The premiere of “Feud: Bette and Joan” has a bigger total audience than either of FX’s previous two drama premieres. Maybe not surprisingly considering its subject matter — the early-1960s rivalry between Golden Age of Hollywood stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford — it’s also a somewhat older audience.

“Feud’s” premiere delivered 3.79 million viewers with three days of DVR and on-demand viewing, ahead of both “Taboo” (3.43 million) and “Legion” (3.27 million) in the same period (it had more viewers initially as well).

Among adults 18-49, however, “Feud’s” 0.9 rating trails the the three-day totals for the debuts of “Legion” (1.4) and “Taboo” (1.3). That’s good enough to place it in the Top 25 for the week.

“The Walking Dead” cemented its No. 1 spot among adults 18-49 with a 1.9-point gain to 6.6. It also moved ahead of Fox News’ coverage of the presidential address for first place among viewers.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 27-March 5, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6.6 1.9 40%
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.9 0.3 19%
3 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.8 0.4 29%
4 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS FXNC 1.7 0.0 0%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.6 0.5 45%
GOLD RUSH DISC 1.6 0.5 45%
TEEN MOM II MTV 1.6 0.7 78%
8 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS/ANALYSIS 1 FXNC 1.5 0.0 0%
9 FAST N LOUD DISC 1.3 0.4 44%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
12 COLLEGE BASKETBALL – DUKE/N. CAROLINA ESPN 1.2 0.0 0%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.2 0.2 20%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 1.1 0.4 57%
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS/ANALYSIS 2 FXNC 1.1 0.0 0%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1.1 0.4 57%
19 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ANALYSIS CNN 1.0 0.0 0%
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS CNN 1.0 0.0 0%
LEGION FX 1.0 0.6 150%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.0 0.3 43%
NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/BULLS TNT 1.0 0.0 0%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.0 0.1 11%
25 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.9 0.4 80%
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS/DEM RESPONSE CNN 0.9 0.0 0%
NAKED AND AFRAID – P DISC 0.9 0.2 29%
NBA BASKETBALL – CAVALIERS/CELTICS ESPN 0.9 0.0 0%
TABOO – F FX 0.9 0.5 125%
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN – P FX 0.9 0.4 80%
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBOM 0.9 0.1 12%
TEEN MOM II AFTERSHOW MTV 0.9 0.3 50%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.9 0.2 29%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.9 0.2 29%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 27-March 5, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 13,669 3,496 34%
2 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS FXNC 10,841 163 2%
3 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS/ANALYSIS 1 FXNC 10,298 150 1%
4 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS/ANALYSIS 2 FXNC 7,454 90 1%
5 GOLD RUSH DISC 4,901 1,250 34%
6 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FXNC 4,567 50 1%
7 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 4,324 77 2%
8 TALKING DEAD AMC 4,248 686 19%
9 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4,234 1,119 36%
10 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 4,197 1,921 84%
11 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – THURS. FXNC 4,187 72 2%
12 COLLEGE BASKETBALL – DUKE/N. CAROLINA ESPN 4,096 32 1%
13 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ANALYSIS CNN 4,029 9 0%
14 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS CNN 3,953 33 1%
15 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FXNC 3,867 57 1%
16 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS/DEM RESPONSE CNN 3,814 5 0%
17 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN – P FX 3,792 1,535 68%
18 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,635 398 12%
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 3,575 84 2%
20 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,520 390 12%
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,473 880 34%
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – WEDS. FXNC 3,397 76 2%
23 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,390 469 16%
24 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 3,339 704 27%
25 FAST N LOUD DISC 3,184 697 28%

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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