This year's most-watched cable shows
It wasn’t even a close race; the extraordinary lure of zombies was too much for the competition. AMC’s The Walking Dead was not only tops among total viewers (11.7 million), it was also the most-watched series among adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. TNT shows like The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles continued to lure tons of eyeballs to TNT, while shows like FX’s Sons of Anarchy and the last of MTV’s Jersey Shore rocked the 18-49 demo.
Here are the Top 20 shows on ad-supported cable in the three demographics, culled from live plus 7 Nielsen data from Dec. 26, 2011 to Nov. 25. Kiddie stuff is excluded.