The overnight ratings for episode 2 of “The Walking Dead” were considerably lower than those of its Season 7 premiere. But the episode is also adding more viewers after the fact than the premiere did.

The Oct. 30 episode grew by 2.3 points in adults 18-49 with three days of DVR and on-demand viewing, rising from a 6.1 to an 8.4 rating. That’s ahead of the 1.9-point gain the premiere made after three days. Episode 2’s viewer gain (4.39 million) is also ahead of the debut’s 3.76 million.

Per usual, “American Horror Story: Roanoke” was the second biggest gainer in Live +3 ratings, doubling both its 18-49 rating (1.4 to 2.8) and its viewer total (2.62 million to 5.24 million).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 24-30, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 8.4 2.3 38%
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – TEXANS/BRONCOS ESPN 3.7 0.0 0%
3 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 2.8 1.4 100%
4 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.4 0.4 20%
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – JAGUARS/TITANS NFLN 1.8 0.0 0%
6 NBA BASKETBALL – SPURS/WARRIORS TNT 1.6 0.0 0%
7 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.5 0.4 36%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.4 0.7 100%
SOUTH PARK CMDY 1.4 0.6 75%
TEEN MOM MTV 1.4 0.7 100%
11 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.3 0.5 62%
12 WESTWORLD HBOM 1.2 0.6 100%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.2 0.1 9%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.1 0.1 10%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.1 0.1 10%
17 60 DAYS IN AEN 1.0 0.5 100%
BELOW DECK BRVO 1.0 0.5 100%
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1.0 0.5 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1.0 0.4 67%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 1.0 0.2 25%
22 FAST N LOUD DISC 0.9 0.2 29%
NBA BASKETBALL – ROCKETS/LAKERS ESPN 0.9 0.0 0%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.9 0.5 125%
INK MASTER SPK 0.9 0.4 80%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 24-302016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 16849 4394 35%
2 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – TEXANS/BRONCOS ESPN 11217 49 0%
3 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 5235 2612 100%
4 TALKING DEAD AMC 5113 819 19%
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – JAGUARS/TITANS NFLN 5097 29 1%
6 HANNITY – FRI. FXNC 4046 126 3%
7 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – FRI. FXNC 3897 66 2%
8 GOLD RUSH DISC 3895 1264 48%
9 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – THURS. FXNC 3848 32 1%
10 THE KELLY FILE – FRI. FXNC 3835 91 2%
11 A WISH FOR CHRISTMAS HALL 3774 403 12%
12 NBA BASKETBALL – SPURS/WARRIORS TNT 3539 58 2%
13 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FXNC 3312 44 1%
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3306 323 11%
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3124 317 11%
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 3099 1226 65%
17 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FXNC 3058 56 2%
18 THE KELLY FILE – THURS. FXNC 3040 25 1%
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3025 355 13%
20 ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISC 3015 501 20%
21 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 2913 52 2%
22 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 2888 71 3%
23 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 2874 663 30%
24 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 2853 1058 59%
25 WESTWORLD HBOM 2716 1231 83%

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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