The March 19 episode of “The Walking Dead” tied a five-year low among adults 18-49 the night it aired. After a week of delayed viewing, though, the episode ended up beating the previous one in both the 18-49 demographic and total viewers.

The AMC show gained 2.3 points in adults 18-49, growing from 4.7 to 7.0 in the Live +7 ratings. That’s 0.1 better than the previous week. It also added 4.45 million viewers to finish at 14.78 million; both of those numbers are larger than the March 12 episode.

The week’s top percentage gainers were “Star Wars Rebels,” which grew by 300 percent in adults 18-49 (0.1 to 0.4) and “Legion,” which jumped 188 percent in viewers (732,000 to 2.11 million).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for March 13-19, 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 WALKING DEAD AMC 4.7 7.0 2.3 49%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
LEGION FX 0.3 1.0 0.7 233%
5 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
INTO THE BADLANDS – P AMC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
BATES MOTEL AEN 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
TEEN MOM II REUNION MADNESS MTV 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
13 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
THE CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
GREENLEAF – P OWN 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
HOMELAND SHO1 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT WE 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
UNDERGROUND WGNA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
24 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%

Note: 16 other shows also grew by 100 percent but had lower ratings than those listed above.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
3 LEGION FX 0.3 1.0 0.7 233%
4 UNDERGROUND WGNA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
HUMANS AMC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
SUN RECORDS CMT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BLACK SAILS STZP 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE EXPANSE SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
TEACHERS TVL 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
10 BATES MOTEL AEN 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
COLONY USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
12 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
16 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT WE 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPOSTERS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BAR RESCUE SPK 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
PLANET EARTH II BBCA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BASKETS FX 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
OUTSIDERS WGNA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 11 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 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 10329 14776 4447 43%
2 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2257 4484 2227 99%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1655 3154 1499 91%
4 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 1077 2539 1462 136%
5 BATES MOTEL AEN 1245 2626 1381 111%
6 LEGION FX 732 2109 1377 188%
7 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3237 4589 1352 42%
8 THE AMERICANS FX 945 2293 1348 143%
9 HOMELAND SHO1 1258 2587 1329 106%
10 TEEN MOM II MTV 1432 2731 1299 91%
11 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1954 3250 1296 66%
12 INTO THE BADLANDS – P AMC 3438 4714 1276 37%
13 GREENLEAF – P OWN 1638 2880 1242 76%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1326 2424 1098 83%
15 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1745 2828 1083 62%
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2485 3508 1023 41%
17 COLONY USA 784 1771 987 126%
18 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 3093 4074 981 32%
19 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 1443 2386 943 65%
20 UNDERGROUND WGNA 641 1582 941 147%
21 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 709 1608 899 127%
22 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 2187 3081 894 41%
23 BILLIONS SHO1 858 1742 884 103%
24 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1588 2422 834 53%
25 MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT WE 1118 1925 807 72%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 LEGION FX 732 2109 1377 188%
2 UNDERGROUND WGNA 641 1582 941 147%
3 THE AMERICANS FX 945 2293 1348 143%
4 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 1077 2539 1462 136%
5 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 395 918 523 132%
6 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 709 1608 899 127%
7 COLONY USA 784 1771 987 126%
8 SUN RECORDS CMT 530 1190 660 125%
9 THE EXPANSE SYFY 460 1012 552 120%
10 BATES MOTEL AEN 1245 2626 1381 111%
11 BASKETS FX 391 808 417 107%
12 HOMELAND SHO1 1258 2587 1329 106%
13 BILLIONS SHO1 858 1742 884 103%
14 BLACK SAILS STZP 473 956 483 102%
15 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2257 4484 2227 99%
16 HUMANS AMC 435 857 422 97%
17 TEEN MOM II MTV 1432 2731 1299 91%
CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 684 1304 620 91%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1655 3154 1499 91%
20 OUTSIDERS WGNA 728 1370 642 88%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 706 1325 619 88%
22 BRINGING UP BATES UP 151 279 128 85%
23 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1326 2424 1098 83%
FACE OFF SYFY 807 1475 668 83%
25 THE ARRANGEMENT ENT 800 1449 649 81%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 625 1131 506 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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