Coverage of the presidential inauguration remained prominent in the Live +3 ratings for Jan. 16-22, but since live news shows don’t tend to have much of a viewing afterlife, some other programs moved into the Top 25.

“Taboo” had the biggest gain among adults 18-49 with three days of DVR and on-demand catchup. It grew from 0.4 to 1.1. “Vikings” add the most total viewers (1.55 million) to grow its three-day total to 4.02 million viewers.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Jan. 16-22, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBA BASKETBALL – CAVALIERS/WARRIORS TNT 1.8 0.0 0%
2 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.7 0.4 31%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.6 0.6 60%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.4 0.4 40%
TEEN MOM II MTV 1.4 0.6 75%
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.4 0.2 17%
VIKINGS HIST 1.3 0.6 86%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.2 0.6 100%
11 FAST N LOUD DISC 1.2 0.3 33%
NBA BASKETBALL – THUNDER/WARRIORS ESPN 1.2 0.0 0%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.2 0.4 50%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
15 TABOO FX 1.1 0.7 175%
16 HANNITY – FRI. FXNC 1.1 0.0 0%
LEAVE IT TO STEVIE VH1 1.1 0.2 22%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL AEN 1.0 0.5 100%
ANDERSON COOPER 360 – FRI. CNN 1.0 0.1 11%
20 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 1.0 0.2 25%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 1.0 0.2 25%
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – FRI. FXNC 1.0 0.0 0%
23 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – FRI. FXNC 1.0 0.0 0%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 1.0 0.6 150%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.0 0.3 43%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.0 0.1 11%
BLACK INK CREW – P VH1 1.0 0.3 60%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Jan. 16-22, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – FRI. FXNC 7,145 51 1%
2 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – FRI. FXNC 7,103 83 1%
3 HANNITY – FRI. FXNC 6,850 84 1%
4 ANDERSON COOPER 360 – FRI. CNN 5,453 30 1%
5 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – THURS. FXNC 5,439 45 1%
6 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 5,099 34 1%
7 GOLD RUSH DISC 4,830 1,407 41%
8 NBA BASKETBALL – CAVALIERS/WARRIORS TNT 4,598 69 2%
9 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 4,399 41 1%
10 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FXNC 4,340 29 1%
11 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4,168 1,073 35%
12 CNN TONIGHT – FRI. CNN 4,137 26 1%
13 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FXNC 4,130 29 1%
14 ANDERSON COOPER 360 – FRI. CNN 4,075 12 0%
15 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 4,067 1,021 34%
16 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 4,048 826 26%
17 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 4,022 24 1%
18 VIKINGS HIST 4,020 1,551 63%
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,944 421 12%
20 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,656 431 13%
21 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,561 483 16%
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – WEDS. FXNC 3,546 56 2%
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – TUES. FXNC 3,540 79 2%
24 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE – SAT. FXNC 3,493 79 2%
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – MON. FXNC 3,398 64 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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