“The Walking Dead” returned in typically strong fashion in the cable live +7 ratings for the week of Sept. 30.

The season 10 premiere of the long-running AMC zombie series scored the week’s top viewer gain, as it grew from its initial 4.01 million viewer L+SD audience to 6.32 million viewers (+2.31 million, +57%) after seven days of delayed viewing. The series also posted the week’s second-largest demo gain, growing by 0.9 points (+64%) in adults 18-49.

Meanwhile, despite facing off with “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story: 1984” maintained a strong presence in the week’s delayed viewing ratings. The FX anthology series topped “The Walking Dead’s” 0.9 point gain with a 1.0 point gain of its own in the 18-49 demo (+167%), and generated the week’s no. 2 viewer gain (+2.09 million).

Here are the top cable shows in the Live +7 rankings for September 30 – October 6, 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 1.6 1.0 167%
2 THE WALKING DEAD – P AMC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
3 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
MAYANS M.C. FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
6 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
SOUTH PARK COMEDY 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
11 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
EX ON THE BEACH MTV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
16 TALKING DEAD – P AMC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
POWER STARZ 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
A VERY BRADY RENOVATION HGTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES HBO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
UNEXPECTED TLC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
BLACK INK CREW VH1 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 EX ON THE BEACH MTV 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
DOG’S MOST WANTED WGN 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
5 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 0.6 1.6 1.0 167%
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
MAYANS M.C. FX 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES HBO 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
GREENLEAF OWN 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
13 SOUTH PARK COMEDY 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
15 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
16 TEEN MOM II MTV 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
A VERY BRADY RENOVATION HGTV 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN DISCOVERY 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BALLERS HBO 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CRIKEY! ITS THE IRWINS – P APL 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
PITBULLS AND PAROLEES APL 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%

Note: 25 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 WALKING DEAD – P AMC 4,011 6,317 2,306 57%
2 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 1,352 3,442 2,090 155%
3 MAYANS M.C. FX 1,001 2,575 1,574 157%
4 A VERY BRADY RENOVATION HGTV 1,659 2,849 1,190 72%
5 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 1,355 2,532 1,177 87%
6 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 1,585 2,640 1,055 67%
7 90 DAY FIANCE: OTHER WAY? TLC 2,506 3,560 1,054 42%
8 TEEN MOM II MTV 830 1,780 950 114%
9 GREENLEAF OWN 1,077 2,021 944 88%
10 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 872 1,799 927 106%
11 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 958 1,862 904 94%
12 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS TLC 3,021 3,833 812 27%
13 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 741 1,503 762 103%
14 SOUTH PARK COMEDY 732 1,481 749 102%
15 CHALLENGE: WAR OF WORLDS MTV 842 1,538 696 83%
16 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE – P HALLMARK 2,001 2,691 690 34%
17 HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP FOOD 1,000 1,664 664 66%
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 725 1,389 664 92%
19 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 1,594 2,250 656 41%
20 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 460 1,112 652 142%
21 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 712 1,356 644 90%
22 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 1,236 1,872 636 51%
23 THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES HBO 611 1,244 633 104%
24 BALLERS HBO 456 1,085 629 138%
25 HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 1,092 1,717 625 57%

Viewers – percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 177 543 366 207%
2 LODGE 49 AMC 155 435 280 181%
3 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA FXX 320 893 573 179%
4 MAYANS M.C. FX 1,001 2,575 1,574 157%
5 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 1,352 3,442 2,090 155%
6 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 460 1,112 652 142%
7 BALLERS HBO 456 1,085 629 138%
8 EX ON THE BEACH MTV 472 1,032 560 119%
9 TEEN MOM II MTV 830 1,780 950 114%
10 MR. INBETWEEN FX 333 709 376 113%
11 THE TERROR AMC 283 596 313 111%
12 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 872 1,799 927 106%
13 DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS CMT 334 685 351 105%
14 THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES HBO 611 1,244 633 104%
15 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 741 1,503 762 103%
16 SOUTH PARK COMEDY 732 1,481 749 102%
17 TEMPTATION ISLAND CASTING – S USA 247 493 246 100%
18 JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACATION MTV 958 1,862 904 94%
JIM JEFFERIES SHOW COMEDY 286 555 269 94%
20 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST – P USA 725 1,389 664 92%
21 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 712 1,356 644 90%
JAY LENO’S GARAGE CNBC 282 537 255 90%
23 VAN HELSING SYFY 302 571 269 89%
24 GREENLEAF OWN 1,077 2,021 944 88%
25 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 1,355 2,532 1,177 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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