The premiere of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” on FX grew a little bit more from its Live +3 ratings to snag the top spot in Live +7 for the week of Feb. 1-7.

The FX series ended up with a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49 after a week of playback, an increase of 1.6 points from its same-day rating of 2.0. It also added 3.76 million viewers to finish with 8.97 million.

The biggest percentage gainer in adults 18-49 was “Black Sails,” which grew 300 percent in the demo (0.1 to 0.4). Every show in the Top 25 at least doubled its rating. “The Expanse” led the viewer percentage gains, growing by 158 percent (555,000 to 1.43 million).

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for Feb. 1-7, 2016 are below. The rankings include first-run, regular series and specials only, not repeats.

ADULTS 18-49 – TOTAL GAIN

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON – P FX 2.0 3.6 1.6 80%
2 TEEN MOM MTV 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
3 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
3t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
3t SHANNARA MTV 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
6 GOLD RUSH DISC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
6t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
6t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
6t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
10 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
10t THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
10t THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
10t SUITS USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
10t TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10t IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10t COLONY USA 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
18 FIXER UPPER HGTV 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
18t DUCK DYNASTY AEN 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
18t JEP & JESSICA AEN 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
18t DANCE MOMS LIF 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
18t TEEN WOLF MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
18t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
24 FAST N LOUD DISC 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
24t DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%

Note: 22 other shows also grew by 0.3 but started at lower same-day numbers.


ADULTS 18-49 – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 BLACK SAILS STZP 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 STAR WARS REBELS DXD 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
3 SHANNARA MTV 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
4 PARTY DOWN SOUTH CMT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
4t THE EXPANSE SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
4t YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
7 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
8 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
8t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
8t IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
8t COLONY USA 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
12 SHAMELESS SHO1 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
13t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
13t THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 0.5 1 0.5 100%
13t SUITS USA 0.5 1 0.5 100%
13t TEEN WOLF MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
13t GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t WORKAHOLICS CMDY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t MYTHBUSTERS DISC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t BASKETS FX 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t BILLIONS SHO1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13t REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD BET 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t REDNECK ISLAND CMT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t THE PROFIT CNBC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t IDIOTSITTER CMDY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t CHOPPED FOOD 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
13t MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT – S FYI 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

 

VIEWERS – TOTAL GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON – P FX 5111 8968 3857 75%
2 SUITS USA 1506 3327 1821 121%
3 GOLD RUSH DISC 3926 5402 1476 38%
4 TEEN MOM MTV 1728 3145 1417 82%
4t COLONY USA 1150 2567 1417 123%
6 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1438 2851 1413 98%
7 SHAMELESS SHO1 1157 2562 1405 121%
8 SHANNARA MTV 969 2350 1381 143%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1896 3194 1298 68%
10 BILLIONS SHO1 851 2076 1225 144%
11 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3504 4694 1190 34%
12 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 960 2134 1174 122%
13 TOP CHEF BRVO 928 2020 1092 118%
14 THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HIST 3413 4489 1076 32%
15 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1391 2460 1069 77%
16 DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1623 2672 1049 65%
17 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1527 2553 1026 67%
18 DANCE MOMS LIF 1470 2423 953 65%
19 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 901 1794 893 99%
20 THE EXPANSE SYFY 555 1433 878 158%
21 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 563 1376 813 144%
22 JEP & JESSICA AEN 1428 2233 805 56%
23 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2904 3696 792 27%
24 OUTSIDERS WGNA 840 1622 782 93%
25 FACE OFF SYFY 980 1740 760 78%

 

VIEWERS – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE EXPANSE SYFY 555 1433 878 158%
2 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 563 1376 813 144%
2t BILLION SHO1 851 2076 1225 144%
4 SHANNARA MTV 969 2350 1381 143%
5 BLACK SAILS STZP 501 1147 646 129%
6 COLONY USA 1150 2567 1417 123%
7 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 960 2134 1174 122%
8 SHAMELESS SHO1 1157 2562 1405 121%
8t SUITS USA 1506 3327 1821 121%
10 TOP CHEF BRVO 928 2020 1092 118%
11 YOUNGER TVL 624 1275 651 104%
11t BASKETS FX 625 1272 647 104%
13 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 901 1794 893 99%
14 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1438 2851 1413 98%
15 OUTSIDERS WGNA 840 1622 782 93%
16 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 583 1120 537 92%
17 THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 791 1504 713 90%
17t THE FOSTERS FRFM 789 1497 708 90%
19 GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 698 1275 577 83%
20 WORKAHOLICS CMDY 505 921 416 82%
20t TEEN MOM MTV 1728 3145 1417 82%
22 STAR WARS REBELS DXD 565 1015 450 80%
23 FACE OFF SYFY 980 1740 760 78%
24 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1391 2460 1069 77%
24t BABY DADDY FRFM 620 1095 475 77%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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