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Primetime Cable Ratings: October 23, 2016

THE WALKING DEAD pulls its second best rating ever, with the season 7 premiere of the hit AMC series. Over 17 million viewers and a 8.4 rating in Adults 18-49, tuned into the much anticipated episode. TWD out rated SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, by 40%, in the A18-49 demographic. The episode fell short of the season 5 opener, which drew 7.3 million viewers and a 8.7 demo.

Following TWD was the 90-minute episode of TALKING DEAD, which featured the entire main cast of the series, plus the show creators. TALKING collected 7.6 million viewers and a 3.7 rating in Adults 18-49. Only Football and TWD did better in the key demographic.

Outside of Zombieland, Alaska was big, as the two Discovery series, ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER and EDGE OF ALASKA take the #3 and #4 spots, averaging 2.3 million viewers from 9 to 11 PM.

Rank Show Net Time P2* A18-49
1 The Walking Dead (SP) AMC 9:00 PM 17,029 8.4
2 Talking Dead: TWD (SP) AMC 10:06 PM 7,566 3.7
3 Alaska: The Last Frontier DISC 9:00 PM 2,787 0.5
4 Edge of Alaska DISC 10:01 PM 1,791 0.4
5 Basketball Wives: LA VH1 8:00 PM 1,775 0.9
6 WESTWORLD HBO 9:02 PM 1,698 0.7
7 The Real Housewives: NJ BRVO 8:00 PM 1,688 0.6
8 Kardashians (SP) E! 9:00 PM 1,453 0.7
9 Halloween Wars FOOD 9:00 PM 1,419 0.5
10 Justice w/Judge Jeannie FOXN 9:00 PM 1,414 0.1
11 Special Report: Bret Baier FOXN 8:00 PM 1,392 0.1
12 SHAMELESS SHO 9:03 PM 1,378 0.6
13 90 Day Fiancee: Happily Ever After TLC 9:02 PM 1,351 0.5
14 Hawaii Life HGTV 8:30 PM 1,328 0.3
15 90 Day Fiance TLC 8:00 PM 1,315 0.5
* Viewership (,000)

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