“The Walking Dead” made up some of the (small) ratings declines its Feb. 19 episode suffered thanks to DVR and on-demand playback.

The episode fell 0.4 in adults 18-49 vs. the prior week the night it aired (5.7 to 5.3). It regained a tenth of a point with three days of delayed viewing, rising to a 7.4 (vs. 7.7 the previous week). It also added more viewers (4.16 million) than the previous episode’s 3.92 million.

“Legion” and “Teen Mom II” were the biggest gainers in the Top 25 aside from “The Walking Dead.” They both added 0.7 to their initial ratings.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 13-19, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 7.4 2.1 40%
2 2017 NBA ALL-STAR GAME TNT 2.7 0.1 4%
3 NBA ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT TNT 2.5 0.1 4%
4 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.2 0.4 22%
5 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.6 0.4 33%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.5 0.5 50%
GOLD RUSH DISC 1.5 0.5 50%
8 TEEN MOM II MTV 1.5 0.7 88%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
12 LEGION FX 1.2 0.7 140%
THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.2 0.3 33%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
15 FAST N LOUD DISC 1.1 0.3 38%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.0 0.5 100%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 1.0 0.3 43%
TABOO FX 1.0 0.6 150%
19 FIXER UPPER – S HGTV 1.0 0.3 43%
TEEN MOM II AFTER MTV 1.0 0.4 67%
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1.0 0.3 43%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.0 0.1 11%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 1.0 0.3 43%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.9 0.2 29%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.9 0.3 50%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.9 0.5 125%
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 0.9 0.3 50%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 6-12, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 15,243 4,156 37%
2 2017 NBA ALL-STAR GAME TNT 6,631 105 2%
3 NBA ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT TNT 5,874 233 4%
4 TALKING DEAD AMC 4,845 788 19%
5 GOLD RUSH DISC 4,732 1,307 38%
6 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – THURS. FXNC 4,534 59 1%
7 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FXNC 4,251 66 2%
8 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 4,175 974 30%
9 FIXER UPPER – S HGTV 4,013 1,130 39%
10 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 3,937 56 1%
11 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FXNC 3,845 85 2%
12 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 3,614 733 25%
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,567 364 11%
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,562 405 13%
15 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – MON. FXNC 3,562 91 3%
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,464 859 33%
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 3,400 46 1%
18 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,386 474 16%
19 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3,276 695 27%
20 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 3,133 85 3%
21 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – FRI. FXNC 3,111 41 1%
22 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 3,049 915 43%
23 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 2,994 365 14%
24 SIX HIST 2,944 1,341 84%
25 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2,920 639 28%

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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