“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
POWER STARZ 8:02 PM 1,392 0.5
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,369 0.5
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:00 PM 1,546 0.4
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.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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