“The Walking Dead” drew its smallest audience in four years Sunday, falling below a 5.0 rating in adults 18-49 for the first time since its third season on AMC.

The episode posted a 4.9 in the 18-49 demographic, the lowest since episode 6 of Season 3 on Nov. 18, 2012 (also a 4.9). Sunday’s 10.4 million viewers are also the lowest since that same 2012 episode delivered 9.21 million. The show has declined each since its huge season premiere; Sunday’s installment was 42 percent lower than the premiere in adults 18-49.

Of course, just about every other show on TV would still kill for “The Walking Dead’s” numbers, and it was by far the No. 1 show on cable Sunday. Elsewhere, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (1.1), “Westworld” (1.0) and “Shameless” (0.6) all improved a little on the previous week. The Soul Train Awards on BET drew a 0.6, and “The Librarians” held steady for TNT with a 0.5.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 10,403 4.9
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:11 PM 3,777 1.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,549 1.1
WESTWORLD HBO PRIME 9:02 PM 2,086 1.0
WALKING DEAD AMC 7:59 PM 2,074 0.9
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 4,842 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,645 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1,561 0.7
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,515 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,917 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,988 0.6
BREAK HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 1,414 0.6
SHAMELESS S7 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 1,558 0.6
BREAK HBO PRIME 8:57 PM 1,224 0.6
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 8:00 PM 1,774 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 11:00 AM 1,407 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,428 0.6
NEW EDITION SNEAK PEEK BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:30 PM 1,702 0.6
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,288 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,801 0.6
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 PM 2,809 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,809 0.6
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 6:00 PM 2,919 0.6
WALKING DEAD AMC 11:10 PM 1,266 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,742 0.5
LIBRARIANS, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,620 0.5
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 2,629 0.5
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 5:00 PM 1,281 0.5
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1,848 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 5:45 PM 1,361 0.5
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 4:00 PM 2,785 0.5
TEEN MOM II: BACKSTAGE MTV 9:00 PM 816 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 907 0.5
BATMAN V SUPERMAN:DAWN OF HBO PRIME 6:25 PM 1,073 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,171 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,417 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,502 0.5
LIGA MX 11/27 UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:30 PM 994 0.5
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,010 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 874 0.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,496 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 7:00 PM 1,486 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 12:00 PM 2,060 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 8:30 PM 860 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 851 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 7:30 PM 831 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 981 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 8:00 PM 806 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 1,554 0.4
NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 1,006 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 6:30 PM 816 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 7:00 PM 792 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 965 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 5:00 PM 1,373 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 10:00 PM 870 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,502 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 4:00 PM 1,259 0.4
THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF HALLMARK CHANNEL 2:00 PM 2,189 0.4
DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 11:45 PM 836 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,445 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 806 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 914 0.4
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPION 3 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,553 0.4
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 6:00 PM 756 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 AM 1,594 0.4
EDGE OF ALASKA DISCOVERY CHANNEL 10:01 PM 1,531 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 8:00 PM 1,108 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:30 PM 791 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,136 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 812 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 3:00 PM 1,171 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 779 0.4
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHOWTIME PRIME 8:59 PM 920 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 789 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 768 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 2:00 PM 1,101 0.4
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS POSTSHO BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:35 PM 1,053 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 1:00 PM 1,080 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 5:30 PM 691 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 734 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 707 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 671 0.3
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,181 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 10:00 PM 718 0.3
SIMPSONS MARA 600 12 DAYS FXX 10:30 PM 699 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 728 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 1,381 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 12:00 PM 1,128 0.3
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 2:30 AM 695 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:30 PM 1,240 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 705 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 715 0.3
NICK AT NITE MOVIE NICK-AT-NITE 9:00 PM 1,084 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 762 0.3
LEGENDS HIDDEN TEMPLE MVE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,327 0.3
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 7:00 PM 784 0.3
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 733 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 728 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 727 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 1,231 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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