“The Walking Dead” has declined markedly in overnight ratings since its near-record season premiere in October. Ratings after a week of DVR and on-demand viewing are down as well, since the portion of the audience that catches up after the initial airing is pretty stable.

The Nov. 20 episode of the show added 2.7 points in adults 18-49 to its total, rising from 5.2 to 7.9. That’s in line with other episodes this season, which have risen from between 2.3 and 2.9. “The Walking Dead” is still huge — the Nov. 20 episode had the biggest gains by far in both adults 18-49 and viewers — but its losses in the same-day ratings are more or less reflected in the delayed-viewing numbers as well.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Nov. 14-20, 2016. 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 5.2 7.9 2.7 52%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE – F FX 1.3 3.0 1.7 131%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
WESTWORLD HBOM 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
6 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
11 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
14 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.7 2.1 0.4 24%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
THE LIBRARIANS – P TNT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
21 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
A DECEMBER BRIDE HALL 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
90 DAY FIANCE TLC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
DUCK DYNASTY – P AEN 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
90 DAY FIANCE: TELL ALL TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
COUNTING ON TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
SHOOTER – P USA 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%

Note: 7 other shows also grew by 0.3 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 DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
STAR WARS REBELS DX D 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BEN & LAUREN FRFM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
ASH VS. EVIL DEAD STZP 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
VAN HELSING SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
CHANNEL ZERO SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
AFTERMATH SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
8 BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYG 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
10 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE – F FX 1.3 3.0 1.7 131%
11 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
13 TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TOTAL DIVAS – P ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARS – P NGC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WAHLBURGERS AEN 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TEEN WOLF – P MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
REAL WORLD BAD BLOOD MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE AFFAIR – P SHO1 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BAR RESCUE SPK 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
Z NATION SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 29 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 10996 16308 5312 48%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE – F FX 2451 5439 2988 122%
3 WESTWORLD HBOM 1777 3341 1564 88%
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 3202 4608 1406 44%
5 THE LIBRARIANS – P TNT 1890 3255 1365 72%
6 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1856 3204 1348 73%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1960 3239 1279 65%
8 MARS – P NGC 1417 2661 1244 88%
9 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 1644 2813 1169 71%
10 SHAMELESS SHO1 1403 2566 1163 83%
11 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 2620 3773 1153 44%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2493 3613 1120 45%
13 TEEN MOM MTV 1165 2278 1113 96%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1417 2493 1076 76%
15 SHOOTER – P USA 1440 2473 1033 72%
16 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1790 2811 1021 57%
17 INK MASTER SPK 1080 2098 1018 94%
18 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1144 2148 1004 88%
19 BELOW DECK BRVO 1464 2465 1001 68%
20 ELENA OF AVALOR DSNY 2385 3252 867 36%
21 A DECEMBER BRIDE HALL 4295 5150 855 20%
22 TALKING DEAD AMC 3738 4574 836 22%
23 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 1550 2315 765 49%
24 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 750 1502 752 100%
25 DUCK DYNASTY – P AEN 1288 2035 747 58%


Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 YOU’RE THE WORST – F FXX 137 381 244 178%
2 ASH VS. EVIL DEAD STZP 237 617 380 160%
3 STAN AGAINST EVIL – 10 p.m. IFC 138 344 206 149%
4 STAN AGAINST EVIL – 10:30 p.m. IFC 137 331 194 142%
5 DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY BBCA 240 565 325 135%
6 HOLMES BUY IT RIGHT – 10 p.m. DIY 104 236 132 127%
7 THE AFFAIR – P SHO1 599 1338 739 123%
8 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE – F FX 2451 5439 2988 122%
9 DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 588 1254 666 113%
10 YOU’RE THE WORST – 10 p.m. FXX 200 414 214 107%
11 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 248 506 258 104%
HOLMES BUY IT RIGHT – 10:30 p.m. DIY 132 269 137 104%
13 REAL WORLD BAD BLOOD MTV 323 657 334 103%
14 YOUNGER TVL 618 1242 624 101%
15 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 750 1502 752 100%
16 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 412 816 404 98%
17 TEEN MOM MTV 1165 2278 1113 96%
18 INK MASTER SPK 1080 2098 1018 94%
19 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 545 1045 500 92%
20 AFTERMATH SYFY 561 1070 509 91%
21 BLUNT TALK STZP 107 202 95 89%
22 WESTWORLD HBOM 1777 3341 1564 88%
MARS – P NGC 1417 2661 1244 88%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1144 2148 1004 88%
25 BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYG 482 899 417 87%

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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