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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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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • Meanie

    Did Mickie just call Justin Beiber the new King of Pop ……

    TWD is going to reach 15million viewers by eithers its mid season finale or season finale && a 6.0 and higher demo. I know broadcast tv is saying thank God for the Superbowl cause that’s there only monster hit.

  • Nick

    Get over it. Dexter is a monster hit. You simply can not compare it to Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, or any broadcast show. A show is defined as a “hit” or not when you compare it to the ratings of other show on its network. Dexter gets better ratings than any show currently on Showtime. That’s a monster hit.

  • Casey

    Nick, please give us ratings for TMNT. Thanks!
    Hoping atleast 2.8 million.

  • Fred’s Mom

    Dexter is a monster hit when you take into account that it’s on PREMIUM cable. You simply cannot compare it to TWD in terms of viewership.

  • Dóchas

    @Mary, zombies are only part of the whole. There is much more to this show than killing zombies. TWD is simply a phenom in a era where people are tired of night time soap opera’s, procedural’s and cookie cutter television. The same plots, formula, script, villains and hero’s on most shows, just different actors playing the parts. Look at the absolute highest rated shows. They are becoming the norm while everything else is becoming mundane. I love television for entertainment so I watch my fair share of guilty pleasure TV but TWD is simply a pleasure.
    On that note, I am so excited for next week! Rick, Daryl vs The Governor and Merle.

  • Dóchas

    Justin Beiber. King of Pop? I think I just gagged a little.

  • BxActor

    Lol this show is killing . Love it !!!!

  • Chris

    After next week’s midseason finale, does anybody know when The Walking Dead will return? One of the tweets I read during the 10 pm airing said April.

  • Sam

    @ Chris, IMDb is showing the return in Feb.

  • AOL

    nick can we also have te ratings/viewings for ben 10 and stat wars the clone wars on cartoon network. thanks

  • forg

    I prefer TWD as the cable getting this huge ratings than during the days Jershey Shore was making ratings noise

  • OMG

    I do have to wonder if TWD owes its high ratings more to zombie slashing or good storytelling. Sure it is a combination for both, but I somehow refuse to believe that people will jump on a show like TWD purely on quality.

    I also raise the same questions on shows like Game of Thrones, where I know it is highly acclaimed, but if some of the audience just simply takes that as a substitute for pornography.

    Not doubting their status as hits or as quality shows, but I am just questioning the claim that many assert that quality shows can still garner viewers. Maybe quality must come along with a hook, though I think the hook here in both cases seem to be quite unflattering.

  • SarahL

    Yay, The Walking Dead continues to kick butt and take names! What a great episode! Next week promises to be epic!

  • KJ Styles

    The Walking Dead is overrated. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good show but it’s not the best show on TV. I’d personally take Breaking Bad, Dexter, and NCIS over it easily.

  • TomJH

    I bet that TWD hits 6.0 or higher next week.

  • Zillajay23

    Boardwalk Empire was amazing it’s going to be an epic finale best show on tv right now imo.

  • SarahL

    NCIS? You might as well name any tedious procedural that we have seen a million times before. RME. Talking about quality is rubbish. All that matters is if a large number of people find a show entertaining and right now, The Walking Dead is ruling all scripted programming. If you don’t like it don’t complain about it, just don’t watch it.

  • Al Patrickson

    What were the ratings for the new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, “A Necessary Bond”, when it aired on Cartoon Network on Saturday?

  • silvit

    TWD is simply a phenom in a era where people are tired of night time soap opera’s, procedural’s and cookie cutter television. The same plots, formula, script, villains and hero’s on most shows, just different actors playing the parts.

    Hear, hear!!! Why people don’t get this simple concept? On broadcast tv there isn’t even a different execution of the same idea/plot. That alone would already be an improvement.

    While I despised most of them, when they firstly aired, GA, DH and Lost were somewhat different for the landscape of that time, at least they added some twists (like placing a teen soap in a hospital and adding the music video effect with songs, which I personally HATE though)

    Now, in the last few years what we had? Spin-off of procedurals, remake of procedurals, another will they/won’t they when there is still another one of the air, Lost wannabes, DH’s wannabes, GA’s wannabes. Nothing more. Not one original idea or character or reality to describe.

  • DW

    forget 6.0 and 15 million. 80 million and 62.3 rating for each episode for the walking dead. it could happen. cause its the greatest show in the history of shows. no one has ever written so eloquently about the plight of the zombie like the writers of the walking dead. its so good they made a show where random celebrities call into a show to talk about the walking dead. did they do that with hardcastle and McCormick?. no. why?. because its no walking dead. long live the dead. :)

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