“Better Call Saul” and “The Sinner” scored some of the biggest gains in delayed viewing in the live + 7 ratings for the week of August 13-19.

“Saul” had the biggest total gain in the adults 18-49 demo for the week, rising 0.7 points from its original 0.4 L+SD rating to a 1.1 (+175%) with seven-days of delayed viewing. The “Breaking Bad” spin-off did noticeably well in total viewers as well, ticking up 114% to a 3.32 million viewer audience (+1.77 million).

But it was USA’s “The Sinner” (0.9, 2.98 million) that had the biggest percentage gains in both adults 18-49 (+0.6, +200%), and in total viewers with a 194% uptick from its original 1.01 million L+SD audience (+1.97 million). The Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” also continued to have a strong presence in the ratings, scoring the most additional viewers with the seven-days of delayed viewing, growing from 2.13 to 5.07 million (+2.94 million).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for August 13-19, 2018. 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 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
YELLOWSTONE PAR 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
SINNER, THE USA 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
5 TEEN MOM II S8B REUNION 2 MTV 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
11 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
CHALLENGE:FINAL RECKONING MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN2 MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
19 LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 5 VH1 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
STREET OUTLAWS DISC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
BALLERS HBOM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
SHARP OBJECTS HBOM 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
PREACHER AMC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WORST COOKS FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
HARD KNOCKS 18-CLEVELAND HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ALONE HIST 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN7B MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 7 MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase 7-day % increase
1 SINNER, THE USA 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
BORN THIS WAY AEN 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
HIT THE FLOOR S4 BET 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DALLAS COWBOYS CHRLDRS 13 CMT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
JIM JEFFERIES SHOW CMDY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BRING IT! LIF 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BRING IT! LIF 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
FEAR FACTOR MTV SSN2B MTV 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
AFFAIR, THE S4 SHO1 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
WYNONNA EARP SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
RATTLED TLC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DEAD FILES TRAV 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
14 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
15 YELLOWSTONE PAR 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 7 MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
18 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SNOWFALL FX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
22 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN2 MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%

*23 shows tied for the 25th spot in percentage gain.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 YELLOWSTONE PAR 2133 5068 2935 138%
2 SINNER, THE USA 1014 2979 1965 194%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1551 3317 1766 114%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1520 2780 1260 83%
5 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1376 2581 1205 88%
6 SUITS USA 1153 2358 1205 105%
7 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1858 3007 1149 62%
8 SNOWFALL FX 925 2027 1102 119%
9 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1190 2254 1064 89%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1241 2299 1058 85%
11 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 1488 2545 1057 71%
12 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1691 2735 1044 62%
13 SHARP OBJECTS HBOM 1253 2194 941 75%
14 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1170 2100 930 79%
15 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 1084 2011 927 86%
16 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 765 1644 879 115%
17 TEEN MOM II S8B REUNION 2 MTV 1244 2121 877 70%
18 ALONE HIST 1563 2423 860 55%
19 PREACHER AMC 978 1838 860 88%
20 SHOOTER USA 789 1639 850 108%
21 BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 917 1742 825 90%
22 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 2088 2903 815 39%
23 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALL 2060 2827 767 37%
24 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HMM 1529 2295 766 50%
25 GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 1091 1852 761 70%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 SINNER, THE USA 1014 2979 1965 194%
2 YELLOWSTONE PAR 2133 5068 2935 138%
3 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 595 1320 725 122%
4 SNOWFALL FX 925 2027 1102 119%
5 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 765 1644 879 115%
6 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1551 3317 1766 114%
7 ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 7 MTV 485 1016 531 109%
8 SHOOTER USA 789 1639 850 108%
9 FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN2 MTV 643 1326 683 106%
10 SUITS USA 1153 2358 1205 105%
11 CHALLENGE:FINAL RECKONING MTV 749 1450 701 94%
12 HARD KNOCKS 18-CLEVELAND HBOM 592 1130 538 91%
YOUNGER TVL 743 1416 673 91%
14 BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 917 1742 825 90%
15 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1190 2254 1064 89%
16 PREACHER AMC 978 1838 860 88%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1376 2581 1205 88%
18 AFFAIR, THE S4 SHO1 564 1053 489 87%
19 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 1084 2011 927 86%
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRVO 1241 2299 1058 85%
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1520 2780 1260 83%
22 BALLERS HBOM 912 1661 749 82%
23 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1170 2100 930 79%
24 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 818 1437 619 76%
25 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW SSN7B MTV 629 1103 474 75%
SHARP OBJECTS HBOM 1253 2194 941 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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