For the second week in a row, “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” boosted its adults 18-49 rating by 70 percent after three days of delayed viewing.

The “Shore’s” 0.7-point gain was the biggest of any show in the cable top 25 for the week of April 16. It ranks second overall to Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Pacers NBA playoff series.

Episode 2 of  “Fear the Walking Dead” added the most viewers, rising by 1.18 million over three days. It jumped from 22nd place in the same-day rankings to second.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 16-22, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/PACERS GM 4 TNT 2.6 0.0 0%
2 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION MTV 1.7 0.7 70%
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.6 0.5 45%
NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/WARRIORS GM 2 TNT 1.6 0.0 0%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.6 0.2 14%
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS/SPURS GM 3 TNT 1.5 0.0 0%
NBA PLAYOFFS – T-WOLVES/ROCKETS GM 2 TNT 1.5 0.0 0%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.5 0.2 15%
9 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/JAZZ GM 3 ESPN 1.4 0.0 0%
NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/76ERS GM 2 TNT 1.4 0.0 0%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.4 0.1 8%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.4 0.4 40%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.3 0.4 44%
NBA PLAYOFFS – PELICANS/BLAZERS GM 2 TNT 1.3 0.0 0%
15 WESTWORLD – P HBOM 1.2 0.3 33%
NBA PLAYOFFS – BUCKS/CELTICS GM 2 TNT 1.2 0.0 0%
17 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.1 0.4 57%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS/BUCKS GM 3 ESPN 1.1 0.0 0%
TEEN MOM REUNION PT 1 – S MTV 1.1 0.5 83%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.1 0.1 10%
22 TEYANA & IMAN VH1 0.9 0.2 29%
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.8 0.3 60%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.8 0.3 60%
THE LAST O.G. TBSC 0.8 0.3 60%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.8 0.3 60%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for April 16-22, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBA PLAYOFFS – CAVALIERS/PACERS GM 4 TNT 6,141 32 1%
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 4,252 1,181 38%
3 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 4,101 333 9%
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,938 290 8%
5 NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS/SPURS GM 3 TNT 3,879 32 1%
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,837 346 10%
7 HANNITY – MON. FXNC 3,773 67 2%
8 NBA PLAYOFFS – SPURS/WARRIORS GM 2 TNT 3,718 34 1%
9 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – MON. MSNBC 3,705 84 2%
10 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – THURS. MSNBC 3,611 186 5%
11 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 3,606 77 2%
12 NBA PLAYOFFS – THUNDER/JAZZ GM 3 ESPN 3,468 24 1%
13 NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/76ERS GM 2 TNT 3,467 13 0%
14 NBA PLAYOFFS – T-WOLVES/ROCKETS GM 2 TNT 3,462 33 1%
15 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 3,396 59 2%
16 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – THURS. MSNBC 3,319 85 3%
17 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MSNBC 3,236 82 3%
18 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALL 3,233 660 26%
19 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,217 74 2%
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,169 845 36%
21 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – MON. FXNC 3,147 62 2%
22 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 3,054 247 9%
23 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL – MON. MSNBC 2,969 35 1%
24 NBA PLAYOFFS – PELICANS/BLAZERS GM 2 TNT 2,958 33 1%
25 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE – THURS. FXNC 2,954 61 2%

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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