Cable Live +7 ratings, May 16-22: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ tie for top gains

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“Game of Thrones” and “Fear the Walking Dead” tied for the top spot in adults 18-49 gains in the Live +7 ratings for May 16-22. Both shows grew by 1.4 points in the demo.

The two series nearly tied in the viewer gains as well, with “Thrones” (2.76 million viewers added) narrowly beating “Fear” (2.74 million added).

As was the case the previous week, 10 shows at least tripled their 18-49 ratings, although none of them had a same-day rating higher than 0.2.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 16-22, 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 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 4.0 5.4 1.4 35%
1t FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.9 3.3 1.4 74%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
4 PREACHER – P AMC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
5 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
5t KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
7 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
7t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
7t BATES MOTEL – F AEN 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
7t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
11 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
11t ARCHER FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
11t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
14 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
14t SILICON VALLEY HBOM 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
14t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
14t ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
14t INK MASTER SPK 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
14t SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
14t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
14t AWKWARD MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14t THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
14t ROYAL PAINS – P USA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
24 BLACK INK CREW VH1 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
24t SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
24t ALONE HIST 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%

Note: 15 other programs also grew by 0.3 but had lower starting ratings than those listed above.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 THE NIGHT MANAGER AMC 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
2t ROYAL PAINS – P USA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
2t TURN 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 RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE LOGO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2t BANSHEE MAXP 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
10t REAL WORLD: GO BIG GO HOME MTV 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%
14 AWKWARD MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
15 ARCHER FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
15t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
17 BATES MOTEL – F AEN 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
18 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
19 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
19t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
19t SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
19t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
19t INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
19t LITTLE WOMEN NY LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
19t THE DETOUR TBSC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
19t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 29 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 7890 10650 2760 35%
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 4388 7128 2740 62%
3 PREACHER – P AMC 2380 4207 1827 77%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 1455 2875 1420 98%
5 ROYAL PAINS – P USA 1333 2640 1307 98%
6 60 DAYS IN AEN 1978 3221 1243 63%
7 BATES MOTEL – F AEN 1498 2716 1218 81%
8 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1509 2726 1217 81%
9 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 2707 3900 1193 44%
10 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1554 2742 1188 76%
11 THE AMERICANS FX 817 1948 1131 138%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1297 2390 1093 84%
13 THE NIGHT MANAGER AMC 678 1734 1056 156%
14 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 2129 3184 1055 50%
15 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2853 3854 1001 35%
16 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 1779 2730 951 53%
17 INK MASTER SPK 1190 2056 866 73%
18 ARCHER FX 704 1545 841 119%
19 OUTLANDER STZP 1099 1935 836 76%
20 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 2096 2912 816 39%
21 ALONE HIST 1751 2557 806 46%
22 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 2322 3124 802 35%
23 FOOD NETWORK STAR – P FOOD 1640 2412 772 47%
24 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 857 1603 746 87%
24t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 735 1477 742 101%


Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 ORPHAN BLACK BBCA 248 726 478 193%
2 THE NIGHT MANAGER AMC 678 1734 1056 156%
3 STITCHERS FRFM 374 892 518 139%
4 THE AMERICANS FX 817 1948 1131 138%
5 PENNY DREADFUL SHO1 482 1127 645 134%
6 HOUSE OF LIES SHO1 256 575 319 125%
7 ARCHER FX 704 1545 841 119%
8 TURN AMC 504 1101 597 118%
9 HUNTERS SYFY 288 609 321 111%
10 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 501 1050 549 110%
11 REAL WORLD: GO BIG GO HOME MTV 372 762 390 105%
12 AWKWARD MTV 592 1194 602 102%
13 THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 735 1477 742 101%
14 ROYAL PAINS – P USA 1333 2640 1307 98%
14t TEEN MOM II MTV 1455 2875 1420 98%
16 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 632 1225 593 94%
17 BANSHEE MAXP 500 963 463 93%
18 KENDRA ON TOP (9:30 p.m.) WE 405 778 373 92%
19 DUDE PERFECT SHOW CMT 246 470 224 91%
20 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 361 685 324 90%
20t 12 MONKEYS SYFY 367 696 329 90%
22 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 857 1603 746 87%
22t KENDRA ON TOP (9 p.m.) WE 381 711 330 87%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1297 2390 1093 84%
25 THE VANILLA ICE PROJECT DIY 199 361 162 81%
25t BATES MOTEL – F AEN 1498 2716 1218 81%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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