The premiere of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” on FX was the runaway leader in the cable Live +3 ratings for Feb. 1-7. The show ranks No. 1 both adults 18-49 (3.3) and viewers (8.3 million) and also had the biggest gains in both measures (+1.3 and +3.19 million viewers).

“Teen Mom” (+0.8) had the second-biggest gains among adults 18-49, and “Suits” had the No. 2 gain in viewers, nearly doubling from 1.51 million to 2.98 million.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 1-7, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON – P FX 3.3
2 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.9
3 TEEN MOM MTV 1.8
3t LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.8
5 NBA REGULAR SEASON (THUNDER/WARRIORS) ESPN 1.4
5t CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.4
5t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1.4
5t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.4
5t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.4
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1.3
10t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.3
10t STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 1.3
13 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.2
13t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (10 p.m.) CNN 1.2
13t FAST N LOUD DISC 1.2
13t FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.2
17 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 1.1
17t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FREEFORM 1.1
17t K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 1.1
20 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (9 p.m.) CNN 1.0
20t MOONSHINERS DISC 1.0
20t SHAMELESS SHO1 1.0
23 DUCK DYNASTY (9:30 p.m.) AEN 0.9
23t NBA REGULAR SEASON (WARRIORS/WIZARDS) ESPN 0.9
23t AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (10 p.m.) FXNC 0.9
23t BRING IT! LIF 0.9
23t DANCE MOMS LIF 0.9
23t SHANNARA MTV 0.9
23t THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 0.9
23t HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.9
23t WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9
23t SUITS USA 0.9
23t HIT THE FLOOR VH1 0.9

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 1-7, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON – P FX 8299
2 GOLD RUSH DISC 5236
3 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (10 p.m.) FXNC 4921
4 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE MSNBC 4579
5 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4444
6 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (9 p.m.) FXNC 4393
7 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 4355
8 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (10 p.m.) CNN 4305
9 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (8 p.m.) FXNC 4080
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 4008
11 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (9 p.m.) CNN 3911
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 3841
13 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3513
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 3503
15 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – TUES FXNC 3442
16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS FXNC 3420
17 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – THURS FXNC 3321
18 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 3317
19 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 3287
20 NBA REGULAR SEASON (THUNDER/WARRIORS) ESPN 3275
21 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – FRI FXNC 3119
22 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 2998
23 SUITS USA 2976
24 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (8 p.m.) CNN 2974
25 TEEN MOM MTV 2932

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON – P FX 2.0 3.3 1.3 65%
2 TEEN MOM MTV 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
3t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
3t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
6 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
6t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FREEFORM 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
6t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
6t SHANNARA MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.4 1.8 0.4 29%
10t CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
10t FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
10t DANCE MOMS LIF 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
10t THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
10t SUITS USA 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
10t TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
10t SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
10t IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
10t COLONY USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
20 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
20t DUCK DYNASTY (9:30 p.m.) AEN 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
20t BRING IT! LIF 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
20t JEP & JESSICA AEN 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT AEN 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t TEEN WOLF MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t BASKETS FX 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t THE EXPANSE SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
20t YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
20t BLACK SAILS STZP 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON – P FX 5111 8299 3188 62%
2 SUITS USA 1506 2976 1470 98%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 3926 5236 1310 33%
4 TEEN MOM MTV 1728 2932 1204 70%
5 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1438 2596 1158 81%
6 COLONY USA 1150 2300 1150 100%
7 SHAMELESS SHO1 1157 2290 1133 98%
8 SHANNARA MTV 969 2079 1110 115%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1896 2998 1102 58%
10 BILLIONS SHO1 851 1809 958 113%
11 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3413 4355 942 28%
12 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3504 4444 940 27%
13 SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 960 1887 927 97%
14 TOP CHEF BRVO 928 1841 913 98%
15 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1527 2423 896 59%
16 DUCK DYNASTY (9:30 p.m.) AEN 1623 2476 853 53%
17 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FREEFORM 1391 2227 836 60%
18 DANCE MOMS LIF 1470 2295 825 56%
19 THE EXPANSE SYFY 555 1250 695 125%
20 JEP & JESSICA AEN 1428 2104 676 47%
21 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 901 1574 673 75%
22 THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 791 1463 672 85%
23 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 2632 3287 655 25%
24 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 563 1199 636 113%
25 WORST COOKS FOOD 1216 1851 635 52%

 

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.

blog comments powered by Disqus