“The Walking Dead” continued to dominate in the cable live +7 ratings for the week of Feb. 18.

The AMC zombie series scored the week’s biggest delayed viewing gains in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, growing by 1.2 points in the demo (+71%) and by 2.84 million viewers (+65%). MTV’s “Teen Mom II” posted the second-largest adults 18-49 gain, after rising from its initial 0.5 rating to a 1.2 (+0.7, +140%).

The History Channel’s “Project Blue Book” came second in viewer gains for the week, raking in an additional 1.54 million (+117%). Meanwhile, the season 3 finale of HBO’s “True Detective” gained 0.3 points (+75%) in the demo and 1.15 million viewers (+83%).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Feb. 18-24, 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 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.7 2.9 1.2 71%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
3 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ – S BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TOP CHEF BRAVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
10 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
14 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
DEADLY CLASS SYFY 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TEMPTATION ISLAND USA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
LINDSAY LOHAN’S BEACH CLUB MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
I AM THE NIGHT TNT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SUITS USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
WORST COOKS FOOD 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO VH1 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 DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
DEADLY CLASS SYFY 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
3 SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 0.2 0.7 0.5 250%
4 BROAD CITY COMEDY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM ENT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
SCHITTS CREEK POP 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
9 TOP CHEF BRAVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
10 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
LINDSAY LOHAN’S BEACH CLUB MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
I AM THE NIGHT TNT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SUITS USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
15 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
16 EX ON THE BEACH MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
18 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ – S BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TEMPTATION ISLAND USA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 41 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 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 4,397 7,239 2,842 65%
2 PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 1,308 2,844 1,536 117%
3 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 2,668 4,029 1,361 51%
4 SUITS USA 689 2,029 1,340 194%
5 I AM THE NIGHT TNT 1,009 2,338 1,329 132%
6 SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 815 2,036 1,221 150%
7 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 3,170 4,353 1,183 37%
8 TEEN MOM II MTV 896 2,071 1,175 131%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,573 2,748 1,175 75%
10 TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 1,385 2,539 1,154 83%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ – S BRAVO 1,364 2,413 1,049 77%
12 TOP CHEF BRAVO 912 1,959 1,047 115%
13 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,107 2,149 1,042 94%
14 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 2,449 3,379 930 38%
15 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,527 2,446 919 60%
16 60 DAYS IN AEN 965 1,851 886 92%
17 GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 1,914 2,787 873 46%
18 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 835 1,675 840 101%
19 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 925 1,709 784 85%
20 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 681 1,399 718 105%
21 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 671 1,370 699 104%
22 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HMM 1,402 2,098 696 50%
23 KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD 1,669 2,364 695 42%
24 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,702 3,394 692 26%
25 MIRACLE WORKERS TBS 1,029 1,717 688 67%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 SUITS USA 689 2,029 1,340 194%
2 SCHITTS CREEK POP 230 600 370 161%
3 DEADLY CLASS SYFY 365 947 582 159%
4 SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 815 2,036 1,221 150%
5 I AM THE NIGHT TNT 1,009 2,338 1,329 132%
SIREN FREEFORM 503 1,165 662 132%
7 TEEN MOM II MTV 896 2,071 1,175 131%
8 I’M SORRY TRU 205 457 252 123%
9 DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 502 1,108 606 121%
10 RAP GAME LIFETIME 478 1,044 566 118%
11 PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 1,308 2,844 1,536 117%
12 TOP CHEF BRAVO 912 1,959 1,047 115%
13 GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 328 686 358 109%
14 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 531 1,102 571 108%
15 LINDSAY LOHAN’S BEACH CLUB MTV 418 863 445 106%
BROAD CITY COMEDY 251 516 265 106%
17 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 681 1,399 718 105%
18 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 671 1,370 699 104%
19 EX ON THE BEACH MTV 619 1,246 627 101%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 835 1,675 840 101%
21 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME 612 1,204 592 97%
22 SIESTA KEY MTV 527 1,028 501 95%
23 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,107 2,149 1,042 94%
24 TOTAL BELLAS ENT 424 818 394 93%
25 60 DAYS IN AEN 965 1,851 886 92%

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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