To no one’s surprise, the “Game of Thrones” series finale generated the largest gains in the cable live +7 ratings for the week of May 13 by a considerable margin.

The “Thrones” finale scored a bigger uptick in the adults 18-49 demo than any of the week’s other cable shows, growing from its initial 5.8 L+SD rating to a 6.6 (+0.8, +14%) – putting it just slightly below the 6.8 L+7 rating that its penultimate episode climbed up to. “Thrones” took the top spot in viewer gains as well, after raking in an additional 2.2 million (+16%) across 7 days of delayed viewing.

MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” came second in 18-49 gains with a 1.2 L+7 rating (+0.7, +140%), while Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” posted the week’s second-largest viewer gain (+1.28 million, +73%).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for May 13-19, 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 GAME OF THRONES – F HBO 5.8 6.6 0.8 14%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
3 VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
5 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
SOUTHERN CHARM – P BRAVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
9 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
AMERICAN DAD TBS 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW? TLC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
18 THE FIRST 48 A&E 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
CHERNOBYL HBO 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%

Note: 18 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 KNIGHTFALL – F HISTORY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
PORTALS TO HELL TRAVEL 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
7 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
8 VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
9 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TOSH.O COMEDY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CURSE OF CIVIL WAR GOLD HISTORY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LOST GOLD OF WORLD WAR Ii HISTORY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE EMPLOYABLES – P A&E 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
THE UNTOLD STORY – S A&E 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AMC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
KILLING EVE BBC AMERICA 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
LADIES NIGHT BET 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
TEXICANAS BRAVO 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
BITE CLUB FOOD 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%

Note: 23 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 GAME OF THRONES – F HBO 13,645 15,845 2,200 16%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,764 3,047 1,283 73%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 989 2,132 1,143 116%
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,299 2,373 1,074 83%
5 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 1,992 3,020 1,028 52%
6 VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRAVO 1,341 2,346 1,005 75%
7 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,405 2,334 929 66%
8 SOUTHERN CHARM – P BRAVO 1,249 2,072 823 66%
9 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 890 1,685 795 89%
10 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,121 2,910 789 37%
11 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1,479 2,248 769 52%
12 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 778 1,545 767 99%
13 CHERNOBYL HBO 1,005 1,721 716 71%
14 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 1,194 1,902 708 59%
15 KNIGHTFALL – F HISTORY 649 1,304 655 101%
16 THE LAST O.G. TBS 737 1,386 649 88%
17 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1,440 2,087 647 45%
18 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 523 1,159 636 122%
19 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1,006 1,632 626 62%
20 GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 1,524 2,124 600 39%
21 90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW? TLC 1,447 2,031 584 40%
22 LOST GOLD OF WORLD WAR II HISTORY 1,269 1,835 566 45%
23 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? TLC 1,651 2,206 555 34%
24 DIESEL BROTHERS DISCOVERY 856 1,406 550 64%
MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 901 1,451 550 61%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 237 626 389 164%
2 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 209 526 317 152%
3 TACOMA FD TRU 227 562 335 148%
4 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 380 893 513 135%
5 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 523 1,159 636 122%
6 FOSSE/VERDON FX 364 806 442 121%
7 BETTER THINGS – F FX 290 627 337 116%
TEEN MOM II MTV 989 2,132 1,143 116%
9 KILLING EVE BBC AMERICA 420 897 477 114%
10 THE SPANISH PRINCESS STARZ 456 959 503 110%
HAPPY! SYFY 239 502 263 110%
12 KNIGHTFALL – F HISTORY 649 1,304 655 101%
13 WIFE SWAP PARAMOUNT 249 497 248 100%
14 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 778 1,545 767 99%
15 DARK SIDE OF THE RING VICE 200 391 191 96%
16 A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AMC 556 1,077 521 94%
17 THE BOLD TYPE FREEFORM 246 466 220 89%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 890 1,685 795 89%
19 THE LAST O.G. TBS 737 1,386 649 88%
TOSH.O COMEDY 449 842 393 88%
21 THE SON AMC 527 982 455 86%
22 A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES BBC AMERICA 162 300 138 85%
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,299 2,373 1,074 83%
24 JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY 325 586 261 80%
25 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 585 1,050 465 79%

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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