Cable Live +7 ratings, March 28-April 3: ‘Walking Dead’ finale jumps

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The Season 6 finale of “The Walking Dead” made the largest gains in the Live +7 ratings for the week of March 28-April 3.

The finale, which also led the same-day and Live +3 ratings, comes in at 9.6 in adults 18-49 (up from a 6.9 in same-day) and 19.36 million viewers (from 14.19 million).

“The Americans” tripled its 18-49 rating (0.2 to 0.6) and grew by 146 percent in viewers (820,000 to 2.01 million) to lead the percentage gains.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for March 28-April 3, 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 – F AMC 6.9 9.6 2.7 39%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.1 2.9 1.8 164%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.8 2.0 1.2 150%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
5 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
5t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
5t VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
5t ARCHER – P FX 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
9 BATES MOTEL AEN 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
10 TALKING DEAD AMC 3.1 3.6 0.5 16%
10t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
10t DEADLIEST CATCH – P DISC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
10t FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
10t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
10t SHAMELESS – F SHO1 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
10t INK MASTER SPK 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
10t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
10t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
19 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.4 1.8 0.4 29%
19t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
19t TOSH.O CMDY 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
19t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
19t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
19t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
19t BILLIONS SHO1 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
19t UNDERGROUND WGNA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
19t THE AMERICANS FX 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 THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
1t REDNECK ISLAND CMT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
3 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.1 2.9 1.8 164%
4 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.8 2.0 1.2 150%
4t DONNIE LOVES JENNY AEN 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
4t PARTY DOWN SOUTH CMT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
4t BABY DADDY FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
4t YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
9 ARCHER – P FX 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
10 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
10t BILLIONS SHO1 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
10t UNDERGROUND WGNA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
13 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
13t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
13t VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
13t BATES MOTEL AEN 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
13t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
13t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
13t THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t AWKWARD MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t OUTSIDERS WGNA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t DONNIE LOVES JENNY AEN 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t DAMIEN AEN 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t STAR WARS REBELS DXD 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t HOLLYWD MEDIUM ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t I AM CAIT ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t STITCHERS FRFM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t VINYL HBOM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t FAKING IT MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t WICKED TUNA NGC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t KENDRA ON TOP WE 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 14 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 – F AMC 14193 19363 5170 36%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2759 6750 3991 145%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2031 4641 2610 129%
4 VIKINGS HIST 2301 4216 1915 83%
5 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3844 5213 1369 36%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1834 3139 1305 71%
7 TALKING DEAD AMC 6378 7628 1250 20%
8 BATES MOTEL AEN 1515 2734 1219 80%
9 60 DAYS IN AEN 1706 2920 1214 71%
10 THE AMERICANS FX 820 2014 1194 146%
11 TEEN MOM II MTV 1751 2937 1186 68%
12 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1409 2569 1160 82%
13 DEADLIEST CATCH – P DISC 2548 3668 1120 44%
14 SHAMELESS – F SHO1 1633 2708 1075 66%
15 ARCHER – P FX 1067 2101 1034 97%
16 BILLIONS SHO1 1080 2083 1003 93%
17 THE STORY OF GOD – P NGC 2803 3787 984 35%
18 INK MASTER SPK 1172 2115 943 80%
19 UNDERGROUND WGNA 915 1854 939 103%
20 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1045 1945 900 86%
21 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 2035 2933 898 44%
22 DANCE MOMS LIF 1513 2384 871 58%
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2807 3675 868 31%
24 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2580 3409 829 32%
25 OUTSIDERS WGNA 809 1634 825 102%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE AMERICANS FX 820 2014 1194 146%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2759 6750 3991 145%
3 FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES: STEEL CITY (Tues. 9 p.m.) ESQ 58 140 82 141%
4 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2031 4641 2610 129%
5 STITCHERS FRFM 459 1044 585 127%
6 AWKWARD MTV 479 1065 586 122%
7 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 723 1503 780 108%
8 UNDERGROUND WGNA 915 1854 939 103%
9 BABY DADDY FRFM 457 924 467 102%
9t OUTSIDERS WGNA 809 1634 825 102%
11 REDNECK ISLAND CMT 279 562 283 101%
12 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 821 1629 808 98%
13 BEOWULF ESQ 167 329 162 97%
13t ARCHER – P FX 1067 2101 1034 97%
13t MAFS: THE FIRST YEAR FYI 217 427 210 97%
16 TOGETHERNESS HBOM 290 564 274 94%
17 FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES: STEEL CITY (Tues. 10 p.m.) ESQ 76 147 71 93%
17t DAMIEN AEN 479 926 447 93%
17t BILLIONS SHO1 1080 2083 1003 93%
20 BROAD CITY CMDY 631 1209 578 92%
20t RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE LOGO 297 569 272 92%
22 BANSHEE – P MAXP 356 680 324 91%
23 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 822 1562 740 90%
24 VINYL HBOM 567 1061 494 87%
25 YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 485 904 419 86%
25t TOTAL DIVAS ENT 563 1048 485 86%
25t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1045 1945 900 86%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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