‘The Walking Dead’ returns on top: Cable top 25 for Feb. 19-25

“The Walking Dead” came back from its winter break at the top of the cable ratings.

The Feb. 25 episode of the AMC series delivered a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.28 million viewers, both of which ranked first for the week. It more than doubled the numbers for the second-ranked show — “Talking Dead” in both cases.

Top 25 original cable shows in adults 18-49 for Feb. 19-25, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 3.6 4,659
2 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:23 PM 1.5 1,882
3 WALKING DEAD BONUS AMC Sun. 7:30 PM 1.3 1,715
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,562
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,549
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,280
WINTER OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT NBCSN Weds. 11:00 PM 1.0 1,242
LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,229
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,165
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,152
11 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,024
NBA BASKETBALL – WIZARDS/CAVALIERS TNT Thurs. 8:14 PM 0.8 1,024
13 STREET OUTLAWS DISC Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 947
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 0.7 934
CNN TOWN HALL CNN Weds. 9:00 PM 0.7 909
GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 909
TEEN MOM MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.7 858
NBA BASKETBALL – CLIPPERS/WARRIORS TNT Thurs. 10:35 PM 0.7 832
19 WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN Tues. 8:00 PM 0.6 794
STREET OUTLAWS: MEMPHIS DISC Mon. 10:03 PM 0.6 755
WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN Weds. 8:00 PM 0.6 755
NBA BASKETBALL – MAVERICKS/LAKERS ESPN Fri. 10:35 PM 0.6 755
WINTER OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT NBCSN Tues. 11:00 PM 0.6 730
LIVE PD A&E Sat. 9:00 PM 0.6 730
WINTER OLYMPICS PRIME NBCSN Mon. 8:00 PM 0.6 717
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 717
BLACK INK CREW VH1 Weds. 9:00 PM 0.6 704
NBA BASKETBALL – T-WOLVES/ROCKETS ESPN Fri. 8:01 PM 0.6 704
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM Sun. 11:30 PM 0.6 704

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for Feb. 19-25, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 8,282
2 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 10:23 PM 3,593
3 WALKING DEAD BONUS AMC Sun. 7:30 PM 3,578
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,518
5 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,509
6 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,999
7 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,976
8 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST Tues. 9:00 PM 2,993
9 CNN TOWN HALL CNN Weds. 9:00 PM 2,909
10 WINTER OLYMPICS LATE NIGHT NBCSN Weds. 11:00 PM 2,887
11 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,880
12 HANNITY FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,853
13 GOLD RUSH DISC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,848
14 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,829
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,821
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 2,741
17 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,740
18 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 2,734
19 HANNITY FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,730
20 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,685
21 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 2,679
22 ROYAL HEARTS HALL Sat. 9:00 PM 2,637
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,616
24 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 2,613
25 HANNITY FNC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,611

All ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.