The season finale of “Nashville” on CMT and the series finale of “Orphan Black” made big percentage leaps with a week of DVR viewing.

Big percentage gains come with a big caveat: Both shows started with meager ratings, each at 0.1 in adults 18-49. The “Nashville” finale quadrupled its rating after a week, rising to 0.4. “Orphan Black” tripled its initial number and grew to 0.3. The two shows also doubled their total audiences.

“Game of Thrones,” per usual, had the biggest raw increases for the week of Aug. 7, growing by 1.6 points in adults 18-49 (5.0 to 6.6) and by 3.68 million viewers, making its series-high ratings even higher. “The Sinner” (+0.9 in 18-49, +2.52 million viewers) performed strongly in its second week.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Aug. 7-13, 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 5.0 6.6 1.6 32%
2 THE SINNER USA 0.4 1.3 0.9 225%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
6 BALLERS HBOM 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
POWER STZP 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
SUITS USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
12 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
CLAWS – F TNT 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
PREACHER AMC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
THE STRAIN FX 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SHOOTER USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
23 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TLC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%

Note: 16 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 NASHVILLE – F CMT 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
DARK MATTER SYFY 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
4 THE SINNER USA 0.4 1.3 0.9 225%
5 YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
ORPHAN BLACK – F BBCA 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE MIST SPK 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
WYNONNA EARP SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MILLION DOLLAR MATCHMAKER WE 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
KENDRA ON TOP – 9 p.m. WE 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
11 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
SUITS USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
13 ROAD TO THE RUNWAY LIF 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
FACE OFF SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
15 SHOOTER USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
16 SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
17 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
PREACHER AMC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
THE STRAIN FX 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ALONE HIST 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
RAY DONOVAN SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
PEOPLE OF EARTH TBSC 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 10733 14411 3678 34%
2 THE SINNER USA 1413 3930 2517 178%
3 SUITS USA 1295 2834 1539 119%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1596 2959 1363 85%
5 TEEN MOM II MTV 1412 2728 1316 93%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1724 2941 1217 71%
7 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1204 2416 1212 101%
8 SHOOTER USA 1272 2441 1169 92%
9 CLAWS – F TNT 1574 2705 1131 72%
10 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1180 2295 1115 94%
11 PREACHER AMC 1154 2216 1062 92%
12 SNOWFALL FX 845 1882 1037 123%
13 RAY DONOVAN SHO1 1111 2136 1025 92%
14 BALLERS HBOM 2487 3504 1017 41%
15 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1787 2790 1003 56%
16 NASHVILLE – F CMT 683 1683 1000 146%
17 THE STRAIN FX 933 1923 990 106%
18 POWER STZP 1808 2794 986 55%
19 ALONE HIST 1411 2382 971 69%
20 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 1450 2401 951 66%
21 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 1516 2454 938 62%
22 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 1609 2536 927 58%
23 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2330 3245 915 39%
24 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 957 1871 914 96%
25 INK MASTER SPK 1003 1898 895 89%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s)
7-Day % Increase
1 THE SINNER USA 1413 3930 2517 178%
2 THE MIST SPK 375 991 616 164%
3 NASHVILLE – F CMT 683 1683 1000 146%
4 BROADCHURCH BBCA 347 832 485 140%
5 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 310 734 424 137%
6 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 242 540 298 123%
DARK MATTER SYFY 602 1341 739 123%
SNOWFALL FX 845 1882 1037 123%
9 SUITS USA 1295 2834 1539 119%
10 THE BOLD TYPE FRFM 340 739 399 117%
11 FACE OFF SYFY 631 1352 721 114%
12 YOUNGER TVL 696 1463 767 110%
13 ORPHAN BLACK – F BBCA 377 789 412 109%
14 THE STRAIN FX 933 1923 990 106%
15 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1204 2416 1212 101%
16 STITCHERS FRFM 350 689 339 97%
17 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 957 1871 914 96%
18 ROAD TO THE RUNWAY LIF 876 1709 833 95%
19 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1180 2295 1115 94%
20 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 473 914 441 93%
TEEN MOM II MTV 1412 2728 1316 93%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 696 1343 647 93%
23 RAY DONOVAN SHO1 1111 2136 1025 92%
PREACHER AMC 1154 2216 1062 92%
SHOOTER USA 1272 2441 1169 92%

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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