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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Walking Dead' Wins Night + 'Live From the Red Carpet', 'Ax Men', 'Bar Rescue', 'Shameless' & More

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February 26th, 2013

 

The Walking Dead was Sunday's top cable original with a 5.7, up a tenth from last week's 5.6 adults 18-49 rating. Live from the Red Carpet was the highest-rated non-Walking Dead program 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 11.01 5.7
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:01 PM 3.50 1.9
LRC 13 ACADEMY AWARDS PT1 ENT 5:30 PM 3.73 1.5
LRC 13 ACADEMY AWARDS PT2 ENT 7:30 PM 3.77 1.5
Walking Dead AMC 8:00 PM 2.52 1.2
Ax Men HIST 9:00 PM 2.82 1.0
Walking Dead AMC 11:00 PM 1.90 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 1.91 0.9
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1.76 0.9
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 1.65 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 1.85 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.91 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 1.66 0.8
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 10:00 PM 1.28 0.7
Shameless S3 SHO1 9:00 PM 1.48 0.7
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.92 0.7
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM 1.58 0.7
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 3.21 0.7
WORST COOKS 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 1.87 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3.45 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 5:00 PM 2.96 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3.10 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:30 PM 1.31 0.7
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 3.05 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.89 0.7
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:30 PM 1.58 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 2.73 0.6
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.09 0.6
TBS MOVIE SUNDAY TBSC 4:00 PM 1.12 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 9:39 PM 1.56 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 1.70 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.68 0.6
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2.70 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 2.51 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:00 AM 2.71 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:00 PM 2.93 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 1.56 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 1.46 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 7:30 PM 2.95 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 5:30 PM 2.70 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.92 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:00 PM 1.37 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 8:00 PM 1.59 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.70 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.85 0.6
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.89 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 7:00 PM 1.38 0.6
AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 8:30 PM 4.03 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 1.49 0.6
Chopped FOOD 8:00 PM 1.60 0.6
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 11:00 AM 1.57 0.6
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1.52 0.6
MOB WIVES 3 VH1 10:00 PM 1.03 0.6
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 2.62 0.6
TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICK 11:00 AM 2.45 0.6
BITE SIZE ADV. OF SAM DSNY 7:55 AM 2.28 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:01 PM 1.23 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 6:30 PM 2.85 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 3:00 PM 1.27 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:31 AM 0.97 0.5
Shake It Up DSNY 9:00 PM 3.73 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:25 AM 2.44 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.50 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 5:30 PM 1.36 0.5
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 12:02 AM 1.01 0.5
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 2.35 0.5
CONTAINER WARS TRU 10:30 PM 1.38 0.5
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 8:30 AM 2.65 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.66 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1:01 AM 0.99 0.5
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 2.28 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:31 AM 1.02 0.5
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.56 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 12:01 AM 1.10 0.5
Ax Men HIST 8:00 PM 1.50 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND MORNING FX 10:00 AM 1.03 0.5
SILVER RUSH DISC 10:00 PM 1.21 0.5
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 11:31 PM 1.12 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.66 0.5
Hardcore Pawn TRU 7:30 PM 1.29 0.5
SILVER RUSH DISC 8:00 PM 1.21 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 3:30 PM 1.15 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.74 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 1:00 PM 1.07 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 1:00 PM 1.29 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 5:00 PM 1.14 0.4
MYSTERY DINERS FOOD 5:30 PM 1.17 0.4
NCIS USA 12:00 PM 1.89 0.4
FINDING BIGFOOT APL 10:00 PM 1.02 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.20 0.4
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:55 PM 0.88 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 10:00 AM 1.33 0.4
LIVING ABROAD HGTV 1:00 PM 1.21 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1.32 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 4:30 PM 1.11 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE LIF 3:00 PM 1.28 0.4
HOUSE OF LIES S2 SHO1 10:00 PM 0.77 0.4
NCIS USA 11:00 AM 1.48 0.3
LIVING ABROAD HGTV 2:00 PM 1.04 0.3
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 9:00 AM 1.13 0.3

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To see past daily cable ratings posts click here.

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

 
  • zth

    The Walking Dead is simply amazing. To get a 5.7 against another program that gets a 13.0 is simply unheard of. The ratings will keep staying in the 5.5-6.0 range until the finale, which should get around a 6.5, a new high for any scripted cable TV show.

  • Burg

    @Nick -

    Could you please post the number for Power Rangers at 1:00 on Saturday on Nick?

    Thanks

  • Mon

    I agree that there has to be a new scripted drama after The Walking Dead. Maybe another fantasy like Game of Thrones would great after TWD not any other AMC dramas llike Mad Men and Hell on Wheels.

    I hate that Andrea didn’t do anything. She is the one to blame if anything bad happens to Rick and company. Though you can’t blame her decision for not killing the governor. She’d be the number suspect and he still has an army to go after her and her friends in prison. But then again, she could have killed the governor, run fast to the prison, tell Rick she killed him, and (all of them) escape from prison, go as far away as possible. This sounds like a season finale or penultmate episode to me.

    Yay for Worst Cooks! That show is so funny!

  • RatingsRaceFan

    @Nick,

    Could you provide Power Rangers Megaforce (Nickelodeon, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.) and Winx Club ratings (Nickelodeon, Sunday, 1:00 p.m.)? Thank you.

  • Skylar James

    AMC really is dumb, I bet they’ll program something new after TWD when the show has lost most of its ratings…

  • ForceChoke

    For those keeping score this year:

    The Walking Dead A18-49 Average: 5.45
    The Big Bang Theory A18-49 Average: 5.38

  • DW

    they do have great programming on after the walking dead. i thought everyone loves talking dead. :)

  • jrc1978

    Did anyone else notice the ‘moving eye patch’ on the Governor? That really annoyed me. It changed eyes. I LOVE the show, but come on…quality control people!

  • Mon

    I’m glad Shameless was flat vs last week. The Oscars didn’t seem to do any damage. The episode was I think one of its funniest ever. In the drama department, Emmy Rosum’s acting is powerful and moving. I hope there is more of this next week.

  • jake

    nick can you post ben 10 young justice and star wars from saturday on cartoon network. which was one of the most amazing episodes ever! next week is the season maybe series finale! i hope its good!

  • BigBrotherFan

    GREAT NUMBERS FOR SHAMELESS! Great show and against the OSCARS pretty impressive.

    Was MISS PIGGY DUNHAMS show in repeats on Sunday or did she fail TO YET AGAIN have that trash place anywhere on the list? lol

  • Nick

    Sunday:

    Girls (HBO)
    -9:01 PM: 0.484 million viewers, 0.29 A18-49
    -10:01 PM: 0.219 million viewers, 0.12 A18-49

    Enlightened (HBO)
    -9:31 PM: 0.126 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49
    -10:31 PM: 0.131 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

    Californication (SHO)
    -10:30 PM: 0.574 million viewers, 0.24 A18-49

    Food Network Top 3 Viewers (AM):
    1. Guy’s Big Bites, 10:30 AM: 0.809 million viewers, 0.26 A18-49
    2. Best Thing I Ever Made, 11:30 AM: 0.791 million viewers, 0.29 A18-49
    3. Sandwich King, 11 AM: 0.748 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

    Saturday:

    Blackboard Wars (OWN)
    -9 PM: 0.335 million viewers, 0.11 A18-49

    Ripper Street (BBCA)
    -9 PM: 0.319 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

    2013 Spirit Awards (IFC)
    -10 PM: 0.214 million viewers, 0.05 A18-49

    Power Rangers (Nickelodeon)
    -1 PM: 2.011 million viewers, 0.34 A18-49

    Wendell & Vinnie (Nickelodeon)
    -8 PM: 2.380 million viewers, 0.49 A18-49

    Marvin Marvin (Nickelodeon)
    -8:30 PM: 2.005 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

    Supah Ninjas (Nickelodeon)
    -9 PM: 1.403 million viewers, 0.24 A18-49

    Ben 10 (Cartoon Network)
    -9 AM: 1.684 million viewers, 0.51 A18-49

    Star Wars (Cartoon Network)
    -9:30 AM: 2.059 million viewers, 0.67 A18-49

    Green Lantern (Cartoon Network)
    -10 AM: 1.837 million viewers, 0.63 A18-49

    Young Justice (Cartoon Network)
    -10:30 AM: 1.990 million viewers, 0.75 A18-49

    My Little Pony (Hub)
    -10:30 AM: 0.348 million viewers, 0.08 A18-49

    Food Network Top 3 Viewers (AM):
    1. Pioneer Woman, 10 AM – 1.658 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49
    2. Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, 10:30 AM – 1.533 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49
    3. Barefoot Contessa, 11 AM – 1.222 million viewers, 0.27 A18-49

    WWE AM Raw (USA)
    -2 AM: 0.534 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49

    WWE Saturday Morning Slam (CW, 2/16)
    -10:30 AM: 0.987 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49

    Wednesday:

    WWE Main Event (Ion)
    -8 PM: 1.548 million viewers, 0.49 A18-49

  • silvit

    @BigBrotherFan

    It was new.

  • BigBrotherFan

    What a HUGE failure of HBO. IN TREATMENT numbers right there!

    @Silvit

    Thanks.

  • Just Desserts

    So the nerds of The Walking Dead don’t watch the Oscars and the queers of The Oscars don’t watch The Walking Dead?

    (Thank God I live in California,I can watch both, :) )

  • Zach

    Im still amazed at the popularity of Walking Dead.
    its understandable someone like me would like it, but my sister who has probably never seen another zombie show/movie started watching it on her own. She then got my mom into the show and she normally hates this type of stuff.

  • Ali Sabir

    @jrc: That was only one scene when the Governor was looking in the mirror.

  • Shepherd

    Once again TWD (and the rest of cable) proves that counter programming to award shows CAN be very successful if you actually give people something worth watching. Suck it Oscar.

  • Bjm

    @ TV Gord – I was having the same problem with the notice that the server was down. For me, it was because I was using an old bookmark.

  • MDM

    2 Showtime shows, 0 HBO shows. How’s that Girls/Enlightened pairing working out for ya HBO? No, you’re right, Girls totally brings in a lot of subscribers.

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