“The Walking Dead” managed to stay on top of the cable charts, even with the added competition of a college basketball-heavy week.

The long-running AMC zombie series took the week’s top spot the adults 18-49 demo, despite ticking down from the 1.8 it had scored the week before to a 1.7. It remained the week’s most-watched cable broadcast as well, after raking in a 4.57 million viewer audience.

ESPN’s broadcast of the ACC tournament game between Duke and North Carolina came second in both measures with a 1.5 and 4.15 million viewers, while the Saturday night Duke vs. Florida State ACC title game (1.2, 4.06 million) followed closely behind.

Top 25 original cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for March 11-17, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)*
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,125
2 ACC TOURNAMENT – DUKE/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN Fri. 9:33 PM 1.5 1,971
3 ACC TOURNAMENT – FLORIDA STATE/DUKE ESPN Sat. 8:30 PM 1.2 1,549
4 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD ESPN Fri. 9:12 PM 1.0 1,306
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,267
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,242
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,229
8 NBA REGULAR SEASON – GOLDEN STATE/HOUSTON ESPN Weds. 9:38 PM 0.9 1,203
ACC TOURNAMENT – SYRACUSE/DUKE ESPN Thurs. 9:27 PM 0.9 1,190
10 SEC TOURNAMENT – TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY ESPN Sat. 3:19 PM 0.8 1,075
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO Sun. 8:00 PM 0.8 986
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 973
13 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.7 909
PAC 12 TOURNAMENT ESPN Sat. 10:41 PM 0.7 896
COLLEGE GAMEDAY BKBL ESPN Sat. 5:41 PM 0.7 883
BIG 12 TOURNAMENT – IOWA ST/KANSAS ESPN Sat. 6:07 PM 0.7 883
LOVE AND HIP HOP 9 VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 0.7 870
COLLEGE GAMEDAY BKBL ESPN Sat. 8:12 PM 0.7 858
NBA AFTER THE BUZZER ESPN Weds. 11:58 PM 0.7 845
COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD ESPN Thurs. 9:05 PM 0.7 832
21 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY Fri. 9:01 PM 0.6 781
SEC TOURNAMENT – AUBURN/TENNESSEE ESPN Sun. 12:56 PM 0.6 781
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 742
TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 704
25 ACC TOURNAMENT – FLORIDA STATE/VIRGINIA ESPN Fri. 7:00 PM 0.5 691

*Adults 18-49 viewer figures are approximate. 17 shows tied for 25th place.

Top 25 original cable shows in total viewers for March 11-17, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC Sun. 9:00 PM 4,566
2 ACC TOURNAMENT – DUKE/NORTH CAROLINA ESPN Fri. 9:33 PM 4,150
3 ACC TOURNAMENT – FLORIDA STATE/DUKE ESPN Sat. 8:30 PM 4,063
4 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY Tues. 9:00 PM 3,464
5 HANNITY FOX NEWS Weds. 9:00 PM 3,371
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,311
7 SEC TOURNAMENT – TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY ESPN Sat. 3:19 PM 3,285
8 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 3,205
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 3,171
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,143
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Weds. 8:00 PM 3,108
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Tues. 8:00 PM 3,086
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 3,054
14 HANNITY FOX NEWS Tues. 9:00 PM 3,043
15 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Mon. 8:00 PM 2,895
HANNITY FOX NEWS Mon. 9:00 PM 2,895
17 COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD ESPN Fri. 9:12 PM 2,888
18 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 9:00 PM 2,866
19 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,859
20 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Weds. 10:00 PM 2,857
21 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 8:00 PM 2,838
22 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon. 10:00 PM 2,752
23 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,693
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS Fri. 8:00 PM 2,651
25 HANNITY FOX NEWS Fri. 9:00 PM 2,631

All ratings are live + same-day. 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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