Not a whole lot of people watched the Season 5 premiere of “The Americans” the night it aired on FX: it drew a 0.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 925,000 viewers.

Considerably more people watched the show in the week after its premiere. Seven days of DVR and on-demand viewing pushed the show to a 0.6 in the 18-49 demographic — a threefold increase — and 2.42 million viewers, a 162 percent bump.

As usual, “The Walking Dead” was the biggest total gainer, although it wasn’t quite as big as usual. Its 18-49 rating grew by 2.0 points (4.9 to 6.9) — previous episodes since its Feburary return have all grown by at least 2.1 — and 3.74 million viewers.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for March 6-12, 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 6.9 2.0 41%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
3 GOLD RUSH – F FX 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS FXX 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
LEGION DISC 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
6 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL FX 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA BRVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
9 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA – P AMC 1.7 2.2 0.5 29%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST HIST 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
FIXER UPPER USA 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
BATES MOTEL AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TEEN MOM II AFTERSHOW HIST 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
60 DAYS IN TRU 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SIX SHO1 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
HOMELAND USA 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
THE MAGICIANS VH1 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
18 TALKING DEAD DISC 1.7 2.1 0.4 24%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA HGTV 1.2 1.6 0.4 33%
FAST N LOUD VH1 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
TANGLED: THE SERIES – P FOOD 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS – P WE 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
UNDERGROUND – P SYFY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
NASHVILLE CMT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
THE AMERICANS – P FX 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 THE EXPANSE SYFY 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
3 NASHVILLE CMT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
THE AMERICANS – P FX 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%
STAR WARS REBELS DX D 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
8 LEGION FX 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
9 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
IMPOSTERS BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE TLC 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
OUTSIDERS WGNA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
14 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
15 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SIX HIST 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
HOMELAND SHO1 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
19 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BATES MOTEL AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TEEN MOM II AFTERSHOW MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
UNDERGROUND – P WGNA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SUMMER HOUSE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE ARRANGEMENT ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BILLIONS SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
COLONY USA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT WE 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 22 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 10686 14430 3744 35%
2 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2478 4707 2229 90%
3 SIX HIST 1588 3223 1635 103%
4 GOLD RUSH – F DISC 3558 5141 1583 44%
5 THE AMERICANS – P FX 925 2421 1496 162%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1629 3100 1471 90%
7 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 1320 2778 1458 110%
8 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 2808 4235 1427 51%
9 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3246 4668 1422 44%
10 LEGION FX 796 2194 1398 176%
11 BATES MOTEL AEN 1281 2595 1314 103%
12 TEEN MOM II MTV 1409 2707 1298 92%
13 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 2018 3312 1294 64%
14 NASHVILLE CMT 965 2246 1281 133%
15 HOMELAND SHO1 1274 2492 1218 96%
16 TANGLED: THE SERIES – P DSNY 2869 4032 1163 41%
17 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1338 2454 1116 83%
18 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 640 1631 991 155%
19 COLONY USA 774 1761 987 128%
20 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA – P VH1 3221 4194 973 30%
21 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 1420 2386 966 68%
22 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 850 1801 951 112%
23 UNDERGROUND – P WGNA 1103 2046 943 85%
24 BILLIONS SHO1 981 1923 942 96%
25 60 DAYS IN AEN 1102 2040 938 85%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 LEGION FX 796 2194 1398 176%
2 THE AMERICANS – P FX 925 2421 1496 162%
3 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 640 1631 991 155%
4 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 361 864 503 139%
5 SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 436 1024 588 135%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 626 1469 843 135%
7 SUN RECORDS CMT 557 1298 741 133%
NASHVILLE CMT 965 2246 1281 133%
9 THE EXPANSE SYFY 452 1035 583 129%
10 COLONY USA 774 1761 987 128%
11 HUMANS AMC 457 971 514 112%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 850 1801 951 112%
13 FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN FX 1320 2778 1458 110%
14 SIX HIST 1588 3223 1635 103%
BATES MOTEL AEN 1281 2595 1314 103%
16 OUTSIDERS WGNA 721 1458 737 102%
17 THE ARRANGEMENT ENT 714 1413 699 98%
18 IMPOSTERS BRVO 702 1382 680 97%
19 BILLIONS SHO1 981 1923 942 96%
HOMELAND SHO1 1274 2492 1218 96%
21 FACE OFF SYFY 702 1352 650 93%
22 TEEN MOM II MTV 1409 2707 1298 92%
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1629 3100 1471 90%
TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY SPK 229 435 206 90%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2478 4707 2229 90%

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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