“American Horror Story: Cult” had a season low in the same-day ratings for its Oct. 31 episode. It made some pretty big gains, however, with a week of delayed viewing.

The show tripled its adults 18-49 rating (0.7 to 2.1) in the Live +7 ratings for the week — growing by the same amount (1.4 points) as the previous episode. It also grew by 2.56 million viewers, also nearly identical with the prior week.

Per usual, “The Walking Dead” was the biggest total gainer in both adults 18-49 (+2.2) and viewers (+4.77 million). Seven other shows aside from “Cult” also tripled their 18-49 rating, albeit from much lower starting points.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 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 3.8 6.0 2.2 58%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 0.7 2.1 1.4 200%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA – P BRVO 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
GOLD RUSH DISC 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
SHAMELESS – P SHO1 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
13 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – TUES. USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MAJOR CRIMES – P TNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
17 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.3 1.6 0.3 23%
LOVE & HIP HOP VH1 1.1 1.4 0.3 27%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – THURS. USA 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
VICE PRINCIPALS 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%
OUTLANDER STZP 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOTAL DIVAS – P ENT 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 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 0.7 2.1 1.4 200%
MAJOR CRIMES – P TNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
NATHAN FOR YOU CMDY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW CMDY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BETTER THINGS FX 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
INK MASTER: ANGELS SPK 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
TOTAL DIVAS – P ENT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
11 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
12 BELOW DECK BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
14 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – TUES. USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – THURS. USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
VICE PRINCIPALS 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%
OUTLANDER STZP 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
SMILF – P SHO1 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 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: 26 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 8533 13007 4474 52%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 1485 4042 2557 172%
3 MAJOR CRIMES – P TNT 1748 3962 2214 127%
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 2827 4164 1337 47%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1646 2897 1251 76%
6 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1813 3009 1196 66%
7 SHAMELESS – P SHO1 1859 3019 1160 62%
8 TEEN MOM II MTV 1122 2267 1145 102%
9 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – TUES. USA 1593 2681 1088 68%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1261 2307 1046 83%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA – P BRVO 2433 3472 1039 43%
12 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 936 1908 972 104%
13 BELOW DECK BRVO 1199 2164 965 80%
14 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1155 2085 930 81%
15 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1901 2821 920 48%
16 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 828 1726 898 108%
17 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10:30 p.m. THURS. USA 1163 2047 884 76%
18 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 637 1509 872 137%
19 OUTLANDER STZP 1639 2488 849 52%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10 p.m. THURS. USA 1240 2089 849 68%
21 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 1285 2101 816 64%
22 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 525 1241 716 136%
23 MISS CHRISTMAS HALL 3625 4336 711 20%
24 TALKING DEAD AMC 3122 3831 709 23%
25 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 1110 1759 649 58%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES SPK 156 495 339 217%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 1485 4042 2557 172%
3 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 637 1509 872 137%
4 GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT 525 1241 716 136%
5 STAR WARS REBELS – 9:30 p.m. DX D 185 427 242 131%
6 ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 447 1020 573 128%
7 MAJOR CRIMES – P TNT 1748 3962 2214 127%
8 STAR WARS REBELS – 9 p.m. DX D 203 449 246 121%
9 DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY BBCA 212 454 242 114%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 348 743 395 114%
11 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBOM 828 1726 898 108%
TOSH.O CMDY 499 1038 539 108%
13 LIAR SUND 132 271 139 105%
14 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY & THE AFTERMATH AEN 936 1908 972 104%
15 TEEN MOM II MTV 1122 2267 1145 102%
16 YOU’RE THE WORST FXX 204 404 200 98%
17 THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBCA 195 385 190 97%
18 THE HALCYON OVTN 104 204 100 96%
19 VICE PRINCIPALS HBOM 610 1192 582 95%
20 VERSAILLES OVTN 184 349 165 90%
21 INK MASTER: ANGELS SPK 335 629 294 88%
STAN AGAINST EVIL – 10:30 p.m. IFC 176 330 154 88%
23 BETTER THINGS FX 426 792 366 86%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1261 2307 1046 83%
25 STAN AGAINST EVIL – 10 p.m. – P IFC 152 277 125 82%

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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