The two biggest delayed-viewing shows on cable kept hold of their spots in the week of Oct. 23.

“The Walking Dead” gained 2.0 points in adults 18-49 and 4.16 million viewers with seven days of playback, not far from the gains for its premiere a week earlier (2.2 and 4.28 million). “American Horror Story: Cult” finished second in both measures, adding 1.4 points to its initial 18-49 rating and 2.56 million viewers.

The third-place finishers in 18-49 gain (“South Park,” “Gold Rush” and “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”) picked up less than half the total for “AHS.” In viewers, No. 3 “Gold Rush” was more than a million behind the bump for “AHS.”

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Oct. 23-29, 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 4.0 6.0 2.0 50%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 1.0 2.4 1.4 140%
3 SOUTH PARK CMDY 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
GOLD RUSH DISC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH – S AEN 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
9 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
VICE PRINCIPALS HBOM 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
TEEN MOM II: REUNION MADNESS PT 2 MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
24 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.0 1.2 0.2 20%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.8 1.0 0.2 25%

Note: 38 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 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 VICE PRINCIPALS HBOM 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
BETTER THINGS FX 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES SPK 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH – S AEN 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
9 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 1.0 2.4 1.4 140%
10 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE DEUCE – F HBOM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
PAWN STARS HIST 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN DALLAS LIF 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TEEN MOM II: JENELLE VS. BARB – S MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TEEN MUM MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE LITTLE COUPLE TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MR. ROBOT USA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 25 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 8934 13096 4162 47%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 2062 4620 2558 124%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 2489 3904 1415 57%
4 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1910 3103 1193 62%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1795 2974 1179 66%
6 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH – S AEN 1049 2183 1134 108%
7 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1640 2700 1060 65%
8 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1674 2730 1056 63%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1273 2317 1044 82%
10 RAY DONOVAN – F SHO1 1180 2215 1035 88%
11 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1221 2241 1020 84%
12 BELOW DECK BRVO 1279 2279 1000 78%
13 TALKING DEAD AMC 3248 4171 923 28%
14 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 761 1547 786 103%
15 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 800 1566 766 96%
16 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 1343 2095 752 56%
17 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 2139 2886 747 35%
18 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 1090 1826 736 68%
19 MARRY ME AT CHRISTMAS HALL 3375 4110 735 22%
20 OUTLANDER STZP 1520 2220 700 46%
21 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 504 1203 699 139%
22 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 2210 2872 662 30%
23 VICE PRINCIPALS HBOM 605 1250 645 107%
24 ANDI MACK DSNY 1618 2248 630 39%
25 HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 1326 1938 612 46%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES SPK 225 583 358 159%
2 YOU’RE THE WORST FXX 139 348 209 150%
3 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 299 716 417 139%
GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 504 1203 699 139%
5 STAR WARS REBELS – 9:30 p.m. DX D 248 556 308 124%
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 2062 4620 2558 124%
7 DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY BBCA 219 481 262 120%
8 STAR WARS REBELS – 9 p.m. DX D 260 569 309 119%
9 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH – S AEN 1049 2183 1134 108%
10 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 306 634 328 107%
VICE PRINCIPALS HBOM 605 1250 645 107%
12 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 761 1547 786 103%
13 BETTER THINGS FX 414 834 420 101%
14 VERSAILLES OVTN 187 373 186 99%
15 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 800 1566 766 96%
16 RAY DONOVAN – F SHO1 1180 2215 1035 88%
17 THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBCA 197 369 172 87%
18 ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 574 1067 493 86%
19 BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE CMT 144 267 123 85%
TEEN MOM II: JENELLE VS. BARB – S MTV 407 754 347 85%
21 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1221 2241 1020 84%
22 MR. ROBOT USA 543 996 453 83%
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1273 2317 1044 82%
24 DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 674 1219 545 81%
25 TOSH.O CMDY 616 1099 483 78%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 509 907 398 78%
BELOW DECK BRVO 1279 2279 1000 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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