With the fifth and fourth episodes of their respective seasons, “Better Call Saul” and “The Sinner” more than doubled their audiences with seven-days of delayed viewing for the week of August 27.

The “Breaking Bad” spin-off led in total viewer gains, adding 1.99 million from its initial L+SD audience (+130%), bringing its L+7 audience to 3.52 million. “The Sinner,” meanwhile, experienced a 153% uptick in viewers – rising from 1.14 to 2.89 million (+1.75 million). It had the biggest viewer percentage gain of the week.

The AMC and USA dramas performed well in the adults 18-49 demo as well, with “Saul” scoring a 1.1 L+7 rating (+0.7, +175%) and “Sinner” growing to a 0.8 (+0.5, +167%). MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” had the biggest 18-49 total gain of the week (+0.8), while the “Younger” finale grew 200% in delayed viewing (+0.4).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for August 27 – Sept. 2, 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 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACAY MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
4 LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 5 VH1 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
TEEN MOM II S8B REUNION – S MTV 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN2 MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
SNOWFALL FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
SINNER, THE USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
10 POWER 5 STZP 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC – S BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
CHALLENGE:FINAL RECKONING MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
BALLERS HBOM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
HARD KNOCKS 18-CLEVELAND HBOM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
INK MASTER – P PAR 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
SUITS USA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
23 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 4 VH1 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 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 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 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 YOUNGER – F TVL 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
SUITS USA 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
DALLAS COWBOYS CHRLDRS 13 CMT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
WYNONNA EARP SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
5 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
6 SNOWFALL FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
SINNER, THE USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
8 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
10 BALLERS HBOM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
HARD KNOCKS 18-CLEVELAND HBOM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
INK MASTER – P PAR 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14 FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN2 MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
16 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACAY S2 MTV 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 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 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SOUTHERN CHARM SAVANNAH BRVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
INSECURE HBOM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
SHOOTER USA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LODGE 49 AMC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
NORTH WOODS LAW APL 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
TREEHOUSE MASTERS APL 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
MY CAT FROM HELL APL 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
HIT THE FLOOR S4 BET 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
GRAND HUSTLE, THE BET 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
JIM JEFFERIES SHOW CMDY 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1532 3523 1991 130%
2 THE SINNER USA 1139 2886 1747 153%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1497 2813 1316 88%
4 SUITS USA 1134 2398 1264 111%
5 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1523 2760 1237 81%
6 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACAY MTV 1345 2553 1208 90%
7 SNOWFALL FX 817 1857 1040 127%
8 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 1388 2390 1002 72%
9 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1183 2169 986 83%
10 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 988 1963 975 99%
11 TEEN MOM II S8B REUNION – S MTV 1045 2016 971 93%
12 LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD VH1 1876 2784 908 48%
13 POWER STZP 1419 2325 906 64%
14 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 1597 2495 898 56%
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC – S BRVO 1392 2282 890 64%
16 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2062 2940 878 43%
17 SHOOTER USA 730 1592 862 118%
18 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 859 1706 847 99%
19 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 1914 2743 829 43%
20 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 817 1633 816 100%
21 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 758 1561 803 106%
22 BALLERS HBOM 874 1665 791 91%
23 INK MASTER – P PAR 747 1538 791 106%
24 WORST COOKS FOOD 1033 1817 784 76%
25 GREENLEAF OWN 1738 2517 779 45%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE SINNER USA 1139 2886 1747 153%
2 ARE YOU THE ONE SSN MTV 481 1107 626 130%
BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1532 3523 1991 130%
4 SNOWFALL FX 817 1857 1040 127%
5 SHOOTER USA 730 1592 862 118%
6 SUITS USA 1134 2398 1264 111%
7 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 758 1561 803 106%
INK MASTER – P PAR 747 1538 791 106%
9 FLORIBAMA SHORE SSN2 MTV 718 1474 756 105%
10 YOUNGER – F TVL 735 1492 757 103%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 735 1490 755 103%
12 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIF 817 1633 816 100%
13 LODGE 49 AMC 445 885 440 99%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 988 1963 975 99%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 859 1706 847 99%
16 CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING MTV 749 1470 721 96%
17 TEEN MOM II S8B REUNION – S MTV 1045 2016 971 93%
HARD KNOCKS 18 HBOM 649 1252 603 93%
19 BALLERS HBOM 874 1665 791 91%
20 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACAY MTV 1345 2553 1208 90%
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1497 2813 1316 88%
22 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1183 2169 986 83%
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 753 1366 613 81%
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1523 2760 1237 81%
25 WYNONNA EARP SYFY 502 894 392 78%

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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