The season-but-not-quite-series finale of “The Fosters” more than doubled its audience with a week of delayed viewing.

The first of two episodes to end the show’s fifth season grew from a 0.2 to 0.5 rating in adults 18-49, and the second went from 0.2 to 0.4. Both hours also more than doubled their total viewership in Live +7. (Freeform will air a three-night series finale of “The Fosters” in June.)

Per usual, “The Walking Dead” had the largest gains for the week of March 12 — +1.7 in adults 18-49 and +3.76 million viewers.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for March 12-18, 2018. Rankings include original programs 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 2.8 4.5 1.7 61%
2 TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
THE ALIENIST TNT 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
ACS: ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
ATLANTA FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
9 LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
INK MASTER PARMNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
14 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
FORGED IN FIRE – P HIST 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
UNSOLVED USA 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
HOMELAND SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE CHI – F SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL VH1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GROWN-ISH FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE FOSTERS – 8 p.m. FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
COUNTING ON TLC 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 BASKETS FX 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
UNREAL LIF 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
FEAR FACTOR MTV 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 ACS: ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
ATLANTA FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
6 GROWN-ISH FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE FOSTERS – 8 p.m. FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
COUNTING ON TLC 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
10 THE ALIENIST TNT 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
11 TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
INK MASTER PARMNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
HOMELAND SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE CHI – F SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL VH1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE ARRANGEMENT ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE ROYALS ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE FOSTERS – 9 p.m. – F FRFM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE SWEETEST HEART HALL 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MEN WBA: FRONTIERSMEN HIST 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BRING IT! LIF 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
WICKED TUNA NGC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LIP SYNC BATTLE PARMNT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 19 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 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6679 10435 3756 56%
2 THE ALIENIST TNT 1797 3529 1732 96%
3 ACS: ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE FX 1000 2566 1566 157%
4 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2824 4246 1422 50%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1616 2960 1344 83%
6 TEEN MOM MTV 1135 2420 1285 113%
7 HOMELAND SHO1 1254 2337 1083 86%
8 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1865 2907 1042 56%
9 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1429 2373 944 66%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2073 3015 942 45%
11 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALL 2451 3360 909 37%
12 INK MASTER PARMNT 840 1728 888 106%
13 THE SWEETEST HEART HALL 2229 3088 859 39%
14 ATLANTA FX 563 1413 850 151%
15 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2085 2863 778 37%
16 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL – 9 p.m. DISC 1776 2535 759 43%
17 60 DAYS IN AEN 1031 1773 742 72%
18 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 1192 1928 736 62%
19 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL – 8:30 p.m. DISC 1606 2308 702 44%
20 THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 835 1536 701 84%
21 TALKING DEAD AMC 2667 3347 680 25%
22 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 927 1597 670 72%
23 BLACK INK CREW VH1 1127 1796 669 59%
24 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 703 1371 668 95%
25 COUNTING ON TLC 1021 1681 660 65%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBCA 121 338 217 179%
2 ACS: ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE FX 1000 2566 1566 157%
3 ATLANTA FX 563 1413 850 151%
4 UNREAL LIF 248 596 348 140%
5 THE FOSTERS – 9 p.m. – F FRFM 484 1106 622 129%
6 MCMAFIA AMC 247 557 310 126%
7 ASH VS. EVIL DEAD STZP 176 384 208 118%
8 BELLEVUE WGNA 184 401 217 118%
9 GROWN-ISH FRFM 467 1015 548 117%
THE ROYALS ENT 447 964 517 116%
11 TEEN MOM MTV 1135 2420 1285 113%
12 SHOOT THE MESSENGER WGNA 115 240 125 109%
13 THE FOSTERS – 8 p.m. FRFM 532 1096 564 106%
14 INK MASTER PARMNT 840 1728 888 106%
15 THE ARRANGEMENT ENT 478 947 469 98%
16 COUNTERPART STZP 342 675 333 97%
17 LIP SYNC BATTLE PARMNT 427 842 415 97%
18 THE ALIENIST TNT 1797 3529 1732 96%
19 CATFISH KEEPS IT 100 – S MTV 326 637 311 95%
20 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 703 1371 668 95%
HAP AND LEONARD SUND 227 425 198 87%
HOMELAND SHO1 1254 2337 1083 86%
23 THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 835 1536 701 84%
24 BEYOND FRFM 241 443 202 84%
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1616 2960 1344 83%
FEAR FACTOR MTV 282 516 234 83%

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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