Both “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Treadstone” generated some strong delayed viewing gains in the cable live +7 ratings for the week of Oct. 21.

“Always Sunny” tied with “Treadstone” for the week’s largest demo percentage gain, as both shows grew 400% (+0.4 points) in the adults 18-49 demo from their initial L+SD ratings. “Treadstone” also scored the week’s fourth-largest viewer gain – adding 1.43 million viewers (+267%) to its audience after just one week of delayed viewing.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” generated a smaller viewer gain (+599,000), but still managed to more than triple (+229%) its initial L+SD audience. Elsewhere, FX’s “American Horror Story: 1984” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead” tied for the week’s no. 1 demo gain, as both grew by 0.9 points.

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Oct. 21-27, 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 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
MAYANS M.C. FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
5 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
BELOW DECK BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS 2 MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
90 DAY FIANCE TOW: TELL ALL TLC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
12 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
UNPOLISHED: FIRST LOOK TLC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.1 0.5 0.4 400%
TREADSTONE USA 0.1 0.5 0.4 400%
17 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: TELL ALL TLC 1.0 1.3 0.3 30%
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE PURGE USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEMPTATION ISLAND USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ – S BRAVO 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
POWER STARZ 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
UNEXPECTED TLC 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 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.1 0.5 0.4 400%
TREADSTONE USA 0.1 0.5 0.4 400%
3 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.3 0.9 0.6 200%
DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
TOTAL DIVAS E! 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
MAYANS M.C. FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE PURGE USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEMPTATION ISLAND USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
12 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS 2 MTV 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
15 BELOW DECK BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY 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%
SILICON VALLEY – P HBO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
TEEN MOM: YOUNG & PREG – P MTV 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CARTEL CREW 2 VH1 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
PITBULLS AND PAROLEES APL 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
CASH CAB BRAVO 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3,315 5,512 2,197 66%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 1,358 3,255 1,897 140%
3 MAYANS M.C. FX 1,020 2,686 1,666 163%
4 TREADSTONE USA 536 1,966 1,430 267%
5 GOLD RUSH DISCOVERY 2,080 3,287 1,207 58%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 1,380 2,532 1,152 83%
7 BELOW DECK BRAVO 1,439 2,570 1,131 79%
8 90 DAY FIANCE TOW: TELL ALL TLC 2,857 3,911 1,054 37%
9 TEEN MOM II MTV 666 1,613 947 142%
10 GREENLEAF OWN 1,107 2,029 922 83%
11 GOLD RUSH: SPECIAL DISCOVERY 1,437 2,349 912 63%
12 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 1,101 2,009 908 82%
13 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,353 2,250 897 66%
14 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,647 3,504 857 32%
15 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS 2 MTV 729 1,580 851 117%
16 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 926 1,737 811 88%
17 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: TELL ALL TLC 3,350 4,149 799 24%
18 HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP FOOD 1,195 1,932 737 62%
19 UNPOLISHED: FIRST LOOK TLC 1,986 2,706 720 36%
20 WATCHMEN HBO 766 1,470 704 92%
21 HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 1,251 1,946 695 56%
22 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 3,123 3,805 682 22%
23 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1,166 1,797 631 54%
24 POWER STARZ 1,226 1,851 625 51%
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 1,278 1,883 605 47%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 TREADSTONE USA 536 1,966 1,430 267%
2 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 262 861 599 229%
3 MAYANS M.C. FX 1,020 2,686 1,666 163%
4 TEEN MOM II MTV 666 1,613 947 142%
5 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 1,358 3,255 1,897 140%
6 TOTAL DIVAS E! 279 651 372 133%
7 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS 2 MTV 729 1,580 851 117%
8 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 355 758 403 114%
9 THE PURGE USA 585 1,163 578 99%
10 WATCHMEN HBO 766 1,470 704 92%
TEMPTATION ISLAND USA 589 1,129 540 92%
12 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 926 1,737 811 88%
13 SILICON VALLEY – P HBO 448 838 390 87%
14 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 1,380 2,532 1,152 83%
GREENLEAF OWN 1,107 2,029 922 83%
16 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 1,101 2,009 908 82%
17 LOVE AFTER LOCKUP WETV 638 1,142 504 79%
BELOW DECK BRAVO 1,439 2,570 1,131 79%
19 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 385 658 273 71%
20 JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY 338 572 234 69%
21 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 846 1,416 570 67%
22 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBO 1,353 2,250 897 66%
THE WALKING DEAD AMC 3,315 5,512 2,197 66%
24 TEEN MOM: YOUNG & PREG – P MTV 411 678 267 65%
25 BLACK INK CREW VH1 683 1,120 437 64%
FORGED IN FIRE HISTORY 754 1,234 480 64%

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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