Cable Live +7 ratings, May 9-15: ‘Game of Thones’ and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ stay on top

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“Fear the Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” once again had the biggest gains in Live +7 viewing for the week of May 9-15.

“Fear the Walking Dead” added 1.5 points to its adults 18-49 rating (1.9 to 3.4), edging the 1.4-point bump for “Game of Thrones” (3.9 to 5.3). The two switched places in the viewer race.

AMC’s “Turn” was one of nine shows that at least tripled their 18-49 ratings, although none of them started any higher than a 0.2.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 9-15, 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 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.9 3.4 1.5 79%
2 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 3.9 5.3 1.4 36%
3 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
4 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
5 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
5t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
5t INK MASTER SPK 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
5t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
5t ARCHER FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
5t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
11 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
11t STREET OUTLAWS DISC 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
11t ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
11t BATES MOTEL AEN 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
11t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
11t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
11t THE DETOUR TBSC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
11t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
11t UNDERGROUND – F WGNA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
11t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
11t THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
22 BLACK INK CREW VH1 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
22t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
22t SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
22t AMERICAN DAD TBSC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
22t SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
22t MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
22t SISTER WIVES TLC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
22t MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
22t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
22t LITTLE WOMEN LA SPECIAL LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
22t LITTLE WOMEN NY LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
22t AWKWARD MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
22t WICKED TUNA NGC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
22t INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
22t PENNY DREADFUL SHO1 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
22t OUTLANDER STZP 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
22t TURN AMC 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%

 

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 TURN AMC 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
2t DAMIEN AEN 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2t THE NIGHT MANAGER AMC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2t ORPHAN BLACK BBCA 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2t THERE GOES THE MOTHERHOOD BRVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2t STITCHERS FRFM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2t BANSHEE MAXP 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2t HOUSE OF LIES SHO1 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
10 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
10t PENNY DREADFUL SHO1 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
10t OUTLANDER STZP 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
14t ARCHER FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
14t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
17 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
17t 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
17t INK MASTER SPK 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
17t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
17t THE DETOUR TBSC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
17t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
17t UNDERGROUND – F WGNA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
17t MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t LITTLE WOMEN LA SPECIAL LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t LITTLE WOMEN NY LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t AWKWARD MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t WICKED TUNA NGC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 25 other programs also grew by 100% but had lower starting ratings than those listed above.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 7822 10652 2830 36%
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 4486 7292 2806 63%
3 60 DAYS IN AEN 1627 2961 1334 82%
4 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1690 2970 1280 76%
5 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1774 3028 1254 71%
6 THE AMERICANS FX 895 2095 1200 134%
7 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 2990 4142 1152 39%
8 UNDERGROUND – F WGNA 1012 2115 1103 109%
9 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 2073 3157 1084 52%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1310 2330 1020 78%
11 THE NIGHT MANAGER AMC 725 1720 995 137%
12 BATES MOTEL AEN 1405 2393 988 70%
13 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 1754 2716 962 55%
14 ARCHER FX 760 1669 909 120%
15 OUTLANDER STZP 1027 1923 896 87%
16 INK MASTER SPK 1153 2039 886 77%
17 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 2188 3010 822 38%
18 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 996 1791 795 80%
19 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 843 1621 778 92%
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1016 1770 754 74%
21 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1929 2648 719 37%
22 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 661 1367 706 107%
23 THE GOOD WITCH HALL 2014 2698 684 34%
24 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 1887 2556 669 35%
24t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 704 1373 669 95%


Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 ORPHAN BLACK BBCA 223 674 451 202%
2 DUDE PERFECT SHOW CMT 150 359 209 139%
3 THE NIGHT MANAGER AMC 725 1720 995 137%
4 THE AMERICANS FX 895 2095 1200 134%
5 ARCHER FX 760 1669 909 120%
6 AWKWARD MTV 492 1057 565 115%
7 STITCHERS FRFM 392 835 443 113%
8 UNDERGROUND – F WGNA 1012 2115 1103 109%
9 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 661 1367 706 107%
10 PENNY DREADFUL SHO1 599 1236 637 106%
11 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 404 823 419 104%
11t TURN AMC 580 1181 601 104%
13 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 548 1075 527 96%
14 THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 704 1373 669 95%
15 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 843 1621 778 92%
15t HOUSE OF LIES SHO1 383 735 352 92%
17 OUTLANDER STZP 1027 1923 896 87%
17t HUNTERS SYFY 367 686 319 87%
19 DAMIEN AEN 405 747 342 84%
19t REAL WORLD: GO BIG OR GO HOME MTV 406 747 341 84%
21 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 336 614 278 83%
22 60 DAYS IN AEN 1627 2961 1334 82%
23 ARRANGED – P FYI 257 466 209 81%
24 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 996 1791 795 80%
25 BANSHEE MAXP 424 758 334 79%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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