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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.

 
  • Mark Wilkins

    TWD did great, and Dexter went up from last week. Even the SVU repeat was good.

  • Jeff

    @Nick can you assist with this?

  • Jeremy Charles

    I can see fox jumping on the zombie bandwagon and they would be wise to do so considering the fail boat of ideas that have been coming out recently on that network. The question is how watered down will it be as broadcast tv has a tougher set of rules than paid TV. But than again ive seen Family guy on FOX so if a broadcast station was to do it id prefer FOX.

    As for Revoultion NBC please stop making all the characters look like they just stepped out of a Macys! Suppose to be a collapse of society yet they seem like they take 3 showers a day to look that clean!!

  • Oliver

    The TWD repeat numbers are crazy. It’s ridiculous AMC is wasting such a monster lead-in on a repeat of the same damn episode.

  • SarahL

    Great job, TWD. Good for Dexter because this season has been great so far.

  • Bomquisha

    End pickers please.

  • Hey

    @nick can we see the ratings for Cartoon Network Saturday mornings please:) thanks

  • Poweranimals

    Nick, can you post the number for Make Your Mark @ 8pm on Disney?

    Also from Nickelodeon, iCarly, Victorious, BTR, & HTR? Oh yeah, and TMNT? Thanks in advance. :)

  • eridapo

    Insane numbers for TWD. George Romero should be getting some money for that success.

  • iOS

    I don’t expect disney to do well anymore on Sunday nights because of walking dead, but still love Disney channel

  • iCarly

    @Nick, please!:

    Ratings Saturday Night:
    Nickelodeon:
    8:00 pm New iCarly – iFind Spencer Friends
    8:30 pm New Victorious
    9:00 pm New Big Time Rush
    9:30 pm New How to Rock

    RatingsSaturday Morning:
    11:00 am New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Thank You ! (:

  • Juan

    B2B ep of Fringe beat the 6p movie on FX. Will they do the same with Mob Doctor? FOX is probably giving their drama’s like Mob Doctor more of a leash now because of the success of FX. The Walking Dead’s success is more than just zombies. You have to give them credit on casting. These actors have made those characters very believable & relatable to the fans. If they had casted say the Grimm actors instead to fill those roles it probably doesn’t do as well in the ratings. What surprises me is that it’s now in it’s 3rd season & the other networks have not tried something in the zombie theme as well.

  • jaybpov

    Homeland and Dexter baby!!

    Showtime has got a nice one-two punch at least for another year.

    It seems like Network TV is just so boring. I only watch 2 shows on Network TV and that’s OUAT and I kind of like Vegas.

  • MobiJobi

    Can we please see numbers for PBS. I want to see how many viewers Romney is going to their education.

  • Nick

    Wednesday:

    WWE Main Event (Ion)
    -8 PM: 1.334 million viewers, 0.42 A18-49

    Saturday:

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)
    -11 AM: 3.356 million viewers, 0.84 A18-49

    Ben 10: Omniverse (Cartoon Network)
    -9 AM: 1.481 million viewers, 0.40 A18-49

    Star Wars: Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
    -9:30 AM: 1.566 million viewers, 0.46 A18-49

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.515 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49

    WWE Saturday Morning Slam (CW, 10/13)
    -10 AM: 1.294 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49

    Sunday:

    Copper (BBC America)
    -10 PM: 0.523 million viewers, 0.15 A18-49

    Treme (HBO)
    -10:01 PM:: 0.602 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49

    Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
    -9 PM: 0.583 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49

    Sandwich King (Food Network)
    -11 AM: 0.682 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49 (#1 in total viewers through 3 PM)

    $24 in 24 (Food Network)
    -6:30 PM: 0.965 million viewers, 0.36 A18-49

    Ultimate Spider-Man (Disney XD)
    -11 AM: 0.537 million viewers, 0.11 A18-49

    Avengers (Disney XD)
    -11:31 AM: 0.665 million viewers, 0.22 A18-49

  • Stefan

    Thanks Nick!

  • Kyle32

    Ditto the WOWs for TWD. Even the 6pmEST encore of last week’s season premiere bested new episodes of Dexter, Homeland and Boardwalk Empire.

    And Re: Sat AM ratings, what possessed CN to move Star Wars TCW, out of primetime? They were getting roughly 3 million a week on Friday nights.

  • Bryan

    Thanks, Nick! ;)

  • Kaylie

    TWD is getting American Idol demo ratings. lol

  • iCarly

    Thanks, Nick! and J

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