“Shameless” said goodbye to Emmy Rossum, and rose to season highs in the Sunday cable ratings.

The season 9 finale of the long-running Showtime series ticked up from its penultimate episode’s 0.4 a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 – tying its season high in the demo – and hit a season high in total viewers with 1.35 million. The episode, which featured the departure of star Emmy Rossum from the series, was the night’s fourth-highest-rated cable broadcast.

Elsewhere, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” held onto the night’s no. 1 spot, and managed to inch up from a 1.7 to a 1.8 this week. “Talking Dead” similarly rebounded two-tenths to a 0.7, while Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” came second in the night with the same 0.8 it had scored the week before. The Discovery Channel’s “Naked and Afraid” fell from its season premiere’s 0.6 to a 0.4.

Outside of the top 25, the premiere of HBO’s documentary mini-series, “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” posted a 0.2 with 555,000 viewers. The season 2 premiere of Starz’s “American Gods” grabbed a 0.2 as well, down from both the 0.4 its series premiere scored almost 2 years ago and from its first season’s 0.3 average.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, March 10, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 4,831 1.8
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,079 0.8
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:01 PM 2,031 0.7
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:06 PM 1,348 0.5
BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD 9:00 PM 1,597 0.4
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,518 0.4
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:30 PM 1,815 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:00 PM 1,745 0.4
MARRIED TO MEDICINE LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,012 0.4
MEDITERRANEAN LIFE HOME 10:00 PM 1,500 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:30 PM 1,552 0.4
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 746 0.4
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:05 PM 1,079 0.4
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1,520 0.4
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 10:02 PM 1,734 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 8:00 PM 1,673 0.3
HOT STREETS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 722 0.3
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM HBO 6:45 PM 906 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 653 0.3
MEDITERRANEAN LIFE HOME 10:30 PM 1,392 0.3
HOT STREETS ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 639 0.3
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 666 0.3
SEEKING SISTER WIFE TLC 10:00 PM 961 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 11:00 AM 725 0.3
EVIL LIVES HERE INVEST 9:00 PM 1,091 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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