“The Walking Dead” put up ratings on Sunday that were the show’s lowest since the late stages of its second season more than five years ago.
The show was still Sunday’s biggest draw on cable by a long shot, but its 4.0 rating among adults 18-49 was the lowest for the show since March 11, 2012 — the next-to-last episode of Season 2. “TWD’s” 8.92 million viewers were the least since the Season 2 finale.
Other cable series took a hit Sunday as well, perhaps in part due to a highly rated World Series game on FOX. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.4) was off a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 dipped under a million viewers. “Outlander” (0.3, 1.52 million viewers) was also down (vs. 0.4 and 1.7 million) after several weeks of viewer growth.
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (0.3) fell out of the top 25, and the finale of “The Deuce” (0.2, 771,000) was off a bit from previous weeks.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||8,923||4.0|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:00 PM||3,246||1.4|
|NFL FOOTBALL||NFL NETWORK||9:30 AM||3,453||1.3|
|NFL POSTGAME||NFL NETWORK||12:40 PM||2,257||0.9|
|90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90||TLC||8:00 PM||1,788||0.6|
|THE CHRISTMAS CURE||HALLMARK||8:00 PM||3,252||0.5|
|SHAHS OF SUNSET||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,393||0.5|
|HALLOWEEN WARS||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,373||0.5|
|90 DAY FIANCE||TLC||9:02 PM||1,631||0.5|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE||NBCSN||3:24 PM||2,775||0.5|
|HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2||FX||8:00 PM||1,209||0.4|
|KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||891||0.4|
|SQUIDBILLIES||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||837||0.4|
|THE JELLIES||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||740||0.4|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,210||0.4|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||10:00 AM||863||0.3|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:18 PM||963||0.3|
|COMIC BOOK MEN||AMC||12:00 AM||705||0.3|
|GUY’S GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||8:00 PM||982||0.3|
|MONSTER HIGH HOWLIDAY||NICK||12:00 PM||1,049||0.3|
|EDGE OF ALASKA||DISCOVERY||10:00 PM||1,546||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||9:00 AM||706||0.3|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES START||NBCSN||2:58 PM||1,988||0.3|
|NFL PRE-KICK||NFL NETWORK||9:00 AM||741||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.