With “The Walking Dead” done for a couple months, the DVR and on-demand gains for the top cable shows in the week of Dec. 12-18 are considerably smaller.

Discovery’s “Gold Rush” and Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” got the biggest boosts to their 18-49 ratings after seven days of playback, each growing by 0.7. “Vikings” added the most viewers at 1.66 million.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Dec. 12-18, 2016. 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 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
3 LOVE AND HIP HOP – 9 p.m. VH1 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
6 LOVE AND HIP HOP – 8 p.m. VH1 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
VIKINGS HIST 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
SHAMELESS – F SHO1 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
TEEN MOM II WEEKEND AT COREY’S – S MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
14 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
THE LIBRARIANS TNT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
SISTER WIVES TLC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SHOOTER USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
TEEN MOM OG UNSEEN – S MTV 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
ROB & CHYNA ENT 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
ALONE HIST 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LITTLE WOMEN DALLAS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

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

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 AFTERMATH SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
3 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE ROYALS ENT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
Z NATION SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
YOUNGER – 10 p.m. TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
YOUNGER – 10:30 p.m. – F TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
8 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
TEEN MOM II WEEKEND AT COREY’S – S MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
12 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SISTER WIVES TLC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SHOOTER USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LITTLE WOMEN DALLAS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WAHLBURGERS AEN 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
RHOA FIRST LOOK BRVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
REAL WORLD BAD BLOOD MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE AFFAIR SHO1 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
INCORPORATED SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
KATE PLUS 8 TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GHOST ADVENTURES POP-UPS TRAV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 20 other shows also grew by 100 percent but had lower ratings than those listed above.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 VIKINGS HIST 2055 3712 1657 81%
2 GOLD RUSH DISC 3347 4918 1571 47%
3 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2364 3774 1410 60%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1601 3009 1408 88%
5 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1733 3109 1376 79%
6 SHOOTER USA 1303 2594 1291 99%
7 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 1465 2751 1286 88%
8 TOP CHEF BRVO 821 2067 1246 152%
9 THE LIBRARIANS TNT 1857 3097 1240 67%
10 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 2818 4041 1223 43%
11 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1404 2521 1117 80%
12 SHAMELESS – F SHO1 1717 2745 1028 60%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2557 3545 988 39%
14 LOVE AND HIP HOP – 9 p.m. VH1 2549 3493 944 37%
15 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 685 1596 911 133%
16 SLEIGH BELLS RING HALL 4173 5028 855 20%
17 MY CHRISTMAS LOVE HALL 4595 5448 853 19%
18 MARS NGC 738 1581 843 114%
19 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 2095 2911 816 39%
20 ALONE HIST 1500 2311 811 54%
21 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 1861 2669 808 43%
22 LOVE AND HIP HOP – 8 p.m. VH1 2289 3063 774 34%
23 DANCE MOMS LIF 898 1634 736 82%
24 DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1115 1843 728 65%
25 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 1647 2353 706 43%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 TOP CHEF BRVO 821 2067 1246 152%
2 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 685 1596 911 133%
3 RECTIFY – F SUND 105 233 128 122%
4 SWEET/VICIOUS MTV 136 297 161 118%
5 THE ROYALS ENT 532 1146 614 115%
6 MARS NGC 738 1581 843 114%
7 YOUNGER – 10:30 p.m. – F TVL 546 1141 595 109%
8 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 386 799 413 107%
9 YOUNGER – 10 p.m. TVL 602 1203 601 100%
AFTERMATH SYFY 506 1010 504 100%
11 SHOOTER USA 1303 2594 1291 99%
12 INCORPORATED SYFY 572 1133 561 98%
13 TEEN MOM II WEEKEND AT COREY’S – S MTV 727 1423 696 96%
14 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 657 1284 627 95%
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 556 1084 528 95%
16 THE AFFAIR SHO1 724 1400 676 93%
17 DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 776 1481 705 91%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1601 3009 1408 88%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 1465 2751 1286 88%
20 TEEN WOLF MTV 550 1031 481 87%
21 BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE CMT 167 305 138 83%
22 DANCE MOMS LIF 898 1634 736 82%
23 REAL WORLD BAD BLOOD MTV 347 627 280 81%
VIKINGS HIST 2055 3712 1657 81%
25 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1404 2521 1117 80%

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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