“The People v. O.J. Simpson” recorded the second-biggest ratings gain in the Live +3 ratings for Feb. 29-March 6, and it also moved up the charts quite a bit.

The FX show added 1.6 points in adults 18-49 (1.1 to 2.7). That moves it up from tied for 14th in the same-day rankings to fourth after Live +3.

Per usual, “The Walking Dead” added the most adults 18-49 and viewers for the week. It grew by 2.7 points in adults 18-49 (6.1 to 8.8) and by about 4.91 million viewers.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 29-March 6, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 8.8
2 REPUBLICAN DEBATE FXNC 3.8
2t TALKING DEAD AMC 2.8
4 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2.7
5 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2.0
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 2.0
7 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.7
7t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.6
7t NBA BASKETBALL TNT 1.6
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.5
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.5
11t DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CNN 1.4
11t GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT AFTERSHOW DISC 1.4
11t TEEN MOM – S MTV 1.4
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.4
15t VIKINGS HIST 1.3
15t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.2
15t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1.2
19 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues 9 p.m.) CNN 1.2
19t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues 10 p.m.) CNN 1.1
21 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues 8 p.m.) CNN 1.1
21t FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.1
23 STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 1.1
23t DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1.0
23t STREET OUTLAWS: NOLA DISC 1.0
23t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1.0
23t THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1.0
23t SHAMELESS SHO1 1.0

 

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 17723
2 REPUBLICAN DEBATE FXNC 17344
3 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 6173
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 5782
5 TALKING DEAD AMC 5761
6 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CNN 5622
7 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Thurs.) FXNC 5473
8 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 9 p.m.) FXNC 5151
9 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 8 p.m.) FXNC 4879
10 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 10 p.m.) FXNC 4650
11 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 4532
12 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 9 p.m.) CNN 4483
13 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 4323
14 GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT AFTERSHOW DISC 4305
15 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 4277
16 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 4227
17 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 8 p.m.) CNN 3969
18 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 3956
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 3943
20 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3907
21 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 10 p.m.) CNN 3855
22 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Weds.) FXNC 3815
23 VIKINGS HIST 3708
24 NBA BASKETBALL (Thurs. 10:40 p.m.) TNT 3690
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3576

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6.1 8.8 2.7 44%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.1 2.7 1.6 145%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
4 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
4t VIKINGS HIST 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
6 TEEN MOM – S MTV 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
6t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
6t TALKING DEAD AMC 2.3 2.8 0.5 22%
6t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
10 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10t IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
12 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.3 1.7 0.4 31%
12t GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT AFTERSHOW DISC 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
12t DUCK DYNASTY AEN 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
12t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
12t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
12t SUITS USA 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
12t TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
19 SHANNARA MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
19t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
19t RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
19t COLONY USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
19t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.3 1.6 0.3 23%
19t FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
19t LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA LIF 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
19t MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT AEN 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 JEP & JESSICA AEN 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
19t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
19t BILLIONS SHO1 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
19t INK MASTER – P SPK 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
19t MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
 19t FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
 19t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 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 12816 17723 4907 38%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2718 6173 3455 127%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2201 4277 2076 94%
4 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 2431 4323 1892 78%
5 VIKINGS HIST 1897 3708 1811 95%
6 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 2943 4532 1589 54%
7 GOLD RUSH DISC 4369 5782 1413 32%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1668 2933 1265 76%
9 SUITS USA 1708 2871 1163 68%
10 TOP CHEF BRVO 881 1924 1043 118%
11 GOLD RUSH: THE DIRT AFTERSHOW DISC 3289 4305 1016 31%
12 TEEN MOM – S MTV 1295 2298 1003 77%
13 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2924 3907 983 34%
14 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1429 2397 968 68%
15 COLONY USA 968 1904 936 97%
16 TALKING DEAD AMC 4842 5761 919 19%
17 SHANNARA MTV 854 1772 918 107%
18 BILLIONS SHO1 1051 1930 879 84%
19 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 485 1311 826 170%
20 SHAMELESS SHO1 1499 2315 816 54%
21 DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1735 2550 815 47%
22 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 872 1666 794 91%
23 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1145 1913 768 67%
24 DANCE MOMS LIF 1288 2046 758 59%
25 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 871 1607 736 85%

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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