AMC’s “The Walking Dead” continued to lead the cable live +3 ratings for the week of Oct. 14.

The long-running zombie series is the week’s highest-rated and most-watched scripted cable show, after growing to a 1.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo (+0.6) and a 5.18 million viewer audience (+1.69 million). Its viewer growth is the currently the largest of any of the week’s cable shows.

Elsewhere, “American Horror Story: 1984’s” 1.3 L+3 rating may have put it lower than “The Walking Dead” in the week’s demo rankings, but the FX horror series managed to top “Dead’s” 0.6 point gain with a 0.8 point gain (+160%) of its own, more than doubling its initial L+SD rating.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for October 14-20, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 4.8 0.0 0%
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.8 0.6 50%
MLB AL CHAMPIONS SERIES FS1 1.8 0.0 0%
4 CNN/NYT COLUM DEM DEBATE CNN 1.6 0.1 7%
5 MLB AL CHAMPIONS SERIES FS1 1.5 0.0 0%
6 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 1.3 0.0 0%
CNN/NYT COL DEM DEB CLOSE CNN 1.3 0.1 8%
AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 1.3 0.8 160%
9 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 1.2 0.3 33%
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 1.2 0.5 71%
11 90 DAY FIANCE TOW: TELL ALL TLC 1.1 0.3 38%
12 MAYANS M.C. FX 1.0 0.6 150%
13 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.9 0.4 80%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 0.1 13%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 0.9 0.5 125%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 0.1 13%
TEEN MOM II MTV 0.9 0.5 125%
18 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 0.8 0.3 60%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 0.8 0.2 33%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.8 0.4 100%
BELOW DECK BRAVO 0.8 0.3 60%
NFLN THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 0.8 0.0 0%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.8 0.2 33%
24 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 0.7 0.2 40%
SOUTH PARK COMEDY 0.7 0.3 75%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.7 0.2 40%

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for October 14-20, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 14,101 101 1%
2 CNN/NYT COLUM DEM DEBATE CNN 8,809 203 2%
3 MLB AL CHAMPIONS SERIES FS1 7,511 39 1%
4 CNN/NYT COL DEM DEB CLOSE CNN 7,052 151 2%
5 MLB AL CHAMPIONS SERIES FS1 5,955 27 0%
6 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5,184 1,694 49%
7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 4,294 46 1%
8 HANNITY FOX NEWS 4,208 119 3%
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 4,165 85 2%
10 HANNITY FOX NEWS 3,776 113 3%
11 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 3,689 756 26%
12 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,564 110 3%
13 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 3,518 81 2%
14 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 3,509 98 3%
15 90 DAY FIANCE TOW: TELL ALL TLC 3,427 794 30%
16 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 3,265 129 4%
17 HANNITY FOX NEWS 3,218 88 3%
18 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,192 120 4%
19 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,043 134 5%
20 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 3,036 922 44%
21 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 2,940 62 2%
22 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,812 271 11%
23 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 2,617 1,524 139%
24 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,599 264 11%
25 MAYANS M.C. FX 2,541 1,431 129%

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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