“The Sinner” finished first across the board in the Live +7 ratings for the week of Aug. 28.

The USA series had the biggest total gains in both adults 18-49 (+1.0, 0.5 to 1.5) and total viewers (+2.79 million) with seven days of DVR viewing. It also tied for the percentage-gain lead in the 18-49 demographic with two other (much lower-rated) shows that tripled their initial number. Finally, “The Sinner” beat “Snowfall” for the highest percentage gain in total viewers.

Note: The shutdown of the Nielsen data center in Florida for Hurricane Irma means that numbers for Sunday, Sept. 3 are not included below.

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 THE SINNER USA 0.5 1.5 1.0 200%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
4 SNOWFALL FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
ANIMAL KINGDOM – F TNT 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH – F USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
PREACHER AMC 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SHOOTER USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
18 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
FORGED IN FIRE HIST 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
THE GUEST BOOK TBSC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
SUITS USA 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
MURDER OF LACI PETERSON AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
FLIPPING OUT BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
PEOPLE OF EARTH TBSC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
YOUNGER TVL 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BOTCHED ENT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%

 

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE SINNER USA 0.5 1.5 1.0 200%
GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
FACE OFF: GAME FACE SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
SNOWFALL FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
BOTCHED ENT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
8 PREACHER AMC 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SHOOTER USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
11 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
ANIMAL KINGDOM – F TNT 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH – F USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MURDER OF LACI PETERSON AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
FLIPPING OUT BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
PEOPLE OF EARTH TBSC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
YOUNGER TVL 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 38 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 THE SINNER USA 1838 4623 2785 152%
2 SUITS USA 1513 2849 1336 88%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 1292 2619 1327 103%
4 ANIMAL KINGDOM – F TNT 1405 2711 1306 93%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1767 3068 1301 74%
6 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1637 2923 1286 79%
7 SHOOTER USA 1302 2546 1244 96%
8 SNOWFALL FX 915 2018 1103 121%
9 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 1301 2372 1071 82%
10 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 916 1948 1032 113%
11 GREENLEAF OWN 1358 2378 1020 75%
12 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH – F USA 1333 2348 1015 76%
13 PREACHER AMC 899 1895 996 111%
14 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2645 3557 912 34%
15 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 1895 2792 897 47%
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1471 2343 872 59%
17 MANHUNT: UNABOMBER DISC 1115 1980 865 78%
18 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1208 2021 813 67%
19 INK MASTER SPK 1110 1916 806 73%
20 FLIPPING OUT BRVO 987 1731 744 75%
21 THE GUEST BOOK TBSC 1165 1883 718 62%
22 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 2146 2850 704 33%
23 YOUNGER TVL 829 1523 694 84%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 578 1272 694 120%
25 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 807 1498 691 86%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE SINNER USA 1838 4623 2785 152%
2 SNOWFALL FX 915 2018 1103 121%
3 THE FOSTERS FRFM 578 1272 694 120%
4 GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 374 818 444 119%
5 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 283 612 329 116%
6 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 916 1948 1032 113%
7 PREACHER AMC 899 1895 996 111%
8 GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN DAM 299 618 319 107%
9 TEEN MOM II MTV 1292 2619 1327 103%
10 THE BOLD TYPE FRFM 360 719 359 100%
11 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 689 1367 678 98%
12 SHOOTER USA 1302 2546 1244 96%
13 PEOPLE OF EARTH TBSC 669 1305 636 95%
LIFE BELOW ZERO NGC 719 1402 683 95%
15 ANIMAL KINGDOM – F TNT 1405 2711 1306 93%
16 SIESTA KEY MTV 544 1037 493 91%
17 ODD MOM OUT BRVO 421 796 375 89%
18 SUITS USA 1513 2849 1336 88%
19 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 807 1498 691 86%
20 YOUNGER TVL 829 1523 694 84%
21 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 1301 2372 1071 82%
22 VANILLA ICE PROJECT DIY 279 505 226 81%
DANCE MOMS LIF 756 1368 612 81%
KILLJOYS – F SYFY 590 1065 475 81%
25 BEING MARY JANE BET 774 1383 609 79%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1637 2923 1286 79%

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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