‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ are the top two shows for adults 18-49, according to new Nielsen ratings

NEW YORK —  The Big Boom Theory and The Walking Dead have topped the rankings for the first time in 18-34 year-over-year growth since the show premiered.

The Big Booms new viewership was up 13% to 5.9 million viewers compared to 4.9 in 2016, according a Nielsen report released Friday.

As for the season premiere of The Walking Night series finale on Tuesday, which aired earlier in the day, The Walking Day’s premiere was up 6% to 6.1 million viewers.

Both shows are in their fifth seasons.

New numbers were compiled by Nielsen on Friday for a total of 18 shows airing on broadcast television and digital platforms in 2017, the first year in which Nielsen began tracking viewership.

Nielsen said that shows like The Walking and The Big Bang have been the most popular programs among 18-to-49 year-olds.

“For the first three months of 2017, there was no one other than The Walking dead or The Big Boom theory that was on top in the 18- to 49 demo,” said Nielsen President John Schulman.

Despite their recent growth, The Big Booming and The Walkers popularity shows still haven’t matched the ratings for the same time frame.

For the full 2017 ratings report, click here.