“The Walking Dead” hit a four-year ratings low with its Nov. 27 episode. The show gained a lot with a week of DVR and on-demand catchup, but its Live +7 numbers are on the low side too.

The AMC show is severed head and shoulders above the rest of the field with a 7.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.1 million viewers after a week. But the raw numbers are down from the previous week (7.9 and 16.31 million), and the show’s growth was smaller as well (2.5 vs. 2.7 points in adults 18-49, 4.69 million vs. 5.31 million viewers).

“Westworld” (+0.7 in 18-49, +1.53 million viewers) ranked second in total gains in both measures. “Star Wars Rebels” and “The Ultimate Fighter” each tripled their 18-49 ratings to top the percentage gains in the demo. “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” on BBC America had the highest percentage gain in viewers, growing by 168 percent.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Nov. 21-27, 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 4.9 7.4 2.5 51%
2 WESTWORLD HBOM 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
TEEN MOM MTV 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
GOLD RUSH DISC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
8 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
12 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.7 2.1 0.4 24%
LOVE AND HIP HOP – P VH1 1.2 1.6 0.4 33%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
TEEN MOM II: BACKSTAGE – S MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
THE LIBRARIANS TNT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
TEEN MOM OG: ASK MOMS – S MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
19 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
AMERICAN DAD TBSC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
SISTER WIVES – P TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
SHOOTER USA 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 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 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
ULTIMATE FIGHTER – P FS1 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
3 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
5 TEEN MOM MTV 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TEEN MOM OG: ASK MOMS – S MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
DUCK DYNASTY AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DIVORCE HBOM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TEEN WOLF MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MARS NGC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN TRAV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 18 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 10403 15096 4693 45%
2 WESTWORLD HBOM 2087 3613 1526 73%
3 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 1499 2902 1403 94%
4 THE LIBRARIANS TNT 1620 2829 1209 75%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1706 2862 1156 68%
6 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 2659 3814 1155 43%
7 SHOOTER USA 1250 2397 1147 92%
8 SHAMELESS SHO1 1558 2677 1119 72%
9 TEEN MOM MTV 1057 2131 1074 102%
10 BELOW DECK BRVO 1447 2503 1056 73%
11 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1359 2369 1010 74%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2551 3541 990 39%
13 MARS NGC 974 1958 984 101%
14 INK MASTER SPK 1058 1979 921 87%
15 TALKING DEAD AMC 3777 4646 869 23%
16 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 2187 3033 846 39%
17 JOURNEY BACK TO CHRISTMAS HALL 4844 5683 839 17%
18 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 2629 3399 770 29%
19 HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 1554 2301 747 48%
20 A HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS HALL 4249 4990 741 17%
21 DUCK DYNASTY AEN 972 1709 737 76%
22 CHRISTMAS IN HOMESTEAD HALL 3365 4090 725 22%
23 SISTER WIVES – P TLC 1848 2568 720 39%
24 LOVE AND HIP HOP – P VH1 2352 3069 717 30%
25 DANCE MOMS LIF 811 1517 706 87%


Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY BBCA 198 531 333 168%
2 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 644 1332 688 107%
3 THE AFFAIR SHO1 579 1191 612 106%
4 TEEN WOLF MTV 415 849 434 105%
5 TEEN MOM MTV 1057 2131 1074 102%
6 MARS NGC 974 1958 984 101%
7 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 521 1025 504 97%
AFTERMATH SYFY 544 1070 526 97%
9 RECTIFY SUND 154 299 145 94%
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 1499 2902 1403 94%
11 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 305 586 281 92%
SHOOTER USA 1250 2397 1147 92%
HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE TRAV 250 479 229 92%
14 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 442 842 400 90%
15 DANCE MOMS LIF 811 1517 706 87%
INK MASTER SPK 1058 1979 921 87%
17 GOOD BEHAVIOR SNEAK PEEK TNT 500 931 431 86%
DIVORCE HBOM 631 1172 541 86%
19 STAN AGAINST EVIL IFC 212 393 181 85%
DRUNK HISTORY CMDY 476 881 405 85%
BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE CMT 169 312 143 85%
22 TOTAL DIVAS ENT 461 845 384 83%
23 TEEN MOM OG: ASK MOMS – S MTV 785 1428 643 82%
24 STAN AGAINST EVIL IFC 244 434 190 78%
HOLMES BUY IT RIGHT – 10 p.m. DIY 152 270 118 78%

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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