“American Horror Story: Cult” had the biggest seven-day gains among cable shows in the week of Sept. 25, and it wasn’t all that close.

The FX show’s 1.5-point growth in adults 18-49 (1.1 to 2.6) was 67 percent higher than the next-largest gain of 0.9 by “Teen Mom II.” In viewers, “Cult” added 2.87 million people — almost double the 1.49 million for “The Last Ship,” which finished second.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 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 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 1.1 2.6 1.5 136%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.7 1.6 0.9 129%
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
SOUTH PARK CMDY 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
7 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
9 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS – P ENT 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
16 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
INK MASTER SPK 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
BROAD CITY CMDY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
THE GUEST BOOK – F TBSC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
FLIPPING OUT BRVO 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%
COUNTING ON TLC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE LAST SHIP TNT 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 BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE – P CMT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: RS FIRST LOOK WE 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
5 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 1.1 2.6 1.5 136%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
TOSH.O CMDY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
9 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.7 1.6 0.9 129%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
FLIPPING OUT BRVO 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%
COUNTING ON TLC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE LAST SHIP TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
VANDERPUMP: JAX & BRITTANY BRVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BERING SEA GOLD DISC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
Z NATION – P SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE COUPLE TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 19 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 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 2128 5001 2873 135%
2 THE LAST SHIP TNT 1311 2799 1488 114%
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2365 3768 1403 59%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 1206 2506 1300 108%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1588 2869 1281 81%
6 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1712 2944 1232 72%
7 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1668 2840 1172 70%
8 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1249 2320 1071 86%
9 GREENLEAF OWN 1402 2418 1016 72%
10 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1856 2841 985 53%
11 RAY DONOVAN SHO1 1224 2174 950 78%
12 HARVEST LOVE HALL 2722 3647 925 34%
13 BELOW DECK BRVO 1164 2084 920 79%
14 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 1002 1916 914 91%
15 OUTLANDER STZP 1589 2401 812 51%
16 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 741 1552 811 109%
17 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1446 2252 806 56%
18 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 2005 2769 764 38%
19 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 1918 2678 760 40%
20 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1153 1893 740 64%
21 COUNTING ON TLC 1187 1901 714 60%
22 INK MASTER SPK 996 1709 713 72%
23 FLIPPING OUT BRVO 933 1604 671 72%
24 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAMANTHA BEE TBSC 1279 1940 661 52%
THE GUEST BOOK – F TBSC 1162 1823 661 57%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 LIAR – P SUND 121 308 187 155%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT FX 2128 5001 2873 135%
3 VERSAILLES – P OVTN 139 319 180 129%
4 YOU’RE THE WORST FXX 221 492 271 123%
5 HAUNTED TOWNS DAM 187 407 220 118%
6 THE LAST SHIP TNT 1311 2799 1488 114%
7 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 354 752 398 112%
8 THE CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 741 1552 811 109%
9 TEEN MOM II MTV 1206 2506 1300 108%
10 PEOPLE OF EARTH – F TBSC 613 1269 656 107%
11 ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 540 1109 569 105%
12 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 313 629 316 101%
13 BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE – P CMT 278 541 263 95%
14 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 1002 1916 914 91%
15 HALT AND CATCH FIRE AMC 322 610 288 89%
16 SIESTA KEY MTV 599 1118 519 87%
17 BETTER THINGS FX 499 929 430 86%
SOUTH PARK CMDY 1249 2320 1071 86%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1588 2869 1281 81%
20 Z NATION – P SYFY 575 1033 458 80%
MILLION DOLLAR MATCHMAKER WE 275 494 219 80%
22 BELOW DECK BRVO 1164 2084 920 79%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 833 1487 654 79%
24 TOSH.O CMDY 654 1165 511 78%
RAY DONOVAN SHO1 1224 2174 950 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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