‘The Walking Dead’ laps the field in cable Live +7 ratings for Nov. 20-26

“The Walking Dead’s” seven-day ratings gains for the Nov. 26 episode were in line with what it’s been doing most of the season: It grew by 2.1 points in adults 18-49 (3.6 to 5.7) and by 4.44 million viewers.

In a light Thanksgiving week, however, those gains were farther ahead of the rest of the field than usual. “Gold Rush” and “Shameless” tied for second in the 18-49 boost, each growing by 0.6 with a week of delayed viewing — or more than three times less than “TWD” did.

In viewers “Major Crimes'” bump of 2.15 million viewers was less than half of “The Walking Dead’s.”

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Nov. 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 3.6 5.7 2.1 58%
2 GOLD RUSH DISC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
3 SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
6 TEEN MOM II REUNION PT 2 MTV 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
13 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 REUNION PT 2 MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
TEEN MOM II UNSEEN MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
17 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.3 1.6 0.3 23%
SWITCHED FOR CHRISTMAS HALL 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
90 DAY FIANCE TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.1 1.3 0.2 18%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.1 1.3 0.2 18%

Note: 23 other shows also grew by 0.2 but had lower ratings than those above.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
THE PROFIT CNBC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
LONG ROAD HOME NGC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
SMILF SHO1 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
INK MASTER: ANGELS SPK 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 REUNION PT 2 MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
TEEN MOM II UNSEEN MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW CMDY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
PAWN STARS – 10 p.m. HIST 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
PAWN STARS – 10:30 p.m. HIST 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN DALLAS LIF 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MR. ROBOT USA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 23 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 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 8292 12727 4435 53%
2 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 1839 3984 2145 117%
3 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2501 4035 1534 61%
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 2912 4434 1522 52%
5 SHAMELESS SHO1 1596 2859 1263 79%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1873 3134 1261 67%
7 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 2846 3948 1102 39%
8 SWITCHED FOR CHRISTMAS HALL 5169 6257 1088 21%
9 BELOW DECK BRVO 1299 2325 1026 79%
10 THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN HALL 4874 5890 1016 21%
11 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1148 2160 1012 88%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2116 3097 981 46%
13 THE MISTLETOE INN HALL 3446 4379 933 27%
14 TEEN MOM II REUNION PT 2 MTV 1085 1942 857 79%
15 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 1341 2146 805 60%
16 LONG ROAD HOME NGC 518 1312 794 153%
17 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL AEN 808 1583 775 96%
18 TALKING DEAD AMC 3222 3992 770 24%
19 HENRY DANGER NICK 1918 2685 767 40%
20 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 967 1731 764 79%
21 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1042 1786 744 71%
22 OUTLANDER STZP 1403 2144 741 53%
23 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 570 1304 734 129%
24 LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 1826 2559 733 40%
25 FINDING SANTA HALL 4063 4751 688 17%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 LONG ROAD HOME NGC 518 1312 794 153%
2 VERSAILLES OVTN 131 328 197 150%
3 ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 409 1001 592 145%
4 THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES – 9 p.m. SPK 257 609 352 137%
5 THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES – 10 p.m. SPK 239 550 311 130%
6 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 570 1304 734 129%
7 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 1839 3984 2145 117%
8 INK MASTER: ANGELS SPK 324 661 337 104%
9 THE CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 667 1351 684 103%
10 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY SPECIAL AEN 808 1583 775 96%
11 THE PROFIT CNBC 410 778 368 90%
12 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1148 2160 1012 88%
TEEN MOM II UNSEEN MTV 710 1333 623 88%
14 STAN AGAINST EVIL – 10:30 p.m. IFC 173 321 148 86%
15 MR. ROBOT USA 545 1003 458 84%
16 SHAMELESS SHO1 1596 2859 1263 79%
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 967 1731 764 79%
TEEN MOM II REUNION PT 2 MTV 1085 1942 857 79%
BELOW DECK BRVO 1299 2325 1026 79%
DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCTY BBCA 282 504 222 79%
21 LITTLE WOMEN DALLAS LIF 517 917 400 77%
22 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 273 477 204 75%
23 STAN AGAINST EVIL – 10 p.m. IFC 189 328 139 74%
24 BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE CMT 249 429 180 72%
SMILF SHO1 516 889 373 72%

Source: The Nielsen Company.