“The Walking Dead” had its smallest 18-49 rating in nearly five years Sunday night. While it’s still the No. 1 show on cable by huge margins, its 4.7 rating among adults under 50 was the lowest it’s been since the Season 2 finale March 2012.
Other originals airing Sunday fared better relative to recent performances. “Homeland” (0.5) and “Big Little Lies” (0.4) each improved by 0.2 on the previous week, and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” improved by a tenth of a point over its last episode to 1.1.
FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” premiered to a 0.5 in adults 18-49 and 2.26 million viewers. While that’s a little below the recent debuts of “Legion” (0.7) and “Taboo” (0.6) in the demographic, “Feud” had a bigger total audience than either one. The iHeartRadio Music Awards drew a combined 1.0 on TNT (0.6) and TBS (0.4).
Just outside the Top 25, E!’s new series “The Arrangement” premiered to a 0.4 and 848,000 viewers.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, March 5, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total Viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||10,163||4.7|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:02 PM||3,560||1.6|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||2,591||1.1|
|NAKED AND AFRAID||DISCOVERY||10:00 PM||1,950||0.7|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON||ESPN||8:30 PM||1,638||0.6|
|IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS||TNT||8:00 PM||1,422||0.6|
|MOVIES WE LOVE: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY||E!||7:30 PM||1,227||0.5|
|FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN||FX||10:00 PM||2,256||0.5|
|EVIL LIVES HERE||ID||10:00 PM||1,548||0.5|
|WORST COOKS IN AMERICA||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,465||0.5|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:00 PM||1,278||0.5|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,690||0.4|
|IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS||TBS||8:00 PM||1,122||0.4|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:30 PM||1,706||0.4|
|FIRST FAMILY OF HIP HOP||BRAVO||9:00 PM||927||0.4|
|MURDER IN LEHIGH VALLEY||ID||9:00 PM||1,563||0.4|
|BIG LITTLE LIES||HBO||9:02 PM||1,040||0.4|
|SUPERMANSION||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||740||0.4|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||10:30 PM||1,597||0.4|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:30 PM||1,602||0.4|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||10:00 PM||1,563||0.4|
|WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE||BRAVO||11:00 PM||947||0.4|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:00 PM||1,567||0.4|
|MURDER IN LEHIGH VALLEY||ID||8:00 PM||1,447||0.4|
Source: The Nielsen Company.