“The Walking Dead” hit its lowest adults 18-49 rating since Season 1 on Sunday.
Airing opposite the Oscars, the show scored a 2.9 in the 18-49 demographic. It was the first time “The Walking Dead” dipped below 3.0 since the next-to-last episode of Season 1 in November 2010. It was off seven tenths of a point from the previous week’s 3.6.
Sunday’s 6.82 million total viewers was the smallest audience for the show since exactly six years earlier: The March 4, 2012, episode late in Season 2 drew 6.77 million people.
E!’s “Live from the Red Carpet” pre-Oscars coverage took a hit, drawing 0.4 in the 18-49 demographic and 1.33 million viewers. That’s down from 0.7 and 2.03 million last year. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.6) was up a tenth of a point week to week.
“Last Week Tonight” scored a 0.3 for HBO, while “The Chi” and “Homeland” each posted 0.2 on Showtime.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, March 4, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||6,820||2.9|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:06 PM||2,651||1.1|
|KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||1,285||0.6|
|RED CARPET REWIND: ACADEMY AWARDS||E!||7:00 PM||1,605||0.6|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,347||0.6|
|MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||988||0.5|
|LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: ACADEMY AWARDS||E!||5:00 PM||1,325||0.4|
|SISTER WIVES||TLC||8:00 PM||1,396||0.4|
|GUY’S GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||8:00 PM||1,070||0.3|
|WORST COOKS IN AMERICA||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,240||0.3|
|MR. PICKLES||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||691||0.3|
|ON THE CASE W/PAULA ZAHN||ID||10:00 PM||1,212||0.3|
|EVIL LIVES HERE||ID||9:00 PM||1,259||0.3|
|SEEKING SISTER WIFE||TLC||10:02 PM||990||0.3|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:03 PM||940||0.3|
|MR. PICKLES||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||617||0.3|
|WHEN CALLS THE HEART||HALLMARK||9:00 PM||2,181||0.3|
|REVENGE BODY W/KHLOE KARDASHIAN||E!||10:00 PM||511||0.3|
|FEAR FACTOR||MTV||7:00 PM||537||0.2|
|GIADA ENTERTAINS||FOOD||11:00 AM||835||0.2|
|THE CHI||SHOWTIME||10:00 PM||675||0.2|
|COMIC BOOK MEN||AMC||12:11 AM||544||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.