Cable Live +3 ratings, Aug. 29-Sept. 4: ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ on top again

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For the third week running, “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Rizzoli & Isles” are at the top of the Live +3 ratings.

“Fear” remains on top in adults 18-49 with a 2.3 rating, nearly doubling its series-low same-day number (1.2) with three days of delayed viewing. That’s also the biggest gain of the week in the demographic.

The next-to-last episode of “Rizzoli & Isles” sits atop the viewer charts with 6.98 million. “Major Crimes” added the most viewers over three days, growing by 2.33 million people from its initial audience.

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2.3
2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – AUBURN/CLEMSON ESPN 1.9
3 POWER STZP 1.5
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.5
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.4
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.4
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.3
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.3
9 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1.2
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 1.2
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1.1
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1.1
GREENLEAF OWN 1.1
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1.1
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1.1
16 60 DAYS IN AEN 1.0
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.0
18 THE STRAIN FX 0.9
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.9
INK MASTER SPK 0.9
THE LAST SHIP TNT 0.9
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.9
SUITS USA 0.9
24 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.8
T.I. AND TINY VH1 0.8

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 6981
2 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 6306
3 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 5306
4 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5275
5 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – AUBURN/CLEMSON ESPN 4770
6 THE KELLY FILE – WEDS. FXNC 4399
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3808
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3749
9 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3725
10 THE LAST SHIP TNT 3710
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3698
12 GREENLEAF OWN 3470
13 SUITS USA 3281
14 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 3214
15 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 3208
15t WWE SMACKDOWN USA 3153
17 POWER STZP 3124
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 3115
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 2975
20 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 2956
21 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 2908
22 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 2884
MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 2884
24 MURDER IN THE FIRST TNT 2779
25 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FXNC 2708

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
3 POWER STZP 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
4 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE STRAIN FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
9 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
THE LAST SHIP TNT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
SUITS USA 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
18 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.2 1.5 0.3 25%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT AEN 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MR. ROBOT USA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DARK MATTER SYFY 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
25 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.2 1.4 0.2 17%

Note: 25 other shows also increased by 0.2 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 3981 6306 2325 58%
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2991 5275 2284 76%
3 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 4829 6981 2152 45%
4 THE LAST SHIP TNT 2130 3710 1580 74%
5 SUITS USA 1879 3281 1402 75%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1911 3115 1204 63%
7 MURDER IN THE FIRST TNT 1612 2779 1167 72%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1817 2975 1158 64%
9 POWER STZP 1987 3124 1137 57%
10 GREENLEAF OWN 2374 3470 1096 46%
11 THE STRAIN FX 987 2068 1081 110%
12 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1162 2131 969 83%
13 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1944 2884 940 48%
14 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1528 2456 928 61%
15 60 DAYS IN AEN 1136 2038 902 79%
16 INK MASTER SPK 1113 1937 824 74%
17 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1327 2101 774 58%
18 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2954 3725 771 26%
19 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 2213 2956 743 34%
20 DARK MATTER SYFY 608 1313 705 116%
21 TYRANT FX 825 1524 699 85%
22 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 1377 2070 693 50%
23 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 1491 2181 690 46%
24 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 2534 3214 680 27%
25 MR. ROBOT USA 651 1318 667 102%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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