The Season 7 finale of “The Walking Dead” had the show’s best overnight ratings in seven weeks, and its first set of DVR/on-demand ratings are a seven-week high as well.

The finale rose from a 5.4 to a 7.6 rating among adults 18-49 with three days of delayed viewing, the best showing for “The Walking Dead” since the Feb. 12 episode had a 7.7 after three days. Its 15.64 million viewers were also the best since then.

The season finale of “Legion” on FX was the biggest percentage gainer among the Top 25 shows, as it more than doubled its initial 18-49 rating (0.4 to 0.9).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 27-April 2, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC 7.6 2.2 41%
2 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2.1 0.5 31%
3 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 1.9 0.5 36%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.9 0.3 19%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.5 0.4 36%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 1.4 0.2 17%
7 NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/SPURS ESPN 1.3 0.0 0%
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 1.3 0.2 18%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.3 0.1 8%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 1.2 0.5 71%
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – CUBS/CARDINALS ESPN 1.2 0.0 0%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1.2 0.4 50%
13 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.1 0.4 57%
HIP HOP SQUARES – 9 p.m. VH1 1.1 0.2 22%
15 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1.0 0.4 67%
BIG LITTLE LIES – F HBOM 1.0 0.3 43%
FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.0 0.3 43%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.0 0.1 11%
19 HIP HOP SQUARES – 9:30 p.m. VH1 1.0 0.1 11%
BATES MOTEL AEN 0.9 0.5 125%
FAST N LOUD – S DISC 0.9 0.1 12%
STREET OUTLAWS – S DISC 0.9 0.1 12%
23 NBA BASKETBALL – ROCKETS/WARRIORS ESPN 0.9 0.0 0%
LEGION – F FX 0.9 0.5 125%
TEEN MOM II REUNION MTV 0.9 0.4 80%
THE CHALLENGE: INVASION MTV 0.9 0.4 80%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.9 0.3 50%
MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT WE 0.9 0.3 50%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for March 27-April 2, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD – F AMC 15,637 4,309 38%
2 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4,824 1,116 30%
3 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 4,421 631 17%
4 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 4,232 1,117 36%
5 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 4,215 1,778 73%
6 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 3,927 839 27%
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 9 p.m. USA 3,783 352 10%
8 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – CUBS/CARDINALS ESPN 3,650 30 1%
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 10 p.m. USA 3,605 403 13%
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 3,553 296 9%
11 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 3,551 66 2%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3,445 861 33%
13 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FXNC 3,398 49 1%
14 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – THURS. FXNC 3,289 22 1%
15 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES. FXNC 3,200 57 2%
16 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – THURS. MNBC 3,099 83 3%
17 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 3,047 346 13%
18 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – THURS. FXNC 3,017 71 2%
19 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 3,000 985 49%
20 NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/SPURS ESPN 2,962 46 2%
21 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW – TUES. MNBC 2,935 92 3%
22 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRVO 2,925 1,021 54%
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – WEDS. FXNC 2,916 68 2%
24 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT – TUES. FXNC 2,863 36 1%
25 WOMEN’S NCAA FINAL FOUR – MISSISSIPPI ST./CONNECTICUT ESPN2 2,807 41 1%

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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