“The Walking Dead” halted its ratings slide Sunday, although it’s still at a place it hasn’t been since early in the show’s run.

Sunday’s episode drew a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49, even with the previous week. It rose a little in total viewers — 6.66 million vs. 6.6 million a week earlier.

NCAA men’s tournament coverage took up 10 of the top 25 spots among adults 18-49. The UMBC-Kansas State game on truTV (1.6, 4.6 million viewers) drew the biggest crowd.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (0.8), “Naked and Afraid” (0.5), “The Chi” (0.3) and “Homeland” (0.3, just outside the top 25) were all steady week to week. “Last Week Tonight” improved by a tenth of a point to 0.4.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, March 18, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 6,663 2.8
NCAA TOURNAMENT TRUTV 7:48 PM 4,597 1.6
NCAA TOURNAMENT TNT 8:39 PM 3,399 1.2
TALKING DEAD AMC 10:08 PM 2,663 1.1
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 2,069 0.8
NCAA POST-GUN TRUTV 10:13 PM 1,824 0.8
NCAA TOURNAMENT TBS 9:42 PM 2,228 0.8
NCAA TOURNAMENT – BRIDGE TNT 8:24 PM 1,966 0.7
NCAA TOURNAMENT TNT 6:00 PM 1,913 0.7
NCAA TOURNAMENT TBS 7:00 PM 1,864 0.7
NCAA POST-GUN TNT 11:16 PM 1,572 0.7
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,123 0.6
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,366 0.5
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1,547 0.4
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:01 PM 1,227 0.4
NCAA TOURNAMENT – BRIDGE TBS 9:27 PM 1,197 0.4
MR. PICKLES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 831 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:00 AM 909 0.4
ISLAND LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 1,673 0.4
MR. PICKLES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 790 0.4
ISLAND LIFE HGTV 10:30 PM 1,601 0.3
SUPERMANSION ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 667 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1,437 0.3
THE CHI SHOWTIME 10:01 PM 872 0.3
EVIL LIVES HERE ID 9:00 PM 1,288 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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