“Game of Thrones” continued to dominate cable, thanks to both its initial L+SD ratings and its delayed viewing gains.

With “The Last of the Starks,” the HBO series posted the biggest gains in both the adults 18-49 demo and in total viewers for the week of April 29, growing by 1.2 points (+24%) and by 3.33 million viewers (+28%). MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” scored the week’s second-largest demo gain (+0.7), while History’s “The Curse of Oak Island” claimed second place in viewer gains (+1.45 million).

Unlike the week before though, it was the BBC America broadcast of “Killing Eve” that earned the biggest percentage gain among adults 18-49, after ticking up from a 0.1 to a 0.3 L+7 rating (+0.2, +200%). Freeform’s “Shadowhunters” and Travel’s “Paranormal Caught on Camera” also posted 200% gains, tying with “Eve” for the chart’s no. 1 spot.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for April 29 – May 5, 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 5.1 6.3 1.2 24%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
3 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
5 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
8 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
10 CURSE OF CIVIL WAR GOLD – P HISTORY 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 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%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC – P BRAVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW? TLC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
20 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%

Note: 26 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 KILLING EVE BBC AMERICA 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAM TRAVEL 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
6 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
8 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TOSH.O COMEDY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
VERY CAVALLARI E! 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
UNTUCKED VH1 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
KILLING EVE AMC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%

Note: 28 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 11,826 15,159 3,333 28%
2 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 3,326 4,778 1,452 44%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,707 2,952 1,245 73%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,138 2,231 1,093 96%
5 CURSE OF CIVIL WAR GOLD – P HISTORY 2,154 3,244 1,090 51%
6 TEEN MOM II MTV 911 2,000 1,089 120%
7 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,396 2,458 1,062 76%
8 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 2,272 3,263 991 44%
9 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,534 2,450 916 60%
10 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 924 1,787 863 93%
11 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 810 1,634 824 102%
12 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 835 1,645 810 97%
13 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1,628 2,434 806 50%
14 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 761 1,541 780 102%
15 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,260 2,990 730 32%
16 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 1,230 1,957 727 59%
17 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 504 1,202 698 138%
18 SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 1,263 1,949 686 54%
19 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HMM 1,112 1,796 684 62%
20 KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 709 1,388 679 96%
21 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1,222 1,870 648 53%
22 GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 1,400 2,026 626 45%
23 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 515 1,136 621 121%
24 VEEP HBO 1,073 1,686 613 57%
25 BARRY HBO 1,988 2,582 594 30%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 176 484 308 175%
2 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 504 1,202 698 138%
3 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 419 982 563 134%
4 VERY CAVALLARI E! 348 777 429 123%
5 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 515 1,136 621 121%
6 TEEN MOM II MTV 911 2,000 1,089 120%
7 TACOMA FD TRU 333 730 397 119%
8 MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 313 673 360 115%
9 FOSSE/VERDON FX 430 910 480 112%
10 THE BOLD TYPE FREEFORM 244 508 264 108%
11 SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 334 687 353 106%
12 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 761 1,541 780 102%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 810 1,634 824 102%
14 KILLING EVE BBC AMERICA 455 914 459 101%
15 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 835 1,645 810 97%
16 HAPPY! SYFY 290 569 279 96%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,138 2,231 1,093 96%
KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 709 1,388 679 96%
19 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 924 1,787 863 93%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 569 1,097 528 93%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 523 1,007 484 93%
22 JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY 281 534 253 90%
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VH1 499 946 447 90%
24 BETTER THINGS FX 342 646 304 89%
DARK SIDE OF THE RING VICE 234 442 208 89%

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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