“The Walking Dead” got some good ratings news with its return Sunday. The show posted a 5.7 rating in adults 18-49 and just under 12 million viewers, both improvements on the last episode before its hiatus.
The fall finale drew a 5.1 and 10.58 million viewers; Sunday’s episode was up 12 percent in the 18-49 demographic and 13 percent in viewers. In Seasons 3 through 6, the post-break episode on average was about 12.5 percent higher than the one before the break (Season 6’s second-half premiere was down slightly from the fall finale, Season 5’s was up 5 percent, Season 4’s spiked 34 percent and Season 3’s improved 13 percent).
Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” returned from a week off to a 1.0, in line with its usual performance. “Homeland” posted a 0.3 for Showtime, and E!’s Grammy red carpet coverage delivered a 0.6. Outside the Top 25 originals, the final season of “Girls” debuted to a 0.2 in adults 18-49 and 519,000 viewers.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total Viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||11,996||5.7|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:13 PM||4,804||2.2|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||2,251||1.0|
|LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: 2017 GRAMMYS||E!||6:00 PM||1,703||0.6|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:00 PM||1,936||0.5|
|WORST COOKS IN AMERICA||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,462||0.5|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER||DISC||10:00 PM||2,239||0.4|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:00 PM||1,193||0.4|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:30 PM||1,785||0.4|
|FLEA MARKET FLIP||HGTV||12:30 PM||2,078||0.4|
|COMIC BOOK MEN||AMC||12:24 AM||864||0.4|
|SUPERMANSION||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||784||0.4|
|FLEA MARKET FLIP||HGTV||12:00 PM||1,910||0.4|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:30 PM||1,440||0.3|
|EVIL LIVES HERE||ID||10:00 PM||1,213||0.3|
|FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP||BRAVO||9:00 PM||771||0.3|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,375||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||10:00 AM||731||0.3|
|NOT SO VALENTINE||NICK||7:00 PM||1,802||0.3|
|GUY’S GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||8:00 PM||1,119||0.3|
|CAKE WARS CHAMPS||FOOD||10:00 PM||816||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||10:00 AM||593||0.3|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||10:00 PM||1,374||0.3|
|OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKD||ESPN||9:00 AM||600||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.