“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” put up more strong DVR gains in the week of May 7, growing by more than any other show in the top 25.

The MTV show moved into the top 5 among adults 18-49 with a 1.8 rating after three days of delayed viewing. That’s up from 1.0 the night it aired. It also added 1.2 million viewers to improve to 2.96 million, second-best on cable outside of sports and news. “Fear the Walking Dead” (3.62 million, +1.15 million from live + same-day) was the only entertainment show with a bigger total audience.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 7-13, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 4 TNT 2.3 0.0 0%
NBA PLAYOFFS – 76ERS/CELTICS GM 5 TNT 2.3 0.1 5%
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – PELICANS/WARRIORS GM 5 TNT 2.0 0.1 5%
4 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION MTV 1.8 0.8 80%
5 NBA PLAYOFFS – JAZZ/ROCKETS GM 5 TNT 1.5 0.0 0%
6 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.4 0.5 56%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.4 0.4 40%
8 TEEN MOM II MTV 1.2 0.5 71%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.1 0.4 57%
11 WESTWORLD HBOM 1.0 0.4 67%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.0 0.1 11%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.0 0.1 11%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.0 0.1 11%
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.9 0.4 80%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.9 0.3 50%
17 LIVE PD – FRI. AEN 0.8 0.2 33%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.8 0.3 60%
HARRY & MEGHAN: A ROYAL ROMANCE LIF 0.8 0.2 33%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 0.8 0.3 60%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.8 0.1 14%
22 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 0.7 0.3 75%
LIVE PD – SAT. AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.7 0.3 75%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.7 0.3 75%
ATLANTA – F FX 0.7 0.4 133%
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 0.7 0.2 40%
TEEN MOM: YOUNG & PREGNANT MTV 0.7 0.2 40%
NHL EAST FINALS – CAPITALS/LIGHTNING GM 2 NBCSN 0.7 0.0 0%
THE LAST O.G. TBSC 0.7 0.3 75%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.7 0.3 75%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for May 7-13, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBA PLAYOFFS – 76ERS/CELTICS GM 5 TNT 6,070 52 1%
2 NBA PLAYOFFS – RAPTORS/CAVALIERS GM 4 TNT 5,995 51 1%
3 NBA PLAYOFFS – PELICANS/WARRIORS GM 5 TNT 5,076 87 2%
4 NBA PLAYOFFS – JAZZ/ROCKETS GM 5 TNT 4,129 16 0%
5 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3,620 1,152 47%
6 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 3,583 69 2%
7 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 3,554 46 1%
8 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,344 38 1%
9 HANNITY – MON. FXNC 3,198 58 2%
10 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 3,101 35 1%
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,044 248 9%
12 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE – WEDS. FXNC 3,017 46 2%
13 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MSNBC 3,007 69 2%
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,000 261 10%
15 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION MTV 2,964 1,198 68%
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – WEDS. FXNC 2,934 34 1%
17 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE – MON. FXNC 2,928 50 2%
18 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2,907 835 40%
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 2,870 313 12%
20 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MSNBC 2,845 89 3%
21 THE INGRHAM ANGLE – TUES. FXNC 2,832 46 2%
22 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE – THURS. FXNC 2,813 52 2%
23 HARRY & MEGHAN: A ROYAL ROMANCE LIF 2,754 543 25%
24 HANNITY SPECIAL – FRI. FXNC 2,672 53 2%
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – MON. FXNC 2,625 22 1%

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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