“The Walking Dead” resumed its seventh season on AMC in its usual spot — No. 1 on cable for the week.

The AMC hit improved on its fall finale in Sunday’s return episode, and its 5.7 rating in adults 18-49 was more than twice as big as the second-place show — “Talking Dead” at 2.2. “Love and Hip Hop” and the first two hours of “Monday Night Raw” (all 1.2) were the top non-zombie-related shows in the demographic.

In viewers, “The Walking Dead’s” 12 million was likewise far and away the No. 1 show of the week.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 6-12, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 5.7 7,340
2 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:13 PM 2.2 2,759
3 THE WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC Sun. 7:35 PM 1.5 1,949
4 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,563
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,527
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,488
7 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,369
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,369
9 COLLEGE BASKETALL – N. CAROLINA/DUKE ESPN Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,289
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,289
11 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,167
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:30 PM 0.9 1,113
TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,103
LEAVE IT TO STEVIE VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,095
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:00 PM 0.9 1,094
16 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,085
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,081
BOB’S BURGERS ADSM Weds. 10:30 PM 0.8 1,076
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,073
NBA BASKETBALL – CAVALIERS/THUNDER TNT Thurs. 8:13 PM 0.8 1,042
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,041
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 9:30 PM 0.8 1,033
NBA REGULAR SEASON – BULLS/WARRIORS ESPN Weds. 10:38 PM 0.8 1,018
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 8:30 PM 0.8 1,011
FIXER UPPER HGTV Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 996
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 981
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 10:00 PM 0.8 979
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:30 PM 0.8 976
FAMILY GUY ADSM Sun. 11:00 PM 0.8 973
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 10:30 PM 0.8 964

 

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for Feb. 6-12, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 11,996
2 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:13 PM 4,804
3 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 4,447
4 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 4,375
5 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 4,253
6 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 4,184
7 THE WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC Sun. 7:35 PM 3,807
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 3,571
9 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 3,547
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,467
11 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Thurs. 6:00 PM 3,445
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,343
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,327
14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,316
15 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 3,243
16 THE FIVE FNC Tues. 5:00 PM 3,213
17 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Tues. 6:00 PM 3,212
18 THE FIVE FNC Thurs. 5:00 PM 3,199
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,170
20 THE FIRST 100 DAYS FNC Thurs. 7:00 PM 3,166
21 FIXER UPPER HGTV Tues. 9:00 PM 3,162
22 THE FIVE FNC Weds. 5:00 PM 3,143
23 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Mon. 6:00 PM 3,114
24 THE FIVE FNC Fri. 5:00 PM 3,087
25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL – N. CAROLINA/DUKE ESPN Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,085

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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