With the penultimate episode of its first season, the Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” continues to dominate in the cable live +3 ratings for the week of August 13-19.

The Kevin Costner-led drama raked in the largest audience of any cable show (4.27 million), with a growth of 2.14 million across three days of delayed viewing (+100%). The season 8 premiere of the Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People” followed closely behind with 4.01 million viewers, up 595,000 (+17%) from its original L+SD audience.

In the adults 18-49 demo, though, VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” (1.3) remained the highest-rated cable show for the week, with a 30% uptick (+0.3) from its original L+SD rating. Meanwhile, USA’s “The Sinner” posted the biggest gain in the demo of any of the week’s cable shows, rising 133% from a 0.3 to a 0.7 L+3 rating (+0.4).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for August 13-19, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 5 VH1 1.3 0.3 30%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
TEEN MOM II S8B REUNION 2 MTV 1.1 0.4 57%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.1 10%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.1 10%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.1 10%
7 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.0 0.4 67%
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 1.0 0.4 67%
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 1.0 0.2 25%
10 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.9 0.5 125%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 0.9 0.1 12%
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 0.9 0.4 80%
NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL L ESPN 0.9 0.0 0%
14 LIVE PD AEN 0.8 0.1 14%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.8 0.4 100%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 0.8 0.2 33%
SNOWFALL FX 0.8 0.4 100%
CHALLENGE:FINAL RECKONING MTV 0.8 0.3 60%
YELLOWSTONE PAR 0.8 0.4 100%
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 0.8 0.3 60%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.8 0.1 14%
BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 0.8 0.4 100%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 4 VH1 0.8 0.2 33%
24 LIVE PD AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
BALLERS HBOM 0.7 0.3 75%
FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN2 MTV 0.7 0.3 75%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.7 0.3 75%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.7 0.3 75%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.7 0.3 75%
MIZ & MRS USA 0.7 0.2 40%
SINNER, THE USA 0.7 0.4 133%

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for August 13-19, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 YELLOWSTONE PAR 4,271 2,138 100%
2 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 4,007 595 17%
3 HANNITY FXNC 3,340 77 2%
4 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,299 210 7%
5 HANNITY FXNC 3,271 64 2%
6 HANNITY FXNC 3,161 72 2%
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,126 251 9%
8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,124 356 13%
9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,103 246 9%
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,071 66 2%
11 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,056 84 3%
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,001 80 3%
13 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 2,978 78 3%
14 HANNITY FXNC 2,965 46 2%
15 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2,943 1,392 90%
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FXNC 2,863 59 2%
17 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 2,784 696 33%
18 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 2,765 548 25%
19 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC DISC 2,763 295 12%
20 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2,713 855 46%
21 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FXNC 2,688 67 3%
22 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 2,678 454 20%
23 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FXNC 2,665 44 2%
24 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALL 2,662 602 29%
25 INGRAHAM ANGLE, THE FXNC 2,651 39 1%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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