Hallmark’s annual run of holiday movies hit a high point Sunday.

The movie “Switched for Christmas” landed the best ratings of any of the channel’s yuletide films so far this season, scoring 5.17 million viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49. It was the No. 2 cable show of the day in viewers and finished third in the 18-49 demographic.

The top show, “The Walking Dead,” bounced back a little from its six-year low the previous week. It scored a 3.6 in adults 18-49, up 0.2, and 8.28 million viewers, an improvement on the 7.85 million from the prior week. “Talking Dead” (1.3) also rose two tenths of a point.

“Shameless” (0.6) and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.5) each rose a tenth week to week. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” went the other way, falling a tenth to 0.8. “Outlander” improved in viewers (1.4 million from 1.26 million) and was steady in the 18-49 demo at 0.3.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 8,282 3.6
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:04 PM 3,219 1.3
SWITCHED FOR CHRISTMAS HALLMARK 8:00 PM 5,166 0.9
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,113 0.8
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:06 PM 1,594 0.6
LIGA MX QUARTERFINAL UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:55 PM 1,110 0.6
XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN’ IT BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,402 0.6
90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:00 PM 1,715 0.6
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 8:30 PM 1,350 0.5
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 1,040 0.5
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 11:04 PM 1,110 0.5
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,144 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 873 0.4
LIGA MX QUARTERFINAL UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:30 PM 700 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,146 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:07 AM 766 0.3
COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 10:37 PM 895 0.3
THE JELLIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 733 0.3
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:05 PM 1,025 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 871 0.3
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBO 10:01 PM 967 0.3
EDGE OF ALASKA DISCOVERY 10:01 PM 1,506 0.3
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 898 0.3
OUTLANDER STARZ 8:01 PM 1,402 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 8:00 PM 1,248 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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