“Better Call Saul” was once again the DVR-viewing champion in the week of May 22.

The AMC series posted the biggest gains in both adults 18-49 — where it grew by a full point, 0.7 to 1.7 — and total viewers (+2.55 million) after seven days of delayed viewing. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (+0.7) had the second-biggest gain in adults 18-49 as it rebounded from a below-average same-day rating. “Fargo” was second in viewers added with 1.63 million.

“Fargo” was also the percentage-gain leader among adults 18-49, growing by 250 percent (0.2 to 0.7). “The Americans” had the biggest percentage jump in viewers, gaining 189 percent a week after its initial airing.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for May 22-28, 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 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.7 1.7 1.0 143%
2 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
3 TEEN MOM MTV 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
5 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
FARGO FX 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
8 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SILICON VALLEY HBOM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
DOCTOR WHO BBCA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
FORGED IN FIRE HIST 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
TEEN MOM AFTER SHOW MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
AMERICAN GODS STZP 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VH1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
ARCHER FXX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
VEEP HBOM 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 FARGO FX 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
2 DOCTOR WHO BBCA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: SECOND CHANCES LIF 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE CHALLENGE: INVASION UNSEEN – S MTV 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
GENIUS NGC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
7 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
ARCHER FXX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
VEEP HBOM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
12 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.7 1.7 1.0 143%
13 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SILICON VALLEY HBOM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
15 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
16 TEEN MOM MTV 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
AMERICAN GODS STZP 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VH1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SOUTHERN CHARM SAVANNAH BRVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BABY DADDY FRFM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ARE YOU THE ONE: SECOND CHANCES MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 15 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 (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1652 4200 2548 154%
2 FARGO FX 1041 2673 1632 157%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1255 2560 1305 104%
4 THE AMERICANS FX 661 1910 1249 189%
5 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 974 2197 1223 126%
6 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 1744 2923 1179 68%
7 GENIUS NGC 940 2014 1074 114%
8 TEEN MOM MTV 1017 2064 1047 103%
9 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 855 1838 983 115%
10 GOOD WITCH HALL 1977 2930 953 48%
DOCTOR WHO BBCA 494 1379 885 179%
12 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2521 3393 872 35%
13 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 878 1738 860 98%
14 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 2313 3156 843 36%
15 SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 1114 1922 808 73%
16 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 729 1515 786 108%
17 AMERICAN GODS STZP 667 1400 733 110%
18 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 1686 2412 726 43%
19 VEEP HBOM 552 1258 706 128%
20 ALL FOR LOVE HALL 2008 2706 698 35%
21 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 940 1618 678 72%
22 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 912 1578 666 73%
23 FOOD NETWORK STAR: COMEBACK KITCHEN FOOD 1263 1921 658 52%
24 FORGED IN FIRE HIST 1183 1832 649 55%
25 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 1772 2420 648 37%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE AMERICANS FX 661 1910 1249 189%
2 DOCTOR WHO BBCA 494 1379 885 179%
3 FARGO FX 1041 2673 1632 157%
4 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1652 4200 2548 154%
5 VEEP HBOM 552 1258 706 128%
6 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 974 2197 1223 126%
7 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 855 1838 983 115%
8 GENIUS NGC 940 2014 1074 114%
9 CLASS BBCA 206 436 230 112%
10 AMERICAN GODS STZP 667 1400 733 110%
11 SILICON VALLEY HBOM 729 1515 786 108%
12 ARCHER FXX 415 847 432 104%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1255 2560 1305 104%
14 TEEN MOM MTV 1017 2064 1047 103%
15 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 878 1738 860 98%
16 THE CHALLENGE: INVASION UNSEEN – S MTV 247 482 235 95%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS MTV 535 1043 508 95%
18 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 572 1079 507 89%
19 ARE YOU THE ONE: BEYOND THE BOOM – S MTV 223 419 196 88%
20 BORN THIS WAY AEN 429 785 356 83%
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 381 696 315 83%
22 ARE YOU THE ONE: SECOND CHANCES MTV 344 624 280 81%
23 THE WHITE PRINCESS STZP 722 1290 568 79%
24 TEEN MOM AFTER SHOW MTV 722 1280 558 77%
25 BABY DADDY FRFM 540 948 408 76%

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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