The fall finale of “The Walking Dead” was, of course, the big winner in the cable Live +7 ratings for the week of Dec. 5. The shows below it, however, are poised to take those top spots in coming weeks.

The season premiere of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” had the second-largest gain among adults 18-49, adding 0.8 to its initial rating to finish with a 1.4. (“TWD” grew by 2.8 points.)

In viewers, “Vikings” finished second to “The Walking Dead” with a gain of 1.59 million (it also tied for fourth in 18-49 gain).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Dec. 5-11, 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 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5.1 7.9 2.8 55%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES BEVERLY HILLS – P BRVO 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
4 SOUTH PARK – F CMDY 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
TEEN MOM REUNION PT 2 MTV 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
VIKINGS HIST 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
10 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.0 2.5 0.5 25%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
14 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.2 1.6 0.4 33%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
INK MASTER SPK 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
TEEN MOM OG: REUNITED MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
THE LIBRARIANS TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
21 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.2 1.5 0.3 25%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
FAST N LOUD SPECIAL DISC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
SISTER WIVES – 9 p.m. TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
SISTER WIVES – 8 p.m. TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
SHOOTER USA 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE ROYALS ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LADIES OF LONDON BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN WOLF MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
YOUNGER TVL 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 ASH VS EVIL DEAD STZP 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
VAN HELSING SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
3 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
4 LADIES OF LONDON BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN WOLF MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS – P BRVO 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
8 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
VIKINGS HIST 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
10 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE LIBRARIANS TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE ROYALS ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WAHLBURGERS AEN 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
REAL WORLD BAD BLOOD MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MARS NGC 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%
Z NATION SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
OUTDAUGHTERED TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
KATE PLUS 8 TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 30 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 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 10602 16020 5418 51%
2 VIKINGS HIST 1944 3533 1589 82%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 3597 5112 1515 42%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS – P BRVO 1628 3114 1486 91%
5 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2573 4014 1441 56%
6 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 1577 2918 1341 85%
7 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1961 3257 1296 66%
8 THE LIBRARIANS TNT 1755 2992 1237 70%
9 TOP CHEF BRVO 825 2035 1210 147%
10 TALKING DEAD AMC 4317 5524 1207 28%
11 SHOOTER USA 1363 2535 1172 86%
12 SHAMELESS SHO1 1584 2721 1137 72%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2616 3748 1132 43%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1598 2637 1039 65%
15 SOUTH PARK – F CMDY 1818 2853 1035 57%
16 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 2952 3970 1018 34%
17 TEEN MOM REUNION PT 2 MTV 1446 2412 966 67%
18 BELOW DECK BRVO 1422 2351 929 65%
19 MARS NGC 867 1771 904 104%
20 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 707 1586 879 124%
21 INK MASTER SPK 1270 2121 851 67%
22 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 2798 3644 846 30%
23 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 807 1648 841 104%
24 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2179 2971 792 36%
25 DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1176 1961 785 67%


Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 TOP CHEF BRVO 825 2035 1210 147%
2 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 707 1586 879 124%
RECTIFY SUND 112 251 139 124%
4 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 392 855 463 118%
5 SWEET/VICIOUS MTV 188 402 214 114%
6 DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY BBCA 277 580 303 109%
7 INCORPORATED SYFY 539 1114 575 107%
8 THE AFFAIR SHO1 667 1371 704 106%
9 MARS NGC 867 1771 904 104%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 807 1648 841 104%
11 DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 683 1376 693 101%
STAR WARS REBELS DX D 428 862 434 101%
DIVORCE – F HBOM 497 999 502 101%
14 SALEM WGNA 257 509 252 98%
15 ASH VS EVIL DEAD STZP 269 528 259 96%
YOUNGER TVL 649 1272 623 96%
17 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBCA 203 396 193 95%
18 ROYALS, THE ENT 679 1320 641 94%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS – P BRVO 1628 3114 1486 91%
20 TEEN WOLF MTV 509 962 453 89%
21 AFTERMATH SYFY 495 923 428 86%
SHOOTER USA 1363 2535 1172 86%
23 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 1577 2918 1341 85%
VAN HELSING SYFY 561 1038 477 85%
25 TOTAL DIVAS ENT 563 1037 474 84%

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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