“The Walking Dead” and “Monday Night Football” were tied for first place among adults 18-49 in the same-day ratings for the week of Nov. 20, and “MNF” had a lead in total viewers.

After three days of delayed viewing, however, “The Walking Dead” has opened up a lead in both measures. The show grew by 1.7 points in adults 18-49 (3.6 to 5.3) and by 3.59 million viewers. “MNF” stayed put in adults 18-49 and added a handful of viewers, typical of live sports telecasts.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Nov. 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5.3 1.7 47%
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – FALCONS/SEAHAWKS ESPN 3.6 0.0 0%
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.6 0.3 23%
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.3 0.5 62%
NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/THUNDER ESPN 1.3 0.1 8%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.3 0.4 44%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.2 0.4 50%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.1 0.4 57%
SWITCHED FOR CHRISTMAS HALL 1.1 0.2 22%
SHAMELESS SHO1 1.1 0.5 83%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.1 0.1 10%
14 NBA BASKETBALL – LAKERS/KINGS ESPN 1.0 0.1 11%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.0 0.3 43%
TEEN MOM II REUNION PT 2 MTV 1.0 0.4 67%
17 THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN HALL 0.9 0.2 29%
KONG: SKULL ISLAND HBOM 0.9 0.1 12%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.9 0.3 50%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.1 12%
21 BELOW DECK BRVO 0.8 0.3 60%
XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN’ IT BRVO 0.8 0.2 33%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS – S ENT 0.8 0.3 60%
FINDING SANTA HALL 0.8 0.1 14%

*10 shows tied for 25th place at 0.7.

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Nov. 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 11,878 3,586 43%
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – FALCONS/SEAHAWKS ESPN 10,893 71 1%
3 SWITCHED FOR CHRISTMAS HALL 5,841 672 13%
4 THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN HALL 5,626 752 15%
5 FINDING SANTA HALL 4,606 543 13%
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 4,247 1,335 46%
7 THE MISTELTOE INN HALL 4,147 701 20%
8 WITH LOVE, CHRISTMAS HALL 4,002 421 12%
9 TALKING DEAD AMC 3,893 671 21%
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,662 412 13%
11 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3,656 810 28%
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,651 451 14%
13 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3,560 1,059 42%
14 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 3,381 1,542 84%
15 NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/THUNDER ESPN 3,322 40 1%
16 HANNITY – MON. FXNC 3,240 95 3%
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,185 395 14%
18 KONG: SKULL ISLAND HBOM 3,112 372 14%
19 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,049 94 3%
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – MON. FXNC 3,021 73 2%
21 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 2,972 306 11%
22 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 2,885 1,012 54%
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – TUES. FXNC 2,881 68 2%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2,859 743 35%
25 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – MON. MSNBC 2,784 100 4%

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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