With its penultimate episode, “Game of Thrones” continued to easily produce the biggest gains in the cable live +7 ratings for the week of May 6.

“Thrones” grew the most of any of the week’s cable shows in both the adults 18-49 demo and in total viewers, growing by 1.4 points (+26%) and by 3.52 million viewers (+28%). MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” posted the week’s second-largest 18-49 gain, after rising from its initial 0.5 L+SD rating to a 1.2 (+0.7, +140%).

Elsewhere, Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” came second in the total viewers measure, raking in an additional 1.32 million viewers (+76%) after a week of delayed viewing. AMC’s “Into the Badlands” (+300%) and FX’s “Fosse/Verdon” (+181%) took the top spots in the week’s percentage gains.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for May 6-12, 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 HBO 5.4 6.8 1.4 26%
2 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
3 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%
5 VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRAVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
9 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
10 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
VERY CAVALLARI E! 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
15 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.7 0.9 0.2 29%
LIVE PD A&E 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 0.6 0.8 0.2 33%
SUMMER HOUSE BRAVO 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
DIESEL BROTHERS DISCOVERY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
SPRING BAKING CHAMPION FOOD 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 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%

Note: 25 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 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
KILLING EVE AMC 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
THE CHI SHOWTIME 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 VERY CAVALLARI E! 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
7 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
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%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 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%
DEADLIEST CATCH DISCOVERY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 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%
TACOMA FD TRU 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GROWING UP CHRISLEY USA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
MAMA JUNE FROM NOT TO HOT WETV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
THE SON AMC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AMC 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
THE VET LIFE APL 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%

Note: 31 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 HBO 12,510 16,029 3,519 28%
2 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS BRAVO 1,738 3,053 1,315 76%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 932 2,122 1,190 128%
4 VANDERPUMP RULES – S BRAVO 1,293 2,342 1,049 81%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,130 2,145 1,015 90%
6 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 2,003 2,952 949 47%
7 WHEN CALLS THE HEART HALLMARK 1,649 2,550 901 55%
8 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,465 2,355 890 61%
9 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 1,583 2,450 867 55%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 889 1,756 867 98%
11 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 678 1,520 842 124%
12 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 792 1,627 835 105%
13 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 871 1,683 812 93%
14 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,058 2,868 810 39%
15 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 528 1,237 709 134%
16 HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HMM 1,077 1,784 707 66%
17 KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 593 1,255 662 112%
18 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 1,126 1,784 658 58%
19 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 464 1,115 651 140%
20 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 560 1,210 650 116%
21 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 1,458 2,075 617 42%
22 VEEP HBO 1,098 1,705 607 55%
23 LOST GOLD OF WORLD WAR II HISTORY 1,295 1,871 576 44%
24 GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL DISCOVERY 1,488 2,058 570 38%
25 FOSSE/VERDON FX 313 878 565 181%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 FOSSE/VERDON FX 313 878 565 181%
2 THE BOLD TYPE FREEFORM 173 458 285 165%
3 PLL: THE PERFECTIONISTS FREEFORM 200 506 306 153%
4 INTO THE BADLANDS AMC 464 1,115 651 140%
5 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS FX 528 1,237 709 134%
6 TACOMA FD TRU 324 752 428 132%
7 BETTER THINGS FX 243 559 316 130%
8 TEEN MOM II MTV 932 2,122 1,190 128%
9 BILLIONS SHOWTIME 678 1,520 842 124%
10 KILLING EVE BBC AMERICA 403 896 493 122%
11 VERY CAVALLARI E! 382 828 446 117%
SPANISH PRINCESS STARZ 398 862 464 117%
13 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 560 1,210 650 116%
14 MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER FREEFORM 307 661 354 115%
SHADOWHUNTERS FREEFORM 307 659 352 115%
16 KNIGHTFALL HISTORY 593 1,255 662 112%
17 A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES AMC 506 1,041 535 106%
18 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 792 1,627 835 105%
TOSH.O COMEDY 393 804 411 105%
20 DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE MTV 569 1,127 558 98%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 889 1,756 867 98%
22 THE CHI SHOWTIME 397 774 377 95%
23 PROJECT RUNWAY BRAVO 871 1,683 812 93%
24 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 1,130 2,145 1,015 90%
25 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY BET 371 695 324 87%
HAPPY! SYFY 271 507 236 87%

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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