“The New Edition Story” on BET kept up its strong performance in the Live +7 ratings for Jan. 23-29. The three-part miniseries had the most growth in adults 18-49 for the week, with part 1 adding 0.9 points (1.9 to 2.8) and the remaining two parts growing by 0.8 each.

“Taboo” and “Vikings” also continued their solid numbers with a week of DVR and on-demand catchup. The two shows were in the Top 10 in adults 18-49 gain and went 1-2 in viewers added. “Vikings” grew by 2.15 million viewers and “Taboo” by 1.83 million.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Jan. 23-29, 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 NEW EDITION STORY PT 1 BET 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
2 THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 3 BET 1.9 2.7 0.8 42%
THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 2 BET 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
TEEN MOM II MTV 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
TABOO FX 0.4 1.2 0.8 200%
6 VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
8 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
11 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
THE MAGICIANS – P SYFY 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SIX HIST 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SUITS USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
HOMELAND SHO1 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
TEEN MOM II: YOUR TOP TEN MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
NASHVILLE CMT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
COLONY USA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%

 

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 TABOO FX 0.4 1.2 0.8 200%
NASHVILLE CMT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
COLONY USA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
5 SUITS USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
6 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
THE ROYALS ENT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
BASKETS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN WOLF MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
10 TEEN MOM II: YOUR TOP TEN MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
11 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SIX HIST 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
14 VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE MAGICIANS – P SYFY 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
HOMELAND SHO1 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
NIGHTWATCH AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
COUNTING ON TLC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOO CLOSE TO HOME TLC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
OUTSIDERS – P WGNA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 28 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 2415 4523 2108 87%
2 TABOO FX 1084 2916 1832 169%
3 THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 1 BET 4220 6014 1794 43%
4 THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 2 BET 3961 5735 1774 45%
5 THE NEW EDITION STORY PT 3 BET 4231 5979 1748 41%
6 SUITS USA 1374 3075 1701 124%
7 SIX HIST 1504 3153 1649 110%
8 GOLD RUSH DISC 3860 5334 1474 38%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1728 3114 1386 80%
10 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2898 4280 1382 48%
11 TEEN MOM II MTV 1572 2870 1298 83%
12 NASHVILLE CMT 933 2217 1284 138%
13 HOMELAND SHO1 1130 2344 1214 107%
14 THE MAGICIANS – P SYFY 1289 2460 1171 91%
15 COLONY USA 778 1936 1158 149%
16 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3198 4305 1107 35%
17 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1322 2390 1068 81%
18 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 1501 2567 1066 71%
19 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 2783 3792 1009 36%
20 TOP CHEF BRVO 1130 2125 995 88%
21 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 629 1613 984 156%
22 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2359 3334 975 41%
23 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1685 2598 913 54%
24 OUTSIDERS – P WGNA 932 1843 911 98%
25 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1688 2594 906 54%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 TABOO FX 1084 2916 1832 169%
2 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 629 1613 984 156%
3 COLONY USA 778 1936 1158 149%
4 NASHVILLE CMT 933 2217 1284 138%
5 INCORPORATED SYFY 409 946 537 131%
6 THE ROYALS ENT 502 1143 641 128%
7 SUITS USA 1374 3075 1701 124%
8 SALEM – F WGNA 233 493 260 112%
9 SIX HIST 1504 3153 1649 110%
10 GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 403 836 433 107%
HOMELAND SHO1 1130 2344 1214 107%
12 TEEN MOM II: YOUR TOP TEN MTV 614 1236 622 101%
13 INCORPORATED SYFY 547 1092 545 100%
14 PORTLANDIA IFC 126 251 125 99%
15 OUTSIDERS – P WGNA 932 1843 911 98%
16 TEEN WOLF MTV 495 967 472 95%
17 FACE OFF – P SYFY 734 1427 693 94%
18 THE AFFAIR – F SHO1 725 1388 663 91%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 596 1139 543 91%
THE MAGICIANS – P SYFY 1289 2460 1171 91%
21 GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBCA 198 377 179 90%
22 TOP CHEF BRVO 1130 2125 995 88%
23 VIKINGS HIST 2415 4523 2108 87%
24 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 642 1188 546 85%
BASKETS FX 518 956 438 85%

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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