FX’s “Taboo” continued its trend of making big ratings gains after its initial airing in the week of Feb. 13-19.

The show tripled its adults 18-49 rating with a week of DVR and on-demand viewing, rising from 0.4 to 1.2, and grew by 162 percent in viewers (1.12 million to 2.94 million). In both cases, its total gains were second or tied for second behind “The Walking Dead.”

Fellow FX show “Legion” and “Teen Mom II” tied with “Taboo” for second in total gains among adults 18-49, each growing by 0.8.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Feb. 13-19, 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 5.3 7.9 2.6 49%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
LEGION FX 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
TABOO FX 0.4 1.2 0.8 200%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
GOLD RUSH DISC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
10 TALKING DEAD AMC 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SIX HIST 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SUITS USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
16 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
FIXER UPPER – S HGTV 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
TEEN MOM II AFTER MTV 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
HOMELAND SHO1 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
23 FAST N LOUD DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%

Note: 22 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 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
THE EXPANSE SYFY 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
3 TABOO FX 0.4 1.2 0.8 200%
GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BAD GIRLS CLUB – P OXYG 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BLACK SAILS STZP 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
TEACHERS TVL 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
8 SUITS USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
9 LEGION FX 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
10 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
NASHVILLE CMT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
BILLIONS – P SHO1 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
COLONY USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
OUTSIDERS WGNA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
16 HOMELAND SHO1 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
18 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SIX HIST 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
21 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
22 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BIG LITTLE LIES – P HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DANCE MOMS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TEEN MOM: BEING DEB – P MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BAR RESCUE SPK 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 27 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 11087 16171 5084 46%
2 TABOO FX 1124 2943 1819 162%
3 LEGION FX 1133 2910 1777 157%
4 SIX HIST 1603 3246 1643 102%
5 SUITS USA 1211 2771 1560 129%
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 3425 4942 1517 44%
7 FIXER UPPER – S HGTV 2883 4361 1478 51%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1553 2810 1257 81%
9 HOMELAND SHO1 1069 2320 1251 117%
10 TEEN MOM II MTV 1459 2656 1197 82%
11 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3201 4349 1148 36%
12 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1168 2308 1140 98%
13 TOP CHEF BRVO 1041 2165 1124 108%
14 FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 1440 2525 1085 75%
15 NASHVILLE CMT 832 1900 1068 128%
16 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 573 1602 1029 180%
17 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 2134 3136 1002 47%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2605 3589 984 38%
19 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 778 1750 972 125%
20 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 832 1774 942 113%
21 COLONY USA 757 1694 937 124%
22 TALKING DEAD AMC 4057 4985 928 23%
23 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1664 2589 925 56%
24 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2581 3495 914 35%
25 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 2881 3772 891 31%

 

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 573 1602 1029 180%
2 TABOO FX 1124 2943 1819 162%
3 GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 287 745 458 160%
4 LEGION FX 1133 2910 1777 157%
5 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 362 885 523 144%
6 THE EXPANSE SYFY 535 1229 694 130%
7 SUITS USA 1211 2771 1560 129%
8 NASHVILLE CMT 832 1900 1068 128%
9 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 778 1750 972 125%
10 COLONY USA 757 1694 937 124%
11 SWITCHED AT BIRTH FRFM 518 1139 621 120%
12 HOMELAND SHO1 1069 2320 1251 117%
13 BILLIONS – P SHO1 753 1608 855 114%
14 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 832 1774 942 113%
15 TOP CHEF BRVO 1041 2165 1124 108%
16 THE ROYALS – F ENT 520 1066 546 105%
17 SIX HIST 1603 3246 1643 102%
18 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1168 2308 1140 98%
19 MAN SEEKING WOMAN FXX 161 313 152 94%
20 BLACK SAILS STZP 484 936 452 93%
FACE OFF SYFY 745 1438 693 93%
BASKETS FX 463 893 430 93%
23 PORTLANDIA IFC 145 276 131 90%
24 THE FOSTERS FRFM 761 1439 678 89%
25 BRINGING UP BATES UP 182 342 160 88%
ARE YOU THE ONE MTV 682 1279 597 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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