It was “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” that led the cable live +7 demo gains for the week of May 27.

The VH1 reality series tied for the week’s no. 1 gain in the adults 18-49 demo, after climbing up from its initial 0.7 L+SD rating to a 1.3 (+0.6, +86%).  It tied with Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Real Housewives of New York City,” and MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” for the week’s top spot, as all three of those shows posted 0.6 point gains as well.

Meanwhile, the first 2 episodes of National Geographic’s “The Hot Zone” scored the week’s largest total viewer gains, growing by 1.35 million (+107%) and by 1.29 million viewers (+93%), respectively. The season 5 premiere of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” came third, after drawing in an additional 1.24 million viewers (+63%)

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for May 27 – June 2, 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 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
TEEN MOM II S9 REUNION – S MTV 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
5 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
7 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD – P AMC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
8 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? TLC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
NOS4A2 – P AMC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CHERNOBYL HBO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CHALLENGE: WOW REUNION P1 – S MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CHALLENGE: WOW REUNION P2 – S MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE HOT ZONE – P NAT GEO 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%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – F FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
ANIMAL KINGDOM – P TNT 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
24 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
LIVE PD A&E 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%

Note: 26 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 THE CHI SHOWTIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
TEEN MOM II S9 REUNION – S MTV 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – F FX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
9 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
10 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
NOS4A2 – P AMC 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CHERNOBYL HBO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CHALLENGE: WOW REUNION P1 – S MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CHALLENGE: WOW REUNION P2 – S MTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE HOT ZONE – P NAT GEO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY BET 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN – S BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
ARCHER – P FXX 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

Note: 37 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 HOT ZONE NAT GEO 1,257 2,608 1,351 107%
2 THE HOT ZONE – P NAT GEO 1,387 2,676 1,289 93%
3 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD – P AMC 1,969 3,209 1,240 63%
4 THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 1,004 2,224 1,220 122%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,719 2,936 1,217 71%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,361 2,490 1,129 83%
7 THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 1,112 2,194 1,082 97%
8 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 2,398 3,470 1,072 45%
9 ANIMAL KINGDOM – P TNT 1,356 2,384 1,028 76%
10 NOS4A2 – P AMC 1,109 2,119 1,010 91%
11 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1,451 2,443 992 68%
12 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 1,107 2,046 939 85%
13 TEEN MOM II S9 REUNION MTV 800 1,729 929 116%
14 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 1,372 2,269 897 65%
15 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,574 2,469 895 57%
16 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 1,016 1,909 893 88%
17 CHERNOBYL HBO 1,194 2,003 809 68%
18 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 782 1,578 796 102%
19 DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 1,481 2,259 778 53%
20 THE HOT ZONE – F NAT GEO 945 1,697 752 80%
21 THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 1,011 1,746 735 73%
22 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,171 2,899 728 34%
23 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 1,345 2,064 719 53%
24 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 1,089 1,803 714 66%
25 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 565 1,250 685 121%

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 – F FX 428 1,104 676 158%
2 THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 1,004 2,224 1,220 122%
3 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 565 1,250 685 121%
4 TACOMA FD TRU 323 702 379 117%
5 TEEN MOM II S9 REUNION MTV 800 1,729 929 116%
6 THE CHI SHOWTIME 329 705 376 114%
7 HAPPY! SYFY 287 609 322 112%
8 MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 348 734 386 111%
9 THE SON AMC 559 1,169 610 109%
10 THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 1,257 2,608 1,351 107%
11 CHALLENGE: WOW REUNION P2 – S MTV 501 1,028 527 105%
12 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 782 1,578 796 102%
13 ARCHER – P FXX 453 912 459 101%
14 FOSSE/VERDON – F FX 495 992 497 100%
15 THE HOT ZONE NAT GEO 1,112 2,194 1,082 97%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 626 1,235 609 97%
17 THE SPANISH PRINCESS STARZ 546 1,058 512 94%
18 THE HOT ZONE – P NAT GEO 1,387 2,676 1,289 93%
19 NOS4A2 – P AMC 1,109 2,119 1,010 91%
20 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 1,016 1,909 893 88%
21 HOW FAR IS TATTOO FAR MTV 245 459 214 87%
22 DANCE MOMS – S LIFETIME 331 615 284 86%
23 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 1,107 2,046 939 85%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,361 2,490 1,129 83%
25 SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 614 1,117 503 82%
BAR RESCUE PARAMOUNT 564 1,025 461 82%

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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