Compared to past seasons, “The Walking Dead” had a disappointing finale, coming in at its lowest ratings since Season 2. Compared to the rest of cable for the week of March 27, however, the show was head and shoulders above everything else.

The finale’s 5.4 rating among adults 18-49 was more than three times higher than the No. 2 shows — “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” and “Street Outlaws” at 1.6. In viewers, its 11.31 million was almost three times higher than FS1’s NASCAR race at 3.96 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for March 27-April 2, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 5.4 6,954
2 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,114
STREET OUTLAWS DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 1.6 1,991
4 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC Sun. 10:25 PM 1.4 1,751
5 NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/SPURS ESPN Weds. 9:31 PM 1.3 1,608
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,573
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,510
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – CUBS/CARDINALS ESPN Sun. 8:29 PM 1.2 1,493
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,463
TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 11:25 PM 1.1 1,412
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,364
12 WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC Sun. 7:58 PM 1.0 1,302
13 HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,217
COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN Sun. 8:17 PM 0.9 1,174
NBA BASKETBALL – ROCKETS/WARRIORS ESPN Fri. 10:36 PM 0.9 1,147
HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 Mon. 9:30 PM 0.9 1,103
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,100
18 STREET OUTLAWS SPECIAL DISC Mon. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,071
WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP – MISSISSIPPI ST./S. CAROLINA ESPN Sun. 6:11 PM 0.8 1,046
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 11:30 PM 0.8 1,028
FAST N LOUD SPECIAL DISC Mon. 10:18 PM 0.8 1,000
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:30 PM 0.8 999
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA Tues. 10:00 PM 0.8 998
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:30 PM 0.8 997
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 990
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:00 PM 0.8 990
NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING – MARTINSVILLE FS1 Sun. 2:00 PM 0.8 984
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 10:00 PM 0.8 968

 

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for March 27-April 2, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 11,314
2 NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING – MARTINSVILLE FS1 Sun. 2:00 PM 3,963
3 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP – MISSISSIPPI ST./S. CAROLINA ESPN Sun. 6:11 PM 3,827
4 STREET OUTLAWS DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,790
5 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN Sun. 8:17 PM 3,745
6 FIXER UPPER HGTV Tues. 9:00 PM 3,708
7 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – CUBS/CARDINALS ESPN Sun. 8:29 PM 3,616
8 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 3,485
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,431
10 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 3,349
11 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,267
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,257
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 3,202
14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 3,143
15 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC Sun. 10:25 PM 3,113
16 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 3,088
17 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,016
18 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,946
19 NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/SPURS ESPN Weds. 9:31 PM 2,916
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,848
21 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,843
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,827
23 WOMEN’S NCAA FINAL FOUR – MISSISSIPPI ST./CONNECTICUT ESPN2 Fri. 9:54 PM 2,763
24 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 2,701
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,663

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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