If you were a fan of zombies or college basketball, the week of March 21-27 was a good one for you. The Top 8 spots in both adults 18-49 and viewers on cable went to “The Walking Dead,” NCAA Tournament games and “Talking Dead.”

Although “The Walking Dead” hit a season low in 18-49 with a 5.8 rating, it was still the runaway leader for the week. It also topped the viewer tally with 12.38 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for March 21-27, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/27/2016 9:00 PM 5.8 7389
2 NCAA TOURNAMENT – NOTRE DAME/UNC TBSC 3/27/2016 8:42 PM 3.4 4276
3 NCAA TOURNAMENT STUDIO TBSC 3/27/2016 8:21 PM 2.9 3636
4 TALKING DEAD AMC 3/27/2016 10:02 PM 2.3 2970
4t NCAA TOURNAMENT – SYRACUSE/VIRGINIA TBSC 3/27/2016 6:00 PM 2.3 2925
6 NCAA TOURNAMENT – INDIANA/UNC TBSC 3/25/2016 9:56 PM 1.7 2136
7 NCAA TOURNAMENT – DUKE/OREGON TBSC 3/24/2016 10:00 PM 1.4 1785
8 NCAA TOURNAMENT – WISCONSIN/NOTRE DAME TBSC 3/25/2016 7:22 PM 1.3 1677
8t LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 3/21/2016 8:00 PM 1.3 1614
10 NCAA TOURNAMENT POSTGAME TBSC 3/27/2016 11:01 PM 1.2 1573
10t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/21/2016 10:00 PM 1.2 1525
10t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/21/2016 9:00 PM 1.2 1524
10t THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3/22/2016 10:00 PM 1.2 1515
10t NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 3/23/2016 10:35 PM 1.2 1502
10t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/21/2016 8:00 PM 1.2 1473
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3/27/2016 8:00 PM 1.1 1435
16t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/23/2016 11:30 PM 1.1 1376
16t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/23/2016 11:00 PM 1.1 1375
16t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/22/2016 11:00 PM 1.1 1337
20 TEEN MOM II MTV 3/21/2016 10:00 PM 1.0 1329
20t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/22/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1300
20t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/21/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1297
20t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/26/2016 11:30 PM 1.0 1284
20t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/21/2016 11:00 PM 1.0 1274
20t FAMILY GUY ADSM 3/27/2016 10:30 PM 1.0 1268
20t STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 3/21/2016 9:01 PM 1.0 1208

 

Top 25 cable series in viewers for March 21-27, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3/27/2016 9:00 PM 12384
2 NCAA TOURNAMENT – NOTRE DAME/UNC TBSC 3/27/2016 8:42 PM 10112
3 NCAA TOURNAMENT STUDIO TBSC 3/27/2016 8:21 PM 8488
4 NCAA TOURNAMENT – SYRACUSE/VIRGINIA TBSC 3/27/2016 6:00 PM 7588
5 TALKING DEAD AMC 3/27/2016 10:02 PM 4996
6 NCAA TOURANMENT – INDIANA/UNC TBSC 3/25/2016 9:56 PM 4988
7 NCAA TOURNAMENT – WISCONSIN/NOTRE DAME TBSC 3/25/2016 7:22 PM 4761
8 NCAA TOURNAMENT – DUKE/OREGON TBSC 3/24/2016 10:00 PM 4029
9 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/22/2016 8:00 PM 3807
10 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/23/2016 8:00 PM 3751
11 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3/22/2016 9:00 PM 3540
12 HANNITY FOXNC 3/22/2016 10:00 PM 3505
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/21/2016 8:00 PM 3466
14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/21/2016 8:00 PM 3423
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/21/2016 9:00 PM 3416
15t AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/22/2016 9:00 PM 3346
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA 3/21/2016 10:00 PM 3317
18 NCAA TOURNAMENT POSTGAME TBSC 3/27/2016 11:01 PM 3294
19 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 3/24/2016 8:00 PM 3174
20 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3/22/2016 10:00 PM 2911
21 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FOXNC 3/22/2016 6:00 PM 2855
22 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 3/23/2016 9:00 PM 2847
23 NCAA TOURNAMENT – TEXAS A&M/OKLAHOMA TBSC 3/24/2016 7:27 PM 2816
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3/27/2016 8:00 PM 2781
25 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 3/22/2016 11:00 PM 2772

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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