Cable Live +3 ratings, Aug. 22-28: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ lead again

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The top shows in Live +3 ratings for Aug. 22-28 are the same two that held the top spots the previous week.

“Fear the Walking Dead” ranks first in adults 18-49 with a 2.5 rating after three days of delayed viewing. It matched its rating and gain (0.9 points) from the week before. “Rizzoli & Isles” is No. 1 in viewers with 6.82 million, while fellow TNT show “Major Crimes” (6.3 million) had the biggest viewer gain.

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Aug. 22-28, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2.5
2 2016 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS – S MTV 2.1
3 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.6
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.4
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.4
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.3
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.3
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1.2
THE NIGHT OF – F HBOM 1.2
TEEN MOM – SUN. MTV 1.2
POWER STZP 1.2
12 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 1.1
THE STRAIN – P FX 1.1
TEEN MOM – MON. 10 p.m. MTV 1.1
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1.1
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 1.1
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.1
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10 p.m. – P USA 1.1
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10:30 p.m. USA 1.1
20 BALLERS HBOM 1.0
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 1.0
TEEN MOM – MON. 9 p.m. – P MTV 1.0
2016 VMA PRESHOW – S MTV 1.0
GREENLEAF OWN 1.0
25 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.9
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.9
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.9
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.9
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.9
THE LAST SHIP TNT 0.9
BASKETBALL WIVES LA VH1 0.9
T.I. AND TINY VH1 0.9

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Aug. 22-28, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 6824
2 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 6298
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5535
4 THE LAST SHIP TNT 4052
5 2016 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS – S MTV 3883
6 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3769
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3729
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3663
9 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 3565
10 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FXNC 3534
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3469
12 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FXNC 3292
13 SUITS USA 3136
14 GREENLEAF OWN 3107
15 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 3068
15t WWE SMACKDOWN USA 3053
17 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 3000
18 SUMMER OF DREAMS HALL 2979
19 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 2955
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 2938
21 THE KELLY FILE – THURS. FXNC 2937
22 THE NIGHT OF – F HBOM 2932
23 THE KELLY FILE – MON. FXNC 2861
24 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10 p.m. – P USA 2852
25 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 2846

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
TEEN MOM – SUN. MTV 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
THE STRAIN – P FX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
BALLERS HBOM 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
9 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.2 1.6 0.4 33%
POWER STZP 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
TEEN MOM – MON. 10 p.m. MTV 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10 p.m. – P USA 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10:30 p.m. USA 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
TEEN MOM – MON. 9 p.m. – P MTV 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
THE LAST SHIP TNT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
INK MASTER SPK 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SUITS USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
22 2016 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS – S MTV 1.8 2.1 0.3 17%
THE NIGHT OF – F HBOM 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%

Note: 13 other shows also increased by 0.3 but had lower ratings than those listed above.

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 3935 6298 2363 60%
2 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 4746 6824 2078 44%
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3661 5535 1874 51%
4 THE LAST SHIP TNT 2544 4052 1508 59%
5 SUITS USA 1827 3136 1309 72%
6 MURDER IN THE FIRST TNT 1496 2696 1200 80%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1818 2938 1120 62%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1962 3000 1038 53%
9 BALLERS HBOM 1014 2039 1025 101%
10 GREENLEAF OWN 2086 3107 1021 49%
11 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10 p.m. – P USA 1845 2852 1007 55%
12 THE STRAIN – P FX 1353 2325 972 72%
13 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10:30 p.m. USA 1787 2689 902 50%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1203 2105 902 75%
15 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2947 3769 822 28%
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1352 2165 813 60%
17 60 DAYS IN AEN 1198 1989 791 66%
18 THE NIGHT OF – F HBOM 2158 2932 774 36%
19 TEEN MOM – SUN. MTV 1128 1877 749 66%
20 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 2228 2955 727 33%
21 POWER STZP 1839 2565 726 39%
22 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1090 1809 719 66%
23 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 2864 3565 701 24%
24 TYRANT FX 810 1508 698 86%
25 DARK MATTER SYFY 762 1449 687 90%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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