“The Walking Dead” continued to easily post the biggest gains in the cable live +7 ratings, this time for the week of March 18.

The AMC zombie series posted the week’s largest gain in the adults 18-49 demo, growing from its initial series low 1.5 L+SD rating to a 2.5 (+1.0, +67%). MTV’s “Teen Mom II” (1.3) and Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (1.2) tied for second in the demo, with matching 0.7 point gains.

“The Walking Dead” also grew more in total viewers than any of the week’s other shows, after rising from 4.16 million to a 6.75 million viewer audience (+2.59 million, +62%). The History Channel’s “Curse of Oak Island” came second, and raked in an additional 1.47 million viewers (+40%), after seven days of delayed viewing.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for March 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 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
4 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
7 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
9 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 0.8 1.1 0.3 38%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
VERY CAVALLARI ENT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
LINDSAY LOHAN’S BEACH CLUB MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
INTO THE BADLANDS – P AMC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
18 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 1.1 0.2 22%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 1.1 0.2 22%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
TOSH.O – P COMEDY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
MIRACLE WORKERS TBS 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
I AM JAZZ TLC 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%

Note: 30 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 BROAD CITY COMEDY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MAFS FL – S LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
LWATL FIRST LOOK – S LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DEADLY CLASS SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
8 VERY CAVALLARI ENT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
LINDSAY LOHAN’S BEACH CLUB MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
11 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
12 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
13 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TOTAL BELLAS ENT 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS – P FREEFORM 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
COUNTING ON TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SUPERS TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP – S WETV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 20 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 4,163 6,752 2,589 62%
2 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 3,641 5,115 1,474 40%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,617 3,051 1,434 89%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 1,121 2,255 1,134 101%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,279 2,371 1,092 85%
6 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,268 2,275 1,007 79%
7 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 2,059 2,989 930 45%
8 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,507 2,368 861 57%
9 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 1,861 2,719 858 46%
10 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 790 1,602 812 103%
11 INTO THE BADLANDS – P AMC 1,251 1,997 746 60%
12 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 949 1,664 715 75%
13 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 1,000 1,663 663 66%
14 BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD 1,494 2,156 662 44%
15 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 893 1,542 649 73%
16 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 1,028 1,666 638 62%
17 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1,895 2,529 634 33%
18 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY 1,893 2,523 630 33%
19 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 500 1,127 627 125%
20 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,263 2,873 610 27%
21 MIRACLE WORKERS TBS 930 1,538 608 65%
22 SPRING BAKING CHAMPION – P FOOD 1,286 1,892 606 47%
23 HOME TOWN HGTV 1,437 2,024 587 41%
24 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME 759 1,330 571 75%
25 DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 554 1,114 560 101%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 DEADLY CLASS SYFY 341 830 489 143%
2 SCHITT’S CREEK POP 225 545 320 142%
3 VERY CAVALLARI ENT 352 843 491 139%
4 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 500 1,127 627 125%
AMERICAN GODS STARZ 330 742 412 125%
6 SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 310 693 383 124%
7 BETTER THINGS FX 313 661 348 111%
8 LINDSAY LOHAN’S BEACH CLUB MTV 420 862 442 105%
9 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 790 1,602 812 103%
10 TEEN MOM II MTV 1,121 2,255 1,134 101%
DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 554 1,114 560 101%
12 GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 336 671 335 100%
13 BROAD CITY COMEDY 275 527 252 92%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,617 3,051 1,434 89%
15 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,279 2,371 1,092 85%
16 TOTAL BELLAS ENT 450 824 374 83%
17 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS – P FREEFORM 460 835 375 82%
18 THE PROFIT CNBC 325 585 260 80%
19 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,268 2,275 1,007 79%
20 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 561 1,000 439 78%
21 AMERICAN SOUL BET 371 657 286 77%
THE OTHER TWO COMEDY 224 396 172 77%
23 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 949 1,664 715 75%
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME 759 1,330 571 75%
25 SIESTA KEY MTV 643 1,117 474 74%

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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