“Top Chef” opened its 15th season on Dec. 7, and it drew modest ratings for its on-air debut — o.3 in adults 18-49 and 880,000 viewers.

With seven days of delayed viewing, however, the show more than doubled both its 18-49 rating and its total audience. It rose to 0.8 in the 18-49 demo and 2.03 million viewers.

The fall finale of “The Walking Dead,” per usual, got the week’s biggest boost. It jumped from 3.4 to 5.4 in adults 18-49 and from 7.9 million to 12.13 million viewers.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Dec. 4-10, 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 WALKING DEAD AMC 3.4 5.4 2.0 59%
2 TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
3 SOUTH PARK CMDY 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
GOLD RUSH DISC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
VIKINGS HIST 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
PYSCH: THE MOVIE USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TOP CHEF – P BRVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
12 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.4 1.8 0.4 29%
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
BLACK INK CREW – P VH1 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
VANDERPUMP RULES – P BRVO 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
KNIGHTFALL – P HIST 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
24 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
HAPPY! – P SYFY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

 

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
LONG ROAD HOME NGC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
VAN HELSING SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
TEACHERS TVL 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WETV 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 TOP CHEF – P BRVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
7 KNIGHTFALL – P HIST 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
8 SOUTH PARK CMDY 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
10 TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
PSYCH: THE MOVIE USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BROAD CITY CMDY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MR. ROBOT USA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 23 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 WALKING DEAD AMC 7895 12126 4231 54%
2 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2297 4365 2068 90%
3 VIKINGS HIST 2298 3809 1511 66%
4 KNIGHTFALL – P HIST 1774 3219 1445 81%
5 SHAMELESS SHO1 1517 2916 1399 92%
6 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2764 4156 1392 50%
7 GOLD RUSH DISC 2863 4180 1317 46%
8 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3160 4358 1198 38%
9 TOP CHEF – P BRVO 880 2030 1150 131%
10 THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE HALL 4567 5713 1146 25%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRVO 1229 2368 1139 93%
12 TEEN MOM MTV 1223 2347 1124 92%
13 TALKING DEAD AMC 3362 4403 1041 31%
14 SOUTH PARK CMDY 967 1947 980 101%
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2643 3615 972 37%
16 PSYCH: THE MOVIE USA 1263 2221 958 76%
17 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1427 2380 953 67%
18 BELOW DECK BRVO 1557 2449 892 57%
19 VANDERPUMP RULES – P BRVO 1394 2257 863 62%
20 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1065 1926 861 81%
21 SHARING CHRISTMAS HALL 3688 4541 853 23%
22 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 1508 2325 817 54%
23 LONG ROAD HOME NGC 593 1393 800 135%
24 OUTLANDER – F STZP 1427 2173 746 52%
25 HAPPY! – P SYFY 1100 1836 736 67%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 LONG ROAD HOME NGC 593 1393 800 135%
2 TOP CHEF – P BRVO 880 2030 1150 131%
3 MR. ROBOT USA 438 915 477 109%
THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBCA 199 415 216 109%
5 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 679 1382 703 104%
6 SOUTH PARK CMDY 967 1947 980 101%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRVO 1229 2368 1139 93%
8 SHAMELESS SHO1 1517 2916 1399 92%
TEEN MOM MTV 1223 2347 1124 92%
10 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2297 4365 2068 90%
11 FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 789 1464 675 86%
12 BROAD CITY CMDY 401 741 340 85%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 643 1187 544 85%
14 THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 737 1341 604 82%
15 KNIGHTFALL – P HIST 1774 3219 1445 81%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 879 1594 715 81%
DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY BBCA 280 507 227 81%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1065 1926 861 81%
19 INK MASTER: ANGELS SPK 383 678 295 77%
20 PSYCH: THE MOVIE USA 1263 2221 958 76%
21 HAMILTON’S PHARMACOPEIA VICE 190 332 142 75%
22 Z NATION SYFY 572 980 408 71%
23 THE SECRET HISTORY OF COMICS AMC 239 406 167 70%
24 HAPPY! – P SYFY 1100 1836 736 67%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1427 2380 953 67%

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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