“True Detective” closed out its third season in fairly solid fashion Sunday night.

The HBO crime anthology series raked in a 0.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 1.38 million viewers with its season finale, up a tenth from its penultimate episode and tying its second-best rating of the season.

Meanwhile, without the “NBA All-Star Game” to compete with this time around, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (predictably) took the night’s no. 1 spot, and matched its previous episode’s 1.7. “Talking Dead” came second with a 0.6, also steady with its broadcast from the week before. E!’s live pre-Oscars red carpet coverage rounded out the night’s top 4 with 0.6 and 0.5 ratings.

Elsewhere, Showtime’s “Shameless” fell from a 0.3 to a season low 0.2, and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” grabbed a 0.3 with 840,000 viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, February 24, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 4,386 1.7
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:02 PM 1,712 0.6
RCR: 19 ACADEMY AWARDS E! 7:30 PM 1,868 0.6
LRC 19 ACADEMY AWARDS E! 5:00 PM 1,752 0.5
WORST COOKS FOOD 9:00 PM 1,345 0.4
TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 9:03 PM 1,384 0.4
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 852 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 784 0.3
EVIL LIVES HERE INVEST 9:00 PM 1,330 0.3
ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVEST 10:00 PM 1,441 0.3
HOT STREETS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 546 0.3
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1,263 0.3
PREMIER LEAGUE – LIVERPOOL/MANCHESTER UNITED NBC SPORTS 8:57 AM 718 0.3
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:18 PM 840 0.3
HOT STREETS ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 519 0.3
SEEKING SISTER WIFE TLC 10:00 PM 785 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 12:00 PM 605 0.3
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:06 PM 814 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 11:00 AM 597 0.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:00 PM 492 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 10:00 AM 531 0.2
WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 8:00 PM 2,446 0.2
AMERICAN PICKERS AC HISTORY 9:02 PM 1,187 0.2
E:60 ESPN 9:00 AM 462 0.2
BREAK HBO 8:53 PM 634 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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