Episode 5 of “American Horror Story: Roanoke” was by far the biggest gainer from a week of DVR and on-demand viewing.

The show grew by 1.7 points in adults 18-49 (1.5 to 3.2), more than twice as much as the second-ranked shows (“South Park” and “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” which added 0.8 each). It added 3.31 million viewers, 1.8 million more than any other show.

Among the 10 shows ahead of “AHS” in adults 18-49 percentage gain, only two (“Atlanta” and “Real Housewives of OC”) reached a 1.0 rating after a week of delayed viewing. The four shows that added a greater percentage of viewers — “Atlanta,” “The Strain,” “Impractial Jokers” and “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders” — combined grew by fewer people in number than “AHS” did.

Adults 18-49 – total gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 1.5 3.2 1.7 113%
2 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
4 TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
5 WESTWORLD HBOM 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
ATLANTA FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
9 GOLD RUSH – P DISC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
THE STRAIN FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
13 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.2 1.6 0.4 33%
THE WALKING DEAD: THE JOURNEY SO FAR – S AMC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
SURVIVING COMPTON – P LIF 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10 p.m. USA 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10:30 p.m. USA 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
ROB & CHYNA ENT 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
INK MASTER SPK 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
QUEEN SUGAR OWN 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
24 BASKETBALL WIVES LA VH1 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIF 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
SHAMELESS SHO1 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%

Note: 10 other shows also grew by 0.3 but had lower initial ratings than those listed above.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 YOUNGER TVL 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT FYI 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
INSECURE HBOM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
5 THE STRAIN FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
6 ATLANTA FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
7 DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
9 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
11 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 1.5 3.2 1.7 113%
12 TEEN MOM MTV 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BELOW DECK BRVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BEHIND BARS: ROOKIE YEAR AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD – P BET 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE PROFIT CNBC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ULTIMATE FIGHTER – P FS1 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BETTER THINGS FX 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DIVORCE HBOM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DANCE MOMS FL LIF 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
REAL WORLD BAD BLOOD – P MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ASH VS. EVIL DEAD STZP 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CHANNEL ZERO – P SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 17 other shows also grew by 100 percent but had lower ratings than those listed above.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 2825 6139 3314 117%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1845 3330 1485 80%
3 SOUTH PARK CMDY 1818 3140 1322 73%
4 WESTWORLD HBOM 2097 3396 1299 62%
5 GOLD RUSH – P DISC 2853 4136 1283 45%
6 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 1769 3039 1270 72%
7 TEEN MOM MTV 1161 2412 1251 108%
8 THE STRAIN FX 848 1981 1133 134%
9 QUEEN SUGAR OWN 1678 2800 1122 67%
10 BELOW DECK BRVO 1556 2641 1085 70%
11 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10:30 p.m. USA 1721 2799 1078 63%
12 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – 10 p.m. USA 1839 2901 1062 58%
13 ATLANTA FX 770 1829 1059 138%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRVO 1731 2766 1035 60%
15 THE WALKING DEAD: THE JOURNEY SO FAR – S AMC 2177 3154 977 45%
16 SHAMELESS SHO1 1442 2349 907 63%
17 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1695 2582 887 52%
18 60 DAYS IN AEN 1199 2084 885 74%
19 SURVIVING COMPTON – P LIF 2286 3146 860 38%
20 INK MASTER SPK 1182 2034 852 72%
21 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 605 1402 797 132%
22 WORST COOKS FOOD 1409 2145 736 52%
23 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIF 1480 2204 724 49%
24 PUMPKIN PIE WARS – P HALL 2171 2889 718 33%
25 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 2370 3056 686 29%


Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 ATLANTA FX 770 1829 1059 138%
2 THE STRAIN FX 848 1981 1133 134%
3 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 605 1402 797 132%
4 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 244 544 300 123%
5 AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE FX 2825 6139 3314 117%
6 BETTER THINGS FX 406 859 453 112%
7 HALT AND CATCH FIRE – 10 p.m. – F AMC 287 605 318 111%
8 TEEN MOM MTV 1161 2412 1251 108%
9 YOU’RE THE WORST FXX 244 501 257 105%
10 ASH VS. EVIL DEAD STZP 321 635 314 98%
11 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT FYI 371 720 349 94%
12 STAR WARS REBELS DX D 403 773 370 92%
13 VAN HELSING SYFY 613 1149 536 87%
YOUNGER TVL 528 986 458 87%
15 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: REALITY STARS WE 476 884 408 86%
16 DON’T BE TARDY BRVO 782 1440 658 84%
17 QUARRY MAXP 165 302 137 83%
18 MASTERS OF SEX SHO1 506 917 411 81%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRVO 1845 3330 1485 80%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT AEN 814 1469 655 80%
21 I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER CMT 227 407 180 79%
22 THE PROFIT CNBC 532 941 409 77%
23 FINDING PRINCE CHARMING LOGO 160 282 122 76%
24 HALT AND CATCH FIRE – 9 p.m. AMC 407 714 307 75%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: UNFILTERED FYI 244 426 182 75%

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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