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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Kills the Competition + 'Talking Dead', 'Real Housewives of Atlanta', 'Live from the Red Carpet' & More

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February 12th, 2013

 

The Walking Dead  was Sunday's top cable original with a series high 6.1 adults 18-49 rating. Talking Dead came in second with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Real Housewives of Atlanta was the highest-rated non Walking Dead program, earning a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our principal source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search for specific shows.

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 12.26 6.1
Walking Dead MARATHON- AMC 8:00 PM 5.45 2.6
TALKING DEAD- AMC 10:02 PM 4.14 2.2
Walking Dead MARATHON- AMC 7:00 PM 3.89 1.8
WALKING DEAD MARATHON- AMC 6:00 PM 3.45 1.5
WALKING DEAD- AMC 11:01 PM 2.55 1.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA- BRVO 8:00 PM 2.70 1.2
LRC: 2013 GRAMMYS- ENT 6:00 PM 3.16 1.2
WALKING DEAD SNEAK- AMC 5:57 PM 2.77 1.2
Family Guy- ADSM 11:30 PM 2.56 1.2
WALKING DEAD MARATHON- AMC 4:57 PM 2.71 1.1
Ax Men- HIST 9:00 PM 2.90 1.1
Family Guy- ADSM 11:00 PM 2.27 1.0
WALKING DEAD MARATHON- AMC 1:57 PM 2.16 1.0
Robot Chicken- ADSM 12:00 AM 1.87 0.9
WALKING DEAD MARATHON- AMC 3:56 PM 2.23 0.9
DVD ON TV- FX 2:30 PM 1.76 0.9
WALKING DEAD MARATHON- AMC 12:57 PM 1.94 0.8
WALKING DEAD MARATHON- AMC 2:57 PM 2.02 0.8
NCIS- USA 7:00 PM 3.81 0.8
WALKING DEAD SNEAK- AMC 12:54 PM 1.80 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME- FX 5:00 PM 1.53 0.7
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES- TNT 5:30 PM 1.94 0.7
Shameless S3- SHO1 9:00 PM 1.53 0.7
WALKING DEAD- AMC 12:02 AM 1.34 0.7
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES- TNT 3:00 PM 1.65 0.7
ICE AGE- TOON 6:00 PM 2.79 0.7
Pawn Stars- HIST 7:30 PM 2.11 0.7
NCIS- USA 6:00 PM 3.18 0.7
NCIS- USA 5:00 PM 3.37 0.6
SHAHS OF SUNSET- BRVO 9:00 PM 1.47 0.6
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO- TLC 8:00 PM 1.80 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 9:30 AM 2.80 0.6
WALKING DEAD MARATHON- AMC 11:55 AM 1.50 0.6
NCIS- USA 8:00 PM 3.48 0.6
NCIS- USA 4:00 PM 3.02 0.6
KOURTNEY & KIM TAKE MIAMI- ENT 9:00 PM 1.31 0.6
NCIS- USA 3:00 PM 3.06 0.6
WALKING DEAD MARATHON- AMC 10:55 AM 1.45 0.6
Pawn Stars- HIST 6:00 PM 1.94 0.6
BATTLESHIP- HBOM 6:45 PM 1.50 0.6
Pawn Stars- HIST 6:30 PM 2.05 0.6
BAR RESCUE- SPIKE 10:00 PM 1.04 0.6
Pawn Stars- HIST 7:00 PM 1.90 0.6
NCIS- USA 9:00 PM 3.06 0.6
PAWN STARS- HIST 12:00 PM 1.70 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 9:00 AM 2.54 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA- BRVO 10:00 PM 1.22 0.6
PAWN STARS- HIST 5:30 PM 2.00 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 10:00 AM 2.90 0.6
PAWN STARS- HIST 1:00 PM 1.90 0.6
PAWN STARS- HIST 2:00 PM 1.92 0.6
VALENTINES DAY (2010)- TBSC 3:30 PM 1.42 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON- FX 12:00 PM 1.17 0.6
LAW & ORDER- TNT 12:00 PM 2.03 0.6
LAW & ORDER- TNT 1:00 PM 2.02 0.6
LAW & ORDER- TNT 2:00 PM 2.01 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME- FX 8:00 PM 1.49 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 4:30 PM 1.99 0.6
PAWN STARS- HIST 12:30 PM 1.71 0.6
SpongeBob- NICK 10:30 AM 2.77 0.6
LAW & ORDER- TNT 11:00 AM 1.80 0.6
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 2:30 PM 1.98 0.5
PAWN STARS- HIST 1:30 PM 1.89 0.5
WALKING DEAD MARATHON- AMC 9:55 AM 1.20 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES- TNT 8:00 PM 1.52 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 3:00 PM 2.01 0.5
NCIS- USA 10:00 PM 2.37 0.5
PAWN STARS- HIST 11:30 AM 1.54 0.5
RACHAEL VS. GUY- FOOD 9:00 PM 1.78 0.5
PAWN STARS- HIST 3:00 PM 1.80 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 3:30 PM 1.89 0.5
Ax Men- HIST 8:00 PM 1.57 0.5
LAW & ORDER- TNT 9:00 AM 1.70 0.5
PAWN STARS- HIST 2:30 PM 1.66 0.5
LAW & ORDER- TNT 10:00 AM 1.72 0.5
PAWN STARS- HIST 3:30 PM 1.59 0.5
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT- ESPN 8:00 PM 1.34 0.5
American Pickers- HIST 10:00 PM 1.52 0.5
PAWN STARS- HIST 11:00 AM 1.46 0.5
PAWN STARS- HIST 5:00 PM 1.89 0.5
Storage Hunters- TRU 10:00 PM 1.26 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 4:00 PM 1.86 0.5
Storage Wars- AEN 8:30 PM 1.49 0.5
NCIS- USA 2:00 PM 2.57 0.5
LAW & ORDER- TNT 8:00 AM 1.58 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR)- HGTV 11:00 AM 1.46 0.5
PAWN STARS- HIST 4:30 PM 1.66 0.5
Watch What Happens Live- BRVO 11:00 PM 1.03 0.5
HOUSE OF LIES S2- SHO1 10:00 PM 0.92 0.5
CONTAINER WARS- TRU 10:30 PM 1.21 0.5
PAWN STARS- HIST 4:00 PM 1.58 0.4
NCIS- USA 1:00 PM 2.25 0.4
Storage Wars- AEN 8:00 PM 1.43 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT- HGTV 12:00 PM 1.54 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS- HGTV 1:00 PM 1.56 0.4
SP Castle ON CAMERA ROYAL- HGTV 5:00 PM 1.50 0.4
LAW & ORDER- TNT 7:00 AM 1.45 0.4
NCIS- USA 12:00 PM 1.97 0.4
Storage Wars- AEN 10:30 PM 1.54 0.4

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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • BL

    Even with Grammys competition, The Walking Dead hit a series high! Very strong for it

  • David

    Anyone know how Chasing the Saturdays did? Thanks.

  • Oliver

    It’s amazing just how young TWD skews. TBBT needs 20 million viewers to get the same demo rating.

  • svsnt021

    @Nick

    Do you have #s for the top 3 Sat-Sun FOOD AM shows to post, if you please? As always, I’ll thank and appreciate immensely your valuable info!

  • Max

    Dang. MOB WIVES is dead huh? It didn’t even make the list even with a newer and later time slot.

  • John A

    Look at those Marathon Walking Dead ratings. The repeats doing better than all other AMC originals.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    It seems to me that there’s a huge divide between people who watch just the broadcast networks (despite having access to cable) and people watching anything and everything no matter what channel it’s on. Take the Walking Dead for example, vs the original episodes of shows aired on ABC on Sunday night. Walking Dead went up against the ratings juggernaut, the Grammys, and it wasn’t affected one bit. That’s because people who wanted to watch TWD, watched it. The shows on broadcast TV (ABC specifically), WERE affected by the Grammys. Those people who normally watch broadcast shows were more inclined to watch the Grammys than their regular shows, so the ratings for those shows suffered.

  • Jacob

    How did marvin marvin do

  • silvit

    @Jeff

    That’s because The Walking Dead is considered appointment tv while broadcast tv is just comfort food, to watch when there is nothing better to do. Broadcast tv, and cable channels like TNT and to some extent USA, is so vanilla that it doesn’t entice curiosity. It’s just there.

    I personally still think that TWD is crap, but I get why it has so much grip on people. Especially young people.

  • webb

    @Nick,
    Do you have the numbers “My Little Pony”Sat 10:30 a.m. on The Hub?
    If possible, please post them too. Thanks in advance.

  • Jacob

    @nick. can we have the ratings for ben 10 star wars and young justice? please and thank you!

  • Meanie

    TWD is a beast. The Grammy’s had no effect on it at all. I know the broadcast networks wish they didn’t have to answer to the FCC so much & the PTC. TWD took over the entire night!!!!

    I know cable networks are kicking themself saying damn we need to do a knockoff version of this show.

    Take a note SyFy ya need to make shows like this and people will watch.
    Hopefully people will stop saying Reality Shows are taking over.

    Grammy’s killed the RHOA, Shahs and every other reality show.

  • John A

    Some TWD repeats even beat a original Revenge Lol.

  • RatingsRaceFan

    @Nick,

    Could you please provide numbers for Power Rangers Megaforce on Nickelodeon Saturday at 1:00 p.m.? Episodes will be new until at least March 2 so please put them in your weekly updates. Also, starting next week, Winx Club will be new on February 17, Sunday at 1:00 p.m., so please include that in your next weekly report too.

    Also, last week there were additional requests for Nickelodeon ratings info after you had posted, but we had to get them from SonoftheBronx instead. Could you please get into the habit of checking for additional requests the next day?

  • Richard Steven Hack

    John A: Are you Max’s brother? Give it a rest.

    Meanie: We can’t say the Grammys had no effect on TWD. Maybe TWD would have hit even higher numbers if the Grammys weren’t on. There’s zero evidence for that absent some poll of the Nielsen families. All we can say is that TWD did very well against a special event. How much better it could have done with no special event is an unknown.

    As for reality shows, of course a special event like the Grammys affects them, too.

  • Nick90s

    Could we know TMNT Friday night, Power Rangers Saturday morning, and Marvin Marvin and Supah Ninjas Saturday night?

  • Stefan

    @Nick

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

  • Burg

    Hi @Nick ….

    Could you include Power Rangers Megaforce (Nick, 1 pm, Saturday)? Hoping for improvement from disappointing ~1.3M premiere.

    Thank you.

  • somebody

    Wow the mid season finale repeat at 8 killed the new episode of Revenge too.

    I don’t blame viewers from abandoning Revenge..take this from someone who actually watches the show. I read through the comments and expected the episode this week to be better..it definitely wasn’t. The scene when Aiden showed up on the hill overlooking the wedding was more groan inducing than Andreas speech on TWD. When Victoria shot the woman of the initiative was also pulled off just as cheesy. Wait for the long stall, and one of the least convincing deaths you’ll ever see. Revenge definitely did not return to form last night or maybe I’m just over it.

    This is why people like the Walking Dead, it might have its bad moments but nothing as bad as that. I would almost bet I know the person who will die next week because so far the show has no surprises. I have no idea where The Walking Dead is going to go from here and know theres a lot in store judging by the previews.

  • Just Desserts

    Look at those ratings. Uh Oh!!1

    The Walking Dead is up for cancellation :D :D :D

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