The “Game of Thrones” season finale on Aug. 27 had the show’s highest same-day ratings ever. It’s no surprise, then, that the finale’s Live +7 ratings are also the best in the show’s history.

The finale added 1.4 points to its adults 18-49 rating after a week of delayed viewing, rising to 7.1. It also grew by 3.35 million viewers to 15.44 million, making it the most-watched show on all of TV for the week (ahead of the Tuesday “America’s Got Talent”).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Aug. 21-27, 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 – F HBOM 5.7 7.1 1.4 25%
2 THE SINNER USA 0.5 1.4 0.9 180%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
5 BALLERS HBOM 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD – SUN. VH1 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD – MON. VH1 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH 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%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SUITS USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
PREACHER AMC 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE STRAIN FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE LAST SHIP TNT 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SHOOTER USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
RAY DONOVAN SHO1 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%

 

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
RAY DONOVAN SHO1 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 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%
I’M SORRY TRU 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
9 THE SINNER USA 0.5 1.4 0.9 180%
10 HARD KNOCKS HBOM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
12 PREACHER AMC 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE STRAIN FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE LAST SHIP TNT 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SHOOTER USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
17 SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
18 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD – SUN. VH1 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SUITS USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%

Note: 43 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
7-day % increase
1 GAME OF THRONES HBOM 12090 15442 3352 28%
2 THE SINNER USA 1760 4337 2577 146%
3 SUITS USA 1351 2869 1518 112%
4 THE LAST SHIP TNT 1645 3126 1481 90%
5 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1216 2536 1320 109%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1614 2903 1289 80%
7 SHOOTER USA 1198 2422 1224 102%
8 TEEN MOM II MTV 1362 2585 1223 90%
9 RAY DONOVAN SHO1 1067 2258 1191 112%
10 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1573 2761 1188 76%
11 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 1403 2531 1128 80%
12 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1241 2360 1119 90%
13 PREACHER AMC 1032 2111 1079 105%
14 BALLERS HBOM 2855 3925 1070 37%
15 SNOWFALL FX 848 1881 1033 122%
16 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1938 2955 1017 52%
17 THE STRAIN FX 890 1906 1016 114%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1392 2380 988 71%
19 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2519 3446 927 37%
20 MANHUNT: UNABOMBER DISC 928 1832 904 97%
21 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 958 1856 898 94%
22 INK MASTER SPK 969 1833 864 89%
23 GREENLEAF OWN 1463 2314 851 58%
24 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 1697 2542 845 50%
25 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 1719 2527 808 47%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE BOLD TYPE FRFM 281 723 442 157%
2 THE SINNER USA 1760 4337 2577 146%
3 THE MIST SPK 405 971 566 140%
4 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 273 641 368 135%
5 THE FOSTERS FRFM 588 1326 738 126%
6 SNOWFALL FX 848 1881 1033 122%
7 THE STRAIN FX 890 1906 1016 114%
8 SUITS USA 1351 2869 1518 112%
RAY DONOVAN SHO1 1067 2258 1191 112%
10 GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 363 762 399 110%
11 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1216 2536 1320 109%
HALT AND CATCH FIRE AMC 270 563 293 109%
13 PEOPLE OF EARTH TBSC 615 1275 660 107%
14 PREACHER AMC 1032 2111 1079 105%
15 SIESTA KEY MTV 438 889 451 103%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 393 797 404 103%
17 SHOOTER USA 1198 2422 1224 102%
18 MANHUNT: UNABOMBER DISC 928 1832 904 97%
19 YOUNGER TVL 760 1486 726 96%
20 DARK MATTER SYFY 686 1339 653 95%
21 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 958 1856 898 94%
22 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 439 843 404 92%
FEHERTY GOLF 124 238 114 92%
24 HARD KNOCKS HBOM 482 922 440 91%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 554 1057 503 91%

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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