Predictably, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” led the Sunday cable ratings yet again, despite ticking back down from its previous 1.8 to a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49. “Talking Dead” similarly fell two-tenths to a 0.5, while Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” held onto the night’s no. 2 spot, and maintained a 0.8.

ESPN’s broadcast of the NCAA SEC Tournament title game between Auburn and Tennessee rounded out the night’s top 3 with a 0.6 and 2.24 million viewers. Additionally, the Discovery Channel’s “Naked and Afraid” rebounded from its 0.4 the previous week with back-to-back 0.5s.

Outside of the top 25, the season 4 premiere of Showtime’s “Billions” raked in a 0.2 with 843,000 viewers, steady with its third season’s 0.2 and 875,000 viewer averages. Meanwhile, Starz’s “American Gods” slipped from its season premiere’s 0.2 to a 0.1, and HBO’s “The Case Against Adnan Syed” stayed even with another 0.2.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, March 17, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 4,566 1.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,081 0.8
SEC TOURNAMENT – AUBURN/TENNESSEE ESPN 12:56 PM 2,237 0.6
NBA REGULAR SEASON – MINNESOTA/HOUSTON ESPN 9:00 PM 1,317 0.5
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:07 PM 1,559 0.5
BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD 9:00 PM 1,582 0.5
COLLEGE GAMENIGHT ESPN 7:00 PM 1,486 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,620 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 9:01 PM 1,543 0.5
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 10:02 PM 1,784 0.4
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN 11:24 PM 869 0.4
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1,520 0.4
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 772 0.4
AAC TOURNAMENT – CINCINNATI/HOUSTON ESPN 3:15 PM 1,186 0.4
MARRIED TO MEDICINE LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,001 0.3
HOT STREETS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 727 0.3
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:31 PM 722 0.3
HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH HOME 8:00 PM 1,489 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:00 PM 1,441 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:30 PM 1,473 0.3
SEEKING SISTER WIFE TLC 10:00 PM 1,026 0.3
HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH HOME 8:30 PM 1,416 0.3
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 687 0.3
HOT STREETS ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 649 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:39 PM 669 0.3

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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