“The Walking Dead” rose back to the top of the cable charts, in the live +3 ratings for the week of Feb. 11.

The AMC zombie series took the week’s top spot in the adults 18-49 demo with a 2.6 L+3 rating, up from its initial 1.7 live + same day rating (+0.9, +53%). “The Walking Dead” led in total viewers as well, and grew from a 4.54 million viewer audience to 6.87 million viewers (+2.32 million, +51%) after three days of delayed viewing. The long-running drama scored the week’s biggest gains in both measures.

Meanwhile, TNT’s broadcasts of this year’s special “NBA All-Star Game” and “NBA All-Star Saturday Night” events came second and third in both viewers and adults 18-49.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 11-17, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2.6 0.9 53%
2 2019 NBA ALL-STAR GAME – S TNT 2.5 0.0 0%
3 NBA ALL-STAR SAT NIGHT – S TNT 2.4 0.1 4%
4 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 1.2 0.4 50%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 1.2 0.5 71%
TEEN MOM II MTV 1.2 0.6 100%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS – P BRAVO 1.1 0.5 83%
8 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.0 0.1 11%
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.0 0.3 43%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 1.0 0.5 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1.0 0.5 100%
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 1.0 0.4 67%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.0 0.2 25%
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 1.0 0.3 43%
15 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 0.1 13%
16 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 0.8 0.4 100%
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 0.8 0.0 0%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.8 0.1 14%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 0.8 0.3 60%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.8 0.4 100%
21 NBA BASKETBALL TNT 0.7 0.0 0%
TALKING DEAD AMC 0.7 0.1 17%
LIVE PD AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
LIVE PD AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 0.7 0.3 75%
MOUNTAIN DEW KICKSTART RI – S TNT 0.7 0.0 0%
WORST COOKS FOOD 0.7 0.2 40%
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 0.7 0.2 40%
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 0.7 0.0 0%
TOP CHEF BRAVO 0.7 0.4 133%
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 0.7 0.4 133%
DON’T BE TARDY – P BRAVO 0.7 0.2 40%
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 0.7 0.0 0%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.7 0.3 75%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 11-17, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6,867 2,318 51%
2 2019 NBA ALL-STAR GAME – S TNT 5,908 92 2%
3 NBA ALL-STAR SAT NIGHT – S TNT 5,292 224 4%
4 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 4,959 1,253 34%
5 HANNITY FOXNC 4,498 111 3%
6 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOXNC 4,363 121 3%
7 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 3,754 686 22%
8 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 3,698 1,031 39%
9 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 3,663 814 29%
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,398 163 5%
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,386 40 1%
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,263 107 3%
13 HANNITY FOXNC 3,254 60 2%
14 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,184 105 3%
15 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,166 95 3%
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,155 34 1%
17 HANNITY FOXNC 3,104 90 3%
18 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 3,102 45 1%
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,072 46 2%
20 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,003 301 11%
21 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 2,991 52 2%
22 HANNITY FOXNC 2,974 77 3%
23 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 2,972 125 4%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 2,860 911 47%
25 PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 2,837 1,174 71%

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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