- AMC shot back to the top of the charts with Sunday's return of The Walking Dead (5.72), which beat out all but the first couple episodes of the fall run. It was 15% behind the year-ago spring premiere, which is an improvement on the show's trends at the end of the fall (-25%ish in the last three weeks).
- Last Wednesday, FX premiered Legion, its take on a Marvel superhero drama, to a 0.69 rating. This was FX's best premiere of the season, edging January's Taboo (0.63) as well as Atlanta (0.53) from the fall. But for a show that got a ton of promotional play on the Fox mothership, even during the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl, it might seem a bit underwhelming to only beat Taboo by six hundredths.
- AMC brought back the British co-production Humans, which had been a fairly decent player in its first season 18 months ago (during summer 2015). Now on Monday, it opened season two with a 0.20 demo, down more than 60% from the series premiere and over a tenth behind its season one low. Still better than other struggling AMC weeknight dramas like Halt and Catch Fire and Feed the Beast, but it looks closer to them than to its season one level.
- Elsewhere, HBO brought back Girls (0.24) for its final season and went a hundredth ahead of last season's premiere. And Tuesday's new Bravo drama Imposters (0.21) started off a bit better than the channel's other currently airing drama Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (which usually gets a 0.15ish).
|The Walking Dead Spring||AMC||9||5.72||7||5.72||-15%||5.36||435||60%|
|The Haves and the Have Nots||OWN||6||0.71|
|Being Mary Jane||BET||4||0.38|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||FXX||6||0.34|
|Switched at Birth||FREE||2||0.22|
|The Young Pope||HBO||10||0.13|
|Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||BRAV||5||0.18|
|Man Seeking Woman||FXX||6||0.12|
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