Coming off a season low in adults 18-49 in the same-day ratings, the March 13 episode of “The Walking Dead” also had a smaller-than-usual lift after three days of delayed viewing.

It’s still the top show on TV, by a big margin, but relative to its own standard it’s on the low side. The episode has a Live +3 rating of 8.2, down from the 8.8 and 8.7 the past two weeks. Its gain of 2.2 points is also lower than recent weeks (2.7 and 2.6).

“The People v. O.J. Simpson” (+1.4 in 18-49) and “Better Call Saul” (+1.0) had the next-best gains for the week.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 8.2
2 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.7
3 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 2.6
4 REPUBLICAN DEBATE CNN 2.5
5 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1.9
6 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.6
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.5
8 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 1.4
8t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 1.4
8t WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 1.4
11 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1.3
11t VIKINGS HIST 1.3
11t TEEN MOM – S MTV 1.3
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1.2
15 BATES MOTEL – P AEN 1.1
15t NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 1.1
15t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1.1
15t FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.1
15t SHAMELESS SHO1 1.1
20 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CNN 1.0
20t ACC TOURNAMENT ESPN 1.0
20t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 1.0
20t STEVIE J & JOSELINE VH1 1.0
24 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.9
24t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRVO 0.9
24t MOONSHINERS DISC 0.9
24t DANCE MOMS LIF 0.9
24t THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.9
24t RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 0.9
24t MOB WIVES VH1 0.9
24t K MICHELLE: MY LIFE VH1 0.9

 

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for March 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 16740
2 REPUBLICAN DEBATE CNN 12074
3 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 6174
4 TALKING DEAD AMC 5873
5 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 5278
6 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 5229
7 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 4260
8 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 4259
9 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 9 p.m.) FXNC 4246
10 FIXER UPPER HGTV 4244
11 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8 p.m.) USA 4056
12 VIKINGS HIST 4015
13 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE CNN 4012
14 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (9 p.m.) USA 3922
15 KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2016 NICK 3816
16 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10 p.m.) USA 3589
17 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Weds.) FXNC 3579
18 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 8 p.m.) FXNC 3528
19 ON THE RECORD W/GRETA VAN SUSTEREN (Fri.) FXNC 3479
20 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Mon.) FXNC 3371
21 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3293
22 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 3259
23 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ (Tues. 10 p.m. FXNC 3234
24 THE KELLY FILE (Fri.) FXNC 3230
25 THE O’REILLY FACTOR (Thurs.) FXNC 3004

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 6.0 8.2 2.2 37%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.2 2.6 1.4 117%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
4 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
4t VIKINGS HIST 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
4t TEEN MOM – S MTV 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
4t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
8 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
8t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
10 TALKING DEAD AMC 2.3 2.7 0.4 17%
10t LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.2 1.6 0.4 33%
10t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.1 1.5 0.4 36%
10t BATES MOTEL – P AEN 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
10t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
10t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
10t CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
10t DANCE MOMS LIF 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
10t RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
10t INK MASTER SPK 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
10t IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
21 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
21t FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
21t MOB WIVES VH1 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
21t LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
21t CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
21t MAJOR CRIMES TNT 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
21t TOSH.O CMDY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
21t GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
21t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
21t BILLIONS SHO1 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
21t COLONY USA 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
21t BROAD CITY CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
21t PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
21t FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
21t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
21t YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
21t YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
21t OUTSIDERS WGNA 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 12530 16740 4210 34%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3002 6174 3172 106%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 2199 4260 2061 94%
4 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT 3329 5278 1949 59%
5 VIKINGS HIST 2233 4015 1782 80%
6 MAJOR CRIMES TNT 3493 5229 1736 50%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1661 2856 1195 72%
8 TOP CHEF BRVO 921 2059 1138 124%
9 COLONY USA 1091 2197 1106 101%
10 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1519 2493 974 64%
11 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3277 4244 967 30%
12 SHAMELESS SHO1 1682 2604 922 55%
13 BILLIONS SHO1 1093 2013 920 84%
14 DANCE MOMS LIF 1210 2129 919 76%
15 BATES MOTEL – P AEN 1546 2400 854 55%
16 UNDERGROUND – P WGNA 1421 2273 852 60%
17 TEEN MOM – S MTV 1236 2070 834 67%
18 TALKING DEAD AMC 5056 5873 817 16%
19 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 1433 2248 815 57%
20 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 651 1438 787 121%
21 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1263 2038 775 61%
22 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 952 1718 766 80%
23 INK MASTER SPK 806 1557 751 93%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2522 3259 737 29%
25 THE MAGCIANS SYFY 672 1364 692 103%

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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