‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Fixer Upper’ dominate viewership in cabe telecasts for Q2 2017

A promotional image for AMC's "The Walking Dead." (Facebook/TheWalkingDeadAMC)

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” dominated cable TV for the second quarter of 2017.

According to data released by Nielsen last June 27, “The Walking Dead” season 7 finale became the most-watched show of the quarter. The episode garnered over 16 million viewers in delayed viewing. “Fixer Upper” came in second with its season 4 finale, pulling in 5.21 million viewers.

The data came from a combination of Live+ 7 and Live+ 3 numbers from June 12 to 21. Some of them also came from Live+Same Day numbers taken from June 22 to 27. Meanwhile, a report from Variety said that the season 3 premiere of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”(5.07 million) trailed the two. “Major Crimes” season 5 finale, (5.01 million) and “Hannity’s” April 6 airing (4.90 million) follows it.

Apart from “The Walking Dead”’s remarkable performance, AMC also registered the most telecasts included in the Top 50. “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” and “Better Call Saul” took 15 of these spots. according to Comicbook.com.

Also included in the Top 10 are Fox News’ “Shepard Smith Reporting” and Discovery’s “Street Outlaws.”

Meanwhile, the success of “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines goes beyond their TV show. Last month, the couple announced the new name for the old iconic restaurant they purchased and refurbished in Waco, Texas.

The couple renamed the old Elite Café into Magnolia Table, which serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

“People always say the restaurant business is a beast – and we believe that, we aren’t naïve to the fact that this is all new to us – but we are genuinely thrilled that we get the opportunity to restore a Waco treasure into something new,” shared Joanna in her blog post.

Some of their offerings include farm eggs Benedict, homemade pies, and the “Gaines Brothers Burger,” among others.

The old Elite Café closed in 2016, which prompted the Gaineses to purchase the property because of its historical significance.