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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Wins Night, 'The Bible, 'Vikings', 'Shameless', 'Real Housewives of Atlanta', 'Pawn Stars' & More

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March 5th, 2013

The Walking Dead Clear

The Walking Dead was Sunday's top cable original with a  5.7 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. The premiere of The Bible came in second with a 3.3 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 11296 5.7
BIBLE, THE HIST 8:00 PM 13103 3.3
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:01 PM 3746 2.0
VIKINGS HIST 10:00 PM 6212 2.0
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 8:00 PM 3066 1.4
Walking Dead AMC 11:00 PM 2462 1.4
AMISH MAFIA DISC 8:00 PM 2816 1.2
TANGLED DSNY 8:00 PM 4355 1.2
Walking Dead AMC 8:00 PM 2273 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2054 1.0
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2004 0.9
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3677 0.9
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3500 0.9
Pawn Stars HIST 7:30 PM 3513 0.8
Shameless S3 SHO1 9:00 PM 1762 0.8
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 9:00 PM 1833 0.8
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1460 0.8
KOURTNEY & KIM TAKE MIAMI ENT 9:00 PM 1426 0.8
SpongeBob NICK 7:30 PM 3169 0.8
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 2724 0.7
LION KING, THE DSNY 6:25 PM 3241 0.7
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 1430 0.7
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:25 PM 1928 0.7
BIBLE, THE HIST 12:01 AM 1710 0.7
VIKINGS HIST 11:01 PM 2069 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 3225 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 7:00 PM 2810 0.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 10:00 PM 1487 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 6:00 PM 2211 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 7:00 PM 3152 0.7
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:00 AM 2887 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 4:30 PM 2060 0.6
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 10:00 PM 1101 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 2:30 PM 1973 0.6
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 8:30 AM 2479 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 2044 0.6
TBS MOVIE SUNDAY TBSC 12:00 PM 1317 0.6
WORST COOKS 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 1827 0.6
BOLT DSNY 11:00 AM 2702 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN 8:00 PM 1665 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 2:00 PM 2109 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 5:00 PM 2102 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 1:00 PM 1832 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 5:30 PM 2214 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 1467 0.6
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 10:37 PM 1307 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1396 0.6
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 10:00 AM 1381 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:30 PM 1049 0.6
Phineas and Ferb SHORTS DSNY 9:45 PM 2744 0.6
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1421 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 3:00 PM 1952 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 12:30 PM 1714 0.6
MOVIE, USA USA 3:30 PM 1320 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 3:30 PM 1940 0.6
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 2216 0.6
Storage Wars AEN 9:30 PM 1576 0.6
PAWN STARS HIST 1:30 PM 1914 0.6
TBS MOVIE SUNDAY TBSC 2:00 PM 1182 0.5
MOB WIVES 3 VH1 10:00 PM 1055 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:00 PM 1535 0.5
NEVER LAND PIRATE SCHOOL DSNY 8:55 AM 2299 0.5
AMISH MAFIA DISC 10:05 PM 1204 0.5
TBS MOVIE SUNDAY TBSC 4:00 PM 1130 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 9:00 PM 1628 0.5
MINNIES BOW-TOONS DSNY 8:25 AM 2305 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 10:30 PM 1515 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 1:00 PM 2067 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 12:00 PM 1437 0.5
WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR TLC 10:00 PM 1315 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 4:00 PM 1819 0.5
GATOR BOYS APL 9:00 PM 1298 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1799 0.5
FINDING BIGFOOT APL 10:00 PM 1218 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:15 PM 1384 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 2:00 PM 2085 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1959 0.5
Storage Wars AEN 8:00 PM 1556 0.5
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1488 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 11:30 AM 1488 0.5
AMC MOVIE AMC 6:00 PM 1205 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 7:30 PM 1382 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 11:00 AM 1474 0.5
STORAGE WARS AEN 11:01 PM 1296 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1280 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1294 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1529 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1519 0.4
HOUSE OF LIES S2 SHO1 10:00 PM 947 0.4
STORAGE WARS AEN 8:30 PM 1526 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 6:30 PM 1260 0.4
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1271 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 AM 1403 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1534 0.4
BUYING AND SELLING HGTV 10:00 AM 1224 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1418 0.4
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1496 0.4
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:52 PM 871 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1673 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1430 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.

 
  • Ultima

    @Wowza
    So NETWORK TV is becomon irrelevent. Im serious.

    ABC neds to recognize this and renew OUAT and Revenge easily because their numbers are higher than most cable; they need to compare themselves with cable for now on.

    :roll:

  • Mon

    The Walking Dead was so good last Sunday. It’s definitely one of my favorite episodes from the series. I hope we have more Rick/Michonne/Carl trio episodes next season. I also hope this season’s finale will be the last of Woodbury and the Governor. Hate him!

    Go Shameless! Glad the ratings are up. It will be interesting who will kill Patrick Gallagher (if killing him is the only thing they could think of getting rid of him and take back the house). I don’t think anyone one of them have the guts to do that but if it were to guess the best candidate would be Carl.

  • r0ckmypants

    @BigBrotherFan – “HBO WILL TURN INTO A RATINGS JOKE IF THEY KEEP THIS!”

    Except they still have True Blood and Game of Thrones, both of which trounce any shows on any other premium cable network. And HBO doesn’t even really care about ratings since they’re not ad-supported.

  • forg

    Girls numbers are ok for HBO (but given the media coverage you would think this is the next Sex and the City or has a massive pop culture impact) Enlightened is way too low

  • AppleStinx

    What is the white thing at the bottom of the picture? It looks like somebody’s butt.

  • Oliver

    Thanks Nick for the ratings data. Always appreciated.

  • samurai99

    @r0ckmypants

    Boardwalk Empire is beating every premium cable show except Dexter too.

    But yeah, Enlightened is more likely than not to end. One thing it might have going for it is that between Luck, Treme, and the probable end of Eastbound & Down, they don’t really need enlightened’s slot to make room for a new series.

  • Rebecca

    @AppleStinx
    That thing at the bottom of the pic is a woman’s shoulder and back of neck – in the SNL skit there she had just been bitten so she was slumped over.

  • wool

    @ Nick,
    My little pony S3 is end, I wanna see this seasons breakdown so later compare to next season.
    If possible, Would you post 11/10/12(10am+10:30am),11/17 10:30,12/8,12/15,12/22 and 1/19/13?s episode ratings please?? It’ll immensely helfpul.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Love the pic! That was the only funny skit on SNL that night.

    Sundays are now owned by cable. enough said.

  • wool

    @ Nick,
    woops! I missed your post… Thanks Nick!!
    (Read wool, read…)

  • JR35

    Geez- The Walking Dead gets a higher demo rating than all regular non-sports programming on the broadcast networks (sans the weeks Big Bang gets around that or higher). I’ve never seen it- I’d have to do some catch-up, though.

  • Ram510

    Still can’t believe CN canceled Young Justice with strong and steady ratings like that each week. I guess the show isn’t dumb enough for them. It’s sad.

    Did anybody think The Bible and Vikings would do so well?

  • AppleStinx

    @Rebecca

    Thanks! I can visualize it now; the head (hair) to the right.

  • samurai99

    Ram510

    Bear in mind the target demo for Cartoon Network is teenagers, not adults. 18-49 doesn’t really apply.

  • kbmv

    @JR35

    You have never seen TWD? What the hell is wrong with you!

  • svsnt021

    @Nick
    Thanks so very much, Nick!!! Appreciate it immensely!!!

  • nick90s

    @nick

    How did the new Spongebob episode do Sat morning @ 1030am and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles following that @ 11

  • Moose

    Is it wrong of me for starting to hate Rick? Yeah, he has issues over his wife’s death, but all of the people at the prison have lost loved ones somewhere along the way. At least he still has his son and the baby (whether the baby is really his or not).

    First he kicks out all of those people that found their way into the prison, and now those booted people have apparently aligned themselves with the Governor.

    Then in this past episode, Rick had the opportunity to save that hiker walking down the road multiple times. Instead, at the end of the episode, he sees the backpack left on the side of the road which he picks up. The hiker was presumable that bloody mess on the side of the road.

    At some point Rick has to befriend other people or his little prison group will never survive it. On the other hand, for the most part, those individuals who befriend Rick end up being nothing but red shirts.

  • The End

    @Moose

    Rick as a character is constantly evolving though and his caring side is starting to come back. You only have to look at the fact he was all emotional when reunited with his friend from Season 1. The fact he didn’t just shoot the guy when he attacked him and made the effort to get him to come back with him and offer him safe haven from the Walkers.

    @ Rick had the opportunity to save that hiker walking down the road multiple times. Instead, at the end of the episode, he sees the backpack left on the side of the road which he picks up.

    The world has ended, you can’t save everyone. Especially when your safe haven is about to come under siege.

    Speaking of which. 13 episodes in and The Governor who is meant to be a badass, ruthless mofo hasn’t really done much that would qualify as ruthless.

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