“The Walking Dead” remained a clear No. 1 on cable in the week of Feb. 13-19, more than doubling its closest competitor’s adults 18-49 rating.

The AMC hit delivered a 5.3 rating in adults 18-49, while the NBA All-Star Game on TNT came in second with a 2.6. Other NBA All-Star programming and “Talking Dead” rounded out the Top 5 in the 18-49 demographic.

In total viewers, “The Walking Dead’s” 11.08 million was more than 4.5 million viewers ahead of the All-Star Game’s 6.51 million. The gap between first and second accounted for more viewers than all but one other show (“NBA All-Star Saturday Night”) on cable for the week.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 13-19, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 5.3 6,771
2 2017 NBA ALL STAR GAME TNT Sun. 8:32 PM 2.6 3,377
3 NBA ALL STAR SATURDAY NIGHT TNT Sat. 8:00 PM 2.4 3,096
4 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:06 PM 1.8 2,333
5 NBA ALL STAR TIP OFF TNT Sun. 7:00 PM 1.3 1,671
6 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,536
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,472
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,437
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,348
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,344
GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,236
12 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,149
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,118
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:30 PM 0.9 1,118
15 TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,068
FAST N LOUD DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,051
FAMILY GUY ADSM Sun. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,048
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,026
THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 7:48 PM 0.8 1,023
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,023
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,023
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 10:00 PM 0.8 995
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:00 PM 0.8 995
FAMILY GUY ADSM Fri. 11:00 PM 0.8 978

25 shows tied for 25th place with 0.7 ratings.

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for Feb. 13-19, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 11,075
2 2017 NBA ALL STAR GAME TNT Sun. 8:32 PM 6,513
3 NBA ALL STAR SATURDAY NIGHT TNT Sat. 8:00 PM 5,627
4 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 4,475
5 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 4,185
6 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:06 PM 4,054
7 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,881
8 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 3,760
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,471
10 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 3,425
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,354
12 NBA ALL STAR TIP OFF TNT Sun. 7:00 PM 3,205
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,203
14 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 3,201
15 AMERICA’S NEWS HQ FNC Sat. 6:00 PM 3,168
16 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,157
17 THE FIVE FNC Thurs. 5:00 PM 3,122
18 THE O’REILLY FACTOR SPCL FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 3,070
19 HAPPENING NOW FNC Thurs. 1:00 PM 3,063
20 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Thurs. 6:00 PM 3,050
21 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 10:00 PM 3,048
22 THE FIVE FNC Mon. 5:00 PM 2,992
23 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Tues. 6:00 PM 2,929
24 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Mon. 6:00 PM 2,922
25 THE FIVE FNC Tues. 5:00 PM 2,920

All ratings are live + same-day. 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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