‘Walking Dead’ fall finale rules cable Live +3 ratings for Dec. 4-10

The final “Walking Dead” episode of the season was — per usual — the biggest gainer from three days of delayed viewing in the week of Dec. 4.

The episode grew from a 3.4 rating to a 5.1 in adults 18-49 and from 7.9 million to 11.51 million viewers with three days of DVR catchup. No other show in the top 25 added more than 0.6 points to its 18-49 rating, and the next-biggest bump among total viewers (that of “Major Crimes”) was 1.69 million people.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Dec. 4-10, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5.1 1.7 50%
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – STEELERS/BENGALS ESPN 3.5 0.0 0%
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.8 0.4 29%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.4 0.4 40%
5 TEEN MOM MTV 1.3 0.6 86%
GOLD RUSH DISC 1.2 0.4 50%
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.2 0.3 33%
8 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.1 0.3 38%
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SAINTS/FALCONS NFLN 1.1 0.0 0%
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.1 0.1 10%
BLACK INK CREW – P VH1 1.1 0.3 38%
VANDERPUMP RULES – P BRVO 1.0 0.4 67%
13 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1.0 0.5 100%
VIKINGS HIST 1.0 0.4 67%
SHAMELESS SHO1 1.0 0.5 100%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.0 0.1 11%
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.0 0.2 25%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.9 0.3 50%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRVO 0.9 0.4 80%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 0.9 0.2 29%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.9 0.4 80%
NBA BASKETBALL – CELTICS/SPURS ESPN 0.9 0.1 12%
23 THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE HALL 0.9 0.2 29%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.1 12%
PSYCH: THE MOVIE USA 0.9 0.4 80%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 0.9 0.3 50%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Dec. 4-10, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 11,510 3,615 46%
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – STEELERS/BENGALS ESPN 10,970 63 1%
3 THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE HALL 5,384 817 18%
4 TALKING DEAD AMC 4,224 862 26%
5 SHARING CHRISTMAS HALL 4,216 528 14%
6 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 4,149 989 31%
7 GOLD RUSH DISC 4,039 1,176 41%
8 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 3,986 1,689 74%
9 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3,787 1,023 37%
10 HANNITY – FRI. FXNC 3,516 56 2%
11 VIKINGS HIST 3,491 1,193 52%
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,480 328 10%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,436 793 30%
14 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MSNBC 3,430 94 3%
15 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 3,419 69 2%
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – WEDS. FXNC 3,412 69 2%
17 HANNITY – MON. FXNC 3,339 82 3%
18 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 3,310 59 2%
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – FRI. FXNC 3,298 56 2%
20 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MSNBC 3,294 75 2%
21 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,293 63 2%
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 3,248 65 2%
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – TUES. FXNC 3,207 49 2%
24 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,196 329 11%
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – MON. FXNC 3,185 57 2%

Source: The Nielsen Company.