Sunday cable ratings: ‘Walking Dead’ finale scores its best rating of 2016

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The Season 6 finale of “The Walking Dead” may not have been the show’s most well-received episode, but it was the top-rated one for the second half of the season. The finale scored a 6.9 rating in adults 18-49, its best since its fall finale in November and up 1.1 points from the previous week. “Talking Dead” (3.1) also rose by 0.8. for AMC.

Elsewhere, part 3 of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion drew a 1.2, up a tenth from the previous week. ESPN’s coverage of Major League Baseball’s opening night delivered a 1.0, a tenth better than a NASCAR race on Fox Sports 1. The season finale of “Shameless” on Showtime earned a 0.7, up 0.1.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, April 3, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 14,193 6.9
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:33 PM 6,378 3.1
WALKING DEAD AMC 8:00 PM 3,471 1.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 8:00 PM 2,807 1.2
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT L ESPN 8:27 PM 2,896 1.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACIN L FS1 1:00 PM 4,232 0.9
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 7:30 PM 2,351 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 7:00 PM 2,219 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 1,793 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 6:30 PM 2,249 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 6:00 PM 2,108 0.7
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 10:00 PM 2,035 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 5:30 PM 2,105 0.7
MLB OPENING DAY L ESPN 1:00 PM 1,959 0.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC BRVO 9:15 PM 1,643 0.7
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 11:33 PM 1,575 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 4:30 PM 1,940 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 5:00 PM 1,945 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 1,628 0.7
BSBL TONIGHT: SUN CTDWN L ESPN 7:57 PM 2,073 0.7
SHAMELESS S6 SHO1 9:03 PM 1,633 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 4:00 PM 1,848 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 3:30 PM 1,815 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 3:00 PM 1,746 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 2:30 PM 1,705 0.6
RICK & MORTY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,288 0.6
TANGLED DSNY 7:00 PM 2,339 0.6
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 5:45 PM 1,324 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 2:00 PM 1,564 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 1,355 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 11:30 PM 1,141 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 1:30 PM 1,528 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1,216 0.5
WWE WRESTLEMANIA KICKOFF USA 6:00 PM 1,322 0.5
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 7:00 PM 1,490 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 1:00 PM 1,380 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 12:30 PM 1,305 0.5
WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L ESPN 6:00 PM 2,308 0.5
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADSM 11:45 PM 1,002 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 945 0.5
THICKER THAN WATER BRVO 10:15 PM 1,015 0.5
WALKING DEAD AMC 1:13 AM 932 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 1:15 PM 1,062 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:30 PM 932 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 3:30 PM 1,056 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 890 0.5
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 1,631 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FRFM 7:00 PM 982 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 5:00 PM 1,748 0.4
COMIC BOOK MEN AMC 12:43 AM 963 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 7:00 PM 1,697 0.4
MR. PICKLES ADSM 12:00 AM 883 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 6:00 PM 1,768 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:30 AM 1,819 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 1,051 0.4
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 1,538 0.4
STORY OF GOD NGC 9:00 PM 2,803 0.4
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 9:57 PM 1,117 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 1,650 0.4
BAR RESCUE SPIKE 9:00 PM 990 0.4
IHEART RADIO MUSIC AWARDS TNT 8:00 PM 970 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 12:00 PM 1,044 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 935 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:00 AM 1,842 0.4
AQUA SOMETHING YOU KNOW ADSM 12:15 AM 783 0.4
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHO1 8:59 PM 1,012 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:00 PM 1,033 0.4
VENTURE BROTHERS ADSM 12:30 AM 748 0.4
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 11:00 AM 949 0.4
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 4:00 PM 1,040 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 1:30 AM 751 0.4
MLB OPENING DAY L ESPN2 4:00 PM 1,005 0.4
FRIENDS TBSC 11:30 AM 841 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 875 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRVO 11:15 PM 880 0.4
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 6:00 PM 1,114 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:30 PM 1,045 0.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 11:53 PM 847 0.4
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 3:00 PM 1,025 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 2:30 PM 1,394 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1,537 0.4
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBOM 11:00 PM 953 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 1:00 AM 725 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 834 0.4
IHEART MUSIC AWARDS TBSC 8:00 PM 901 0.4
BASEBALL TONIGHT L ESPN 12:30 PM 824 0.4
ALL-STAR ACADEMY 2 FOOD 9:00 PM 1,399 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 2:00 PM 1,584 0.4
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 5:00 PM 1,079 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 9:30 PM 981 0.4
WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 2:00 PM 980 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HGTV 4:00 PM 1,479 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 7:00 PM 915 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1,266 0.4
TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICK 11:00 AM 1,451 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 11:00 PM 1,281 0.3
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 11:00 PM 962 0.3
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 893 0.3
FRIENDS TBSC 11:00 AM 725 0.3
NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 9:00 PM 1,079 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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