“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” isn’t at the ratings levels its predecessor reached at its peak. It is, however, giving MTV a pretty good boost.

The show’s debut episodes each have a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 in the Live +3 ratings for April 2-8. That’s tied for third for the week (behind “The Walking Dead’s” 4.2 and the 4.1 for NCAA men’s title game), and 0.9 better than the next-highest MTV show, “Teen Mom” (1.2).

Another premiere, “The Last O.G.” on TBS, also made a good showing in the Live +3 rankings. It’s tied for 10th among adults 18-49 at 1.2 and ranks 23rd in viewers with 2.75 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 2-8, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 4.2 1.4 50%
2 NCAA MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – MICHIGAN/VILLANOVA TBSC 4.1 0.0 0%
3 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION – 9 p.m. MTV 2.1 0.6 40%
JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION – 8 p.m. – P MTV 2.1 0.7 50%
5 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.4 0.2 17%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.4 0.2 17%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.3 0.4 44%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.3 0.1 8%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.3 0.4 44%
10 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.2 0.2 20%
TEEN MOM MTV 1.2 0.7 140%
THE LAST O.G. – P TBSC 1.2 0.5 71%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.0 0.4 67%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.0 0.3 43%
16 LIVE PD – SAT. AEN 0.9 0.2 29%
ATLANTA FX 0.9 0.5 125%
THE CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 0.9 0.4 80%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.1 12%
20 LIVE PD – FRI. AEN 0.8 0.2 33%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC – P BRVO 0.8 0.3 60%
TRADING SPACES – P TLC 0.8 0.2 33%
TEYANA & IMAN VH1 0.8 0.1 14%
24 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 0.7 0.2 40%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRVO 0.7 0.3 75%
GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISC 0.7 0.3 75%
INK MASTER PAR 0.7 0.4 133%
TRADING SPACES: REUNION – S TLC 0.7 0.2 40%
NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/THUNDER TNT 0.7 0.0 0%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.7 0.3 75%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for April 2-8, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCAA MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – MICHIGAN/VILLANOVA TBSC 13,420 86 1%
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9,559 2,877 43%
3 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4,453 1,182 36%
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,722 282 8%
5 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,688 364 11%
6 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION – 9 p.m. MTV 3,607 1,043 41%
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,595 255 8%
8 JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION – 8 p.m. – P MTV 3,518 1,088 45%
9 ONCE UPON A PRINCE HALL 3,235 600 23%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,223 773 32%
11 TALKING DEAD AMC 3,077 544 21%
12 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – THURS. MSNBC 3,018 107 4%
13 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 3,006 66 2%
14 HANNITY – TUES. FXNC 3,000 66 2%
15 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALL 2,889 766 36%
16 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – WEDS. MSNBC 2,873 88 3%
17 GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISC 2,860 773 37%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 2,831 1,067 60%
19 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MSNBC 2,827 74 3%
20 TRADING SPACES – P TLC 2,809 610 28%
21 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 2,770 929 50%
22 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 2,768 61 2%
23 THE LAST O.G. – P TBSC 2,747 992 57%
24 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 2,721 248 10%
25 HANNITY SPECIAL – FRI. FXNC 2,696 104 4%

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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