There was a clear leader in the cable live +7 ratings for the week of July 29.

The premiere broadcast of the Disney Channel’s “Descendants 3” easily scored the week’s biggest gains, growing from its initial 1.1 L+SD rating to a 2.6 (+1.5, +136%). The broadcast topped the rest of the week’s cable shows in total viewer gains as well, with the addition of 6.65 million (+144%) across one week of delayed viewing.

Facing “Descendants 3,” the Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone,” which has made a habit of dominating cable’s delayed viewing gains this season, came second in both measures this time around. The Kevin Costner-led series grew by 0.6 points (+100%) and by 3.27 million viewers.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for July 29 – August 4, 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 DESCENDANTS 3 DISNEY 1.1 2.6 1.5 136%
2 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
3 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS – S BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
TEEN MOM MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
6 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SNOWFALL FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS MTV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
17 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS – P TLC 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
SERENGETI – P DISCOVERY 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
ARCHER FXX 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SUITS USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
24 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
LIVE PD A&E 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%

Note: 34 shows tied for 25th place with 0.2 gains.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase 7-day % increase
1 ARCHER FXX 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS MTV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC – S BRAVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DRUNK HISTORY COMEDY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DANCE MOMS LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED NAT GEO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
AMBITIONS OWN 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
YOUNGER TV LAND 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PEARSON USA 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
13 SUITS USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
14 DESCENDANTS 3 DISNEY 1.1 2.6 1.5 136%
15 SNOWFALL FX 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
18 TEEN MOM MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
19 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS – S BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

Note: 34 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 DESCENDANTS 3 DISNEY 4,617 11,268 6,651 144%
2 YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 2,275 5,546 3,271 144%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS – S BRAVO 1,455 2,718 1,263 87%
4 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 1,593 2,848 1,255 79%
5 SUITS USA 946 2,115 1,169 124%
6 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1,128 2,267 1,139 101%
7 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1,059 2,115 1,056 100%
8 DR. PIMPLE POPPER TLC 2,354 3,353 999 42%
9 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 1,207 2,141 934 77%
10 SNOWFALL FX 761 1,693 932 122%
11 TEEN MOM MTV 774 1,703 929 120%
12 GOOD WITCH HALLMARK 2,015 2,942 927 46%
13 SERENGETI – P DISCOVERY 2,353 3,247 894 38%
14 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 939 1,824 885 94%
15 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,239 2,122 883 71%
16 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 1,029 1,904 875 85%
17 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1,902 2,725 823 43%
18 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,043 2,859 816 40%
19 INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 562 1,351 789 140%
20 PEARSON USA 469 1,256 787 168%
21 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC 1,784 2,562 778 44%
22 THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS MTV 431 1,204 773 179%
23 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 988 1,754 766 78%
24 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1,364 2,127 763 56%
25 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 729 1,471 742 102%
ALONE HISTORY 1,069 1,811 742 69%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE HILLS: NEW BEGINNINGS MTV 431 1,204 773 179%
2 ARCHER FXX 253 690 437 173%
3 PEARSON USA 469 1,256 787 168%
4 POSE FX 406 1,023 617 152%
5 DESCENDANTS 3 DISNEY 4,617 11,268 6,651 144%
YELLOWSTONE PARAMOUNT 2,275 5,546 3,271 144%
7 INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 562 1,351 789 140%
8 GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 231 542 311 135%
9 DRUNK HISTORY COMEDY 258 603 345 134%
10 SUITS USA 946 2,115 1,169 124%
11 SNOWFALL FX 761 1,693 932 122%
12 TEEN MOM MTV 774 1,703 929 120%
13 YOUNGER TV LAND 454 995 541 119%
14 KRYPTON SYFY 382 829 447 117%
15 DIVORCE HBO 311 660 349 112%
16 EX ON THE BEACH MTV 473 998 525 111%
17 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS – P CMT 271 566 295 109%
PREACHER – P AMC 623 1,263 640 103%
19 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 729 1,471 742 102%
20 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 1,128 2,267 1,139 101%
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC – S BRAVO 455 910 455 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1,059 2,115 1,056 100%
23 DANCE MOMS LIFETIME 533 1,048 515 97%
24 CITY ON A HILL SHOWTIME 601 1,174 573 95%
25 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 939 1,824 885 94%

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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