The premiere of “Taboo” on FX put up decent ratings in its initial airing — a 0.6 in adults 18-49 and 1.59 million viewers. It got considerably better with three days of DVR and on demand viewing.

The show more than doubled its 18-49 rating in the Live +3 rankings, rising to a 1.3 and tying for fifth place overall. In viewers, it rose 86 percent to 3.43 million. FX says “Taboo” is the most time-shifted premiere of any of its original series in adults 18-49 and most time-shifted drama premiere in viewers.

The College Football Playoff Championship remains the No. 1 show on cable for the week by a huge margin with an 8.1 in adults 18-49 and 24.66 million viewers. Both are more than five times bigger than No. 2 “Gold Rush” (1.6, 4.9 million).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Jan. 9-15, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP – CLEMSON/ALABAMA ESPN 8.1 0.1 1%
2 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.6 0.5 45%
3 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.5 0.4 36%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 1.4 0.4 40%
5 TABOO – P FX 1.3 0.7 117%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.3 0.4 44%
TEEN MOM II – WEDS. MTV 1.3 0.5 62%
8 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1.2 0.6 100%
VIKINGS HIST 1.2 0.5 71%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.2 0.2 20%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.2 0.2 20%
13 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1.1 0.6 120%
ANDERSON COOPER 360 – TUES. 9 p.m. CNN 1.1 0.1 10%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.1 0.3 38%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.1 0.2 22%
17 ANDERSON COOPER 360 – TUES. 10 p.m. CNN 1.0 0.0 0%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 1.0 0.3 43%
TEEN MOM II – MON. MTV 1.0 0.4 67%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.0 0.2 25%
LEAVE IT TO STEVIE VH1 1.0 0.2 25%
22 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.9 0.6 200%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.9 0.3 50%
24 SUMMER HOUSE – P BRAVO 0.8 0.4 100%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.8 0.3 60%
ALONE HIST 0.8 0.3 60%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.8 0.3 60%
SISTER WIVES TLC 0.8 0.3 60%
SHOOTER USA 0.8 0.3 60%
K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 0.8 0.1 14%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Jan. 9-15, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP – CLEMSON/ALABAMA ESPN 24,664 243 1%
2 GOLD RUSH DISC 4,899 1,209 33%
3 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4,796 1,051 28%
4 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FNC 4,394 50 1%
5 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 4,329 982 29%
6 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – THURS. FNC 4,157 47 1%
7 VIKINGS HIST 3,865 1,443 60%
8 ANDERSON COOPER 360 – TUES. 9 p.m. CNN 3,788 37 1%
9 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 3,719 725 24%
10 ANDERSON COOPER 360 – TUES. 10 p.m. CNN 3,690 2 0%
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – WEDS. FNC 3,530 45 1%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 3,522 888 34%
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,486 463 15%
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,474 456 15%
15 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FNC 3,474 20 1%
16 TABOO – P FX 3,427 1,587 86%
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FNC 3,378 64 2%
18 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 3,365 645 24%
19 A ROYAL WINTER HALL 3,336 646 24%
20 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MSNBC 3,291 85 3%
21 HANNITY – WEDS. FNC 3,189 64 2%
22 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,171 479 18%
23 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 3,064 1,306 74%
24 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FNC 3,040 65 2%
25 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2,935 774 36%

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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