The History Channel’s “Project Blue Book” continued to generate some of the biggest viewer gains in the cable Live +7 ratings, this time for the week of Jan. 14.

The freshman series grew the most in viewers of any of the week’s cable shows, after raking in an additional 1.82 million (+96%) across seven days of delayed viewing. “Vikings” came second (+1.59 million, +95%), while “Curse of Oak Island” (+1.51 million, +43%) placed third, giving the History Channel all 3 of the week’s top spots in viewer gains.

In the adults 18-49 demo, the season premiere of MTV’s “Teen Mom II” (1.2) and Bravo’s “Below Deck” (0.7) tied for the week’s no. 1 spot, after both grew 0.6 points from their initial L+SD ratings. Elsewhere, HBO’s “True Detective” (0.6) managed to double its original 0.3 rating (+100%), and Showtime’s “Shameless” grew from a 0.3 to a 0.7 (+0.4, +133%).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Jan. 14-20, 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 TEEN MOM II – P MTV 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BELOW DECK BRAVO 0.1 0.7 0.6 600%
3 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
TOP CHEF BRAVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
8 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
VIKINGS HISTORY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
17 KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
DRUNK HISTORY – P COMEDY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI 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 BELOW DECK BRAVO 0.1 0.7 0.6 600%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
IM SORRY TRU 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 TOP CHEF BRAVO 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
5 DRUNK HISTORY – P COMEDY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
7 PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10 TEEN MOM II – P MTV 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
60 DAYS IN AEN 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
VIKINGS HISTORY 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AEN 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BOTCHED ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TOTAL BELLAS ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
RAP GAME LIFETIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TEEN MOM OG: MUGSHOT – S MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LIP SYNC BATTLE – P PARAMOUNT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
OUTLANDER 4 STARZ 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DEADLY CLASS – P SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 28 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 PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 1,882 3,697 1,815 96%
2 VIKINGS HISTORY 1,665 3,252 1,587 95%
3 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 3,524 5,036 1,512 43%
4 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 2,566 3,853 1,287 50%
5 BELOW DECK BRAVO 529 1,718 1,189 225%
6 TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 1,064 2,228 1,164 109%
7 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 2,840 4,000 1,160 41%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 1,120 2,229 1,109 99%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 1,814 2,856 1,042 57%
10 TOP CHEF BRAVO 1,015 2,044 1,029 101%
11 SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 798 1,746 948 119%
12 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – P HBO 1,783 2,724 941 53%
13 60 DAYS IN AEN 984 1,906 922 94%
14 TEEN MOM II – P MTV 1,186 2,096 910 77%
15 GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER DISCOVERY 1,706 2,567 861 50%
16 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,694 3,536 842 31%
17 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 917 1,748 831 91%
18 WORST COOKS FOOD 1,230 2,013 783 64%
19 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AEN 927 1,695 768 83%
20 KIDS BAKING CHAMP FOOD 1,678 2,430 752 45%
21 FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 667 1,379 712 107%
22 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 532 1,201 669 126%
23 OUTLANDER STARZ 1,270 1,939 669 53%
24 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME 667 1,316 649 97%
25 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 935 1,579 644 69%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 BELOW DECK BRAVO 529 1,718 1,189 225%
2 SCHITTS CREEK – P POP 159 492 333 209%
3 IM SORRY TRU 197 503 306 155%
4 MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP WETV 532 1,201 669 126%
5 SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 798 1,746 948 119%
6 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 296 644 348 118%
7 DRUNK HISTORY – P COMEDY 465 1,000 535 115%
8 TRUE DETECTIVE HBO 1,064 2,228 1,164 109%
9 FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 667 1,379 712 107%
10 DEADLY CLASS – P SYFY 598 1,205 607 102%
11 TOP CHEF BRAVO 1,015 2,044 1,029 101%
12 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 1,120 2,229 1,109 99%
13 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME 667 1,316 649 97%
14 PROJECT BLUE BOOK HISTORY 1,882 3,697 1,815 96%
15 VIKINGS HISTORY 1,665 3,252 1,587 95%
16 60 DAYS IN AEN 984 1,906 922 94%
TOTAL BELLAS ENT 460 891 431 94%
18 THE PROFIT CNBC 322 618 296 92%
19 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 917 1,748 831 91%
20 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW MTV 503 958 455 90%
GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 335 637 302 90%
LINDSAY LOHANS BEACH CLUB MTV 473 899 426 90%
23 RUPAUL ALL STARS VH1 568 1,074 506 89%
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AEN 927 1,695 768 83%
25 EX ON THE BEACH MTV 669 1,213 544 81%

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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