Several Bravo shows dominated the cable live +7 ratings for the week of May 20.

“Vanderpump Rules” (1.1) and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (1.1) tied with E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” for the week’s biggest gain in the adults 18-49 demo, as all three shows grew 0.6 points from their initial L+SD ratings.

Meanwhile, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” generated the week’s top viewer gain, raking in an additional 1.31 million viewers (+78%) after one week of delayed viewing. “Real Housewives of NYC” came second (+1.05 million).

Elsewhere, it was Showtime’s “Billions” (+0.3, +300%) and FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” (+727,000, +167%) that scored the week’s top percentage gains in the adults 18-49 and total viewer measures.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for May 20-26, 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 VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
4 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
TEEN MOM II REUNION P1 – S MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
7 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
9 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW? TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
BILLIONS SHOWTIME 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TACOMA FD 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%
21 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 1.1 0.2 22%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.9 1.1 0.2 22%
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISCOVERY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
CHERNOBYL HBO 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%

Note: 21 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 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
THE CHI SHOWTIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
4 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
9 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
TEEN MOM II REUNION P1 – S MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
12 VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
14 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TOSH.O COMEDY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VH1 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL – S WETV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL A&E 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
KILLING EVE – F AMC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%

Note: 24 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 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,668 2,974 1,306 78%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,226 2,272 1,046 85%
3 VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRAVO 1,336 2,318 982 74%
WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 2,331 3,313 982 42%
5 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 730 1,705 975 134%
6 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 908 1,837 929 102%
7 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1,458 2,317 859 59%
8 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 1,025 1,874 849 83%
9 TEEN MOM II REUNION P1 – S MTV 806 1,618 812 101%
10 GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH – S HBO 1,636 2,424 788 48%
11 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 1,263 2,048 785 62%
12 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,339 3,118 779 33%
13 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 1,233 2,006 773 63%
14 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 1,044 1,806 762 73%
15 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 435 1,162 727 167%
CHERNOBYL HBO 1,064 1,791 727 68%
17 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? TLC 1,687 2,380 693 41%
18 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1,405 2,096 691 49%
19 90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW? TLC 1,696 2,354 658 39%
20 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 593 1,241 648 109%
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 891 1,514 623 70%
22 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 697 1,283 586 84%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1,247 1,813 566 45%
24 STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 1,204 1,767 563 47%
25 THE SPANISH PRINCESS STARZ 500 1,056 556 111%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 435 1,162 727 167%
2 FOSSE/VERDON FX 367 859 492 134%
BILLIONS SHOWTIME 730 1,705 975 134%
4 THE CHI SHOWTIME 351 809 458 130%
5 TACOMA FD TRU 369 839 470 127%
6 HAPPY! SYFY 250 558 308 123%
7 MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 325 693 368 113%
KILLING EVE – F BBC AMERICA 367 780 413 113%
9 THE SPANISH PRINCESS STARZ 500 1,056 556 111%
10 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 593 1,241 648 109%
11 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 908 1,837 929 102%
12 TEEN MOM II REUNION P1 – S MTV 806 1,618 812 101%
13 THE BOLD TYPE FREEFORM 257 505 248 96%
14 THE SON AMC 560 1,087 527 94%
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES – F AMC 483 937 454 94%
16 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 267 506 239 90%
17 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 589 1,102 513 87%
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE VH1 484 903 419 87%
19 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,226 2,272 1,046 85%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 617 1,143 526 85%
21 LITTLE WOMEN LA LIFETIME 697 1,283 586 84%
22 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 1,025 1,874 849 83%
23 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,668 2,974 1,306 78%
24 JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY 310 549 239 77%
25 TRADING SPACES: TRAINING TLC 529 918 389 74%
VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRAVO 1,336 2,318 982 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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