“The Walking Dead” remained the clear winner in the cable live +3 ratings for the week of Oct. 21.

The AMC zombie series was cable’s no. 1 non-sports broadcast for the week with a 1.9 L+3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, up 0.8 points (+73%) from its initial L+SD rating. Excluding sports, “The Walking Dead” stayed at the top of the week’s total viewer chart as well, with a 5.09 million viewer audience after three days of delayed viewing, up 1.77 million viewers (+53%) from its initial L+SD total.

Elsewhere, FX’s “American Horror Story: 1984” generated the week’s second-largest demo and viewer gains yet again, growing by 0.7 points (+117%) and by 1.54 million viewers (+113%).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 21-27, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 3.9 0.0 0%
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.9 0.8 73%
3 NBA BASKETBALL TNT 1.8 0.0 0%
4 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 1.3 0.7 117%
90 DAY FIANCE TOW: TELL ALL TLC 1.3 0.4 44%
90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: TELLLL TLC 1.3 0.3 30%
7 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 1.2 0.3 33%
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 1.2 0.0 0%
9 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 1.0 0.4 67%
10 NBA BASKETBALL TNT 0.9 0.0 0%
UNPOLISHED: FIRST LOOK TLC 0.9 0.3 50%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.9 0.4 80%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.9 0.4 80%
MAYANS M.C. FX 0.9 0.5 125%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 0.1 13%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 0.2 29%
17 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.8 0.0 0%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 0.8 0.3 60%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS 2 MTV 0.8 0.4 100%
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 0.8 0.0 0%
TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 0.5 167%
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 0.8 0.0 0%
GOLD RUSH DISC 0.8 0.4 100%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.8 0.4 100%
25 NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 0.7 0.0 0%
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL NFLN 0.7 0.0 0%
POWER STZP 0.7 0.3 75%

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 21-27, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 11,430 96 1%
2 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 5,087 1,772 53%
3 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: TELL ALL TLC 4,086 736 22%
4 90 DAY FIANCE TOW: TELL ALL TLC 3,814 957 33%
5 NBA BASKETBALL TNT 3,747 69 2%
6 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 3,746 623 20%
7 HANNITY FOXNC 3,411 108 3%
8 HANNITY FOXNC 3,371 104 3%
9 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,368 86 3%
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,347 126 4%
11 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,333 102 3%
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,272 84 3%
13 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALL 3,255 608 23%
14 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,236 76 2%
15 GOLD RUSH DISC 3,041 961 46%
16 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,004 256 9%
17 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 2,899 1,541 113%
18 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,759 265 11%
19 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,667 279 12%
20 UNPOLISHED: FIRST LOOK TLC 2,653 667 34%
21 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,594 404 18%
22 BELOW DECK BRVO 2,421 982 68%
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 2,380 1,000 72%
24 MAYANS M.C. FX 2,368 1,348 132%
25 NBA BASKETBALL TNT 2,358 49 2%

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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