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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Wins Night + 'The Bible', 'Talking Dead', NCAA Basketball, 'Vikings' & More

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March 26th, 2013

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The Walking Dead was Sunday's top cable original with a 5.4 adults 18-49 rating down  from last week's  5.5 The Bible came in second with a  2.7 down from last week's 2.8 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 10.99 5.4
BIBLE, THE HIST 8:00 PM 10.27 2.7
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:01 PM 4.49 2.2
Walking Dead AMC 11:00 PM 2.95 1.5
TBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-3 TBSC 7:00 PM 3.86 1.5
TNT NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-4 TNT 8:54 PM 3.71 1.5
TBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-4 TBSC 9:40 PM 3.71 1.4
VIKINGS HIST 10:00 PM 4.54 1.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 8:00 PM 2.80 1.4
TBS NCAA POST GUN SUN TBSC 9:20 PM 2.94 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:30 PM 2.50 1.1
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.48 1.1
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:00 PM 2.43 1.0
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 10:30 PM 2.28 1.0
TBS NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRSU TBSC 9:24 PM 2.82 1.0
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 6:30 PM 2.36 1.0
Walking Dead AMC 8:00 PM 2.29 1.0
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 4.11 1.0
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 9:00 PM 1.89 0.9
CLIENT LIST, THE LIF 10:00 PM 2.00 0.9
TNT NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-3 TNT 6:00 PM 2.47 0.9
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 3.64 0.9
KOURTNEY & KIM TAKE MIAMI ENT 9:00 PM 1.50 0.9
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 3.94 0.9
Cleveland Show, THE ADSM 10:30 PM 2.07 0.9
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:30 PM 2.09 0.9
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 3.68 0.9
BIBLE, THE HIST 6:00 PM 2.86 0.8
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 3.80 0.8
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 9:00 PM 2.03 0.8
Shameless S3 SHO1 9:00 PM 1.61 0.8
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 3.11 0.8
Army Wives LIF 9:00 PM 2.45 0.8
TNT NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PRSU TNT 8:44 PM 1.94 0.8
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 3.49 0.8
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 3.47 0.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 10:00 PM 1.57 0.7
TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICK 11:00 AM 3.12 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1.60 0.7
NCIS USA 12:00 AM 2.42 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 9:00 AM 3.17 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:30 PM 1.85 0.7
TNT NCAA POST GUN SUN TNT 8:35 PM 1.96 0.7
NCIS USA 11:00 PM 2.71 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 3.36 0.7
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:30 AM 2.75 0.7
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 8:00 PM 1.72 0.7
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 10:00 PM 1.20 0.7
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 3.32 0.7
TRU NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SU-4 TRU 8:01 PM 1.81 0.7
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 2.78 0.6
NCIS USA 1:00 AM 2.02 0.6
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:30 PM 1.65 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 8:00 AM 2.35 0.6
TBS NCAA BSK POST GAME-SU TBSC 12:12 AM 1.39 0.6
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 11:30 AM 2.80 0.6
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 3.15 0.6
NCIS USA 12:00 PM 2.26 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 5:00 PM 1.34 0.6
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 2.38 0.6
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 11:00 AM 1.07 0.6
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 9:30 PM 1.56 0.6
Watch What Happens Live BRVO 11:00 PM 1.26 0.6
WORST COOKS 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 1.70 0.6
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.15 0.5
WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR TLC 10:00 PM 1.24 0.5
MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 9:00 PM 1.26 0.5
NCIS USA 2:00 AM 1.63 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.71 0.5
BIBLE, THE HIST 4:00 PM 1.72 0.5
BIBLE, THE HIST 12:01 AM 1.50 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.58 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 12:00 PM 1.92 0.5
Criminal Minds AEN 11:00 AM 1.40 0.5
NCIS USA 11:00 AM 1.79 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1.50 0.5
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 3:00 PM 1.24 0.5
VIKINGS HIST 11:01 PM 1.55 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1.79 0.5
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 1.54 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1.43 0.5
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 11:00 AM 1.33 0.5
FINDING BIGFOOT APL 10:00 PM 1.09 0.4
LOVE IT OR LIST IT HGTV 12:00 PM 1.37 0.4
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 7:00 PM 1.34 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 0.97 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 1:00 PM 1.34 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 6:30 PM 1.45 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 4:30 PM 1.23 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 10:00 AM 1.04 0.4
WILD WEST ALASKA APL 8:00 PM 1.24 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.46 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.45 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1.14 0.4
NCIS USA 10:00 AM 1.39 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 6:00 AM 1.32 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1.35 0.4
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1.43 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 1:00 PM 1.78 0.4
HOUSE OF LIES S2 SHO1 10:00 PM 0.77 0.4

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

 
  • Oliver

    Talking Dead is destroying the shows on broadcast. Must be the most profitable show on television.

  • tomko44

    I have to watch the Vikings On-Demand on TWC in NYC. The signal is really screwed up and choppy. They are even broadcasting wide screen on their non-HD channel and that is screwed up as well. If that is a problem with others in my area then it could have a negative effect on their ratings.

  • r0ckmypants

    Wow, a 0.9 for Married to Medicine is excellent.

  • Freddy Arrow

    NCIS only made the list 17 times… :)

  • DW

    i still like the walking dead but the lets throw this one in to kill the gov. is getting thin. and the end was lousy. Merle letting machonne go was one of the best scenes ever.

  • BG

    I love how all I see on commercials now is that the bible is the #1 show on cable week after week. No. It had a big premiere and is still doing really well for cable. But it does NOT beat walking dead.

  • Skylar James

    @BG: it has beaten TWD in total viewers, maybe that’s it.

  • Kris

    Talking Dead ratings are amazingly awesome.

  • r0ckmypants

    @BG – I never understood those ads to begin with. Even its premiere wasn’t the biggest show that night; The Walking Dead beat it in A18-49 and total viewers. So either it was number 1 in some obscure demo, or it’s because it was the number 1 show from 8-10pm… also, it was the ONLY show that aired for 2 hours from 8-10pm.

  • Kangaroo Dan

    @ Nick – do you have ratings for Yu-gi-oh! and Yu-gi-oh! Zexal, saturday morning on the CW?

    Thanks in advance!

  • THE OLD MAN

    TWD & The Bible keep steamrolling along

    Interesting NCAA 1.4 & 1.5–KEEP BUILDING!!

  • Johnny Dawg

    Talking Dead is the unsung hero here… With like zero production costs, it’s killing other programs with 10x the budget!! AMC is just raking in the $

  • Sketch1984

    I know this is a tall order Nick but could you post the 18-49 Saturday Adult Swim ratings for Family Guy, Cleveland Show, Black Dynamite, Boondocks, Bleach, Naruto, Soul Eater, ThunderCats, Sym-Bionic Titan, Eureka 7 and Tenchi Muyo GXP? Big thanks in advance.

  • Red Jane

    Yay! House of Lies in the top 100! Only just but good to see it anyway….

  • BigBrotherFan

    SHAMELESS is doing great! I LOVE THAT SHOW! Girls could only DREAM of getting those kind of numbers…HOW LOW WILL IT GO FOR HBO IN SEASON 3. My SHAMELESS KILLS IT!

  • poweranimals

    Nick, do you have the ratings for Dog with a Blog and Shake It Up.

  • kpinantioch

    TWD is the best character driven and action show on televion today. Every other channel, especiallt the networks, istrying to develop their own shows to repeat this succes.

  • Jake

    ben 10 on saturday (ratings) nick please!

  • Maggie

    5.4 damnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • Sonya

    TWD was intense and heartbreaking with some wicked humor thrown in. AMC is owning the night with a three hour block of the original airing of TWD, The Talking Dead, and then the encore airing of TWD. I hated to see you-know-who go but if you’re gonna go, do it in style as a badass.

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