After two weeks of declines following its season premiere, “The Walking Dead” improved a little in the ratings Sunday night.

The show delivered a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.69 million viewers, up from 3.8 and 8.52 million the previous week.

“Shameless” dipped a little bit in its second week back on Showtime, scoring a 0.5 and 1.37 million viewers vs. 0.7 and 1.86 million for its season premiere. That’s in line with its average from a year ago.

“Outlander” was steady in adults 18-49 (0.3) but down a bit in viewers (1.49 million vs. 1.62 million). “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” matched the 1.0 for its premiere the previous week and was up a bit in total audience (2.56 million vs. 2.43 million). Hallmark’s movie “Enchanted Christmas” earned a 0.7 and 3.62 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 8,688 3.9
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:00 PM 3,118 1.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,561 1.0
XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN’ IT BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,758 0.7
ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS HALLMARK 8:00 PM 3,647 0.7
90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:00 PM 1,711 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,251 0.5
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:06 PM 1,372 0.5
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,695 0.5
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 1,007 0.5
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:08 PM 1,199 0.4
SECRET HISTORY OF COMICS AMC 11:00 PM 982 0.4
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 973 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 756 0.4
VICE PRINCIPALS HBO 10:37 PM 792 0.4
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:05 PM 999 0.4
EDGE OF ALASKA DISCOVERY 10:02 PM 1,814 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 851 0.3
THE JELLIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 689 0.3
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 1,095 0.3
OUTLANDER STARZ 8:02 PM 1,492 0.3
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL A&E 8:00 PM 1,016 0.3
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBO 10:01 PM 880 0.3
AUTOBIOGRAPHY A&E 9:00 PM 1,064 0.3
BEACH HUNTERS HGTV 10:30 PM 1,300 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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