“Better Call Saul” didn’t crack the Top 25 in the same-day cable ratings for March 21-27. Three days of delayed viewing, however, made a big difference.

The show improved by a point in adults 18-49, rising from 0.9 to 1.9 with three days of delayed viewing. That’s the third-biggest lift for the week (behind “The Walking Dead” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson”), and it shot “Saul” into the Top 5 of the 18-49 rankings for the week. It was one of 10 shows in the Top 25 that at least doubled their 18-49 ratings.

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 21-27, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 8.2
2 NCAA TOURNAMENT – NOTRE DAME/UNC TBSC 3.4
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.8
4 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2.5
5 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1.9
6 TEEN MOM II MTV 1.7
7 NCAA TOURNAMENT – INDIANA/UNC TBSC 1.7
8 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.7
8t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.6
10 NCAA TOURNAMENT – DUKE/OREGON TBSC 1.4
11 VIKINGS HIST 1.3
11t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.3
11t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.3
11t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.3
15 60 DAYS IN AEN 1.2
15t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1.2
15t NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 1.2
15t FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.2
15t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.1
15t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1.1
15t STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 1.1
15t K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 1.1
23 BATES MOTEL AEN 1.0
23t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 1.0
23t SHAMELESS SHO1 1.0

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for March 21-27, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 16909
2 NCAA TOURNAMENT – NOTRE DAME/UNC TBSC 10140
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 6022
4 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 5922
5 NCAA TOURNAMENT – INDIANA/UNC TBSC 5031
6 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4552
6t BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 4422
8 NCAA TOURNAMENT – DUKE/OREGON TBSC 4246
9 VIKINGS HIST 4049
10 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Tues.) FXNC 4006
11 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Weds.) FXNC 3840
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 3798
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 3789
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 3718
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3659
16 HANNITY (Tues.) FXNC 3559
17 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Mon.) FXNC 3516
18 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 9 p.m.) FXNC 3465
19 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Thurs.) FXNC 3347
20 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 3219
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 3168
22 THE KELLY FILE (Weds.) FXNC 2929
23 HENRY DANGER NICK 2867
24 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 2818
25 60 DAYS IN AEN 2816

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5.8 8.2 2.4 41%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.2 2.5 1.3 108%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
5 VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
6 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.3 2.8 0.5 22%
6t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
6t 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
6t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
6t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
11 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.3 1.7 0.4 31%
11t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
11t BATES MOTEL AEN 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
11t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
11t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
11t INK MASTER SPK 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
17 FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
17t TOSH.O CMDY 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
17t DANCE MOMS LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
17t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
17t BROAD CITY CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t THE AMERICANS FX 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t AWKWARD MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t BILLIONS SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
17t YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
17t UNDERGROUND WGNA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 12384 16909 4525 37%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2911 5922 3011 103%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2105 4246 2141 102%
4 VIKINGS HIST 2363 4006 1643 70%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1832 2929 1097 60%
6 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1505 2536 1031 69%
7 TALKING DEAD AMC 4996 6022 1026 21%
8 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3540 4552 1012 29%
9 TEEN MOM II MTV 1746 2738 992 57%
10 60 DAYS IN AEN 1767 2754 987 56%
11 THE AMERICANS FX 933 1902 969 104%
12 BATES MOTEL AEN 1461 2384 923 63%
13 SHAMELESS SHO1 1452 2366 914 63%
14 UNDERGROUND WGNA 895 1736 841 94%
15 BILLIONS SHO1 1103 1924 821 74%
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2781 3559 778 28%
17 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2413 3168 755 31%
18 INK MASTER SPK 1086 1826 740 68%
19 DANCE MOMS LIF 1392 2122 730 52%
20 HENRY DANGER NICK 2119 2818 699 33%
21 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1430 2126 696 49%
22 FACE OFF SYFY 890 1558 668 75%
23 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1382 2023 641 46%
24 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 1425 2063 638 45%
24t WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALL 1942 2580 638 33%

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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