The Season 8 finale of “The Walking Dead” had its best same-day ratings since the show’s return in late February, and that held after three days of delayed viewing as well.

The show delivered a 4.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.69 million total viewers. in the Live +3 ratings. That’s up half a point in the 18-49 demographic 1.13 million viewers and from the previous week, and the best showing for “TWD” since the Feb. 25 episode had a 5.1 and 11.3 million viewers in Live +3.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 9-15, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC 4.7 1.3 38%
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD – P AMC 2.3 0.7 44%
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – T-WOLVES/ROCKETS GM 1 TNT 2.0 0.1 5%
4 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION MTV 1.7 0.7 70%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.7 0.2 13%
6 NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/76ERS GM 1 ESPN 1.6 0.0 0%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.6 0.1 7%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.6 0.2 14%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.4 0.4 40%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.4 0.4 40%
11 NBA PLAYOFFS – PELICANS/BLAZERS GM 1 ESPN 1.3 0.0 0%
TEEN MOM MTV 1.3 0.6 86%
13 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.1 0.1 10%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.0 0.5 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.0 0.4 67%
THE LAST O.G. TBSC 1.0 0.4 67%
17 TEYANA & IMAN VH1 0.9 0.2 29%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.8 0.4 100%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.8 0.4 100%
DEADLIEST CATCH – P DISC 0.8 0.2 33%
ATLANTA FX 0.8 0.4 100%
THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS REUNION MTV 0.8 0.3 60%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.8 0.5 167%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.8 0.3 60%
25 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 0.7 0.2 40%
LIVE PD – FRI. AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
LIVE PD – SAT. AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRVO 0.7 0.3 75%
CNN TONIGHT – FRI. 10 p.m. CNN 0.7 0.0 0%
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE – FRI. FXNC 0.7 0.1 17%
FORGED IN FIRE HIST 0.7 0.2 40%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for April 9-15, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC 10,693 2,754 35%
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD – P AMC 5,696 1,597 39%
3 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE – FRI. FXNC 4,716 36 1%
4 HANNITY – FRI. FXNC 4,539 51 1%
5 NBA PLAYOFFS – T-WOLVES/ROCKETS GM 1 TNT 4,466 24 1%
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 4,456 342 8%
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 4,423 339 8%
8 NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT/76ERS GM 1 ESPN 4,101 24 1%
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,986 376 10%
10 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – THURS. MSNBC 3,654 90 3%
11 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – MON. MSNBC 3,487 76 2%
12 HANNITY – MON. FXNC 3,425 73 2%
13 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – FRI. MSNBC 3,401 110 3%
14 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MSNBC 3,386 77 2%
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,364 827 33%
16 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MSNBC 3,340 76 2%
17 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 3,258 296 10%
18 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,175 44 1%
19 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 3,174 58 2%
20 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 3,113 64 2%
21 NBA PLAYOFFS – PELICANS/BLAZERS GM 1 ESPN 3,079 19 1%
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – MON. FXNC 3,023 78 3%
23 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE – MON. FXNC 2,926 114 4%
24 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL – THURS. MSNBC 2,895 61 2%
25 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL – MON. MSNBC 2,812 42 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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