‘The Walking Dead’ Makes a Triumphant Return

‘The Walking Dead’ (AMC)

The highest rated show on TV returned with a bang with its midseason premiere. The Walking Dead jumped back into the XFINITY Weekly Top 20 On Demand list all the way at the #3 spot. The final 8 episodes of Season 7 started off with a memorable episode where Rick and the survivors started to rise up and finally battle back against the threat of Negan and the Saviors. The premiere raked in 15.9 million total viewers and 9.9 million in the 18-49 demo in Live +3 ratings and remains the #1 show on TV for the fifth consecutive year.

Two NBC juggernauts held down the top spot on our list as first-year drama This Is Us returned to our rankings at the top spot, and Saturday Night Live drops just one notch to #2, as the long-running late night comedy series is experiencing a ratings renaissance, pulling in its best numbers in 6 years.

Don’t Miss:  Showtime’s signature drama Billions is back for a memorable second season. Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti star in this cat-and-mouse series about a U.S. Attorney (Gimatti) plotting to take down a brilliant hedge fund billionaire (Lewis). Watch the season premiere and Episode 2 early right here.

Catch Up: The Missing is back for another season on Starz. It’s a whole new case, but Inspector Batiste returns to investigate the case of Alice, a missing girl who returns to her family after being gone for many years. But is there more to the story? David Morrissey also stars as Alice’s father. Watch the entire season right here.

Hot Series: Big Little Lies is the latest buzzworthy limited series from HBO. And the cast isn’t bad either – headlined by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern. The drama (based on the best-selling book by Liane Moriarty) centers on the drama and secrets of women and their families in the tony town of Monterey, California. Everyone has secrets, and someone is a murderer. Watch the first episode right here.

This Week’s Premieres: The Detour (TBS – Tuesday), Chrisley Knows Best (USA – Tuesday), Major Crimes (TNT – Wednesday), Sun Records (CMT – Thursday) The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC – Thursday)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: Feb 6 – Feb 12

Rank

Movement

Series

Network

1

 –

This Is Us (ep 14)

NBC

2

-1

Saturday Night Live (ep 14)

NBC

3

The Walking Dead (ep 9)

AMC

4

Legion (series premiere)

FX

5

-4

24: Legacy (ep 2)

FOX

6

Imposters (series premiere)

Bravo

7

-4

The Big Bang Theory (ep 15)

CBS

8

 -3

Teen Mom 2 (ep 19)

MTV

9

-5

Scandal (ep 3)

ABC

10

-4

Star (ep 7)

FOX

11

-2

SIX (ep 4)

History

12

 -4

Grey’s Anatomy (ep 12)

ABC

13

-2

Love & Hip Hop: New York (ep 13)

VH1

14

 –

APB (series premiere)

FOX

15

Homeland (ep 4)

Showtime

16

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (premiere)

HBO

17

-5

The Bachelor (ep 7)

ABC

18

-11

The Mick (ep 8)

FOX

19

 –

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (ep 10)

NBC

20

+1

Nashville (ep 7)

CMT

*Pre-Linear episode

Top 20 TV Series: Feb 6 – Feb 12

Rank

Series

Network

1

This Is Us

NBC

2

Saturday Night Live

NBC

3

24: Legacy FOX

4

Shameless

Showtime

5

Game of Thrones

HBO

6

The Mick FOX

7

The Young Pope HBO

8

The Big Bang Theory

CBS

9

The Bachelor ABC

10

Homeland

Showtime

11

Star

FOX

12

The Simpsons

FXX, FOX

13

Black Sails

Starz

14

SIX History

15

Teen Mom 2

MTV

16

Taboo FX

17

Nashville

CMT

18

The Missing

Starz

19

Vikings

History, Streampix

20

Lethal Weapon

FOX

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