Once again, “The Walking Dead” led the cable live +3 ratings for the week of Feb. 18, not only as the week’s highest-rated show but also with its biggest gains.

The long-running AMC series grew 0.9 from its initial 1.7 L+SD rating in the adults 18-49 demo, to a 2.6 (+53%) after three days of delayed viewing. MTV’s “Teen Mom II” had the week’s second-largest gain in the demo, rising from a 0.5 to a 1.1 (+0.6, +120%).

Meanwhile, “The Walking Dead” grew more in total viewers than any of the week’s other shows as well, and raked in an additional 2.23 million (+51%).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 18-24, 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 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 1.8 0.0 0%
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.2 0.1 9%
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.1 10%
TEEN MOM II MTV 1.1 0.6 120%
6 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 1.0 0.3 43%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.0 0.2 25%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1.0 0.4 67%
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 1.0 0.4 67%
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 1.0 0.0 0%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 1.0 0.5 100%
12 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 0.9 0.2 29%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.9 0.5 125%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ – S BRAVO 0.9 0.4 80%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.1 13%
16 LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 0.8 0.3 60%
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 0.8 0.0 0%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.8 0.4 100%
19 TALKING DEAD AMC 0.7 0.1 17%
LIVE PD AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 0.7 0.2 40%
LIVE PD AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 0.7 0.3 75%
TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 0.7 0.3 75%
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 0.7 0.0 0%
TOP CHEF BRAVO 0.7 0.4 133%
KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD 0.7 0.2 40%

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 18-24, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6,629 2,232 51%
2 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 4,530 58 1%
3 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 4,156 986 31%
4 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 3,866 1,198 45%
5 HANNITY FOXNC 3,602 64 2%
6 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,441 135 4%
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,432 369 12%
8 HANNITY FOXNC 3,425 68 2%
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,332 103 3%
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,325 108 3%
11 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,213 358 13%
12 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 3,196 494 18%
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,194 37 1%
14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,175 49 2%
15 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,163 152 5%
16 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,158 92 3%
17 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 3,142 693 28%
18 HANNITY FOXNC 3,127 77 3%
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,113 64 2%
20 HANNITY FOXNC 3,092 102 3%
21 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,087 67 2%
22 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,820 380 16%
23 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOXNC 2,785 50 2%
24 TUCKER CARLSON – S FOXNC 2,737 65 2%
25 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND – S HISTORY 2,735 292 12%

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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