“The Walking Dead” scored highest in the cable live +3 ratings yet again, this time for the week of Feb. 25.

AMC’s long-running zombie series took the week’s no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo, growing by 1.0 points to a 2.7 L+3 rating (+59%), and in total viewers, with a growth of 2.26 million (+48%) after three days of delayed viewing. Meanwhile, MTV’s “Teen Mom II” scored the week’s second-largest boost in adults 18-49, and rose from its initial 0.5 rating to a 1.1 (+0.6, +120%).

Elsewhere, the History Channel’s “Curse of Oak Island” came second in total viewers, after drawing in an additional 1.26 million (+38%), bringing its L+3 total audience to 4.57 million.

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

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2.7 1.0 59%
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.2 0.1 9%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.2 0.2 20%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 1.2 0.4 50%
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 1.2 0.4 50%
6 TEEN MOM II MTV 1.1 0.6 120%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.2 22%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1.0 0.4 67%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ – S BRAVO 0.9 0.4 80%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.9 0.1 13%
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 0.9 0.3 50%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.9 0.4 80%
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 0.9 0.4 80%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.9 0.4 80%
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 0.9 0.0 0%
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 0.9 0.3 50%
17 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.8 0.3 60%
LIVE PD AEN 0.8 0.2 33%
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 0.8 0.0 0%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 0.8 0.3 60%
21 SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 0.7 0.3 75%
LIVE PD AEN 0.7 0.1 17%
MY FEET KILLING ME SNK TLC 0.7 0.2 40%
TOP CHEF BRAVO 0.7 0.4 133%
NAKED AND AFRAID – P DISCOVERY 0.7 0.1 17%
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 0.7 0.1 17%
TALKING DEAD AMC 0.7 0.2 40%
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 0.7 0.3 75%
UFC PPV PRELIMS ESPN 0.7 0.1 17%

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 25 – March 3, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6,976 2,257 48%
2 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 4,574 1,260 38%
3 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,958 119 3%
4 HANNITY FOXNC 3,802 89 2%
5 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 3,746 1,047 39%
6 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 3,740 775 26%
7 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,643 111 3%
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,548 45 1%
9 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,542 356 11%
10 HANNITY FOXNC 3,405 123 4%
11 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,318 349 12%
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,224 97 3%
13 MY FEET KILLING ME SNK TLC 3,205 695 28%
14 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOXNC 3,203 55 2%
15 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,141 186 6%
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,123 59 2%
17 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,099 435 16%
18 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 3,073 683 29%
19 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,062 103 3%
20 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 3,052 61 2%
21 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 3,045 51 2%
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,003 33 1%
23 HANNITY FOXNC 2,978 75 3%
24 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE – P DISCOVERY 2,800 619 28%
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 2,791 50 2%

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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