The series finale of “Major Crimes” is the most-watched scripted show on cable in the Live +3 ratings for the week of Jan. 8.

The TNT show grew by 1.73 million viewers with three days of delayed viewing to just under 4 million. That’s good for fifth overall for the week. ESPN’s coverage of the College Football Playoff title game remained way ahead of everything else in both viewers (27.87 million) and adults 18-49 (8.9 rating).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Jan. 8-14, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP – ALABAMA/GEORGIA ESPN 8.9 0.1 1%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.5 0.5 50%
3 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.3 0.3 30%
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.2 0.3 33%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1.2 0.5 71%
TEEN MOM MTV 1.2 0.6 100%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 1.2 0.3 33%
8 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.1 0.4 57%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.1 0.1 10%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.1 0.2 22%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1.0 0.5 100%
THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 1.0 0.4 67%
SHAMELESS SHO1 1.0 0.5 100%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.0 0.2 25%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 1.0 0.4 67%
18 LIVE PD – FRI. AEN 0.9 0.2 29%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.9 0.3 50%
VIKINGS HIST 0.9 0.4 80%
JODI ARIAS: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY – P ID 0.9 0.3 50%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.9 0.5 125%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.1 12%
24 LIVE PD – SAT. AEN 0.8 0.1 14%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.8 0.5 167%
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 0.8 0.2 33%
NBA BASKETBALL – CLIPPERS/WARRIORS ESPN 0.8 0.0 0%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.8 0.2 33%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.8 0.2 33%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Jan. 8-14, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP – ALABAMA/GEORGIA ESPN 27,874 178 1%
2 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 4,119 1,101 36%
3 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4,066 1,119 38%
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 4,025 975 32%
5 MAJOR CRIMES – F TNT 3,990 1,737 77%
6 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – THURS. MSNBC 3,660 96 3%
7 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – FRI. MSNBC 3,502 130 4%
8 VIKINGS HIST 3,425 1,276 59%
9 FROZEN IN LOVE HALL 3,373 767 29%
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,345 348 12%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,340 984 42%
12 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MSNBC 3,299 77 2%
13 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 3,266 60 2%
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,171 382 14%
15 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MSNBC 3,159 91 3%
16 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 3,134 61 2%
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 2,968 462 18%
18 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 2,964 61 2%
19 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 2,932 53 2%
20 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2,922 622 27%
21 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 2,901 294 11%
22 JODI ARIAS: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY – P ID 2,821 641 29%
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – TUES. FXNC 2,818 31 1%
24 LAST WORD W/ LAWRENCE O’DONNELL – THURS. MSNBC 2,810 57 2%
25 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE – THURS. FXNC 2,769 68 3%

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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