The Season 2 premiere of “Better Call Saul” tied for 10th in adults 18-49 in the same-day weekly ratings for Feb. 15-21. With three days of delayed viewing added in, it’s now fourth.

“Saul” nearly doubled its same-day rating, growing by 1.0 (third best of the week) in the Live +3 ratings. The season premiere of “Vikings” on History also moved up, going from out of the Top 25 with a 0.8 to tied for eighth with a 1.5.

“The Walking Dead” was once again the week’s biggest gainer, growing by 2.6 points in adults 18-49 (6.6 to 9.2) and 4.94 million viewers (13.48 million to 18.42 million).

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 15-21, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9.2
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 3.1
3 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2.9
4 BETTER CALL SAUL – P AMC 2.1
5 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.9
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.8
7 TEEN MOM MTV 1.7
8 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1.5
8t VIKINGS – P HIST 1.5
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.4
10t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.4
12 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.3
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1.2
13t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.2
13t FAST N LOUD DISC 1.2
13t FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.2
17 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (Weds. 9 p.m.) ESPN 1.1
17t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1.1
17t SHAMELESS SHO1 1.1
17t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1.1
17t BELLATOR MMA LIVE SPK 1.1
22 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 1.0
22t MOONSHINERS DISC 1.0
22t THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1.0
22t MOB WIVES VH1 1.0

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 8-14, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 18422
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 6784
3 TALKING DEAD AMC 6626
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 5149
5 BETTER CALL SAUL – P AMC 4708
6 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 4670
7 RIZZOLI & ISLES (9 p.m.) TNT 4567
8 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4211
9 RIZZOLI & ISLES (10 p.m.) TNT 4180
10 VIKINGS HIST 4165
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 4015
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3922
13 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 3910
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 3599
15 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3591
16 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (9 p.m.) FXNC 3530
17 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (8 p.m.) FXNC 3438
18 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 3261
19 ANDERSON COOPER 360: GOP TOWN HALL CNN 3135
20 FAST N LOUD DISC 2984
21 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 2887
22 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (Weds. 9 p.m.) ESPN 2884
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 2867
24 WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW – S USA 2833
25 TEEN MOM MTV 2794

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6.6 9.2 2.6 39%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.3 2.9 1.6 123%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL – P AMC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
4 TEEN MOM MTV 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
5 VIKINGS – P HIST 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
6t KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
8 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
8t TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
8t IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
8t SHANNARA MTV 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
12 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.7 3.1 0.4 15%
12t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.4 1.8 0.4 29%
12t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
12t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
12t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
12t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
12t MOB WIVES VH1 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
12t THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
12t TOSH.O CMDY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
12t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
12t RIZZOLI & ISLES (9 p.m.) TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
12t RIZZOLI & ISLES (10 p.m.) TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
12t MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
12t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 13483 18422 4939 37%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3331 6784 3453 104%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL – P AMC 2573 4708 2135 83%
4 RIZZOLI & ISLES (10 p.m.) TNT 2594 4567 1973 76%
5 RIZZOLI & ISLES (9 p.m.) TNT 2339 4180 1841 79%
6 VIKINGS – P HIST 2394 4165 1771 74%
7 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 3084 4670 1586 51%
8 TEEN MOM MTV 1486 2794 1308 88%
9 GOLD RUSH DISC 3850 5149 1299 34%
10 SUITS USA 1578 2746 1168 74%
11 TOP CHEF BRVO 876 1962 1086 124%
12 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1900 2887 987 52%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1902 2867 965 51%
14 SHANNARA MTV 778 1713 935 120%
15 TALKING DEAD AMC 5693 6626 933 16%
16 SHAMELESS SHO1 1658 2569 911 55%
17 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1454 2348 894 61%
18 COLONY USA 946 1813 867 92%
19 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1350 2206 856 63%
20 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3360 4211 851 25%
21 BILLIONS SHO1 1172 2009 837 71%
22 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1356 2134 778 57%
23 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 812 1571 759 93%
24 DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1345 2098 753 56%
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3170 3922 752 24%

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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