The season premiere of “The Walking Dead” made a big jump with three days of delayed viewing.

The AMC show grew from a 5.0 rating among adults 18-49 to a 6.8 after three days. It also tacked on 3.59 million viewers. In both cases, the show’s gains along would rank in the top 15 in the charts below.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 16-22, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD – P AMC 6.8 1.8 36%
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – COLTS/TITANS ESPN 2.9 0.0 0%
3 ALCS – YANKEES/ASTROS GM 7 FS1 2.7 0.0 0%
4 NBA BASKETBALL – CELTICS/CAVALIERS TNT 2.6 0.1 4%
5 TALKING DEAD – P AMC 2.4 0.3 14%
6 ALCS – YANKEES/ASTROS GM 6 FS1 2.1 0.0 0%
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 2.1 1.1 110%
8 NLCS – DODGERS/CUBS GM 4 TBSC 2.0 0.0 0%
NBA BASKETBALL – ROCKETS/WARRIORS TNT 2.0 0.1 5%
10 NLCS – DODGERS/CUBS GM 3 TBSC 1.9 0.1 6%
11 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD – 9 p.m. VH1 1.6 0.4 33%
12 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/RAIDERS NFLN 1.4 0.0 0%
NLCS – DODGERS/CUBS GM 5 TBSC 1.4 0.0 0%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD – 8 p.m. VH1 1.4 0.3 27%
15 ALCS – ASTROS/YANKEES GM 3 FS1 1.3 0.0 0%
16 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.2 0.4 50%
TEEN MOM II MTV 1.2 0.6 100%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
NBA BASKETBALL – CLIPPERS/LAKERS TNT 1.1 0.0 0%
NBA BASKETBALL – KNICKS/THUNDER TNT 1.1 0.0 0%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.1 0.2 22%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.1 0.2 22%
23 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1.0 0.5 100%
NBA BASKETBALL – T’WOLVES/SPURS ESPN 1.0 0.0 0%
NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/PELICANS ESPN 1.0 0.0 0%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.0 0.1 11%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 16-22, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD – P AMC 15,047 3,591 31%
2 ALCS – YANKEES/ASTROS GM 7 FS1 10,000 40 0%
3 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – COLTS/TITANS ESPN 8,465 27 0%
4 ALCS – YANKEES/ASTROS GM 6 FS1 8,274 23 0%
5 NLCS – DODGERS/CUBS GM 4 TBSC 6,828 22 0%
6 NLCS – DODGERS/CUBS GM 3 TBSC 6,058 32 1%
7 TALKING DEAD – P AMC 5,682 782 16%
8 NBA BASKETBALL – CELTICS/CAVALIERS TNT 5,657 34 1%
9 NLCS – DODGERS/CUBS GM 5 TBSC 5,276 28 1%
10 ALCS – ASTROS/YANKEES GM 3 FS1 5,131 8 0%
11 NBA BASKETBALL – ROCKETS/WARRIORS TNT 4,333 66 2%
12 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 4,189 2,122 103%
13 GOLD RUSH DISC 3,798 1,106 41%
14 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/RAIDERS NFLN 3,546 37 1%
15 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 3,429 72 2%
16 HARVEST WEDDING HALL 3,406 682 25%
17 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,290 93 3%
18 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 3,250 69 2%
19 GOOD WITCH: SPELLBOUND HALL 3,201 504 19%
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – WEDS. FXNC 3,117 72 2%
21 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,109 377 14%
22 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,017 407 16%
23 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MNBC 3,003 94 3%
24 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 2,998 263 10%
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 2,939 43 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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