“The Sinner” continued its run of strong DVR gains in the week of Aug. 14.

The USA show’s third episode had the second-largest gain among both adults 18-49 (+0.8, 0.5 to 1.3) and total viewers (+2.37 million viewers) with seven days of delayed viewing. In both instances it trailed only “Game of Thrones.” “The Sinner” also tied Freeform’s “The Bold Type” for the biggest percentage gain among viewers (+144 percent).

“Younger” headed a list of nine shows atop the adults 18-49 percentage gains. All nine tripled their initial number, but “Younger” (0.2 to 0.6) was the only one higher than a 0.1 in the same-day ratings.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Aug. 14-20, 2017. Rankings include original series, movies and specials only, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – total gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase
7-Day % Increase
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 4.7 6.3 1.6 34%
2 THE SINNER USA 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
5 BALLERS HBOM 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
POWER STZP 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH – P AEN 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
PREACHER AMC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY – P LIF 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SUITS USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
THE STRAIN FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE LAST SHIP – 9 p.m. – P TNT 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SHOOTER USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
25 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TLC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%

Note: 15 other shows also grew by 0.3 but had lower ratings than those above.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase
7-Day % Increase
1 YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE – P BRVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE BOLD TYPE FRFM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE MIST SPK 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DARK MATTER SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
KILLJOYS SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
WYNONNA EARP SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
I’M SORRY TRU 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
KENDRA ON TOP WE 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
10 THE SINNER USA 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
11 THE STRAIN FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE LAST SHIP – 9 p.m. – P TNT 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SHOOTER USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14 SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
16 PREACHER AMC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY – P LIF 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SUITS USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
FLIPPING OUT – P BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS – P BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
RAY DONOVAN SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE LAST SHIP – 10 p.m. TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 39 other shows also grew by 100 percent but had lower ratings than those above.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s)
7-Day % Increase
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 10249 13985 3736 36%
2 THE SINNER USA 1644 4016 2372 144%
3 THE LAST SHIP – 10 p.m. TNT 1651 3217 1566 95%
4 THE LAST SHIP – 9 p.m. – P TNT 1873 3413 1540 82%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1658 3134 1476 89%
6 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1158 2484 1326 115%
7 SHOOTER USA 1195 2466 1271 106%
8 SUITS USA 1467 2734 1267 86%
9 PREACHER AMC 993 2247 1254 126%
10 TEEN MOM II MTV 1329 2561 1232 93%
11 SNOWFALL FX 815 1956 1141 140%
12 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH – P AEN 1406 2546 1140 81%
13 RAY DONOVAN SHO1 1061 2198 1137 107%
14 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1239 2303 1064 86%
15 BALLERS HBOM 2357 3410 1053 45%
16 POWER STZP 1901 2936 1035 54%
17 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1617 2649 1032 64%
18 PROJECT RUNWAY – P LIF 1603 2615 1012 63%
19 THE STRAIN FX 794 1768 974 123%
20 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 1629 2588 959 59%
21 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1921 2876 955 50%
22 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 1841 2774 933 51%
23 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2402 3315 913 38%
24 GREENLEAF – TUES. OWN 1813 2685 872 48%
25 GREENLEAF – WEDS. OWN 1248 2114 866 69%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s)
7-Day % Increase
1 THE SINNER USA 1644 4016 2372 144%
THE BOLD TYPE FRFM 295 720 425 144%
3 SNOWFALL FX 815 1956 1141 140%
4 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 392 923 531 135%
5 THE MIST SPK 399 932 533 134%
6 PREACHER AMC 993 2247 1254 126%
7 THE STRAIN FX 794 1768 974 123%
8 THE FOSTERS FRFM 613 1354 741 121%
9 YOUNGER TVL 698 1506 808 116%
10 BROADCHURCH – F BBCA 377 811 434 115%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1158 2484 1326 115%
12 TEEN WOLF MTV 379 797 418 110%
13 RAY DONOVAN SHO1 1061 2198 1137 107%
14 SHOOTER USA 1195 2466 1271 106%
15 BEING MARY JANE BET 585 1169 584 100%
16 DARK MATTER SYFY 643 1278 635 99%
17 GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE – P BRVO 378 747 369 98%
18 STITCHERS FRFM 365 713 348 95%
THE LAST SHIP – 10 p.m. TNT 1651 3217 1566 95%
20 TEEN MOM II MTV 1329 2561 1232 93%
21 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 914 1750 836 91%
22 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 616 1169 553 90%
FACE OFF SYFY 701 1329 628 90%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1658 3134 1476 89%
25 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 588 1105 517 88%
FLIPPING OUT – P BRVO 927 1740 813 88%

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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