After a slower-than-usual week the previous week, “The Walking Dead” saw more typical growth in the Live +3 ratings for March 14-20. The March 20 episode added 2.6 points in adults 18-49 (6.0 to 8.6), in line with prior weeks. It was also the viewer-gain leader for the week.

The season premiere of “The Americans” on FX doubled in adults 18-49 (0.3 to 0.6) and nearly did so in viewers (1.11 million to 2.13 million).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 14-20, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 8.6
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.8
3 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2.6
4 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1.8
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.7
6 NCAA TOURNAMENT – PROVIDENCE/UNC TBSC 1.6
7 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.5
8 VIKINGS HIST 1.4
8t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.4
10 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.3
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1.2
11t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.2
11t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 9 p.m.) CNN 1.2
11t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 10 p.m.) CNN 1.2
15 60 DAYS IN AEN 1.1
15t AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 8 p.m.) CNN 1.1
15t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 1.1
15t FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.1
15t NCAA TOURNAMENT – ST. JOSEPHS/OREGON TBSC 1.1
15t NCAA TOURNAMENT – HAWAII/MARYLAND TBSC 1.1
15t NCAA TOURNAMENT – WICHITA ST/ARIZONA TNT 1.1
15t NCAA TOURNAMENT – WISCONSIN/XAVIER TNT 1.1
23 BATES MOTEL AEN 1.0
23t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRVO 1.0
23t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1.0
23t THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1.0
23t SHAMELESS SHO1 1.0
23t INK MASTER SPK 1.0
23t NCAA TOURNAMENT – N. IOWA/TEXAS A&M TRU 1.0
23t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1.0

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for March 14-20, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 17515
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 6266
3 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 6085
4 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 8 p.m.) FXNC 5232
5 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 9 p.m.) FXNC 4930
6 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 10 p.m.) FXNC 4887
6t MAJOR CRIMES – F TNT 4887
8 RIZZOLI & ISLES – F TNT 4792
9 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 9 p.m.) CNN 4550
10 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 8 p.m.) CNN 4233
11 AMERICA’S CHOICE 2016 (Tues. 10 p.m.) CNN 4174
12 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 4150
13 NCAA TOURNAMENT – PROVIDENCE/UNC TBSC 4070
14 VIKINGS HIST 4035
15 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 3889
16 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3838
17 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 3769
18 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Mon.) FXNC 3734
19 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 3697
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3673
21 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3464
22 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Weds.) FXNC 3453
23 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Thurs.) FXNC 3255
24 NCAA TOURNAMENT – WISCONSIN/XAVIER TNT 3108
25 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 2972

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6.0 8.6 2.6 43%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.2 2.6 1.4 117%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
4 VIKINGS HIST 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
5t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
7 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.4 2.8 0.4 17%
7t 60 DAYS IN AEN 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
7t BATES MOTEL AEN 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
7t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
7t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
7t INK MASTER SPK 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
7t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
7t TOP CHEF – F BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
7t RIZZOLI & ISLES – F TNT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
7t TEEN MOM SPECIAL MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
7t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
7t COLONY USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
7t YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.4 1.7 0.3 21%
20t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
20t FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
20t JILL & JESSA: COUNTING ON – P TLC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
20t TOSH.O CMDY 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t DANCE MOMS LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t TEEN MOM II SPECIAL MTV 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t MAJOR CRIMES – F TNT 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
20t WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE (Mon.) BRVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t BROAD CITY CMDY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20t VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t WORKAHOLICS CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t THE AMERICANS – P FX 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
20t AWKWARD MTV 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 12686 17515 4829 38%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2884 6085 3201 111%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1992 4150 2158 108%
4 VIKINGS HIST 2133 4035 1902 89%
5 RIZZOLI & ISLES – F TNT 2922 4792 1870 64%
6 MAJOR CRIMES – F TNT 3411 4887 1476 43%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1703 2807 1104 65%
8 COLONY USA 1193 2266 1073 90%
9 THE AMERICANS – P FX 1113 2128 1015 91%
10 TALKING DEAD AMC 5331 6266 935 18%
11 FIXER UPPER HGTV 2912 3838 926 32%
12 BATES MOTEL AEN 1446 2330 884 61%
13 60 DAYS IN AEN 1618 2489 871 54%
14 TOP CHEF – F BRVO 1169 2032 863 74%
15 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1186 2038 852 72%
16 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1496 2347 851 57%
17 SHAMELESS SHO1 1601 2432 831 52%
18 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1444 2271 827 57%
19 BILLIONS SHO1 1127 1928 801 71%
20 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 784 1523 739 94%
21 DANCE MOMS LIF 1255 1982 727 58%
22 INK MASTER SPK 1151 1866 715 62%
23 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 1441 2122 681 47%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3007 3673 666 22%
25 UNDERGROUND WGNA 989 1632 643 65%

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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