“The Walking Dead” and “American Horror Story: Roanoke” were, unsurprisingly, the two biggest beneficiaries of DVR and on-demand viewing in the week of Oct. 24-30. FX’s “Atlanta” also had a strong week in the Live +7 ratings.

“The Walking Dead” grew from a 6.1 to a 9.0 rating in adults 18-49. Its increase of 2.9 is bigger than the seven-day total of all but two cable shows — “Monday Night Football” (3.7) and “AHS” (3.2). And per usual, “AHS: Roanoke” more than doubled its 18-49 rating (1.4 to 3.2) and viewer total (2.62 million to 5.86 million).

“Atlanta” tripled its 18-49 rating(0.3 to 0.9) with a week of delayed viewing, tying for the top spot in percentage gains. It also more than doubled its total audience, growing from 651,000 to 1.62 million viewers.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Oct. 24-30, 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 6.1 9.0 2.9 48%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 1.4 3.2 1.8 129%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
WESTWORLD HBOM 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
6 SOUTH PARK CMDY 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
7 GOLD RUSH DISC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
ATLANTA FX 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
12 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.0 2.5 0.5 25%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE STRAIN – F FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
18 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
23 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
WORST COOKS FOOD 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
FORGED IN FIRE HIST 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOTAL BELLAS ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

 

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 ATLANTA FX 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
LIFE BELOW ZERO NGC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
ASH VS. EVIL DEAD STZP 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 SHAMELESS SHO1 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
5 WESTWORLD HBOM 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
7 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 1.4 3.2 1.8 129%
8 THE STRAIN – F FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
9 BELOW DECK BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
13 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOTAL BELLAS ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DRUNK HISTORY CMDY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
WAGS MIAMI ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BEN & LAUREN FRFM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BETTER THINGS FX 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
REAL WORLD BAD BLOOD MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYG 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
Z NATION SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
AFTERMATH SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CHANNEL ZERO SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
90 DAY FIANCE: 1ST LOOK TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING – S TRU 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 23 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 12455 17947 5492 44%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 2623 5856 3233 123%
3 WESTWORLD HBOM 1485 3114 1629 110%
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 2631 4146 1515 58%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1873 3284 1411 75%
6 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1795 3011 1216 68%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1570 2786 1216 77%
8 SHAMELESS SHO1 1198 2391 1193 100%
9 TEEN MOM MTV 1139 2330 1191 105%
10 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1410 2559 1149 81%
11 THE STRAIN – F FX 886 1950 1064 120%
12 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 1705 2737 1032 61%
13 BELOW DECK BRVO 1305 2330 1025 79%
14 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1101 2109 1008 92%
15 TALKING DEAD AMC 4294 5283 989 23%
16 ATLANTA FX 651 1622 971 149%
17 INK MASTER SPK 1055 1990 935 89%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1670 2595 925 55%
60 DAYS IN AEN 1188 2113 925 78%
20 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 842 1725 883 105%
21 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 2211 2999 788 36%
22 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 819 1584 765 93%
23 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1340 2101 761 57%
24 DANCE MOMS LIF 784 1513 729 93%
25 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 2514 3198 684 27%


Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DOCUMENTARY NOW! – 10 p.m. IFC 62 164 102 165%
2 ATLANTA FX 651 1622 971 149%
3 BETTER THINGS FX 381 896 515 135%
4 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 2623 5856 3233 123%
5 YOU’RE THE WORST FXX 176 390 214 122%
6 THE STRAIN – F FX 886 1950 1064 120%
7 ASH VS. EVIL DEAD STZP 274 600 326 119%
8 DOCUMENTARY NOW! – 10:30 p.m. IFC 96 202 106 110%
WESTWORLD HBOM 1485 3114 1629 110%
10 MASTERS OF SEX SHO1 393 822 429 109%
11 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 842 1725 883 105%
TEEN MOM MTV 1139 2330 1191 105%
13 DRUNK HISTORY CMDY 301 613 312 104%
14 QUARRY MAXP 178 357 179 101%
15 SHAMELESS SHO1 1198 2391 1193 100%
16 DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY BBCA 293 582 289 99%
17 DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 694 1370 676 97%
18 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 819 1584 765 93%
DANCE MOMS LIF 784 1513 729 93%
20 DIVORCE HBOM 518 994 476 92%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1101 2109 1008 92%
22 RECTIFY – P SUND 179 339 160 89%
AFTERMATH SYFY 600 1133 533 89%
INK MASTER SPK 1055 1990 935 89%
25 I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER CMT 186 350 164 88%

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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