To the surprise of absolutely no one, the season 8 premiere of “Game of Thrones” easily led the cable live +7 ratings for the week of April 8.

The HBO fantasy series posted the week’s biggest gains in both the adults 18-49 demo and in total viewers, growing by 1.2 points (+24%) and by 3.04 million viewers (+26%). MTV’s “Teen Mom II” and “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” came second and third in the 18-49 chart, as the two shows raked in 0.8 (+160%) and 0.6 (+120%) point gains, respectively.

Meanwhile, it was Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” that scored the week’s second-largest viewer gain – drawing in an additional 1.36 million viewers (+75%) after seven days of delayed viewing. Elsewhere, FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” tied with AMC’s “Into the Badlands” for the week’s biggest 18-49 percentage gain, after both grew 300% from their initial L+SD ratings.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for April 8-14, 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 – P HBO 5.0 6.2 1.2 24%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
3 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
5 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA – S BRAVO 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
9 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
12 BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE – P MTV 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
DIESEL BROTHERS – P DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
DEADLIEST CATCH – P DISCOVERY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
MAFS REUNION – S LIFETIME 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
23 BARRY HBO 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
THE FIRST 48 A&E 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
TOSH.O COMEDY 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%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
3 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
FOSSE/VERDON – P FX 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
7 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
9 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
11 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
DIESEL BROTHERS – P DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
WICKED TUNA NAT GEO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BILLIONS SHOWTIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE 11 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%
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AMC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%

Note: 31 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 – P HBO 11,797 14,838 3,041 26%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,816 3,173 1,357 75%
3 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 3,058 4,402 1,344 44%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 1,035 2,215 1,180 114%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA – S BRAVO 2,102 3,146 1,044 50%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,398 2,434 1,036 74%
7 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,466 2,438 972 66%
8 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,805 3,756 951 34%
9 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 751 1,643 892 119%
10 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 934 1,765 831 89%
11 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1,546 2,351 805 52%
12 DEADLIEST CATCH – P DISCOVERY 1,471 2,252 781 53%
13 BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD 1,860 2,590 730 39%
14 FOSSE/VERDON – P FX 615 1,344 729 119%
15 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 563 1,285 722 128%
16 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 1,032 1,744 712 69%
17 MAFS REUNION – S LIFETIME 1,278 1,984 706 55%
18 KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 541 1,227 686 127%
19 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 563 1,221 658 117%
GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 1,566 2,224 658 42%
21 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 414 1,051 637 154%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 306 943 637 208%
23 SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 1,300 1,933 633 49%
24 GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN DISCOVERY 1,327 1,959 632 48%
25 BLACK INK CREW VH1 958 1,571 613 64%

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 306 943 637 208%
2 SCHITT’S CREEK POP 191 575 384 201%
3 AMERICAN GODS STARZ 240 674 434 181%
4 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 414 1,051 637 154%
5 KILLING EVE BBC AMERICA 321 766 445 139%
6 THE BOLD TYPE – P FREEFORM 184 435 251 136%
7 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 563 1,285 722 128%
8 KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 541 1,227 686 127%
9 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 751 1,643 892 119%
FOSSE/VERDON – P FX 615 1,344 729 119%
11 HAPPY! SYFY 304 664 360 118%
12 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 563 1,221 658 117%
13 BETTER THINGS FX 274 590 316 115%
14 TEEN MOM II MTV 1,035 2,215 1,180 114%
15 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 316 651 335 106%
16 DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 561 1,106 545 97%
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES BBC AMERICA 171 337 166 97%
18 THE CHI SHOWTIME 375 732 357 95%
19 MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 405 768 363 90%
20 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 934 1,765 831 89%
21 A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AMC 505 941 436 86%
22 RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VH1 530 977 447 84%
23 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 560 1,014 454 81%
24 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 715 1,269 554 77%
25 UNTUCKED VH1 406 712 306 75%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,816 3,173 1,357 75%

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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