The season 9 finale of “The Walking Dead” predictably led the cable live +7 ratings for the week of March 25.

The long-running AMC zombie series raked in the week’s largest adults 18-49 gain, growing from its initial 1.9 rating to a 2.9 (+1.0, +53%), and in the total viewers measure, led with a 49% gain (+2.44 million) as well. MTV’s “Teen Mom II” placed second in the demo, after rising from a 0.6 to a 1.3 rating (+0.7, +117%), while History’s “Curse of Oak Island” scored the week’s second-largest viewer gain (+1.3 million, +37%).

Additionally, the series premiere of FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” took the week’s no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 percentage gains, growing 200% from a 0.2 L+SD rating to a 0.6 (+0.4).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for March 25-31, 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 1.9 2.9 1.0 53%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS – P E! 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
6 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA – P VH1 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
8 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – P FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 8 VH1 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
13 LOVE & HIP HOP MIAMI 2 VH1 0.7 1.0 0.3 43%
TEMPTATION ISLAND USA 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
BLACK INK CREW 7B VH1 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
VERY CAVALLARI E! 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SIESTA KEY SSN 2 MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SISTER WIVES TLC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
DONT BE TARDY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
MAGICIANS, THE SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIFETIME 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 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – P FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BETTER THINGS FX 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
HAPPY! – P SYFY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE MAGICIANS SYFY 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
13 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
14 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
15 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS – P E! 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
VERY CAVALLARI E! 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SIESTA KEY MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SISTER WIVES TLC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 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%
BOTCHED E! 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL – P LIFETIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 26 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 5,032 7,474 2,442 49%
2 CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 3,503 4,804 1,301 37%
3 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,658 2,941 1,283 77%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 988 2,175 1,187 120%
5 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS – P E! 1,311 2,402 1,091 83%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,274 2,334 1,060 83%
7 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 1,236 2,195 959 78%
8 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – P FX 618 1,556 938 152%
9 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,523 2,432 909 60%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 2,150 3,030 880 41%
11 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISCOVERY 2,207 3,043 836 38%
12 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT LIFETIME 1,124 1,921 797 71%
13 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA – P VH1 1,993 2,789 796 40%
14 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 2,091 2,868 777 37%
15 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 824 1,586 762 92%
16 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 953 1,686 733 77%
17 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 592 1,313 721 122%
18 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 517 1,224 707 137%
19 BUDDY VS DUFF FOOD 1,451 2,157 706 49%
20 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,059 2,764 705 34%
21 KNIGHTFALL – P HISTORY 929 1,611 682 73%
22 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 1,080 1,741 661 61%
23 MIRACLE WORKERS TBS 904 1,551 647 72%
24 SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 1,329 1,958 629 47%
25 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA BRAVO 859 1,481 622 72%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 SCHITT’S CREEK POP 180 563 383 213%
2 HAPPY! – P SYFY 338 880 542 160%
3 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – P FX 618 1,556 938 152%
4 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 238 589 351 147%
5 THE MAGICIANS SYFY 517 1,224 707 137%
6 AMERICAN GODS STARZ 336 772 436 130%
7 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 592 1,313 721 122%
8 DON’T BE TARDY BRAVO 502 1,106 604 120%
TEEN MOM II MTV 988 2,175 1,187 120%
10 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 585 1,198 613 105%
TACOMA FD TRU 439 899 460 105%
12 SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 356 727 371 104%
13 GOOD TROUBLE FREEFORM 347 696 349 101%
14 BETTER THINGS FX 366 708 342 93%
15 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 824 1,586 762 92%
16 THE OTHER TWO COMEDY 200 382 182 91%
17 LINDSAY LOHAN’S BEACH CLUB MTV 412 778 366 89%
18 VEEP – P HBO 533 997 464 87%
19 SIESTA KEY MTV 543 1,010 467 86%
20 VERY CAVALLARI ENT 553 1,024 471 85%
UNTUCKED VH1 362 668 306 85%
22 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS – P ENT 1,311 2,402 1,091 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,274 2,334 1,060 83%
24 PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS LIFETIME 757 1,372 615 81%
25 BARRY – P HBO 532 960 428 80%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 566 1,017 451 80%

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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