TNT’s “Major Crimes” was one of the big gainers in the cable Live +7 ratings for the week of March 20. That’s no surprise in regard to total viewers, where it typically does well, but its jump among adults 18-49 is noteworthy.

The show tripled its initial 18-49 rating, going from 0.2 to 0.6 with a week of DVR and on-demand viewing. It tied “The Americans” for the largest percentage gain of the week. “Major Crimes” was also No. 2 in viewers added, growing by 2.13 million people over seven days.

“The Walking Dead,” per usual, was the biggest gain in both adults 18-49 (+2.1, 4.9 to 7.0) and viewers (+4.22 million).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for March 20-26, 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 4.9 7.0 2.1 43%
2 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
TEEN MOM II MTV 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
TEEN MOM II REUNION MTV 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
LEGION FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
FIXER UPPER – S HGTV 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
BATES MOTEL AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
14 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
THE CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
HOMELAND SHO1 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT WE 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
21 BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
BIG LITTLE LIES HBOM 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
RAP GAME LIF 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%

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 THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
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%
6 LEGION FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
BABY DADDY FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
COLONY USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
UNDERGROUND WGNA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
11 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
12 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BATES MOTEL AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT WE 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPOSTERS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE ARRANGEMENT ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BILLIONS SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GHOST ADVENTURES – P TRAV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 24 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 10555 14771 4216 40%
2 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2369 4499 2130 90%
3 FIXER UPPER – S HGTV 3777 5301 1524 40%
4 BATES MOTEL AEN 1360 2705 1345 99%
5 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 1213 2543 1330 110%
6 LEGION FX 716 2043 1327 185%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1922 3235 1313 68%
8 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1798 3109 1311 73%
9 THE AMERICANS FX 796 2039 1243 156%
10 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 3416 4642 1226 36%
11 HOMELAND SHO1 1427 2610 1183 83%
12 TEEN MOM II MTV 1485 2645 1160 78%
13 TEEN MOM II REUNION MTV 1360 2410 1050 77%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1420 2451 1031 73%
15 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 1419 2432 1013 71%
16 COLONY USA 804 1784 980 122%
17 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2739 3706 967 35%
18 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1762 2725 963 55%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2647 3608 961 36%
20 GREENLEAF OWN 1350 2308 958 71%
21 BILLIONS SHO1 923 1843 920 100%
22 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1417 2295 878 62%
23 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 841 1703 862 102%
24 MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT WE 1216 2075 859 71%
25 UNDERGROUND WGNA 563 1413 850 151%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 LEGION FX 716 2043 1327 185%
2 THE AMERICANS FX 796 2039 1243 156%
3 UNDERGROUND WGNA 563 1413 850 151%
4 SUN RECORDS CMT 494 1192 698 141%
5 THE EXPANSE SYFY 471 1099 628 133%
6 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 611 1417 806 132%
7 HAP AND LEONARD SUND 109 249 140 128%
8 SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 503 1141 638 127%
9 HUMANS AMC 360 810 450 125%
10 BABY DADDY FRFM 412 919 507 123%
11 COLONY USA 804 1784 980 122%
12 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 1213 2543 1330 110%
13 THE ARRANGEMENT ENT 646 1343 697 108%
14 THE FOSTERS FRFM 688 1395 707 103%
15 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 841 1703 862 102%
YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 357 720 363 102%
17 BILLIONS SHO1 923 1843 920 100%
18 BATES MOTEL AEN 1360 2705 1345 99%
19 STRANDED WITH A MILLION MTV 367 699 332 90%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2369 4499 2130 90%
21 BLACK SAILS STZP 501 944 443 88%
BASKETS – F FX 442 832 390 88%
23 IMPOSTERS BRVO 805 1498 693 86%
24 THE CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 813 1495 682 84%
25 HOMELAND SHO1 1427 2610 1183 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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