“Taboo” has been at or near the top of the delayed-viewing rankings since its premiere in early January, but it pulled off something pretty rare with its Jan. 31 episode.

The FX show finished in the Top 5 in adults 18-49 and viewer gain and in percentage gain in both measures, something a single show rarely does. With a week of DVR and on-demand viewing, “Taboo” grew by 0.8 and 160 percent in adults 18-49 over its initial rating. It also added 1.86 million viewers, a 146-percent jump.

“Teen Mom II” was the only show to top “Taboo” in 18-49 gain, rising by 0.9. “Vikings” added the most viewers (1.92 million)

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Jan. 30-Feb. 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 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
2 TABOO FX 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
3 VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
8 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SIX HIST 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
13 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SUITS USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
FACE OFF SYFY 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
19 FAST N LOUD DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
BEING MARY JANE BET 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
FORGED IN FIRE HIST 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
NIGHTWATCH AEN 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
THE FOSTERS – P FRFM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%

Note: 11 other shows also increased by 0.3 but had lower ratings than those listed above.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 FACE OFF SYFY 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
BASKETS FX 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BLACK SAILS STZP 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
5 TABOO FX 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
6 LADIES OF LONDON BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
NASHVILLE CMT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SWITCHED AT BIRTH – P FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN WOLF MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
OUTSIDERS WGNA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
12 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SUITS USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SIX HIST 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
16 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
17 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
18 VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
COUNTING ON TLC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
COLONY USA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 30 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 VIKINGS HIST 2674 4589 1915 72%
2 TABOO FX 1270 3127 1857 146%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 3648 5216 1568 43%
4 SIX HIST 1736 3254 1518 87%
5 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3708 5200 1492 40%
6 SUITS USA 1528 2966 1438 94%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1666 3101 1435 86%
8 TEEN MOM II MTV 1405 2776 1371 98%
9 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3156 4376 1220 39%
10 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1408 2583 1175 83%
11 NASHVILLE CMT 750 1882 1132 151%
12 TOP CHEF BRVO 1019 2126 1107 109%
13 COLONY USA 817 1910 1093 134%
14 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 603 1632 1029 171%
15 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1005 2005 1000 100%
16 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 1413 2334 921 65%
17 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2698 3618 920 34%
18 THE EXPANSE – P SYFY 700 1607 907 130%
19 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 2974 3871 897 30%
20 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1709 2561 852 50%
21 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 944 1772 828 88%
22 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2388 3205 817 34%
23 OUTSIDERS WGNA 834 1639 805 97%
24 ALONE HIST 1864 2658 794 43%
25 COUNTING ON TLC 1091 1874 783 72%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 603 1632 1029 171%
2 BLACK SAILS STZP 340 899 559 164%
3 NASHVILLE CMT 750 1882 1132 151%
4 TABOO FX 1270 3127 1857 146%
5 COLONY USA 817 1910 1093 134%
6 THE EXPANSE – P SYFY 700 1607 907 130%
7 BASKETS FX 362 787 425 117%
8 THE YOUNG POPE – SUN. HBOM 393 821 428 109%
TOP CHEF BRVO 1019 2126 1107 109%
10 SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 600 1239 639 107%
11 TEEN WOLF MTV 446 909 463 104%
12 GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 401 812 411 102%
FACE OFF SYFY 673 1357 684 102%
14 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1005 2005 1000 100%
15 TEEN MOM II MTV 1405 2776 1371 98%
16 OUTSIDERS WGNA 834 1639 805 97%
17 SUITS USA 1528 2966 1438 94%
18 NASHVILLE CMT 324 622 298 92%
19 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 627 1198 571 91%
20 BEYOND FRFM 381 725 344 90%
21 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 944 1772 828 88%
22 SIX HIST 1736 3254 1518 87%
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1666 3101 1435 86%
24 THE YOUNG POPE – MON. HBOM 447 826 379 85%
25 ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 638 1177 539 84%

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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