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|
|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|
|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.