TBS’ Saturday night NCAA Tournament broadcast may have remained the highest-rated and most-watched broadcast in the live +3 ratings for the week of March 25, but that doesn’t mean it pulled in the week’s largest delayed viewing gains.

That honor went, once again, to “The Walking Dead,” as the AMC series posted the week’s biggest gains in both adults 18-49 and in total viewers, growing by 0.8 points (+42%) and by 2.01 million viewers (+40%).

MTV’s “Teen Mom II” tied with the season premiere of E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and “Real Housewives of New York City” for the week’s second-highest adults 18-49 gain, as all four shows grew 0.5 points from their initial L+SD ratings.

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

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP SA-2 TBS 3.0 0.0 0%
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 2.7 0.8 42%
3 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1.4 0.4 40%
4 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA – P VH1 1.3 0.4 44%
5 NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP TH 2 TBS 1.2 0.0 0%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 1.2 0.4 50%
7 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 1.1 0.3 38%
TEEN MOM II MTV 1.1 0.5 83%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS – P ENT 1.1 0.5 83%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.2 22%
NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP FR 2 TBS 1.1 0.1 10%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.1 0.2 22%
13 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.0 0.1 11%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1.0 0.5 100%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 1.0 0.3 43%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 1.0 0.2 25%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 1.0 0.4 67%
18 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.9 0.4 80%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.9 0.5 125%
20 LIVE PD AEN 0.8 0.1 14%
LIVE PD AEN 0.8 0.2 33%
22 BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.7 0.2 40%
TEMPTATION ISLAND USA 0.7 0.2 40%
24 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.6 0.2 50%
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT ESPN 0.6 0.0 0%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 0.6 0.2 50%
BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD 0.6 0.2 50%
AMERICAN DAD TBS 0.6 0.2 50%
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 0.6 0.0 0%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.6 0.3 100%
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 0.6 0.2 50%

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

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP SA-2 TBS 10,601 59 1%
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 7,039 2,007 40%
3 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 4,591 1,088 31%
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS 4,455 143 3%
5 HANNITY FOX NEWS 4,224 155 4%
6 HANNITY FOX NEWS 4,123 108 3%
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 3,948 53 1%
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 3,840 38 1%
9 HANNITY FOX NEWS 3,667 88 2%
10 NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP TH 2 TBS 3,642 53 1%
11 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 3,609 47 1%
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 3,553 61 2%
13 NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP FR 2 TBS 3,484 47 1%
14 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 3,462 99 3%
15 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 3,360 86 3%
16 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 3,158 112 4%
17 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 3,025 348 13%
18 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,994 280 10%
19 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 2,982 79 3%
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 2,885 735 34%
21 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 2,847 640 29%
22 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,839 425 18%
23 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2,754 663 32%
24 WWE SMACKDOWN USA 2,740 336 14%
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 2,711 1,053 64%

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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