“The Walking Dead” held up pretty well Sunday in its second episode back from hiatus. The AMC show scored a 5.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.08 million viewers, down only about 7 percent from the 5.7 and 12 million who tuned in the previous week.
The premiere of “Big Little Lies” on HBO finished just outside the Top 25 originals (by a hundredth of a point) with a 0.3 and 1.13 million viewers. That compares pretty well to the debuts of “The Young Pope” (0.3, 963,000) and “The Night Of” (0.3, 774,000), the channel’s last two limited series. Also on HBO (and outside the Top 25), “Girls” (0.3) was up over its premiere, and “Crashing” premiered to a 0.2 and 540,00 viewers.
The NBA All-Star Game on TNT was up year to year in viewers (6.51 million vs. 6.18 million in 2016) but off slightly in adults 18-49 (2.6 vs. 2.7 last year). TBS’ simulcast of the game (0.5) was also down a bit from last year’s 0.7. “Homeland” was steady at 0.3 for Showtime, while the Season 2 premiere of “Billions” drew a 0.2 and 753,000 viewers.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” remained consistent with a 1.0 for Bravo.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total Viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||11,075||5.3|
|2017 NBA ALL-STAR GAME||TNT||8:30 PM||6,513||2.6|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:06 PM||4,054||1.8|
|NBA ALL-STAR TIP OFF||TNT||7:00 PM||3,205||1.3|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||2,603||1.0|
|WORST COOKS 10||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,663||0.6|
|SUPERMANSION||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||981||0.5|
|GUYS GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||8:00 PM||1,402||0.5|
|2017 NBA ALL-STAR GAME||TBS||8:32 PM||1,238||0.5|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:05 PM||1,245||0.4|
|LONG ISLAND MEDIUM||TLC||8:00 PM||1,708||0.4|
|EVIL LIVES HERE||ID||10:00 PM||1,522||0.4|
|NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING||FS1||11:00 AM||1,849||0.4|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:30 PM||1,720||0.4|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,651||0.4|
|FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP||BRAVO||9:00 PM||935||0.4|
|COMIC BOOK MEN||AMC||12:10 AM||754||0.4|
|UFC FIGHT NIGHT LIVE||FS1||9:00 PM||907||0.3|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:00 PM||1,657||0.3|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:30 PM||1,491||0.3|
|BAR RESCUE||SPIKE||10:00 PM||752||0.3|
|CAKE WARS CHAMPS||FOOD||10:00 PM||908||0.3|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||10:00 PM||1,553||0.3|
|NBA ALL-STAR TIP OFF||TBS||8:00 PM||906||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.