Cable Live +7 ratings, May 23-29: ‘Game of Thrones’ posts biggest gain of the season

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The Memorial Day weekend episode of “Game of Thrones” ended up in line with its season average in delayed viewing, despite starting signficantly lower than usual in the same-day ratings.

The show ended up with a 5.2 rating among adults 18-49 (up 2.0 points from a 3.2 same-day for its biggest growth of the season) in the Live +7 numbers for May 23-29. The season’s first five episodes averaged 5.1 in Live +7.

Six shows tripled their 18-49 ratings to top the percentage charts. Per usual, though, those shows had low starting points, with “The Americans” and “Royal Pains” (each 0.2) at the top.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 23-29, 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 3.2 5.2 2.0 63%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
3 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
4t ARCHER FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
6 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
6t 60 DAYS IN REUNION AEN 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
6t THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
6t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
6t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
11 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
11t DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
11t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
11t INK MASTER SPK 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
11t FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
11t SISTER WIVES TLC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
11t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
11t THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
11t ROYAL PAINS USA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
20 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
20t BLACK INK CREW VH1 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
20t AMERICAN DAD TBSC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t VEEP HBOM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t ALONE HIST 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t THE DETOUR TBSC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t AWKWARD (10 p.m.) MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t AWKWARD (10:32 p.m.) MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
20t PENNY DREADFUL SHO1 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
20t OUTLANDER STZP 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%

 

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 ROYAL PAINS USA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
1t TURN AMC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
1t ORPHAN BLACK BBCA 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
1t DANCE MOMS SPECIAL LIF 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
1t HOUSE OF LIES SHO1 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
7 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
8 ARCHER FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
8t AWKWARD (10:32 p.m.) MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
8t PENNY DREADFUL SHO1 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
8t OUTLANDER STZP 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
13 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
15 THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
15t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
15t FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
15t SISTER WIVES TLC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
15t INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
15t AWKWARD (10 p.m.) MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
15t THE NIGHT MANAGER – F AMC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
15t RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
15t STITCHERS FRFM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
15t GOOD WITCH HALL 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
15t OUTDAUGHTERED TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 20 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 6710 10321 3611 54%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 1444 2974 1530 106%
3 ROYAL PAINS USA 1236 2563 1327 107%
4 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 3027 4302 1275 42%
5 THE AMERICANS FX 805 2061 1256 156%
6 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1196 2416 1220 102%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1558 2676 1118 72%
8 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2792 3903 1111 40%
9 THE NIGHT MANAGER – F AMC 806 1873 1067 132%
10 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 2010 3010 1000 50%
11 ARCHER FX 759 1743 984 130%
12 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 1920 2893 973 51%
13 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 1899 2858 959 51%
14 FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 1533 2482 949 62%
15 OUTLANDER STZP 1059 1984 925 87%
16 60 DAYS IN REUNION AEN 1338 2245 907 68%
17 SISTER WIVES TLC 1349 2221 872 65%
18 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 803 1587 784 98%
19 GOOD WITCH HALL 2045 2821 776 38%
20 INK MASTER SPK 1161 1895 734 63%
21 ALONE HIST 1718 2426 708 41%
22 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 2384 3083 699 29%
23 THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 841 1533 692 82%
24 TURN AMC 603 1280 677 112%
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 856 1523 667 78%


Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 ORPHAN BLACK BBCA 258 716 458 178%
2 HOUSE OF LIES SHO1 243 652 409 168%
3 THE AMERICANS FX 805 2061 1256 156%
4 AWKWARD (10 p.m.) MTV 382 933 551 144%
5 STITCHERS FRFM 380 923 543 143%
6 THE NIGHT MANAGER – F AMC 806 1873 1067 132%
7 ARCHER FX 759 1743 984 130%
8 AWKWARD (10:32 p.m.) MTV 469 1068 599 128%
9 HUNTERS SYFY 255 566 311 122%
10 TURN AMC 603 1280 677 112%
11 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 391 817 426 109%
12 ROYAL PAINS USA 1236 2563 1327 107%
13 TEEN MOM II MTV 1444 2974 1530 106%
14 DANCE MOMS SPECIAL LIF 476 967 491 103%
15 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1196 2416 1220 102%
16 PENNY DREADFUL SHO1 656 1297 641 98%
16t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 803 1587 784 98%
18 12 MONKEYS SYFY 348 672 324 93%
19 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 551 1053 502 91%
20 OUTLANDER STZP 1059 1984 925 87%
20t THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE STZP 161 301 140 87%
22 THE CHALLENGE: RIVALS III MTV 841 1533 692 82%
23 MONICA THE MEDIUM FRFM 180 323 143 79%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 856 1523 667 78%
25 REAL WORLD: GO BIG OR GO HOME MTV 454 800 346 76%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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