It was FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” that grabbed the week’s top percentage gains in the cable live +7 ratings.

After a week of delayed viewing, the freshman comedy series experienced a 218% growth in total viewers (+700,000) and a 300% gain in the adults 18-49 demo (+0.3). It did, however, tie for the 18-49 percentage-gain win with truTV’s “Tacoma FD.”

Meanwhile, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” predictably posted the largest total demo and viewer gains for the week, growing by 1.5 points (+28%) and by 4.07 million viewers (+34%).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for April 22-28, 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 5.3 6.8 1.5 28%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
3 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
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 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
10 RHOA: PORSHA’S BABY BRAVO 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
VERY CAVALLARI E! 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE LAST OG TBS 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW? – P TLC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
19 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 1.1 0.2 22%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
BET ORIGINAL MOVIE BET 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISCOVERY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 29 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 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
3 KILLING EVE BBC AMERICA 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DON’T BE TARDY – S BRAVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
WIFE SWAP PARAMOUNT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE CHI SHOWTIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
10 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
12 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
13 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%
15 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
18 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
19 VERY CAVALLARI E! 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE LAST OG TBS 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TOSH.O COMEDY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 37 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 12,051 16,124 4,073 34%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,701 3,164 1,463 86%
3 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,341 2,494 1,153 86%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 887 1,984 1,097 124%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,162 2,230 1,068 92%
6 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,515 2,438 923 61%
7 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 741 1,634 893 121%
8 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 885 1,744 859 97%
9 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 1,035 1,890 855 83%
10 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 980 1,822 842 86%
11 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1,552 2,387 835 54%
12 THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF – P HALLMARK 2,564 3,391 827 32%
13 KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 531 1,256 725 137%
14 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 321 1,021 700 218%
15 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1,252 1,951 699 56%
16 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 1,381 2,075 694 50%
17 SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 1,227 1,914 687 56%
18 THE LAST OG TBS 855 1,478 623 73%
19 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 654 1,260 606 93%
20 GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 1,430 2,034 604 42%
21 RHOA: PORSHA’S BABY BRAVO 1,470 2,058 588 40%
22 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 493 1,075 582 118%
23 GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN DISCOVERY 1,208 1,784 576 48%
24 BLACK INK CREW VH1 848 1,417 569 67%
25 DEADLIEST CATCH SPC DISCOVERY 1,037 1,598 561 54%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 321 1,021 700 218%
2 KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 531 1,256 725 137%
3 MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 360 830 470 131%
4 AMERICAN GODS STARZ 272 626 354 130%
5 TACOMA FD TRU 329 737 408 124%
TEEN MOM II MTV 887 1,984 1,097 124%
7 BETTER THINGS FX 257 567 310 121%
BILLIONS SHOWTIME 741 1,634 893 121%
9 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 493 1,075 582 118%
10 FOSSE/VERDON FX 454 959 505 111%
11 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 244 497 253 104%
12 SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 320 639 319 100%
13 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 885 1,744 859 97%
JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY 277 545 268 97%
VERY CAVALLARI E! 523 1,028 505 97%
16 HAPPY! SYFY 311 610 299 96%
KILLING EVE BBC AMERICA 459 900 441 96%
18 THE CHI SHOWTIME 392 758 366 93%
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 654 1,260 606 93%
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,162 2,230 1,068 92%
21 A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AMC 529 1,008 479 91%
22 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,701 3,164 1,463 86%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,341 2,494 1,153 86%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 980 1,822 842 86%
25 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 586 1,082 496 85%

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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