Unsurprisingly, the series premiere of “Mayans M.C.” scored the biggest boosts with seven-days of delayed viewing for the week of Sept. 3.

With its premiere episode, the “Sons of Anarchy” spin-off ticked up 1.0 point (+91%) from its original 1.1 to a 2.1 L+7 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. “Mayans” also scored the biggest total viewers boost for the week, raking in an additional 2.51 million (+99%) – bringing its audience total to 5.05 million. MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” came second in 18-49 demo, ticking up 0.8 points to a 1.7 rating with delayed viewing (+89%).

Elsewhere, the season premiere of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” grew 113% in total viewers (+691,000), while the return of “Shameless” on Showtime rose an additional 81% (+1.06 million).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for Sept. 3-9, 2018. 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 MAYANS M.C. – P FX 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
2 JERSEY SHORE:FAM VACAY MTV 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
4 THE BOBBY BROWN STORY – P BET 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
THE BOBBY BROWN STORY BET 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE PURGE – P USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
SNOWFALL FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
THE SINNER USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
12 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC – S BRVO 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
SHAMELESS – P SHO1 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
BASKETBALL WIVES 7 VH1 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA – P FXX 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
BALLERS HBOM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
INK MASTER PARMNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
24 POWER 5 STZP 0.6 0.9 0.3 50%
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

*14 shows tied for the 25th spot.

Adults 18-49 – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L + SD L +7 7-day increase 7-day % increase
1 SHOOTER USA 0.1 0.4 0.3 300%
2 INK MASTER PARMNT 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
SOUTHERN CHARM SAVANNAH BRVO 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP – P WE 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WE 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
6 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 0.4 1.1 0.7 175%
7 SNOWFALL FX 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
THE SINNER USA 0.3 0.8 0.5 167%
9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
INSECURE HBOM 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
TEEN MOM II: KAILYNS BIG – P MTV 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
COUNTING ON TLC 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE LAST SHIP – P TNT 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
16 BALLERS HBOM 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
19 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE PURGE – P USA 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA – P FXX 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
HARD KNOCKS 18-CLEVELAND HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%

*28 shows tied for the 25th spot.

Viewers – total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 MAYANS M.C. – P FX 2542 5054 2512 99%
2 THE SINNER USA 1134 3033 1899 167%
3 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1528 3399 1871 122%
4 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACAY MTV 1435 2728 1293 90%
5 FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 1714 2979 1265 74%
6 THE LAST SHIP – P TNT 1259 2511 1252 99%
7 SUITS USA 1302 2512 1210 93%
8 REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER HBOM 1683 2834 1151 68%
9 THE BOBBY BROWN STORY – P BET 2180 3314 1134 52%
10 THE PURGE – P USA 1392 2519 1127 81%
11 SNOWFALL FX 755 1856 1101 146%
12 SHAMELESS – P SHO1 1308 2367 1059 81%
13 THE BOBBY BROWN STORY BET 2321 3350 1029 44%
14 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1143 2159 1016 89%
15 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRVO 1300 2268 968 74%
16 GREENLEAF OWN 1126 2094 968 86%
17 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 1066 1982 916 86%
18 SHOOTER USA 593 1489 896 151%
19 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 1962 2837 875 45%
20 BALLERS HBOM 726 1595 869 120%
21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC – S BRVO 1263 2124 861 68%
22 CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALL 1436 2266 830 58%
23 MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 827 1636 809 98%
24 POWER STZP 1535 2323 788 51%
25 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 1846 2622 776 42%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE SINNER USA 1134 3033 1899 167%
2 SHOOTER USA 593 1489 896 151%
3 SNOWFALL FX 755 1856 1101 146%
4 INK MASTER PARMNT 534 1290 756 142%
5 ARE YOU THE ONE SSN 7 MTV 449 1047 598 133%
6 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 1528 3399 1871 122%
7 FLORIBAMA SHORE MTV 562 1241 679 121%
8 BALLERS HBOM 726 1595 869 120%
9 TEEN MOM II: KAILYNS BIG – P MTV 387 842 455 118%
10 ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA – P FXX 609 1300 691 113%
11 LODGE 49 AMC 410 819 409 100%
12 THE LAST SHIP – P TNT 1259 2511 1252 99%
MAYANS M.C. – P FX 2542 5054 2512 99%
14 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRVO 772 1528 756 98%
MARRIED AT FIRST ST (LIF) LIF 827 1636 809 98%
16 SUITS USA 1302 2512 1210 93%
17 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACAY MTV 1435 2728 1293 90%
18 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH USA 1143 2159 1016 89%
CHALLENGE: FINAL RECKONING MTV 761 1437 676 89%
20 KILLJOYS SYFY 482 908 426 88%
21 INSECURE HBOM 564 1053 489 87%
22 GREENLEAF OWN 1126 2094 968 86%
23 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 1066 1982 916 86%
24 HARD KNOCKS 18-CLEVELAND HBOM 608 1121 513 84%
25 SHAMELESS – P SHO1 1308 2367 1059 81%
THE PURGE – P USA 1392 2519 1127 81%

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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