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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.

 
  • CP

    @rob60990 It’s the mid-season finale, not the season finale.

    Anyway, I’m surprised there was no increase considering it was the mid-season finale.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Baqinardo – The ABC Family movie was the live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    Did Shahs of Sunset always do that well? For Bravo to have a non-Housewives show over 1.0 is awesome. Nice increase for Kim’s final episode of RHOA as well.

  • amadeus

    @nick could you also post numbers for marvin marvin and kung fu panda legend of awesomeness at 8:30 and 11:30 respectively

  • Andrea

    SUNDAY MOVIE I LIF 5:00 PM 1.67 0.4
    SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 7:00 PM 1.70 0.5
    SUNDAY MOVIE II LIF 7:00 PM 1.70 0.5

    Did they fall asleep on the sofa?

  • RJ

    ABC Family always does well with their holiday programming. Even Jack Frost in the middle of the day (1pm or 3pm) did great!

  • Freddy Arrow

    @rob60990

    “that was the season finale and there was no increase.”

    There’s another 8 episodes of the Walking Dead coming in February and March.

  • Tabitha

    I’m sad TWD didn’t hit 6.0 but the season is not over yet!!!!!!!!!!

  • CenterGravity

    How much money is AMC making on this series?

  • Oliver

    Pretty amazing that Homeland is growing. I can only guess it’s new Showtime subscribers, which is very good news for their bottom line.

  • Oliver

    In case anyone is interested, the movie on ABC Family was “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

  • Oliver

    Whoops, someone posted it above. Sorry.

  • Andrea

    Homeland will soon overtake Dexter as Showtime’s #1 show!

  • Nate

    Shake it Up should be moved to 8:30 pm. It seems to do much better than at 9.

  • Bee

    HOLY SH*T. HOMELAND. 2.2 million viewers? 1.0 demo? OMG. amazing. so deserved. this is a show that’s getting bigger and bigger FAST. wonder if it’ll hit new highs for the 4555th time this season over the next 2 episodes.

  • Ike

    These Walking Dead numbers are amazing, but this huge success is going to AMC’s head. AMC is obnoxiously demanding a lot more money from Verizon FiOS subscribers and then they have the nerve to lie to our faces DURING TWD and claim that Verizon wants to drop AMC. Hey AMC, enough with the screen-shrinking and lying screen-crawls about Verizon during TWD for Verizon subscribers! AMC, can you please stop picking fights with providers already? Don’t you already make giant crap-loads of cash from the advertising during TWD? I don’t want to pay a higher Verizon bill because of you, AMC.

  • Tony JJ

    wow ABC Family does amazing with their 25 days of christmas! The Grinch did amazing at 7pm! Even movies in the middle of the day rate great!

    The Walking Dead, Dexter, and Homeland all did amazing last night.

  • karin

    Yes Homeland > Dexter

  • trouble

    nick can we have the ratings for star wars and ben 10 on sat. morning. thanks

  • Spartacus 666

    Walking dead reigns supreme. Best episode of the season yet. Kill Mischone already. Homeland turned up the suspense to the nth degree and dexter was excellent as usual. Revenge sucked and me and wife are officially giving up . Talking dead going to one hour. Good news. Don’t bring the eternally dull mad men or the killing yechhhh!!!!!

  • Kale B

    INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:54 PM 1.03 0.4
    Wow, great numbers for Interstitial Break! Bested most everything on HBO for the evening! :D LOL.

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