“Better Call Saul” is once again the big winner in Live +7 ratings. It grew by the largest amounts among both adults 18-49 and viewers for the week of May 15.

The AMC show added 1.1 points (growing from 0.6 to 1.7) to its 18-49 rating with seven days of DVR and on-demand viewing and rose by 2.47 million viewers (1.72 million to 4.19 million).

“The Americans” had the biggest percentage gain among adults 18-49, quadrupling its rating from 0.1 to 0.4. It also tied for second in percentage gain among total viewers, growing by 176 percent, just behind “Brockmire’s” 177 percent bump.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for May 15-21, 2017. Rankings include original series, movies and specials only, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – total gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.6 1.7 1.1 183%
2 TEEN MOM MTV 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
3 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
5 INTO THE BADLANDS – F AMC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
FARGO FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS – P MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
12 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
T.I. AND TINY VH1 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
IRON CHEF GAUNTLET FOOD 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
FORGED IN FIRE HIST 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
SILICON VALLEY HBOM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TEEN MOM AFTER SHOW MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DOCTOR WHO BBCA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
BABY DADDY FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
VEEP HBOM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE AMERICANS FX 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 THE AMERICANS FX 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 BORN THIS WAY AEN 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE SON AMC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
12 MONKEYS – 9:30 p.m. FRI. SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.6 1.7 1.1 183%
7 DOCTOR WHO BBCA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
BABY DADDY FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
VEEP HBOM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
10 TEEN MOM MTV 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
FARGO FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS – P MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
13 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TEEN MOM AFTER SHOW MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ARCHER FXX 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ANCIENT ALIENS HIST 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE WHITE PRINCESS STZP 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 18 other shows also grew by 100 percent but had lower ratings than those above.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1716 4186 2470 144%
2 FARGO FX 978 2535 1557 159%
3 TEEN MOM MTV 1048 2305 1257 120%
4 THE AMERICANS FX 621 1714 1093 176%
5 INTO THE BADLANDS – F AMC 1370 2444 1074 78%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1330 2285 955 72%
7 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2295 3234 939 41%
8 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 2035 2968 933 46%
9 GENIUS NGC 929 1858 929 100%
10 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1884 2805 921 49%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1328 2224 896 67%
12 THE SON AMC 1261 2126 865 69%
13 GOOD WITCH HALL 1783 2644 861 48%
14 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 1092 1852 760 70%
15 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 2111 2818 707 33%
16 DOCTOR WHO BBCA 565 1270 705 125%
17 SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 1163 1867 704 61%
18 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 2205 2885 680 31%
19 VEEP HBOM 613 1259 646 105%
20 AMERICAN GODS STZP 631 1252 621 98%
21 FORGED IN FIRE HIST 1318 1921 603 46%
22 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 938 1536 598 64%
23 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 845 1442 597 71%
24 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 1654 2239 585 35%
25 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 745 1327 582 78%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 BROCKMIRE IFC 194 538 344 177%
2 THE AMERICANS FX 621 1714 1093 176%
3 FARGO FX 978 2535 1557 159%
4 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1716 4186 2470 144%
5 ARCHER FXX 309 739 430 139%
6 DOCTOR WHO BBCA 565 1270 705 125%
7 TEEN MOM MTV 1048 2305 1257 120%
8 BABY DADDY FRFM 457 997 540 118%
9 12 MONKEYS – 10:15 p.m. FRI. SYFY 324 687 363 112%
10 12 MONKEYS – 9:30 p.m. FRI. SYFY 374 786 412 110%
11 VEEP HBOM 613 1259 646 105%
12 YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 372 759 387 104%
13 12 MONKEYS – 9 p.m. SAT. SYFY 315 634 319 101%
14 GENIUS NGC 929 1858 929 100%
12 MONKEYS – 10 p.m. SUN. SYFY 246 492 246 100%
16 AMERICAN GODS STZP 631 1252 621 98%
CLASS BBCA 203 401 198 98%
18 12 MONKEYS – 9 p.m. SUN. SYFY 232 455 223 96%
19 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 302 572 270 89%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS – P MTV 569 1074 505 89%
21 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 654 1224 570 87%
22 12 MONKEYS – 8:45 p.m. FRI. SYFY 399 743 344 86%
60 DAYS IN REUNION AEN 608 1128 520 86%
24 TEEN MOM AFTER SHOW MTV 568 1031 463 82%
25 12 MONKEYS – 10 p.m. SAT. SYFY 313 563 250 80%
12 MONKEYS – 8 p.m. SAT. SYFY 397 714 317 80%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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