Cable Live +3 ratings, March 28-April 3: ‘Walking Dead’ finale scores big

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Per usual, “The Walking Dead” topped the cable Live +3 charts with its April 3 season finale. It was No. 1 by a big margin in the same-day ratings, and it’s No. 1 by an even bigger margin after three days of delayed viewing pushed it from a 6.9 rating in adults 18-49 to a 9.1.

Put another way, just the “+3” part — 2.2 points — of the finale would have been the No. 5 show on cable for the week, and its viewer gain of 4.32 million would have been No. 6 in the viewer rankings.

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 28-April 3, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC 9.1
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 3.5
3 NCAA FINAL FOUR – UNC/SYRACUSE TBSC 3.3
4 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2.6
5 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1.8
5t LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.8
7 TEEN MOM II SSN7 MTV 1.7
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.6
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.5
9t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.5
9t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.5
12 60 DAYS IN AEN 1.3
12t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1.3
12t DEADLIEST CATCH – P DISC 1.3
12t FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.3
12t VIKINGS HIST 1.3
17 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.1
17t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 1.1
17t ARCHER – P FX 1.1
17t SHAMELESS – F SHO1 1.1
21 BATES MOTEL AEN 1.0
21t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRVO 1.0
21t MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – METS/ROYALS ESPN 1.0
21t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1.0
21t K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 1.0

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for March 28-April 3, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC 18427
2 NCAA FINAL FOUR – UNC/SYRACUSE TBSC 10205
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 7429
4 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 6088
5 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4891
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 4213
6t BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 4196
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 4194
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 4013
10 VIKINGS HIST 3931
11 THE STORY OF GOD – P NGC 3536
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3458
13 DEADLIEST CATCH – P DISC 3429
14 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 3337
15 REPUBLICAN TOWN HALL CNN 3321
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 2929
17 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – METS/ROYALS ESPN 2900
18 TEEN MOM II MTV 2817
19 60 DAYS IN AEN 2791
20 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 2787
21 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Mon.) FXNC 2705
22 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALL 2591
23 HALLMARK MOVIE – ALL YOURS HALL 2555
24 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 2545
25 SHAMELESS – F SHO1 2534

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC 6.9 9.1 2.2 32%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.1 2.6 1.5 136%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
5 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
5t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
5t VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
5t ARCHER – P FX 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
9 TALKING DEAD AMC 3.1 3.5 0.4 13%
9t LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.4 1.8 0.4 29%
9t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.2 1.6 0.4 33%
9t DEADLIEST CATCH – P DISC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
9t FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
9t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
9t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
9t SHAMELESS – F SHO1 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
9t BATES MOTEL AEN 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
9t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
9t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRVO 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
20t INK MASTER SPK 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
20t TOSH.O CMDY 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t DANCE MOMS LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t BROAD CITY CMDY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t BILLIONS SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t UNDERGROUND WGNA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC 14193 18427 4234 30%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2759 6088 3329 121%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2031 4196 2165 107%
4 VIKINGS HIST 2301 3931 1630 71%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1834 2929 1095 60%
6 60 DAYS IN AEN 1706 2791 1085 64%
7 TEEN MOM II MTV 1751 2817 1066 61%
8 TALKING DEAD AMC 6378 7429 1051 16%
9 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3844 4891 1047 27%
10 BATES MOTEL AEN 1515 2493 978 65%
11 THE AMERICANS FX 820 1792 972 119%
12 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1409 2366 957 68%
13 SHAMELESS – F SHO1 1633 2534 901 55%
14 DEADLIEST CATCH – P DISC 2548 3429 881 35%
15 ARCHER – P FX 1067 1914 847 79%
16 BILLIONS SHO1 1080 1895 815 75%
17 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2580 3337 757 29%
18 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 2035 2787 752 37%
19 DANCE MOMS LIF 1513 2259 746 49%
20 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 1423 2160 737 52%
21 THE STORY OF GOD – P NGC 2803 3536 733 26%
22 INK MASTER SPK 1172 1883 711 61%
23 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1045 1755 710 68%
24 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1444 2137 693 48%
24t UNDERGROUND WGNA 915 1586 671 73%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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