“The Walking Dead” declined some opposite the Oscars on Feb. 26, but here’s how dominant it still is on cable:

In adults 18-49, the show’s 4.9 rating was 2.9 times higher than that of the second-place show, “Talking Dead” at 1.7.

In viewers, “The Walking Dead’s” 10.42 million was 2 1/2 times greater than the second-place show — the Thursday edition of “The O’Reilly Factor” at 4.16 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 4.9 6,349
2 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:09 PM 1.7 2,234
3 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,630
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,501
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,487
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,459
7 NBA BASKETBALL – CLIPPERS/WARRIORS TNT Thurs. 10:34 PM 1.0 1,305
GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,292
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,269
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,223
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:00 PM 1.0 1,221
12 FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:30 PM 0.9 1,172
THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 7:55 PM 0.9 1,172
14 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM Weds. 10:30 PM 0.8 1,068
TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,051
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,045
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC Weds. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,041
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,029
FAST N LOUD DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,029
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,024
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,022
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,016
NBA BASKETBALL – KNICKS/CAVALIERS TNT Thurs. 8:14 PM 0.8 1,014
BOB’S BURGERS ADSM Weds. 10:00 PM 0.8 997
BOB’S BURGERS ADSM Thurs. 10:30 PM 0.8 997
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 10:00 PM 0.8 971
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 970
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 967

 

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for Feb. 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 10,423
2 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 4,157
3 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 4,000
4 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,971
5 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:09 PM 3,937
6 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 3,841
7 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 3,792
8 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 3,428
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,264
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,263
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,251
12 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,237
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,151
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 3,131
15 FIXER UPPER HGTV Tues. 9:00 PM 3,106
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,086
17 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Tues. 6:00 PM 3,041
18 THE FIVE FNC Mon. 5:00 PM 2,965
19 HANNITY FNC Mon. 10:00 PM 2,939
20 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Weds. 6:00 PM 2,937
21 THE FIVE FNC Tues. 5:00 PM 2,907
22 THE FIVE FNC Weds. 5:00 PM 2,899
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,838
24 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Thurs. 6:00 PM 2,821
25 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Fri. 8:00 PM 2,813

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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