“Nashville” tended to pick up a lot of its audience after its initial airdate when it was on ABC. That trend has continued with its move to CMT.

The show’s Jan. 19 episode more than doubled both its adults 18-49 rating (0.2 to 0.7) and its total audience (964,000 to 2.37 million) with a week of DVR and on-demand viewing. “Nashville” may not be reaching the numbers it got on ABC — not that anyone was expecting it to — but it’s been a big boost for CMT.

“Vikings” and “Taboo” remained among the biggest gainers in the Live +7 ratings for Jan. 16-22. The two shows tied for the largest gain (along with “Teen Mom II,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) among adults 18-49 (+0.8) and were 1-2 in viewers added.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Jan. 16-22, 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 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
TABOO FX 0.4 1.2 0.8 200%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 1.2 0.8 200%
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL AEN 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
9 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
NASHVILLE CMT 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
14 FAST N LOUD – P DISC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
SIX – P HIST 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
SHOOTER – F USA 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
COLONY USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
22 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.2 1.5 0.3 25%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
BLACK INK CREW – 8 p.m. – P VH1 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
BLACK INK CREW – 9 p.m. VH1 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%

Note: 16 other shows also grew by 0.3 but had lower starting ratings than those above.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 NASHVILLE CMT 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
3 TABOO FX 0.4 1.2 0.8 200%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 1.2 0.8 200%
TEACHERS – P TVL 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 THE ROYALS ENT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
BASKETS – P FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN WOLF MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
COLONY USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
12 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL AEN 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
13 VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
14 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
WORKAHOLICS CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
RAP GAME LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
STAR WARS REBELS DX D 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MARIAH’S WORLD ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE AFFAIR SHO1 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 27 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 2469 4416 1947 79%
2 TABOO FX 1122 2979 1857 166%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 3423 4996 1573 46%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1763 3321 1558 88%
5 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3095 4548 1453 47%
6 NASHVILLE CMT 964 2370 1406 146%
7 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL AEN 1410 2764 1354 96%
8 SHOOTER – F USA 1450 2795 1345 93%
9 SIX – P HIST 1726 3047 1321 77%
10 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3046 4230 1184 39%
11 TEEN MOM II MTV 1475 2654 1179 80%
12 COLONY USA 881 2052 1171 133%
13 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 602 1723 1121 186%
14 HOMELAND SHO1 1451 2564 1113 77%
15 THE LIBRARIANS – F TNT 1968 3045 1077 55%
16 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1314 2377 1063 81%
17 TOP CHEF BRVO 1008 2033 1025 102%
18 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 3222 4176 954 30%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2479 3433 954 38%
20 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1847 2768 921 50%
21 ALONE HIST 1748 2577 829 47%
22 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 1316 2144 828 63%
23 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1908 2722 814 43%
24 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 2744 3539 795 29%
25 THE BIRTHDAY WISH HALL 2440 3195 755 31%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 602 1723 1121 186%
2 TABOO FX 1122 2979 1857 166%
3 NASHVILLE CMT 964 2370 1406 146%
4 COLONY USA 881 2052 1171 133%
5 ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 524 1217 693 132%
6 GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 369 818 449 122%
7 PORTLANDIA IFC 121 264 143 118%
8 SWEET/VICIOUS MTV 161 350 189 117%
9 INCORPORATED SYFY 406 859 453 112%
TEEN WOLF MTV 442 935 493 112%
11 THE ROYALS ENT 565 1151 586 104%
12 TOP CHEF BRVO 1008 2033 1025 102%
13 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBCA 163 328 165 101%
14 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 481 956 475 99%
15 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL AEN 1410 2764 1354 96%
16 SHOOTER – F USA 1450 2795 1345 93%
17 SALEM WGNA 236 454 218 92%
18 MAN SEEKING WOMAN FXX 196 374 178 91%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1763 3321 1558 88%
20 THE AFFAIR SHO1 793 1475 682 86%
21 WORKAHOLICS CMDY 468 867 399 85%
22 BASKETS – P FX 656 1207 551 84%
23 NOISEY VICE 99 180 81 82%
MYTHBUSTERS: THE SEARCH SCI 314 570 256 82%
25 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1314 2377 1063 81%

 

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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