“The Walking Dead” was the biggest thing on TV in the week of Oct. 17-23, and it remains that way after three days of DVR and on-demand viewing.

The AMC hit zoomed up to a 10.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 20.79 million viewers in the Live +3 ratings, from 8.4 and 17.03 million. The show’s 18-49 gain would have ranked ninth in the rankings by itself, and the 3.76 million viewers it added would have finished 19th.

“American Horror Story: Roanoke” continued its strong gains as well, adding 1.5 points in adults 18-49 (1.4 to 2.9) and 2.85 million viewers (2.48 million to 5.33 million).

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 17-23, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD – P AMC 10.3 1.9 23%
2 TALKING DEAD – P AMC 4.2 0.5 14%
3 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – JETS/CARDINALS ESPN 3.0 0.0 0%
4 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 2.9 1.5 107%
5 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CNN 2.8 0.1 4%
6 NLCS GM 6 – DODGERS/CUBS FS1 2.7 0.0 0%
7 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE FXNC 2.4 0.0 0%
8 NLCS GM 5 – CUBS/DODGERS FS1 2.0 0.0 0%
9 NLCS GM 3 – CUBS/DODGERS FS1 1.9 0.0 0%
10 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 1.8 0.0 0%
NLCS GM 4 – CUBS/DODGERS FS1 1.8 0.0 0%
DEBATE ANALYSIS FXNC 1.8 0.0 0%
13 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.5 0.4 36%
14 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1.4 0.6 75%
GOLD RUSH DISC 1.4 0.5 56%
TEEN MOM MTV 1.4 0.7 100%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.4 0.2 17%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.3 0.6 86%
WESTWORLD HBOM 1.3 0.6 86%
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BEARS/PACKERS NFLN 1.3 0.0 0%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.3 0.1 8%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.3 0.1 8%
23 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE MNBC 1.2 0.0 0%
ALCS GM 3 – INDIANS/BLUE JAYS TBSC 1.2 0.0 0%
BASKETBALL WIVES LA VH1 1.2 0.3 33%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 17-232016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD – P AMC 20793 3764 22%
2 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE FXNC 11611 231 2%
3 NLCS GM 6 – DODGERS/CUBS FS1 9794 84 1%
4 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CNN 8902 128 1%
5 DEBATE ANALYSIS FXNC 8785 125 1%
6 TALKING DEAD – P AMC 8698 1132 15%
7 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – JETS/CARDINALS ESPN 8429 31 0%
8 NLCS GM 5 – CUBS/DODGERS FS1 7228 45 1%
9 NLCS GM 3 – CUBS/DODGERS FS1 6529 25 0%
10 DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA CNN 6314 20 0%
11 NLCS GM 4 – CUBS/DODGERS FS1 5880 56 1%
12 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE MNBC 5639 89 2%
13 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 5336 2853 115%
14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 4783 39 1%
15 ALCS GM 3 – INDIANS/BLUE JAYS TBSC 4316 25 1%
16 GOLD RUSH DISC 4113 1042 34%
17 ANDERSON COOPER 360 – THURS. CNN 3876 23 1%
18 DEBATE ANALYSIS MNBC 3785 46 1%
19 THE KELLY FILE – THURS. FXNC 3643 60 2%
20 ANDERSON COOPER 360 – WEDS. CNN 3628 6 0%
21 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3550 381 12%
22 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3543 422 14%
23 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3445 337 11%
24 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FXNC 3415 22 1%
25 THE OREILLY FACTOR – THURS. FXNC 3353 47 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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