Episode 2 of “Game of Thrones” was a little behind the season premiere in the same-day ratings, but it made bigger gains in the three days after it aired.

The show’s July 23 episode grew by 1.1 points (4.3 to 5.4) in adults 18-49 in the Live +3 ratings, better than the 0.9 gain for the premiere.

Disney’s movie “Descendants 2” added the most viewers over three days, growing by 3.25 million viewers to 8.58 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for July 17-23, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 5.4 1.1 26%
2 PHELPS VS SHARK DISC 2.0 0.1 5%
3 DESCENDANTS 2 DSNY 1.9 0.7 58%
4 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.8 0.4 29%
5 BALLERS – P HBOM 1.6 0.4 33%
6 TEEN MOM II MTV 1.5 0.7 88%
7 SHARK-CROC SHOWDOWN DISC 1.3 0.0 0%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 1.3 0.2 18%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.2 0.6 100%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.2 0.1 9%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.2 0.1 9%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.2 0.2 20%
13 POWER STZP 1.1 0.3 38%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1.0 0.4 67%
GREAT WHITE SERIAL KILLER LIVES DISC 1.0 0.0 0%
GREAT HAMMERHEAD INVASION DISC 1.0 0.1 11%
17 RAVEN’S HOME – P DSNY 0.9 0.1 12%
SNOWFALL FX 0.9 0.4 80%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.9 0.2 29%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.9 0.4 80%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.1 12%
22 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.8 0.3 60%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.8 0.2 33%
FORGED IN FIRE HIST 0.8 0.3 60%
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.8 0.3 60%
CATFISH:THE TV SHOW MTV 0.8 0.3 60%
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 0.8 0.3 60%
INK MASTER SPK 0.8 0.4 100%
CLAWS TNT 0.8 0.4 100%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.8 0.4 100%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for July 17-23, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 11,657 2,373 26%
2 DESCENDANTS 2 DSNY 8,575 3,247 61%
3 PHELPS VS SHARK DISC 5,196 414 9%
4 RAVEN’S HOME – P DSNY 4,004 499 14%
5 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 3,521 781 29%
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,473 230 7%
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,427 282 9%
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,410 322 10%
9 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 3,345 707 27%
10 SHARK-CROC SHOWDOWN DISC 3,282 195 6%
11 BALLERS – P HBOM 3,191 712 29%
12 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – THURS. MNBC 3,112 108 4%
13 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MNBC 3,106 132 4%
14 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – FRI. MNBC 3,072 131 4%
15 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2,977 544 22%
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 2,926 1,197 69%
17 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 2,817 265 10%
18 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL – THURS. MNBC 2,779 60 2%
19 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MNBC 2,722 93 4%
20 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – MON. MNBC 2,701 92 4%
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 2,682 978 57%
22 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL – WEDS. MNBC 2,674 45 2%
23 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 2,665 470 21%
24 GREAT WHITE SERIAL KILLER LIVES DISC 2,587 73 3%
25 TEEN MOM II MTV 2,569 1,080 73%

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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