It turns out “The Walking Dead’s” lows last week weren’t just a result of the show airing opposite the Oscars.
The AMC series still led Sunday’s cable ratings by wide margins, but it did so with even smaller numbers than the previous week — which were below anything “The Walking Dead” had drawn in at least six years. Sunday’s 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers were down from 2.9 and 6.82 million a week earlier.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returned from a week off with a 0.8 in adults 18-49. The NCAA Tournament selection show on TBS came in at 0.8 as well.
“Naked and Afraid” returned to Discovery with a 0.5 in adults 18-49. “Homeland” and “The Chi” were up week to week at 0.3 each on Showtime, but they failed to crack the top 25. New seasons of “The Arrangement” and “The Royals” on E! debuted to 0.2s.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, March 11, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||6,604||2.8|
|NBA BASKETBALL||ESPN||9:00 PM||2,223||0.9|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:08 PM||2,321||0.9|
|NCAA TOURNAMENT SELECTION SHOW||TBS||6:00 PM||2,497||0.8|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||2,001||0.8|
|SEC TOURNAMENT||ESPN||12:56 PM||2,553||0.8|
|MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||1,204||0.6|
|COLLEGE GAMENIGHT||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,638||0.5|
|NAKED AND AFRAID||DISCOVERY||10:01 PM||1,535||0.5|
|WORST COOKS IN AMERICA||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,328||0.4|
|PGA TOUR||GOLF||1:00 PM||2,354||0.4|
|MR. PICKLES||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||879||0.4|
|ON THE CASE W/PAULA ZAHN||ID||10:00 PM||1,406||0.4|
|SISTER WIVES||TLC||8:00 PM||1,493||0.4|
|BAR RESCUE||PARAMOUNT||10:00 PM||774||0.4|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:30 PM||1,589||0.3|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:01 PM||1,083||0.3|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:00 PM||1,453||0.3|
|MR. PICKLES||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||766||0.3|
|IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS||TNT||8:00 PM||765||0.3|
|NAKED AND AFRAID SPECIAL||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,058||0.3|
|EVIL LIVES HERE||ID||9:00 PM||1,118||0.3|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||10:00 PM||1,566||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.