“Game of Thrones” continued to post the biggest gains in the cable live +7 ratings for the week of April 15.

The hit series generated the week’s largest gain in the adults 18-49 demo, after rising from its initial 4.4 L+SD rating to a 5.7 (+1.3, +30%). MTV’s “Teen Mom II” came second, growing by 0.7 points (+140%), while Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” tied for the week’s third-largest demo gain, as all three grew 0.6 points after a week of delayed viewing.

“Game of Thrones” led the week in viewer gains as well, raking in an additional 3.58 million (+35%) and bringing its total L+7 audience to 13.89 million viewers. The History Channel’s “Curse of Oak Island” posted the week’s second-largest viewer gain, growing its audience from 3.16 million viewers to 4.51 million (+1.34 million, +42%)

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for April 15-21, 2019. Rankings include original programs only, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – total gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase 7-day % increase
1 GAME OF THRONES HBO 4.4 5.7 1.3 30%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
3 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA – S BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
6 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
9 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
11 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TOSH.O COMEDY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
VERY CAVALLARI E! 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VH1 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
22 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 1.1 0.2 22%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 1.1 0.2 22%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISCOVERY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%

Note: 24 shows tied for 25th place with 0.2 gains.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase 7-day % increase
1 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AMC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BETTER THINGS FX 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE CHI SHOWTIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
HAPPY! SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
9 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TOSH.O COMEDY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
VERY CAVALLARI E! 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VH1 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
16 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
17 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
19 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA – S BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 26 shows tied for 25th place with 100% gains.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 GAME OF THRONES HBO 10,316 13,891 3,575 35%
2 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 3,164 4,506 1,342 42%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,723 3,012 1,289 75%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 898 2,096 1,198 133%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA – S BRAVO 1,677 2,859 1,182 70%
6 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,317 2,413 1,096 83%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,177 2,158 981 83%
8 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 902 1,830 928 103%
9 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 680 1,578 898 132%
10 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1,519 2,372 853 56%
11 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 862 1,685 823 95%
12 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 401 1,222 821 205%
13 KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 712 1,494 782 110%
14 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 765 1,530 765 100%
15 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,288 3,045 757 33%
16 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 1,392 2,123 731 53%
17 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 537 1,267 730 136%
18 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA – P FOOD 1,371 2,098 727 53%
19 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 440 1,139 699 159%
20 SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 1,224 1,894 670 55%
21 SISTER WIVES TELL ALL TLC 1,303 1,951 648 50%
22 FOSSE/VERDON FX 426 1,023 597 140%
23 LOST GOLD OF WORLD WAR II HISTORY 1,716 2,281 565 33%
24 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 504 1,059 555 110%
25 BLACK INK CREW VH1 843 1,386 543 64%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 401 1,222 821 205%
2 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 440 1,139 699 159%
3 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 218 554 336 154%
4 HAPPY! SYFY 292 705 413 141%
5 FOSSE/VERDON FX 426 1,023 597 140%
6 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 537 1,267 730 136%
7 TEEN MOM II MTV 898 2,096 1,198 133%
8 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 680 1,578 898 132%
VERY CAVALLARI E! 384 890 506 132%
10 THE CHI SHOWTIME 339 776 437 129%
11 TACOMA FD TRU 388 865 477 123%
12 THE BOLD TYPE FREEFORM 225 474 249 111%
13 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 504 1,059 555 110%
KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 712 1,494 782 110%
15 DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 440 921 481 109%
16 MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 386 786 400 104%
17 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 902 1,830 928 103%
18 AMERICAN GODS STARZ 318 639 321 101%
19 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 765 1,530 765 100%
20 A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AMC 539 1,055 516 96%
UNTUCKED VH1 365 714 349 96%
22 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 862 1,685 823 95%
23 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 539 1,022 483 90%
24 TOSH.O COMEDY 537 1,002 465 87%
BETTER THINGS FX 364 679 315 87%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 586 1,093 507 87%

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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