“The Walking Dead” returned on top of the Sunday cable ratings, but lower than its ever been before.
The season 10 premiere of the AMC zombie series topped the night’s cable chart with a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 4 million viewers. That puts “The Walking Dead” not only down a lot from the 2.5 that its season 9 premiere scored last year, but also marks a new all-time low in the 18-49 demo and in total viewers for the long-running series. “The Walking Dead’s” after show, “Talking Dead,” landed lower in the chart with a 0.5.
TBS’ broadcast of the MLB Division Series game between the Dodgers and the Nationals placed second in the night with a 0.9 and 3.34 million viewers. TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” followed closely behind with a 0.9 as well, up one-tenth from its 0.8 last Sunday, while TBS’ broadcast of the Braves vs. Cardinals MLB game placed fourth with a 0.6 and 2.65 million viewers.
Elsewhere, Starz’s “Power” ticked up from a 0.4 rating to a 0.5. E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.4) returned from a week off, down a tenth from its last outing’s 0.5, while HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” similarly ticked down from a 0.3 to a 0.2. “The Righteous Gemstones” continued its season-long 0.2 streak.
Outside of the night’s top 25, HBO’s “Ballers” matched its previous episode’s 0.2, and “Succession” rose from a 0.1 to a 0.2.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, October 6, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||4,000||1.4|
|MLB DIVISION SERIES – DODGERS/NATIONALS||TBS||7:38 PM||3,339||0.9|
|90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS||TLC||8:00 PM||3,015||0.9|
|MLB DIVISION SERIES – BRAVES/CARDINALS||TBS||4:03 PM||2,650||0.6|
|THE WALKING DEAD BONUS||AMC||7:52 PM||2,024||0.6|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:14 PM||1,620||0.5|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||10:00 AM||1,369||0.5|
|KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||862||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||9:00 AM||853||0.3|
|HALLOWEEN WARS||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,090||0.3|
|ROBOT CHICKEN||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||604||0.3|
|90 DAY B90D: PILLOW TALK||TLC||11:00 PM||1,241||0.3|
|ROBOT CHICKEN||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||557||0.3|
|MARRIED TO MEDICINE||BRAVO||9:00 PM||887||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||8:00 AM||696||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:00 AM||664||0.3|
|HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWD||FOOD||10:00 PM||943||0.3|
|GIRL MEETS FARM||FOOD||11:00 AM||1,051||0.2|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:06 PM||812||0.2|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE: DOVER||NBC SPORTS||2:55 PM||1,826||0.2|
|THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES||HBO||10:04 PM||610||0.2|
|INSIDE THE MLB||TBS||11:49 PM||718||0.2|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||1,690||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.