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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Midseason Finale Dominates Night + 'Real Housewives of Atlanta', 'Shahs of Sunset', 'Dexter', 'Sister Wives' & More

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December 4th, 2012

 

The Walking Dead was Sunday's top cable show with a 5.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Real Housewives of Atlanta came in a distant second with a 1.5 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 10.48 5.4
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 5.47 2.1
Walking Dead AMC 10:01 PM 3.57 1.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 9:00 PM 3.01 1.5
Walking Dead AMC 8:00 PM 2.72 1.3
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 5:00 PM 3.33 1.3
TALKING DEAD AMC 11:00 PM 2.25 1.2
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 10:01 PM 2.30 1.1
Dexter S7 SHO1 9:00 PM 2.08 1.1
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 9:30 PM 2.48 1.0
Sister Wives TLC 9:00 PM 2.44 1.0
HOMELAND S2 SHO1 10:00 PM 2.20 1.0
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 10:00 AM 2.07 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.28 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.27 0.9
Boardwalk Empire HBOM 9:04 PM 2.73 0.9
FOUR CHRISTMASES TBSC 8:00 PM 2.08 0.9
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:01 PM 1.79 0.9
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 2.02 0.9
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3.36 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1.78 0.8
FOUR CHRISTMASES TBSC 10:00 PM 1.58 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3.33 0.8
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.43 0.7
SANTA CLAUSE 3, THE DSNY 11:00 AM 3.15 0.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 11:31 PM 1.41 0.7
NEXT IRON CHEF FOOD 9:00 PM 1.88 0.7
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 3.28 0.7
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 7:30 PM 4.20 0.7
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.93 0.7
COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 11:30 PM 1.18 0.7
Walking Dead AMC 12:00 AM 1.11 0.7
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 4:00 PM 1.64 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 3:00 PM 1.89 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 1:00 PM 2.14 0.6
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 7:00 PM 1.45 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.78 0.6
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 9:00 PM 1.78 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:30 AM 1.06 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 5:15 PM 1.52 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 8:00 PM 1.25 0.6
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.51 0.6
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 9:30 PM 1.63 0.6
FRIENDS NAN 11:33 PM 1.13 0.6
TINKER BELL & THE LOST TR DSNY 1:00 PM 2.41 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.86 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 2:00 PM 1.49 0.5
Shake It Up DSNY 8:30 PM 3.85 0.5
DOG WITH A BLOG DSNY 8:00 PM 3.82 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:03 PM 1.69 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 1.14 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.43 0.5
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2.56 0.5
TBS MOVIE SUNDAY TBSC 1:00 PM 0.97 0.5
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 2.40 0.5
DISNEY HAVE-A-LAUGH SHORT DSNY 9:25 AM 2.48 0.5
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 0.97 0.5
JESSIE DSNY 12:35 PM 2.68 0.5
S PHINEAS & FERB DSNY 9:30 AM 2.45 0.5
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2.45 0.5
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 12:32 AM 0.98 0.5
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL 6:00 PM 2.25 0.5
FINDING BIGFOOT APL 10:00 PM 1.17 0.5
Iron Chef America FOOD 10:00 PM 1.48 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 8:30 PM 1.56 0.5
MATERS TALL TALES DSNY 2:25 PM 1.95 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1.61 0.5
TBS MOVIE SUNDAY TBSC 3:15 PM 1.19 0.5
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALL 8:00 PM 3.28 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 7:00 PM 1.70 0.5
Storage Wars TEXAS AEN 6:30 PM 1.26 0.5
Moonshiners DISC 10:00 PM 1.08 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE III LIF 9:00 PM 1.70 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1.51 0.5
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 1.91 0.5
Sister Wives TLC 11:01 PM 1.06 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 1.59 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.51 0.4
NCIS USA 11:00 PM 1.92 0.4
INCEPTION TNT 8:00 PM 1.03 0.4
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 2.13 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 1.72 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 10:00 PM 1.70 0.4
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:54 PM 1.03 0.4
BCS COUNTDOWN   L ESPN 8:30 PM 1.34 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE I LIF 5:00 PM 1.67 0.4
Pawn Stars HIST 10:31 PM 1.64 0.4
NCIS USA 12:00 PM 1.84 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.54 0.4
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 10:49 PM 0.94 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 9:30 PM 1.57 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.48 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.36 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.48 0.4
NCIS USA 12:00 AM 1.66 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 9:00 PM 1.49 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.42 0.4
THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF HALL 4:00 PM 1.42 0.4
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALL 2:00 PM 1.37 0.3
NCIS USA 11:00 AM 1.53 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.

 
  • Beejay

    GLC and the other Disney shows did well!

    Walking Dead still did very strong.

  • Simon

    Another series high for Homeland!!

  • Anonymous

    @Nick,

    How did Victorious do in the ratings on Saturday night?

  • Anonymous

    Homeland and Dexter did very well. If I’m not mistaken, Homeland is a series high.

  • Simon

    @Anonymous
    It is indeed, the last series high was 0.9 in the demo I believe.

  • Baqinardo

    Homeland beats Dexter in total viewer!
    1st time happened?
    What movie was on ABCF to get that high #s?

  • Jonathan

    Huge for Watch What Happens Live! Obviously cause Kim Zolciak was on there! She’s really popular.

    Does anyone know the highest rated episode ever? Just curious.

  • Nigel

    How long until we start comparing Cable AND broadcast shows together? Many of the 10 shows everyday are on cable.

  • marcos

    happy for dexter and homeland

  • It

    @Baqinardo – yeah, first time Homeland > Dexter in total viewers! WOW!

  • Guardian Owl

    Guess Tron Uprising was lower than .3 again

  • rob60990

    So The Walking Dead has already peaked.

  • Anonymous

    Dexter beat Last resort in the 18-49 demo. ABC did the right thing to cancel it, though it should’ve tried airing after Grey’s as a test run for at least one episode.

  • Skylar James

    @rob60990 how do you know that? I’d say the season finale will break another record

  • Stefan

    @Nick
    WWE Main Event, Saturday Morning Slam and AM Raw please- Thanks in advance!

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    Is this the new “format” for the viewership or only temporary?

  • John A

    Pity that TWD didnt get a 6.0 but still good. Im happy that Homeland got a 1.0

  • DW

    i’m starting to think this walking dead show is a hit. :)

  • rob60990

    @Skylar, that was the season finale and there was no increase.

  • Jesse

    It’s peaked this season against football. See how it does when it is against lesser competition.

  • TimsDale4ever

    WD is a monster! Damn those numbers are amazing!

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