“Yellowstone” held onto the top spots in the cable live +7 ratings, while the premiere of AMC’s “The Terror: Infamy” scored some solid gains.

Once again, “Yellowstone” earned the week’s top gains in both the adults 18-49 demo and in total viewers, growing by 0.8 points (+160%) and by 3.44 million viewers (+135%). The Kevin Costner-led series was down just a bit from its gains the previous week (+0.9, +3.78 million).

Elsewhere, “Real Housewives of Orange County,” “Below Deck Mediterranean,” “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation,” and “Teen Mom” tied for the week’s second-best demo gain, as all four shows grew by 0.6 points.

Additionally, the season premiere of AMC’s “The Terror: Infamy” performed pretty well in delayed viewing, tripling its initial 0.1 L+SD rating (+0.2, +200%) and growing its audience by 90% (+522,000).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for August 12-18, 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 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
TEEN MOM MTV 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
6 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
7 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
YOUNGER TV LAND 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SUITS USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
FAMILY CHANTEL TLC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
24 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 1.1 0.2 22%
LIVE PD A&E 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%

Note: 32 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 YOUNGER TV LAND 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 THE TERROR – P AMC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PREACHER AMC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
SOUTH SIDE COMEDY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
ANCIENT ALIENS HISTORY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
AMBITIONS OWN 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PEARSON USA 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
11 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
12 TEEN MOM MTV 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SUITS USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
16 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
18 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
21 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 40 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 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 2,546 5,989 3,443 135%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 1,450 2,710 1,260 87%
3 SUITS USA 957 2,175 1,218 127%
4 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 1,665 2,868 1,203 72%
5 SNOWFALL FX 823 1,997 1,174 143%
6 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1,370 2,514 1,144 84%
7 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 889 1,989 1,100 124%
8 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1,424 2,512 1,088 76%
9 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 1,289 2,329 1,040 81%
10 TEEN MOM MTV 723 1,737 1,014 140%
11 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 1,011 1,972 961 95%
12 GOOD WITCH HALLMARK 2,309 3,219 910 39%
13 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC 1,987 2,870 883 44%
14 PEARSON USA 472 1,338 866 183%
15 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 1,087 1,948 861 79%
16 ALONE HISTORY 1,359 2,209 850 63%
17 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HMM 1,441 2,282 841 58%
18 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 1,236 2,036 800 65%
19 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,427 2,211 784 55%
20 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,394 3,161 767 32%
21 MOUNTAIN MEN HISTORY 1,837 2,594 757 41%
22 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1,334 2,069 735 55%
23 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 1,513 2,242 729 48%
24 THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS MTV 584 1,312 728 125%
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 588 1,316 728 124%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 PEARSON USA 472 1,338 866 183%
2 LODGE 49 – P AMC 246 611 365 148%
3 SNOWFALL FX 823 1,997 1,174 143%
4 TEEN MOM MTV 723 1,737 1,014 140%
5 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 2,546 5,989 3,443 135%
6 SUITS USA 957 2,175 1,218 127%
7 THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS MTV 584 1,312 728 125%
8 INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 588 1,316 728 124%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 889 1,989 1,100 124%
10 RACING WIVES CMT 125 279 154 123%
11 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 465 1,029 564 121%
12 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 285 624 339 119%
13 YOUNGER TV LAND 554 1,199 645 116%
KRYPTON SYFY 350 756 406 116%
PREACHER AMC 545 1,176 631 116%
16 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 336 720 384 114%
17 POSE FX 549 1,102 553 101%
18 IJ: AFTER PARTY TRU 333 658 325 98%
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 534 1,055 521 98%
20 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 1,011 1,972 961 95%
21 THE TERROR – P AMC 582 1,104 522 90%
22 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 1,450 2,710 1,260 87%
23 MARRYING MILLIONS LIFETIME 499 929 430 86%
24 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1,370 2,514 1,144 84%
25 GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NAT GEO 483 886 403 83%

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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