Sunday was not a great night for cable originals. Several shows took ratings hits, and “The Walking Dead” — though still on top — suffered the biggest one.
“The Walking Dead” recorded a six-year low in adults 18-49 with a 3.4 rating (it was off half a point vs. last week). The last time it scored that low was Nov. 20, 2011, when episode 6 of Season 2 drew a 3.1.
The show’s 7.85 million viewers were its fewest since the next-to-last episode of Season 2 in March 2012.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (0.9, -0.1) and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.4) both declined as well. “Outlander” was steady in adults 18-49 at 0.3 but had its smallest total audience (1.23 million viewers) of the season.
“Shameless” managed to hold steady with the previous week at 0.5. The Season 2 premiere of “Search Party” on TBS cracked the top 25 at 0.3.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||7,845||3.4|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:13 PM||2,620||1.1|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLTANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||2,203||0.9|
|A GIFT TO REMEMBER||HALLMARK||8:00 PM||3,883||0.7|
|XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN’ IT||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,403||0.6|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||10:00 AM||1,318||0.5|
|SQUIDBILLIES||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||936||0.5|
|90 DAY FIANCE||TLC||8:00 PM||1,546||0.5|
|THE JELLIES||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||837||0.4|
|KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||774||0.4|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,223||0.4|
|GUY’S GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||8:00 PM||1,065||0.3|
|CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM||HBO||10:01 PM||910||0.3|
|ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN||ID||10:00 PM||1,088||0.3|
|COMIC BOOK MEN||AMC||12:25 AM||610||0.3|
|SEARCH PARTY||TBS||10:00 PM||792||0.3|
|EDGE OF ALASKA||DISCOVERY||10:02 PM||1,549||0.3|
|CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE||ESPN||1:00 PM||605||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.