“The Walking Dead” moved into first place among adults 18-49 for the week of March 26 thanks to delayed viewing.

After three days of catchup, “The Walking Dead” has a 4.1 rating among adults 18-49. That moves it ahead of the primetime NCAA men’s Final Four game (3.3, unchanged) between Kansas and Villanova. (The other Final Four contest wasn’t in primetime and therefore isn’t included here; it would likely rank third in adults 18-49 and second in viewers.)

The Kansas-Villanova game remained the most-watched on cable with 10.78 million viewers. “The Walking Dead” is at 9.29 million, adding a little under 3 million people over three days.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 26-April 1, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 4.1 1.5 58%
2 NCAA FINAL FOUR – KANSAS/VILLANOVA TBSC 3.3 0.0 0%
3 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.4 0.2 17%
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.3 0.1 8%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.3 0.3 30%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.2 0.4 50%
TEEN MOM MTV 1.2 0.6 100%
9 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.1 0.2 22%
10 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.0 0.4 67%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.0 0.5 100%
12 FIXER UPPER SPECIAL HGTV 0.9 0.3 50%
THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 0.9 0.4 80%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.1 12%
TEYANA & IMAN VH1 0.9 0.1 12%
16 THE ALIENIST – F TNT 0.8 0.4 100%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.8 0.3 60%
LEAVE IT TO STEVIE – 9:30 p.m. – P VH1 0.8 0.1 14%
19 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 0.7 0.3 75%
THE TERROR AMC 0.7 0.3 75%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC – P BRVO 0.7 0.3 75%
STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP DISC 0.7 0.2 40%
GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL – P DISC 0.7 0.3 75%
ATLANTA FX 0.7 0.4 133%
INK MASTER PAR 0.7 0.4 133%
KRYPTON SYFY 0.7 0.4 133%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.7 0.4 133%
LEAVE IT TO STEVIE – 10 p.m. VH1 0.7 0.0 0%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for March 26-April 1, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCAA FINAL FOUR – KANSAS/VILLANOVA TBSC 10,781 63 1%
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9,291 2,980 47%
3 FIXER UPPER SPECIAL HGTV 4,026 1,064 36%
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,973 416 12%
5 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,736 324 9%
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,578 419 13%
7 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,198 67 2%
8 THE ALIENIST – F TNT 3,197 1,358 74%
9 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MSNBC 3,125 74 2%
10 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – MON. MSNBC 3,069 115 4%
11 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – THURS. MSNBC 3,032 153 5%
12 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 3,014 83 3%
13 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MSNBC 2,961 83 3%
14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – MON. FXNC 2,942 37 1%
15 HANNITY – MON. FXNC 2,928 57 2%
16 TALKING DEAD AMC 2,914 539 23%
17 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 2,881 299 12%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2,787 853 44%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 2,783 1,172 73%
20 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALL 2,778 848 44%
21 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – WEDS. FXNC 2,707 56 2%
22 HOME BY SPRING HALL 2,642 501 23%
23 GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL – P DISC 2,634 766 41%
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – TUES. FXNC 2,549 57 2%
25 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2,521 612 32%

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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