The Jan. 11 episode of “Nashville” started with small ratings. A lot more people, however, remembered to watch it in the seven days after its initial airing.

The show grew by 400 percent (0.1 to 0.5) among adults 18-49 with a week of delayed viewing. Even for a show starting that low, that much percentage growth is a pretty rare occurrence. The show also more than doubled its total audience, growing from 784,000 to 1.87 million viewers.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Jan. 8-14, 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 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
VIKINGS HIST 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
13 GOLD RUSH DISC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
GROWN-ISH FRFM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
INK MASTER – P PARMNT 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
NASHVILLE CMT 0.1 0.5 0.4 400%
21 LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
JODI ARIAS: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY – P ID 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%

Note: 10 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 NASHVILLE CMT 0.1 0.5 0.4 400%
2 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
3 RELATIONSHEP BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
KNIGHTFALL HIST 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
6 GROWN-ISH FRFM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
INK MASTER PARMNT 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
8 FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
VIKINGS HIST 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
12 TEEN MOM MTV 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE MAGICIANS – P SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE LIBRARIANS TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MAJOR CRIMES – F TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
STORAGE WARS AEN 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 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%

Note: 20 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 MAJOR CRIMES – F TNT 2253 4291 2038 90%
2 VIKINGS HIST 2149 3768 1619 75%
3 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2947 4502 1555 53%
4 SHAMELESS SHO1 1525 2895 1370 90%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1623 2962 1339 83%
6 TOP CHEF BRVO 848 2136 1288 152%
7 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3018 4297 1279 42%
8 KNIGHTFALL HIST 1170 2391 1221 104%
9 THE LIBRARIANS TNT 1405 2585 1180 84%
10 TEEN MOM MTV 1141 2309 1168 102%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRVO 1261 2407 1146 91%
12 GOLD RUSH DISC 3050 4158 1108 36%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2356 3464 1108 47%
14 NASHVILLE CMT 784 1873 1089 139%
15 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1527 2593 1066 70%
16 FROZEN IN LOVE HALL 2606 3548 942 36%
17 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1447 2356 909 63%
18 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1846 2729 883 48%
19 FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 786 1633 847 108%
20 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2300 3130 830 36%
21 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 2025 2819 794 39%
22 THE MAGICIANS – P SYFY 783 1548 765 98%
23 JODI ARIAS: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY – P ID 2180 2929 749 34%
24 INK MASTER – P PARMNT 787 1504 717 91%
25 THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 872 1583 711 82%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 TOP CHEF BRVO 848 2136 1288 152%
2 NASHVILLE CMT 784 1873 1089 139%
3 THE FOSTERS FRFM 519 1166 647 125%
4 FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 786 1633 847 108%
5 KNIGHTFALL HIST 1170 2391 1221 104%
6 HAPPY! SYFY 624 1264 640 103%
7 TEEN MOM MTV 1141 2309 1168 102%
8 GROWN-ISH FRFM 663 1327 664 100%
9 THE MAGICIANS – P SYFY 783 1548 765 98%
10 THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 610 1169 559 92%
11 INK MASTER PARMNT 787 1504 717 91%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY BRVO 1261 2407 1146 91%
13 MAJOR CRIMES – F TNT 2253 4291 2038 90%
SHAMELESS SHO1 1525 2895 1370 90%
15 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 725 1365 640 88%
16 DAMNATION USA 519 962 443 85%
17 THE LIBRARIANS TNT 1405 2585 1180 84%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1623 2962 1339 83%
19 THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 872 1583 711 82%
20 VIKINGS HIST 2149 3768 1619 75%
21 60 DAYS IN AEN 958 1660 702 73%
22 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRVO 786 1341 555 71%
23 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1527 2593 1066 70%
24 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 902 1527 625 69%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 872 1476 604 69%

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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