“The Walking Dead” hit a new series low Sunday night, dropping from its season 9 premiere’s 2.5 rating to a 2.0 in adults 18-49, four-tenths lower than its previous 2.4 series low. However, it still easily led the night’s cable ratings, as TBS’ Astros vs. Red Sox live MLB broadcast came second with a 1.5 and 5.69 million viewers.
Following its season premiere from the week before, “Doctor Who” experienced a small second-week dip on BBC America, falling from a 0.5 to a 0.4. Meanwhile, the “Tell All” special episode of TLC’s “90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days” actually saw the series tick up week-to-week, from its previous 0.7 to a 0.8. E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” held steady with another 0.4.
Showtime’s “Shameless” scored a 0.3 for the second week in a row, as did HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” (0.3). The recently-renewed “Kidding” similarly maintained a 0.1.
Outside of the top 25, “The Deuce” continued its recent 0.1 streak. Also on HBO, the series premiere of the Jennifer Garner-led “Camping” scored a low 0.1 and 544,000 viewers.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, October 14, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||4,947||2.0|
|MLB ALCS: ALCS ASTROS-RED SOX||TBS||6:59 PM||5,658||1.5|
|90 DAY FIANCE: BT90D||TLC||8:00 PM||2,655||0.8|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:06 PM||1,694||0.6|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||10:00 AM||1398||0.6|
|HALLOWEEN WARS||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,315||0.5|
|DOCTOR WHO||BBC-AMERICA||8:00 PM||1,119||0.4|
|DECORATE DISNEY HALLO MAGI||FREEFORM||8:00 PM||932||0.4|
|KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||867||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:00 AM||793||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||9:00 AM||870||0.4|
|MARRIED TO MEDICINE||BRAVO||8:00 PM||982||0.4|
|HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOW||FOOD||10:00 PM||942||0.3|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,220||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||613||0.3|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||9:30 PM||1313||0.3|
|SUNDAY MOVIE: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA||FREEFORM||9:00 PM||683||0.3|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:01 PM||919||0.3|
|HARVEY BIRDMAN||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||566||0.3|
|INSIDE THE MLB||TBS||11:01 PM||896||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||8:00 AM||616||0.3|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||8:30 PM||1376||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.