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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Dominates Night, 'Soul Train Awards', 'Liz & Dick', 'Dexter', 'Homeland', 'Boardwalk Empire' & More

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November 27th, 2012

 

The Walking Dead was Sunday's top cable show with a 5.4 adults 18-49 rating, up  from from last week's 4.9. The Soul Train Awards were the number two cable program with a 1.6 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 10427 5.4
Walking Dead AMC 10:01 PM 3202 1.6
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS BET 8:00 PM 3398 1.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 9:00 PM 2251 1.2
APOLLO LIVE BET 10:30 PM 2820 1.2
HOME ALONE FAM 6:00 PM 3262 1.1
TALKING DEAD AMC 11:00 PM 1985 1.1
LIZ & DICK LIF 9:00 PM 3502 1.0
Dexter S7 SHO1 9:00 PM 2124 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2313 1.0
Walking Dead AMC 8:00 PM 2230 1.0
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 2295 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2121 0.9
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 1958 0.9
HOMELAND S2 SHO1 10:00 PM 2015 0.8
Boardwalk Empire HBOM 9:03 PM 2297 0.8
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1734 0.7
EXTREME COUGAR WIVES TLC 10:00 PM 1672 0.7
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 2055 0.7
ABC FAMILY ORIGINAL MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 2616 0.7
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3642 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3052 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1516 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3066 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 12:30 PM 3215 0.7
NEXT IRON CHEF FOOD 9:00 PM 1854 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 2172 0.7
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:30 PM 1576 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1457 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1511 0.6
BITE SIZE ADV. OF SAM DSNY 8:55 AM 2187 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2483 0.6
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:00 AM 2289 0.6
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 3048 0.6
Sister Wives TLC 11:00 PM 1279 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 12:06 AM 1265 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2334 0.6
WIZARD OF OZ, THE TBSC 3:45 PM 1799 0.6
MOESHA BET 11:30 PM 1282 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1243 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1729 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 1296 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2728 0.6
Walking Dead AMC 12:00 AM 1077 0.6
COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 11:30 PM 963 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2464 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 1218 0.5
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2541 0.5
FRED CLAUS TBSC 11:30 AM 1244 0.5
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2609 0.5
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:57 PM 1200 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE III LIF 11:03 PM 1350 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 4:00 PM 1526 0.5
Chopped FOOD 10:00 PM 1647 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 872 0.5
FINDING BIGFOOT APL 10:00 PM 1258 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 2023 0.5
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALL 8:00 PM 2862 0.5
Sister Wives TLC 8:00 PM 1313 0.5
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2125 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1568 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 7:00 PM 1964 0.5
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 1899 0.5
MADAGASCAR TBSC 2:00 PM 1297 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 8:00 PM 2248 0.5
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 4:00 PM 2004 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 11:31 PM 1093 0.5
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 8:00 PM 956 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 11:01 PM 1189 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 12:00 PM 1218 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 5:00 PM 1429 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1495 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1355 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE LIF 3:00 PM 1423 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1264 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 9:00 PM 2031 0.4
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1455 0.4
STORAGE WARS TEXAS AEN 6:30 PM 1524 0.4
Lizard Lick Towing TRU 5:30 PM 1030 0.4
EXTREME HOMES (2012) HGTV 8:00 PM 1148 0.4
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 1753 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:31 PM 1124 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1384 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1523 0.4
NCIS USA 12:00 PM 1670 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 9:30 PM 1976 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 AM 1119 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1428 0.4
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 1810 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1156 0.4
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1135 0.4
INCOME PROPERTY HGTV 1:30 PM 1206 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1431 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1365 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:00 PM 1461 0.4
INCOME PROPERTY HGTV 1:00 PM 1144 0.4
NCIS USA 11:00 AM 1446 0.4
INCOME PROPERTY HGTV 2:30 PM 1180 0.3
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 1519 0.3
BREAK HBOM 9:51 PM 1109 0.3

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

 
  • Deadhead

    @ Conor

    Believe it! The Walking Dead is a beast! Amazing ratings, here’s to the mid-season finale breaking another record…it’s own record!

  • john

    I’m skeptical too. They should be higher.

  • Bee

    john a,

    homeland has buzz and that’s why it’s been growing and is why it’ll grow again when season 3 begins. dexter, SOA, etc didn’t become monster hits overnight. they grow each season.

  • Bee

    wait, isn’t that a SERIES HIGH FOR HOMELAND in viewers?! the previous high figure was 2.07 million viewers. this show has been sitting a series high in either viewers or demo every other week.

  • jr

    Walking Dead is overrated. The ratings are too high for the product and quality it delivers. My generation makes me puke.

  • jay

    @Bee

    Dexter is a monster hit? On what planet? Certainly not on earth.

  • JJ

    lol why would people now start being skeptical about TWD ratings? It’s consistent with how it’s been performing for the whole season… and season to season the ratings have simply been growing…

    I hope it breaks 6.0 in the demo this week for the midseason finale!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “As Yoda noted, That is why you fail.”

    I LOL’d.

  • silvit

    @Michael

    In 1999 The Sopranos debuted on HBO. The networks still haven’t learnt and keep feeding us with cheesy, middle-of-the road stuff with cardboard characters and same plots. At this point I don’t think they will ever learn.

    On the other hand, almost all cable -with the exclusion of TNT and Lifetime- took notes. And it shows.

  • Cory

    “Dexter is a monster hit? On what planet? Certainly not on earth.”

    Actually, yes, this planet. Dexter put Showtime on the map for scripted shows pretty much. It started slow (much like Homeland did last year), and gradually became a big hit. A 1.0-1.2, which Dexter has been getting this year, is a huge hit for Showtime, when most of their other scripted fare get 0.4-0.5, and its a network available in far fewer homes than AMC or even HBO. And it’s dominating Boardwalk Empire in the same slot. It’d be like a show on NBC getting a 4.5 or so. (keep in mind when I say start slow, I mean by ratings, not by quality)

  • John A

    Id just like to see Homeland match Dexter thats all.

  • Yusei

    Why isn’t there a renew and cancel index for reality show?

  • Mickie

    (Nick) Anything on Oprah’s Next Chapter interview with the new king of pop…Justin Beiber?

  • jr

    @cory

    No it’s NOT a monster hit. Sorry. Even if Showtime is limited, only 2 million people are watching Dexter. It’s a minor hit at best.

  • DW

    with all this talk about cord cutters , cord never , younger people don’t watch or don’t have televisions they watch on laptops and tablets , one can take into consideration that it could be high. Nickelodeon was complaining a while back about the ratings. then again maybe 30-49 year old’s make up the 18-49 demo. and a show like the walking dead could not be on regular television. its too dark for broadcast standards.

  • jr

    It’s like CW fans calling Arrow a monster hit. Choose words carefully. Let me break it down for you. Shows like The Walking Dead(5.0+) is a monster hit. Sons of Anarchy(2.0+) is a hit(not a monster hit though). Dexter(1.0+-) is a minor hit for the network it’s all.

  • richard

    also, talking dead has been consitently getting in the 1must be nice seeing that it costs practically nothing to make. i know me and others say that every week, but it is very impressive. and let us not forget comic book men. .6, cneap reality show. anything to brag about, no, bit its a nice little fit in a monster of a night. walking dead 5.4 repeat ( a repeat is the second highest rated cable show of the ngiht! insane) re[eat gets 1.6 talking dead is fairly high on the list ( 7th out of a 100 places) with a 1.1 so this is just unreal. and lastly comic book men. well, not quite as impressive, but the killing (a scripted show that cost much mnore to produce) somehow got renenwed. so comic book men is doing very well. great night all around! and the walking dead is the highest rated scripted show on tv, broadcast or cable. and the 2nd highest rated program, besides football. which i never thought a cable series could do. cable shows get a 2 or above and its huge. i mean, SOA pulls a 2.8, and its a monster. walking dead season 1 finale pulls a 3 and its insane! now with 5s? a new word must be invented to specifically desribe this situaton.

  • DW

    @ jr that’s for one showing. Dexter is a hit through dvr / on demand multiple showings throughout the week.

  • Mary

    I can’t believe cable’s highest rated show for the night is about zombies.

  • THE OLD MAN

    And TWD proves again it’s a monster hit

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