“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|
|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|
|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|
|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.