Cable Live +3 ratings, May 2-8: ‘Game of Thrones’ rises week to week

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“Game of Thrones” had its best DVR performance of Season 6 to date with the May 8 episode. The show posted a 1-point gain (3.7 to 4.7) in adults 18-49, its best of the three episodes so far. The HBO finished the three-day window a tenth ahead of the previous week’s 4.6.

“Fear the Walking Dead” once again had the week’s biggest total increases, growing by 1.3 points in adults 18-49 (2.0 to 3.3) and 2.51 million viewers.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 2-8, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 4.7
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3.3
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/SPURS GM 2 TNT 2.3
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/THUNDER GM 3 ESPN 2.1
4t NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/THUNDER GM 4 TNT 2.1
6 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA (Mon.) VH1 1.9
7 TEEN MOM II MTV 1.7
8 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS – P ENT 1.5
8t NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/RAPTORS GM 1 TNT 1.5
8t LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA (Sun.) VH1 1.5
8t BLACK INK CREW VH1 1.5
12 NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/RAPTORS GM 2 ESPN 1.4
12t NBA PLAYOFFS – HAWKS/CAVALIERS GM 2 TNT 1.4
12t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.4
12t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.4
16 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.3
17 60 DAYS IN AEN 1.2
17t ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE – P DISC 1.2
17t SILICON VALLEY HBOM 1.2
20 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.1
20t DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 1.1
20t INK MASTER SPK 1.1
23 BATES MOTEL AEN 1.0
23t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1.0
25 TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 0.9
25t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.9
25t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.9

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for May 2-8, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 9237
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6924
3 THE KELLY FILE (Tues.) FXNC 5263
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/SPURS GM 2 TNT 5215
5 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/THUNDER GM 4 TNT 5116
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/THUNDER GM 3 ESPN 5019
7 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE – P DISC 4209
7t THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Tues.) FXNC 4209
9 NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/RAPTORS GM 1 TNT 3777
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 3775
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 3757
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 3733
13 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Weds.) FXNC 3632
14 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA (Mon.) VH1 3520
15 NBA PLAYOFFS – HAWKS/CAVALIERS GM 2 TNT 3516
15t NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/RAPTORS GM 2 ESPN 3500
17 HANNITY (Tues.) FXNC 3397
18 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 9 p.m.) CNN 3326
19 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Mon.) FXNC 3020
20 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 3017
21 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Thurs.) FXNC 2975
22 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 2846
23 TEEN MOM II MTV 2809
24 THE KELLY FILE (Weds.) FXNC 2800
25 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Fri.) FXNC 2799

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2.0 3.3 1.3 65%
2 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 3.7 4.7 1.0 27%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
4 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS – P ENT 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
5 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA (Sun.) VH1 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
6 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA (Mon.) VH1 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
6t ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE – P DISC 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
8 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
8t DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
8t INK MASTER SPK 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
8t BATES MOTEL AEN 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
8t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
8t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
8t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
8t ARCHER FX 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
8t UNDERGROUND WGNA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
17 BLACK INK CREW VH1 1.2 1.5 0.3 25%
17t SILICON VALLEY HBOM 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
17t SISTER WIVES – P TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
17t SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
17t VEEP HBOM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
17t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
17t AWKWARD MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
17t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III – P MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
17t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
17t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t THE AMERICANS FX 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 4414 6924 2510 57%
2 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 7281 9237 1956 27%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 1542 2809 1267 82%
4 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS – P ENT 1562 2756 1194 76%
5 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE – P DISC 3103 4209 1106 36%
6 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA (Sun.) VH1 1752 2755 1003 57%
7 60 DAYS IN AEN 1628 2603 975 60%
7t BATES MOTEL AEN 1518 2493 975 64%
9 THE AMERICANS FX 1021 1970 949 93%
10 UNDERGROUND WGNA 905 1764 859 95%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1677 2524 847 51%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1323 2145 822 62%
13 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 2208 3017 809 37%
14 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA (Mon.) VH1 2732 3520 788 29%
15 THE NIGHT MANAGER AMC 806 1583 777 96%
16 INK MASTER SPK 1312 2063 751 57%
17 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1042 1788 746 72%
18 OUTLANDER STZP 1129 1821 692 61%
19 SISTER WIVES – P TLC 1564 2217 653 42%
20 ARCHER FX 834 1457 623 75%
21 DANCE MOMS LIF 1414 2006 592 42%
22 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 1488 2055 567 38%
23 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 1687 2253 566 34%
24 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 753 1312 559 74%
25 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1196 1741 545 46%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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