The usual suspects are at the top of the Live +3 ratings on cable for the first full week of 2017.

ESPN’s telecast of the Sugar Bowl leads in both adults 18-49 (2.8 rating) and viewers (9.58 million). “Love & Hip Hop” (1.8, +0.4 from its initial rating) and “Gold Rush” (1.6, +0.5) are second and third in the 18-49 demographic. “Gold Rush” is also second in viewers with 4.92 million, followed by “Fixer Upper” with 4.65 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Jan. 2-8, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 SUGAR BOWL – AUBURN/OKLAHOMA ESPN 2.8 0.0 0%
2 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.8 0.4 29%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.6 0.5 45%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.5 0.4 36%
TEEN MOM II MTV 1.5 0.6 67%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.4 0.7 100%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.4 0.3 27%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.4 0.4 40%
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
11 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 1.2 0.6 100%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.2 0.4 50%
VIKINGS HIST 1.2 0.5 71%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.2 0.1 9%
15 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1.1 0.2 22%
16 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.0 0.5 100%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 1.0 0.3 43%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.0 0.1 11%
LEAVE IT TO STEVIE VH1 1.0 0.1 11%
20 NBA BASKETBALL – BLAZERS/WARRIORS ESPN 0.9 0.0 0%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA – P FXX 0.9 0.5 125%
K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 0.9 0.1 12%
23 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.8 0.4 100%
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 0.8 0.2 33%
NBA BASKETBALL – GRIZZLIES/WARRIORS ESPN 0.8 0.0 0%
NBA BASKETBALL – BULLS/CAVALIERS ESPN 0.8 0.0 0%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.8 0.3 60%
LITTLE WOMEN ATLANTA – P LIF 0.8 0.2 33%
SISTER WIVES TLC 0.8 0.2 33%
THE LIBRARIANS TNT 0.8 0.3 60%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Jan. 2-8, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 SUGAR BOWL – AUBURN/OKLAHOMA ESPN 9,579 57 1%
2 GOLD RUSH DISC 4,924 1,173 31%
3 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4,650 1,125 32%
4 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 4,486 1,057 31%
5 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 4,041 65 2%
6 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FXNC 3,997 69 2%
7 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – THURS. FXNC 3,884 69 2%
8 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 3,870 697 22%
9 VIKINGS HIST 3,724 1,352 57%
10 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3,630 638 21%
11 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 3,557 637 22%
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,539 377 12%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,388 783 30%
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,375 330 11%
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,357 414 14%
16 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 3,347 734 28%
17 LOVE ON ICE HALL 3,281 515 19%
18 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,277 130 4%
19 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – FRI. FXNC 3,268 23 1%
20 THE KELLY FILE – TUES. FXNC 3,185 45 1%
21 THE KELLY FILE – WEDS. FXNC 3,130 25 1%
22 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 3,121 1,232 65%
23 THE KELLY FILE – THURS. FXNC 3,093 26 1%
24 THE KELLY FILE – FRI. FXNC 3,087 42 1%
25 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 3,035 623 26%

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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