“The Walking Dead” trailed some of the cable news election-night coverage in the same-day ratings for the week of Nov. 7. After a few days of DVR and on-demand catchup, that’s no longer the case — not by a long shot.

The AMC show grew by 2.3 points in adults 18-49 in the Live +3 ratings for the week, improving to a 7.7 rating (fron 5.4). It also added 4.32 million viewers, also topping all of the prime-time election coverage. The No. 2 entertainment show was again “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” which doubled its 18-49 rating (1.3 to 2.6) and nearly doing so in viewers (2.43 million to 4.73 million).

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Nov. 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 7.7 2.3 43%
2 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA – 10 p.m. CNN 5.7 0.0 0%
3 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA – 9 p.m. CNN 5.4 0.0 0%
4 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA – 8 p.m. CNN 4.5 0.0 0%
5 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BILLS/SEAHAWKS ESPN 3.8 0.0 0%
6 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ – 10 p.m. FXNC 3.6 0.0 0%
7 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ – 9 p.m. FXNC 3.3 0.0 0%
8 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ – 8 p.m. FXNC 2.9 0.0 0%
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 2.6 1.3 100%
10 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.1 0.4 24%
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – FALCONS/BUCCANEERS NFLN 2.0 0.0 0%
12 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1.9 0.7 58%
ELECTION COVERAGE – 8 p.m. MNBC 1.8 0.0 0%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.6 0.5 45%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.6 0.4 33%
GOLD RUSH DISC 1.5 0.6 67%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.4 0.6 75%
18 WESTWORLD HBOM 1.4 0.6 75%
TEEN MOM MTV 1.4 0.7 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1.3 0.5 62%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 1.2 0.3 33%
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – 8 p.m. USA 1.2 0.1 9%
23 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 1.2 0.2 20%
VANDERPUMP RULES – P BRVO 1.1 0.5 83%
MARTHA & SNOOP’S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY – P VH1 1.1 0.2 22%

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Nov. 7-132016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 15718 4316 38%
2 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA – 10 p.m. CNN 14047 2 0%
3 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA – 9 p.m. CNN 13805 2 0%
4 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ – 10 p.m. FXNC 13035 9 0%
5 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ – 9 p.m. FXNC 12278 16 0%
6 ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA – 8 p.m. CNN 11996 4 0%
7 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BILLS/SEAHAWKS ESPN 11253 46 0%
8 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ – 8 p.m. FXNC 11080 13 0%
9 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – WEDS. FXNC 6981 70 1%
10 ELECTION COVERAGE – 8 p.m. MNBC 5949 2 0%
11 THE KELLY FILE – WEDS. FXNC 5865 54 1%
12 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – FALCONS/BUCCANEERS NFLN 5702 35 1%
13 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – THURS. FXNC 5347 77 1%
14 HANNITY – WEDS. FXNC 5107 118 2%
15 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 4731 2297 94%
16 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – FRI. FXNC 4724 88 2%
17 THE KELLY FILE – THURS. FXNC 4704 40 1%
18 TALKING DEAD AMC 4573 776 20%
19 HANNITY – THURS. FXNC 4500 108 2%
20 EVERY CHRISTMAS HAS A STORY – P HALL 4413 403 10%
21 GOLD RUSH DISC 4245 1213 40%
22 CHRISTMAS COOKIES – P HALL 4120 408 11%
23 THE O’REILLY FACTOR – MON. FXNC 4102 29 1%
24 THE KELLY FILE – FRI. FXNC 3571 47 1%
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3495 844 32%

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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