“American Horror Story: 1984” landed on top of the cable live +3 ratings for the week of Sept. 23.

Apart from ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcast, FX’s “American Horror Story” topped the week’s adults 18-49 chart, after growing from its initial 0.7 L+SD rating to a 1.6 (+0.9, +129%) across three days of delayed viewing.

The long-running horror series also scored the week’s largest viewer gain (+1.89 million, +127%), but only placed thirteenth in the week’s total viewer chart.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for September 23-29, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 3.8 0.0 0%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 FX 1.6 0.9 129%
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 1.4 0.0 0%
4 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC 1.2 0.4 50%
5 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 1.1 0.3 38%
6 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 0.9 0.3 50%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 0.9 0.3 50%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 0.1 13%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 0.9 0.4 80%
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.9 0.5 125%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 0.2 29%
12 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.8 0.4 100%
MAYANS M.C. FX 0.8 0.4 100%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 0.8 0.3 60%
SOUTH PARK – P COMEDY 0.8 0.3 60%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.8 0.1 14%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.8 0.1 14%
18 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.7 0.3 75%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.7 0.2 40%
20 LIVE PD A&E 0.6 0.1 20%
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 0.6 0.2 50%
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 0.6 0.2 50%
LIVE PD A&E 0.6 0.1 20%
POWER STARZ 0.6 0.2 50%
UNEXPECTED TLC 0.6 0.2 50%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC – S BRAVO 0.6 0.2 50%
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 0.6 0.0 0%
HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP FOOD 0.6 0.2 50%
A VERY BRADY RENOVATION HGTV 0.6 0.3 100%
ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA – P FXX 0.6 0.3 100%
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 0.6 0.3 100%

Top 25 cable shows in Live +3 viewers for September 23-29, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON ESPN 10,673 60 1%
2 HANNITY FOX NEWS 4,152 130 3%
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFL NETWORK 4,030 37 1%
4 HANNITY FOX NEWS 3,960 88 2%
5 HANNITY FOX NEWS 3,867 77 2%
6 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 3,773 58 2%
7 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,598 100 3%
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 3,484 76 2%
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 3,473 51 1%
10 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,457 118 4%
11 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,448 111 3%
12 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 3,447 711 26%
13 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 FX 3,379 1,888 127%
14 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 3,361 245 8%
15 HANNITY FOX NEWS 3,343 151 5%
16 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 3,325 120 4%
17 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 3,308 112 4%
18 THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOX NEWS 3,277 68 2%
19 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC 3,229 832 35%
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 3,024 108 4%
HANNITY FOX NEWS 2,934 96 3%
22 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 2,803 77 3%
23 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 2,719 334 14%
24 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 2,708 144 6%
25 LAST WORD WITH L. ODONNELL MSNBC 2,661 28 1%

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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