The May 10 season finale of “Atlanta” more than doubled its audience with a week of delayed viewing.

The FX show grew by half a point in adults 18-49 (0.3 rating to 0.8), a gain of 167 percent. In total viewers, its 857,000-person gain represented a 154 percent bump over its initial audience.

“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” (+0.9 in adults 18-49) and “Fear the Walking Dead” (+1.47 million viewers) posted the biggest gains of the week.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for May 7-13, 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 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION MTV 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
2 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
TEEN MOM II MTV 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
5 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
WESTWORLD HBOM 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
ATLANTA – F FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
9 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
THE LAST O.G. TBSC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS. STARS MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
15 BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
FORGED IN FIRE HIST 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SILICON VALLEY – F HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ARCHER FXX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
KRYPTON SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SIREN FRFM 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
LEGION FX 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%

 

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 SIREN FRFM 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
LEGION FX 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
3 KILLING EVE BBCA 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
IMPOSTERS BRVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
FAMOUS IN LOVE FRFM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
COLONY USA 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
7 ATLANTA – F FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
8 ARCHER FXX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
KRYPTON SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
10 THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS. STARS MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE LAST O.G. TBSC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SILICON VALLEY – F HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE TERROR AMC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW CMDY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE ARRANGEMENT – F ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE ROYALS – F ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BOTCHED ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE AMERICANS FX 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BARRY – F HBOM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ANCIENT ALIENS HIST 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
WICKED TUNA NGC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 17 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 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2468 3939 1471 60%
2 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION MTV 1766 3164 1398 79%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1640 2903 1263 77%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1447 2541 1094 76%
5 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 1424 2492 1068 75%
6 THE AMERICANS FX 672 1736 1064 158%
7 WESTWORLD HBOM 1588 2642 1054 66%
8 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2072 3102 1030 50%
9 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1522 2550 1028 68%
10 KRYPTON SYFY 529 1523 994 188%
11 TEEN MOM II MTV 1368 2318 950 69%
12 GOOD WITCH HALL 1826 2705 879 48%
13 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1579 2456 877 56%
14 ATLANTA – F FX 556 1413 857 154%
15 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 1709 2556 847 50%
16 SOUTHERN CHARM BRVO 1324 2158 834 63%
17 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 1200 2020 820 68%
18 THE TERROR AMC 858 1672 814 95%
19 COLONY USA 443 1207 764 172%
20 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 652 1385 733 112%
21 THE LAST O.G. TBSC 1147 1865 718 63%
22 BILLIONS SHO1 965 1677 712 74%
23 HARRY & MEGHAN: A ROYAL ROMANCE LIF 2211 2918 707 32%
24 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1741 2440 699 40%
25 SIREN FRFM 496 1173 677 136%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 KRYPTON SYFY 529 1523 994 188%
2 COLONY USA 443 1207 764 172%
3 ARCHER FXX 362 976 614 170%
4 THE AMERICANS FX 672 1736 1064 158%
5 ATLANTA – F FX 556 1413 857 154%
6 SIREN FRFM 496 1173 677 136%
7 BROCKMIRE IFC 233 520 287 123%
8 THE ROYALS – F ENT 425 920 495 116%
9 THE ARRANGEMENT – F ENT 433 925 492 114%
10 GENIUS NGC 351 748 397 113%
11 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 652 1385 733 112%
12 LEGION FX 354 746 392 111%
13 THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS. STARS MTV 519 1082 563 108%
IMPOSTERS BRVO 407 845 438 108%
15 TRUST FX 567 1159 592 104%
16 THE EXPANSE SYFY 556 1111 555 100%
KILLING EVE BBCA 537 1073 536 100%
18 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 418 832 414 99%
19 POLARIS: PLAYER SELECT DX D 129 253 124 96%
20 BARRY – F HBOM 549 1072 523 95%
THE TERROR AMC 858 1672 814 95%
22 SILICON VALLEY – F HBOM 708 1316 608 86%
23 FAMOUS IN LOVE FRFM 316 584 268 85%
24 PATRICK MELROSE – P SHO1 219 402 183 84%
25 THE ARTFUL DETECTIVE OVTN 119 218 99 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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