Cable Live +3 ratings, May 16-22: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ tie for most growth

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“Game of Thrones” scored a three-day season high with its May 22 episode, earning a 5.1 rating in adults 18-49. The show also tied its biggest three-day increase, set the week before, growing 1.1 points from its same-day 4.0. “Fear the Walking Dead” also grew by 1.1 points (1.9 to 3.0).

NBA playoff games occupied six of the Top 8 spots in both the 18-49 and rankings. “Fear the Walking Dead” had the biggest viewer growth, adding 2.28 million people.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 16-22, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 5.1
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/WARRIORS GM 1 TNT 3.7
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/WARRIORS GM 2 TNT 3.1
3t NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS/THUNDER GM 3 TNT 3.1
5 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3.0
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 1 ESPN 2.3
7 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 2 ESPN 2.2
8 NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/RAPTORS GM 3 ESPN 2.1
9 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2.0
10 PREACHER – P AMC 1.6
10t TEEN MOM II MTV 1.6
12 60 DAYS IN AEN 1.5
13 BLACK INK CREW VH1 1.4
14 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.3
14t KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1.3
14t SILICON VALLEY HBOM 1.3
14t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.3
18 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.2
18t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.2
20 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 1.1
20t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1.1
22 BATES MOTEL – F AEN 1.0
22t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 1.0
22t INK MASTER SPK 1.0
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.9
25t ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.9
25t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 0.9

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for May 16-22, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 10116
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/WARRIORS GM 1 TNT 8766
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS/THUNDER GM 3 TNT 8056
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/WARRIORS GM 2 TNT 7647
5 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6663
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 2 ESPN 5522
7 NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/RAPTORS GM 3 ESPN 5431
8 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 1 ESPN 5430
9 PREACHER – P AMC 3820
10 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 3700
11 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 3699
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 3686
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 3654
14 NASCAR SPRINT CUP – ALL-STAR RACE FS1 3480
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 3277
15t THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Weds.) FXNC 3188
17 60 DAYS IN AEN 3119
18 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Mon.) FXNC 3026
19 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Thurs.) FXNC 2977
20 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 2932
21 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 2921
22 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 2793
23 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 2758
24 THE GOOD WITCH HALL 2687
25 TEEN MOM II MTV 2665

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 4.0 5.1 1.1 28%
1t FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
4 PREACHER – P AMC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
4t 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
6 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
7 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.5 2.0 0.5 33%
7t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
7t BATES MOTEL – F AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
7t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
7t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
12 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
12t DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
12t INK MASTER SPK 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
12t ARCHER FX 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
16 BLACK INK CREW VH1 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
16t STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
16t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
16t ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
16t ALONE HIST 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
16t SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
16t BOTCHED ENT 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
16t VEEP HBOM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
16t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
16t LITTLE WOMEN NY LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t AWKWARD MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t THE DETOUR TBSC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
16t ROYAL PAINS – P USA 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 4388 6663 2275 52%
2 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 7890 10116 2226 28%
3 PREACHER – P AMC 2380 3820 1440 61%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 1455 2665 1210 83%
5 60 DAYS IN AEN 1978 3119 1141 58%
6 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1554 2580 1026 66%
7 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1509 2532 1023 68%
8 ROYAL PAINS – P USA 1333 2350 1017 76%
9 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 2707 3700 993 37%
10 BATES MOTEL – F AEN 1498 2455 957 64%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1297 2243 946 73%
12 THE AMERICANS FX 817 1727 910 111%
13 THE NIGHT MANAGER AMC 678 1546 868 128%
14 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2853 3699 846 30%
15 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 1779 2600 821 46%
16 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 2129 2932 803 38%
17 INK MASTER SPK 1190 1940 750 63%
18 ALONE HIST 1751 2454 703 40%
19 OUTLANDER STZP 1099 1768 669 61%
20 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 2096 2758 662 32%
21 ARCHER FX 704 1365 661 94%
22 THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 735 1394 659 90%
23 FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 1640 2260 620 38%
24 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 2322 2921 599 26%
25 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 857 1429 572 67%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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