
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 11:30 PM 1.411 0.5
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.481 0.5
TBS MOVIE SUNDAY TBSC 12:15 PM 1.088 0.5
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 10:00 AM 2.358 0.5
American Pickers HIST 8:00 PM 2.233 0.5
OUTBACK HUNTERS HIST 10:00 PM 1.553 0.5
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:55 AM 2.337 0.5
BREAKING AMISH TLC 7:00 PM 1.138 0.5
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:30 PM 1.209 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 11:32 AM 1.342 0.5
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:54 PM 0.995 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2.025 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1.911 0.5
AMC FEARFEST AMC 6:00 PM 1.146 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:00 PM 1.420 0.4
American Pickers HIST 12:00 PM 1.333 0.4
American Pickers HIST 12:01 AM 1.094 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.635 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.485 0.4
BREAKING AMISH TLC 12:00 AM 1.050 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.641 0.4
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 8:30 PM 1.184 0.4
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 10:00 PM 1.318 0.4
American Pickers HIST 7:00 PM 1.863 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.542 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 11:00 AM 1.199 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 11:00 AM 1.141 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.643 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 11:02 PM 1.199 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 3:30 PM 1.292 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 11:30 AM 1.195 0.4
BREAK HBOM 8:56 PM 1.041 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 1:00 PM 1.066 0.4
NASCAR SPRINT CUP CNTDN L ESPN 1:00 PM 1.300 0.4
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 11:01 PM 0.991 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.566 0.4
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 10:00 AM 0.864 0.4
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 8:00 PM 1.116 0.4
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 10:30 PM 1.168 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 6:00 PM 1.721 0.4
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1.080 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 1.234 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 1:00 PM 1.073 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1.272 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 5:00 PM 1.513 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.

 
  • steve

    Yay for TWD I can see it hitting a 6+ in the demo for the final. Amana fyi it needs an edit as you’ve put the season premier when infact was second episode.

  • John A

    Wow TWD is a beast. The 10pm airing would get it renewed let alone the 5.1 demo.

  • Greg

    Does anybody have Treme ratings? Please?

  • Mickie

    Any ratings for OWN’s Oprah Next Chapter at 9p featuring Fergie? Surprised this one doesn’t show up on the “top 100.”

    Thank you.

  • Meanie

    Great for The Walking Dead. I see the finale reaching 15million views with a 6.0 demographic.

    With these numbers I won’t be surpise if Networks start copying this formula. Zombies will soon take over TV. Networks wish to get a 5.1 demo

  • don

    its a great show glad to see these rating.they are working on a zombieland tv show on fox

  • RJ

    @Meanie,

    Considering it had a 5.8 demo with 10 million viewers, it is unlikely to have a 6.0 demo with 15 million viewers.

  • Tabitha

    woohooo TWD is killer ;)

  • TimsDale4ever

    THIS Sunday would not be considered the premiere of WD — it was last week. Was there no AMERICAN HS Sunday? I forgot to watch.

  • Waddedu

    What about Copper?

  • DW

    i can see the walking dead doing a 1000.0 and and 250 million viewers because i have no idea what i’m talking about. :)

  • T-Dog

    This is the peak season. The fall off is soon sadly.

  • Stefan

    @Nick
    Can you please post the numbers for WWE Main Event and WWE AM Raw again?
    And is there a chance that you can post these numbers weekly?

  • ClamCam

    TWD is a beast!! Also Dexter and Homeland getting great numbers!! for those who say that people is no longer watching tv…they should say : people is not longer watching broadcast TV! Cable Rules! (and revenge of course :) )

  • richard

    at this point i would not be surprised if it pulls a 7 for the finale

  • richard

    i hope they do a zombieland tv show, they did say tahts how they originally thought of zombilenad, as a tv show. idc if the actors return or not.

  • Jared

    I hope TLC has more Amish people to follow for a season 2. Breaking Amish keeps growing week after week.

  • senor chang

    A repeat of Walking Dead at 10PM DIRECTLY after the original airing did better than/tied the following scripted shows this week:

    NBC
    Animal Practice
    Guys With Kids
    SVU
    Chicago Fire
    30 Rock
    Up All Night
    Grimm

    CBS
    CSI: NY
    Blue Bloods

    FOX
    would likely have beaten The Mob Doctor had it aired this week
    Ben and Kate
    would likely have beaten Fringe had it aired this week

    ABC
    Private Practice

    CW
    quite literally every show

    woooooowwww

  • THE OLD MAN

    Seven cable shows posted 1.0 between 9:00 & 11:00

    TWD 5.1 beat all Network shows except SNF

  • Jeff

    Can we please receive ratings numbers for Saturday shows?

    Looking more for the nickelodeon Saturday shows such as Ninja Turtles

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