The collection finale of The Walking Dead received a good scores bump on Sunday, delivering the present’s greatest same-day viewers in nearly two years. Yellowstone cooled some from its record-setting fifth season premiere however nonetheless drew the night time’s largest non-sports viewers, and the World Cup received off to a stable begin for Fox Sports and Telemundo.
The Walking Dead drew 2.27 million viewers for its remaining episode — a far cry from its heyday within the mid-2010s however the largest preliminary tune-in since Feb. 28, 2021. The finale was up by 66 % over the same-day common (1.37 million) for the ultimate stretch of episodes this fall and by about 37 % over the common for all of season 11. The episode’s 0.66 score amongst adults 18-49 was additionally the present’s greatest since Feb. 28, 2021.
Yellowstone’s third episode of season 5 drew 8.83 million viewers throughout Paramount Network (8.03 million) and CMT (801,000). That’s off by a very good quantity from the collection file of 12 million-plus viewers for its Nov. 13 premiere (which was simulcast throughout a bunch of Paramount Global retailers), but it surely nonetheless ranked as Sunday’s prime leisure program by a large margin over CBS’ The Equalizer (6.36 million).
The opening match of the 2022 World Cup (a 2-0 win for Ecuador over host nation Qatar) drew 3.07 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 Sunday morning. Telemundo’s Spanish language telecast had an identical viewers (3.17 million), and Peacock and Telemundo digital platforms added 832,000 extra viewers, in accordance with NBCUniversal. FS1’s broadcast improved considerably on the opening of the 2018 match (Russia vs. Saudi Arabia), which averaged solely about 1.7 million viewers.
On the printed networks Sunday, the NFL dominated as ordinary. CBS’ late afternoon broadcast introduced in 27.55 million viewers, and NBC’s Sunday Night Football had 17.89 million on air (and 19 million throughout all platforms).