The debut of “Waco” on the newly launched Paramount Network doubled its audience with a week of delayed viewing.

The limited series posted a 0.4 rating for its initial airing on Paramount (formerly Spike). After a week of catchup, it stands at 0.8. “Waco” also came close to doubling its total audience, increasing from 1.11 million to 2.14 million viewers.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Jan. 22-28, 2018. 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 MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
VIKINGS HIST 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
ACS: ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE FX 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
4 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
SHAMELESS – F SHO1 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
12 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
GOLD RUSH DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
WACO – P PAR 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
INK MASTER PAR 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
20 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.8 2.1 0.3 17%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.7 2.0 0.3 18%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.6 1.9 0.3 19%
LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%

Note: 13 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 ACS: ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE FX 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
2 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
3 DRUNK HISTORY – P CMDY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
KNIGHTFALL HIST 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
9 VIKINGS HIST 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
10 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
13 TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
WACO – P PAR 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
INK MASTER PAR 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GROWN-ISH FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LIP SYNC BATTLE PAR 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE LIBRARIANS TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
UNDERCOVER HIGH AEN 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE QUAD – P BET 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
NASHVILLE CMT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BASKETS – P FX 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
HAPPY! SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
I AM JAZZ TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GHOST ADVENTURES POP-UPS TRAV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATL WETV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 33 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 ACS: ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE FX 1426 3406 1980 139%
2 VIKINGS HIST 2247 4066 1819 81%
3 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3145 4815 1670 53%
4 THE ALIENIST – P TNT 2088 3545 1457 70%
5 TOP CHEF BRVO 807 2099 1292 160%
6 SHAMELESS – F SHO1 1727 2995 1268 73%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1559 2811 1252 80%
8 TEEN MOM MTV 1281 2475 1194 93%
9 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3323 4503 1180 36%
10 KNIGHTFALL HIST 1208 2377 1169 97%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1301 2431 1130 87%
12 THE LIBRARIANS TNT 1354 2439 1085 80%
13 GOLD RUSH DISC 2845 3886 1041 37%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1990 3025 1035 52%
15 WACO – P PAR 1107 2141 1034 93%
NASHVILLE CMT 802 1836 1034 129%
17 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1645 2653 1008 61%
18 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1848 2855 1007 54%
19 WINTER’S DREAM HALL 2579 3457 878 34%
20 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2250 3083 833 37%
21 INK MASTER PAR 768 1578 810 105%
22 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1736 2521 785 45%
23 THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 740 1508 768 104%
24 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 955 1702 747 78%
25 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 608 1302 694 114%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 TOP CHEF BRVO 807 2099 1292 160%
2 PORTLANDIA IFC 105 256 151 144%
3 ACS: ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE FX 1426 3406 1980 139%
4 THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBCA 180 420 240 133%
5 NASHVILLE CMT 802 1836 1034 129%
6 HAPPY! SYFY 518 1148 630 122%
7 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 608 1302 694 114%
BEYOND FRFM 234 500 266 114%
9 DRUNK HISTORY – P CMDY 434 921 487 112%
10 BELLEVUE – P WGNA 412 862 450 109%
11 LIP SYNC BATTLE PAR 590 1218 628 106%
12 INK MASTER PAR 768 1578 810 105%
13 THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 740 1508 768 104%
14 COUNTERPART STZP 506 1016 510 101%
15 GROWN-ISH FRFM 644 1288 644 100%
16 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 683 1344 661 97%
KNIGHTFALL HIST 1208 2377 1169 97%
18 WACO – P PAR 1107 2141 1034 93%
TEEN MOM MTV 1281 2475 1194 93%
20 SIESTA KEY MTV 624 1198 574 92%
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1301 2431 1130 87%
22 UNDERCOVER HIGH AEN 394 722 328 83%
TEENNICK TOP 10 GRAMMY SPECIAL TNNK 197 360 163 83%
DIVORCE HBOM 431 787 356 83%
25 THE FOSTERS FRFM 617 1120 503 82%

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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