“Sunday Night Football” predictably led the cable live +3 ratings for the week of Oct. 8, while “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” and “The Walking Dead” had the week’s biggest gains in adults 18-49.

With three days of delayed viewing, “Walking Dead” grew 1.2 points from its initial 2.0 L+SD rating to a 3.2 (+60%). “AHS” tied it with the same 1.2 gain – bringing its L+3 rating to a 2.2 (+120%). Also on FX, “Mayans M.C.” continued to perform well, growing from a 0.5 to a 1.2 (+0.7, +140%).

In total viewers, “Walking Dead” had the biggest audience gain of the week, raking in an additional 2.75 million across three days (+55%). “American Horror Story” came second with a 114% increase of its own (+2.41 million).

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 8-14, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 3.7 0.0 0%
2 WALKING DEAD AMC 3.2 1.2 60%
3 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 2.2 1.2 120%
4 MLB DIVISION SERIES TBSC 1.9 0.0 0%
5 MLB ALCS TBSC 1.5 0.0 0%
6 MAYANS M.C. FX 1.2 0.7 140%
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACAY MTV 1.2 0.5 71%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.2 0.4 50%
9 MLB NL CHAMPIONS SERIES – P FS1 1.1 0.0 0%
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 1.1 0.0 0%
90 DAY FIANCE BT90D TLC 1.1 0.3 38%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1.0 0.5 100%
SOUTH PARK CMDY 1.0 0.4 67%
GOLD RUSH – P DISC 1.0 0.4 67%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.0 0.1 11%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.0 0.2 25%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 1.0 0.2 25%
18 BETTER CALL SAUL – F AMC 0.9 0.4 80%
TEEN MOM MTV 0.9 0.4 80%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.9 0.3 50%
21 BELOW DECK BRVO 0.8 0.4 100%
NBA PRE-SEASON ESPN 0.8 0.0 0%
TOP RANK BOXING ESPN 0.8 0.0 0%
CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING MTV 0.8 0.3 60%
THE PURGE USA 0.8 0.4 100%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.8 0.1 14%

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 8-14, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 10,802 65 1%
2 WALKING DEAD AMC 7,708 2,748 55%
3 MLB DIVISION SERIES TBSC 7,214 20 0%
4 MLB ALCS TBSC 5,875 17 0%
5 MLB NL CHAMPIONS SERIES FS1 4,682 8 0%
6 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 4,522 2,406 114%
7 HANNITY FOXNC 3,795 47 1%
8 HANNITY FOXNC 3,537 66 2%
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,520 35 1%
10 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D TLC 3,348 692 26%
11 HANNITY FOXNC 3,309 62 2%
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,297 32 1%
13 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOXNC 3,274 79 2%
14 HANNITY FOXNC 3,229 92 3%
15 GOLD RUSH – P DISC 3,182 828 35%
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,143 44 1%
17 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 3,056 52 2%
18 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 3,027 34 1%
19 MAYANS M.C. FX 3,006 1,649 122%
20 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 2,980 68 2%
21 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALL 2,970 526 22%
22 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOXNC 2,924 60 2%
23 BETTER CALL SAUL – F AMC 2,920 1,390 91%
24 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,828 285 11%
25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 2,745 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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