With “The Walking Dead” on hiatus, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” took over the No. 1 spot on cable Sunday.

The Bravo show scored a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, even with the previous week. It was down a little in viewers with 2.34 million vs. 2.64 million a week earlier.

TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé” ticked up a tenth of a point to 0.7, while “Shameless” (0.5) and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.5) were both even with their previous outings.

Hallmark’s movie “Christmas Connection” was the most-watched show on cable with 3.99 million viewers, up from 3.69 million for the previous Sunday’s movie. It was steady in adults 18-49 at 0.6.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,339 1.0
90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:00 PM 2,068 0.7
CHRISTMAS CONNECTION HALLMARK 8:00 PM 3,994 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,187 0.6
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:07 PM 1,578 0.5
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 1,032 0.5
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,227 0.5
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 835 0.4
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:04 PM 1,162 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:00 AM 785 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY 9:01 PM 2,263 0.3
THE JELLIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 705 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:00 AM 634 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 10:00 PM 1,156 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1,146 0.3
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 963 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 731 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 1,138 0.3
NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 701 0.3
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 756 0.3
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER SPECIAL DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,972 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 10:30 PM 1,075 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 8:00 PM 1,067 0.2
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 3:00 PM 765 0.2
SEARCH PARTY TBS 10:00 PM 671 0.2

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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