Cable Live +7 ratings, March 14-20: Nearly 50 shows double in adults 18-49

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The top of the cable Live +7 18-49 ratings chart for March 14-20 looks the same as it did the previous week. “The Walking Dead” (+3.1 points), “The People v. O.J. Simpson” (+1.7) and “Better Call Saul” (+1.2) occupy the Top 3 spots.

Looking at the percentage gains, however, something jumps out. Every single show in the Top 25 (there are 27 total, including ties) at least doubled its 18-49 rating, and five shows tripled. Twenty-two others also doubled (albeit from lower starting points), meaning that 49 shows grew by at least 100 percent in adults 18-49 for the week.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for March 14-20, 2016 are below. The rankings include first-run, regular series and specials only, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – total gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6.0 9.1 3.1 52%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.2 2.9 1.7 142%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.8 2.0 1.2 150%
4 VIKINGS HIST 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
6 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
6t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
8 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.4 2.9 0.5 21%
8t 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
8t BATES MOTEL AEN 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
8t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
8t INK MASTER SPK 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
8t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
8t RIZZOLI & ISLES – F TNT 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
8t TEEN MOM – S MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
8t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
8t COLONY – F USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.4 1.8 0.4 29%
18t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
18t FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
18t JILL & JESSA: COUNTING ON – P TLC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
18t TOP CHEF – F BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
18t TOSH.O CMDY 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
18t MAJOR CRIMES – F TNT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
18t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
18t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
18t TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
18t THE AMERICANS – P FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
18t AWKWARD MTV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
18t YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%


Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 AWKWARD MTV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
1t YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
1t THE MOTHER/DAUGHTER EXPERIMENT LIF 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
1t FAKING IT – P MTV 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
1t TEACHERS TVL 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
6t COLONY – F USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
8 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.8 2.0 1.2 150%
8t VIKINGS HIST 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
8t BABY DADDY FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
8t BASKETS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
8t GIRLS HBOM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
13 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.2 2.9 1.7 142%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14t TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14t THE AMERICANS – P FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
17 TEEN MOM – S MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
18t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
18t RIZZOLI & ISLES – F TNT 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
18t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
18t WORKAHOLICS CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
18t THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
18t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
18t FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
18t UNDERGROUND WGNA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
18t OUTSIDERS WGNA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 22 other programs also grew by 100% but started at lower ratings than those above.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 12686 18384 5698 45%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2884 6772 3888 135%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1992 4625 2633 132%
4 RIZZOLI & ISLES – F TNT 2922 5361 2439 83%
5 VIKINGS HIST 2133 4356 2223 104%
6 MAJOR CRIMES – F TNT 3411 5349 1938 57%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1703 3063 1360 80%
8 THE AMERICANS – P FX 1113 2404 1291 116%
9 COLONY – F USA 1193 2473 1280 107%
10 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2912 4189 1277 44%
11 BATES MOTEL AEN 1446 2587 1141 79%
12 TALKING DEAD AMC 5331 6424 1093 21%
13 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1186 2246 1060 89%
14 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1496 2555 1059 71%
15 TOP CHEF – F BRVO 1169 2196 1027 88%
16 SHAMELESS SHO1 1601 2618 1017 64%
17 BILLIONS SHO1 1127 2139 1012 90%
18 60 DAYS IN AEN 1618 2626 1008 62%
19 UNDERGROUND WGNA 989 1961 972 98%
20 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1444 2415 971 67%
21 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 784 1718 934 119%
22 INK MASTER SPK 1151 2079 928 81%
23 DANCE MOMS LIF 1255 2154 899 72%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3007 3807 800 27%
25 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 1441 2219 778 54%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2884 6772 3888 135%
2 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1992 4625 2633 132%
3 FAKING IT – P MTV 284 627 343 121%
4 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 784 1718 934 119%
5 THE AMERICANS – P FX 1113 2404 1291 116%
6 AWKWARD MTV 517 1078 561 109%
7 YOUNGER TVL 654 1358 704 108%
8 COLONY – F USA 1193 2473 1280 107%
8t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 712 1474 762 107%
10 VIKINGS HIST 2133 4356 2223 104%
10t OUTSIDERS WGNA 737 1502 765 104%
12 UNDERGROUND WGNA 989 1961 972 98%
12t THE FOSTERS FRFM 731 1444 713 98%
14 TOTAL DIVAS ENT 650 1247 597 92%
15 BLACK SAILS STZP 608 1160 552 91%
16 BILLIONS SHO1 1127 2139 1012 90%
17 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1186 2246 1060 89%
18 TOP CHEF – F BRVO 1169 2196 1027 88%
18t BASKETS FX 500 938 438 88%
20 TEEN MOM – S MTV 772 1446 674 87%
20t DAMIEN AEN 535 1000 465 87%
20t BROAD CITY CMDY 640 1194 554 87%
23 WORKAHOLICS CMDY 479 880 401 84%
24 RIZZOLI & ISLES – F TNT 2922 5361 2439 83%
24t GIRLS HBOM 535 977 442 83%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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