The return of “The Walking Dead” was unsurprisingly the biggest beneficiary of delayed viewing for the week of Feb. 8-14. The No. 1 show in the same-day and 3-day rankings is also tops in Live +7 with a 10.0 adults 18-49 rating and just shy of 20 million viewers.

From a percentage standpoint, MTV’s “Shannara” grew by the biggest margins. It rose from a 0.3 same-day rating to a 1.0, an increase of 233 percent. It also grew 164 percent in viewers (801,000 to 2.11 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 WALKING DEAD AMC 6.8 10.0 3.2 47%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.5 3.4 1.9 127%
3 TEEN MOM MTV 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
4 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
4t SHANNARA MTV 0.3 1.0 0.7 233%
5 TALKING DEAD AMC 3.1 3.7 0.6 19%
5t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
5t REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
5t VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
5t PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
5t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
5t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
13 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
13t DUCK DYNASTY AEN 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
13t TOSH.O – P CMDY 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
13t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
13t SUITS USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
13t TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
13t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
13t THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
13t COLONY USA 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
13t IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
23 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 1.4 1.8 0.4 29%
23t FIXER UPPER HGTV 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
23t MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
23t TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
23t WORST COOKS FOOD 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
23t WORKAHOLICS CMDY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
23t BILLIONS SHO1 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
23t INK MASTER SPK 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
23t FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%


Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 SHANNARA MTV 0.3 1.0 0.7 233%
2 NEWLYWEDS: THE FIRST YEAR BRVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2t BRAIN GAMES NGC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
5 BABY DADDY FRFM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
5t YOUNGER TVL 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
7 WORKAHOLICS CMDY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
7t BILLIONS SHO1 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
7t INK MASTER SPK 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
7t FACE OFF SYFY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
11 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 1.5 3.4 1.9 127%
12 TOP CHEF BRVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
12t SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
12t THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
12t COLONY USA 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
16 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
16t SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
16t LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
16t TOSH.O – P CMDY 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
16t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
16t SUITS USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
16t MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
16t TOTAL DIVAS ENT 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
16t WORST COOKS FOOD 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
16t GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t THE FOSTERS FRFM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t BASKETS FX 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIF 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t THE LITTLE COUPLE TLC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
16t OUTSIDERS WGNA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 52 other programs also grew by 100% but started at lower numbers than those above.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 13742 19987 6245 45%
2 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3888 8259 4371 112%
3 SUITS USA 1710 3408 1698 99%
4 TEEN MOM MTV 1882 3468 1586 84%
4t COLONY USA 1074 2463 1389 129%
6 FIXER UPPER HGTV 3441 4828 1387 40%
7 SHANNARA MTV 801 2114 1313 164%
8 TALKING DEAD AMC 6442 7742 1300 20%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRVO 1807 3059 1252 69%
10 KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS ENT 1693 2942 1249 74%
11 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1245 2448 1203 97%
12 SHAMELESS SHO1 1590 2778 1188 75%
13 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISC 3578 4763 1185 33%
14 BILLIONS SHO1 1010 2171 1161 115%
15 TOP CHEF BRVO 856 2000 1144 134%
16 VANDERPUMP RULES BRVO 1524 2664 1140 75%
17 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1224 2314 1090 89%
18 DUCK DYNASTY AEN 1579 2617 1038 66%
19 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 1042 2062 1020 98%
20 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRVO 2600 3566 966 37%
21 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 947 1892 945 100%
22 WORST COOKS FOOD 1523 2437 914 60%
23 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 2812 3702 890 32%
24 FROZEN DSNY 3887 4751 864 22%
25 OUTSIDERS WGNA 881 1745 864 98%

 

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 SHANNARA MTV 801 2114 1313 164%
2 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 536 1330 794 148%
3 TOP CHEF BRVO 856 2000 1144 134%
4 COLONY USA 1074 2463 1389 129%
5 YOUNGER TVL 569 1228 659 116%
6 BILLIONS SHO1 1010 2171 1161 115%
7 THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON FX 3888 8259 4371 112%
8 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 745 1544 799 107%
9 BASKETS FX 567 1151 584 103%
10 TOSH.O – P CMDY 806 1631 825 102%
11 STAR WARS REBELS DXD 597 1198 601 101%
12 SHADOWHUNTERS FRFM 947 1892 945 100%
13 SUITS USA 1710 3408 1698 99%
14 OUTSIDERS WGNA 881 1745 864 98%
14t IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 1042 2062 1020 98%
16 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPK 1245 2448 1203 97%
17 THE CHALLENGE: BLOODLINES MTV 730 1425 695 95%
18 FACE OFF SYFY 868 1662 794 91%
18t INK MASTER SPK 740 1416 676 91%
20 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 1224 2314 1090 89%
21 GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRVO 648 1221 573 88%
21t WORKAHOLICS CMDY 554 1042 488 88%
23 TEEN MOM MTV 1882 3468 1586 84%
24 BLACK SAILS STZP 640 1165 525 82%
25 RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 682 1237 555 81%

 

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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