Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” miniseries had a strong presence in the cable live +7 ratings for the week of Dec. 31.

All of the miniseries’ six installments had the week’s biggest gains in the adults 18-49 demo, growing from 1.0 to 0.8 points from their original L+SD ratings. The show’s premiere also raked in an additional 1.54 million viewers with seven days of delayed viewing (+85%), while the remaining episodes all captured five of the week’s top 10 biggest viewer gains as well.

It was Bravo’s “Dirty John” that had the week’s biggest viewer gain though, as its penultimate episode grew from a 1.49 to a 3.21 million viewer audience (+1.72 million, +115%). The Bravo series also rose 0.6 points from its initial 0.4 L+SD rating to a 1.0 with delayed viewing.

Adults 18-49 – total gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase 7-day % increase
1 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
2 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
SURVIVING R. KELLY – P LIFETIME 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
6 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
7 TEEN MOM REUNION P2 MTV 0.2 0.8 0.6 300%
DIRTY JOHN BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
12 90 DAY FIANCE: TELL ALL TLC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
TOP CHEF BRAVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
VIKINGS HISTORY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY A&E 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
16 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
DR. PIMPLE POPPER – P TLC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
60 DAYS IN – P A&E 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
MARRIED TO MEDICINE – S BRAVO 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO – P VH1 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
TM: YOUNG & PREG REUNION MTV 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT – P LIFETIME 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN MOM II ASK MOMS MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN MOM OG UNSEEN MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
GHOST ADVENTURES – S TRAVEL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase 7-day % increase
1 TEEN MOM REUNION P2 MTV 0.2 0.8 0.6 300%
TM: YOUNG & PREG REUNION MTV 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
3 DIRTY JOHN BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN MOM II ASK MOMS MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN MOM OG UNSEEN MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
GHOST ADVENTURES – S TRAVEL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
8 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY A&E 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
11 SURVIVING R. KELLY – P LIFETIME 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
12 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
13 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
TOP CHEF BRAVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
VIKINGS HISTORY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT – P LIFETIME 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BOTCHED ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
I AM JAZZ – P TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DEAL OR NO DEAL CNBC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
WINNER CAKE ALL – P FOOD 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
THE INGRAHAM ANGLE FOXNC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND – S HISTORY 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
LINDSEY BEACH CLUB WELCOME MTV 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
LIFE BELOW COMPILATION NGC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
LIFE BELOW ZERO NGC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
DR POL COMPILATION NGWD 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
COUSINS FOR LIFE – P NICK 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
DEAD FILES POPUPS TRAVEL 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
BRINGING UP BATES – P UP 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
EXTREME LOVE WETV 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 DIRTY JOHN BRAVO 1,491 3,206 1,715 115%
2 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 2,173 3,850 1,677 77%
3 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 2,305 3,975 1,670 72%
4 VIKINGS HISTORY 1,637 3,214 1,577 96%
5 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 2,274 3,840 1,566 69%
6 SURVIVING R. KELLY – P LIFETIME 1,815 3,352 1,537 85%
7 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 2,107 3,638 1,531 73%
8 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 1,984 3,445 1,461 74%
9 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 3,010 4,071 1,061 35%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 2,118 3,146 1,028 49%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 1,181 2,201 1,020 86%
12 TEEN MOM REUNION P2 MTV 514 1,413 899 175%
13 TOP CHEF BRAVO 1,132 2,028 896 79%
14 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 2,443 3,319 876 36%
15 DR. PIMPLE POPPER – P TLC 2,489 3,364 875 35%
16 RAY DONOVAN SHOWTIME 1,042 1,914 872 84%
17 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY A&E 1,107 1,964 857 77%
18 90 DAY FIANCE: TELL ALL TLC 2,589 3,430 841 32%
19 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,975 3,816 841 28%
20 WORST COOKS – P FOOD 1,679 2,482 803 48%
21 60 DAYS IN – P A&E 1,242 2,013 771 62%
22 FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 789 1,500 711 90%
23 OUTLANDER STARZ 1,158 1,820 662 57%
24 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT – P LIFETIME 1,062 1,684 622 59%
25 DOCTOR WHO: RESOLUTION – S BBC-AMERICA 984 1,584 600 61%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 TM: YOUNG & PREG REUNION MTV 223 675 452 203%
2 TEEN MOM REUNION P2 MTV 514 1,413 899 175%
3 TEEN MOM II ASK MOMS MTV 334 842 508 152%
4 UNANCHORED BRAVO 134 292 158 118%
5 DIRTY JOHN BRAVO 1,491 3,206 1,715 115%
TEEN MOM OG UNSEEN MTV 405 869 464 115%
7 VIKINGS HISTORY 1,637 3,214 1,577 96%
8 FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 789 1,500 711 90%
9 GROWN-ISH FREEFORM 560 1,055 495 88%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 1,181 2,201 1,020 86%
11 SURVIVING R. KELLY – P LIFETIME 1,815 3,352 1,537 85%
12 RAY DONOVAN SHOWTIME 1,042 1,914 872 84%
13 TOP CHEF BRAVO 1,132 2,028 896 79%
14 CATFISH:THE TV SHOW MTV 522 927 405 78%
15 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY A&E 1,107 1,964 857 77%
SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 2,173 3,850 1,677 77%
17 RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 490 864 374 76%
18 GROWN-ISH – P FREEFORM 677 1,182 505 75%
19 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 1,984 3,445 1,461 74%
20 GHOST ADVENTURES – S TRAVEL 647 1,118 471 73%
BOTCHED ENT 675 1,166 491 73%
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 619 1,069 450 73%
SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 2,107 3,638 1,531 73%
24 SURVIVING R. KELLY LIFETIME 2,305 3,975 1,670 72%
25 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA – P BRAVO 830 1,421 591 71%

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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