Same-day ratings for “The Walking Dead” on Feb. 28 were down vs. its last episode as the show aired opposite the Oscars. But its three-day numbers are virtually identical to the previous week.

The show matched its 2.6-point growth in adults 18-49 from the previous week and added slightly more viewers than for the Feb. 21 episode (4.96 million vs. 4.94 million).

More than a dozen shows in the Top 25 gainers among adults 18-49 at least doubled their ratings.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 22-28, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 8.7
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.8
2t REPUBLICAN DEBATE CNN 2.8
4 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2.7
5 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2.0
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.9
7 TEEN MOM MTV 1.6
7t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.6
7t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.6
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.4
11 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.3
11t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1.3
11t REPUBLICAN DEBATE – INT CNN 1.3
11t VIKINGS HIST 1.3
15 STREET OUTLAWS: NOLA – P DISC 1.2
15t DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 1.2
15t FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.2
15t STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 1.2
19 SAN ANDREAS HBOM 1.1
19t K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 1.1
21 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1.0
21t THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1.0
23 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.9
23t ANDERSON COOPER 360 POST DEBATE – S CNN 0.9
23t MOONSHINERS DISC 0.9
23t LITTLE WOMEN ATLANTA LIF 0.9
23t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.9
23t WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9
23t SUITS USA 0.9

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 22-28, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 17758
2 REPUBLICAN DEBATE CNN 13454
3 REPUBLICAN DEBATE CNN 7564
4 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 6336
5 TALKING DEAD AMC 5976
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 5536
7 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 4674
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 4660
9 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 4501
10 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 4373
11 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4328
12 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 4173
13 ANDERSON COOPER 360 POST DEBATE – S CNN 3946
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 3867
15 VIKINGS HIST 3773
16 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3732
17 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FXNC 3719
18 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FXNC 3430
19 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FXNC 3326
20 SAN ANDREAS HBOM 3135
21 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 3093
22 SUITS USA 2988
23 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 2945
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 2907
25 THE KELLY FILE FXNC 2895

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6.1 8.7 2.6 43%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.3 2.7 1.4 108%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
4 TEEN MOM MTV 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
4t VIKINGS HIST 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
6 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.2 2.8 0.6 27%
6t GOLD RUSH DISC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
6t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
6t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
10 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10t IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
12 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
12t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
12t SUITS USA 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
12t RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
12t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
12t SHANNARA MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
12t COLONY USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
19 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 0.9 1.2 0.3 33%
19t LITTLE WOMEN ATLANTA LIF 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
19t DUCK DYNASTY AEN 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19t WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRVO 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19t TOSH.O CMDY 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19t DANCE MOMS LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19t BRING IT! LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19t MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
19t BROAD CITY CMDY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
19t WORKAHOLICS CMDY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
19t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
19t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW – P MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
19t RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
19t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
19t BASKETS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
19t YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 12794 17758 4964 39%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2988 6336 3348 112%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2228 4373 2145 96%
4 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 2397 4173 1776 74%
5 VIKINGS HIST 2021 3773 1752 87%
6 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 3192 4674 1482 46%
7 GOLD RUSH DISC 4154 5536 1382 33%
8 SUITS USA 1733 2988 1255 72%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1788 2907 1119 63%
10 COLONY USA 1000 2106 1106 111%
11 TALKING DEAD AMC 4890 5976 1086 22%
12 TEEN MOM MTV 1485 2564 1079 73%
13 TOP CHEF BRVO 833 1875 1042 125%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1552 2551 999 64%
15 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1020 1899 879 86%
16 SHANNARA MTV 723 1578 855 118%
17 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3479 4328 849 24%
18 DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1366 2181 815 60%
19 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1271 2076 805 63%
20 DANCE MOMS LIF 1323 2087 764 58%
21 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 774 1499 725 94%
22 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 647 1368 721 111%
23 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 841 1558 717 85%
24 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 515 1217 702 136%
25 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3069 3732 663 22%

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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