Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cable Live+7 Ratings - 'The Walking Dead' Premiere Leads in Viewers; 'American Horror Story' Tops with Ratings Growth

For the week of October 1-7, 2018, FX's American Horror Story: Apocalypse posted the highest gains on cable after 7 days of DVR usage with a 1.6 - followed by AMC's The Walking Dead (1.5), FX's Mayans MC (1.0) and MTV's Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (0.8).

The Walking Dead had the highest viewership gains with 3.264 million viewers - followed by American Horror Story: Apocalypse (3.050), Mayans MC (2.353) and AMC's Better Call Saul (1.740).


The Cable Live+7 Gains by Rating for October 1-7, 2018 

Show
Network
Live+SD Rating
Live+7 Rating
Percent Change
Points Gained
1
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
FX
1.0
2.6
+160%
1.6
2
The Walking Dead (Premiere)
AMC
2.5
4.0
+60%
1.5
3
Mayans MC
FX
0.6
1.6
+167%
1.0
4
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
MTV
0.6
1.4
+133%
0.8
5
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Bravo
0.5
1.1
+120%
0.6
6
Teen Mom (Premiere)
MTV
0.5
1.1
+120%
0.6
7
Better Call Saul
AMC
0.4
1.0
+150%
0.6
8
South Park
Comedy
0.5
1.0
+100%
0.5
9
The Purge
USA
0.4
0.9
+125%
0.5
10
Shameless
Showtime
0.3
0.8
+167%
0.5
11
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
VH1
0.9
1.3
+44%
0.4
12
Below Deck (Premiere)
Bravo
0.5
0.9
+80%
0.4
13
Black Ink Crew
VH1
0.5
0.9
+80%
0.4
14
Halloween Wars
Food
0.4
0.8
+100%
0.4
15
The Challenge: Final Reckoning
MTV
0.4
0.8
+100%
0.4
16
Impractical Jokers
TruTV
0.3
0.7
+133%
0.4
17
Married at First Sight
Lifetime
0.2
0.6
+200%
0.4
18
Ink Master
Paramount
0.2
0.6
+200%
0.4
19
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days
TLC
0.7
1.0
+43%
0.3
20
Ballers (Finale)
HBO
0.3
0.6
+100%
0.3
21
The Real Housewives of Dallas
Bravo
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
22
Tosh.0
Comedy
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
23
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
FXX
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
24
Are You the One?
MTV
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
25
Greenleaf
OWN
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
26
The Last Ship
TNT
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3

The Cable Live+7 Gains by Percent Rating for October 1-7, 2018 

Show
Network
Live+SD Rating
Live+7 Rating
Percent Change
Points Gained
1
Married at First Sight
Lifetime
0.2
0.6
+200%
0.4
2
Ink Master
Paramount
0.2
0.6
+200%
0.4
3
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
CMT
0.1
0.3
+200%
0.2
4
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
WE tv
0.1
0.3
+200%
0.2
5
Mayans MC
FX
0.6
1.6
+167%
1.0
6
Shameless
Showtime
0.3
0.8
+167%
0.5
7
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
FX
1.0
2.6
+160%
1.6
8
Better Call Saul
AMC
0.4
1.0
+150%
0.6
9
The Real Housewives of Dallas
Bravo
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
10
Tosh.0
Comedy
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
11
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
FXX
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
12
Are You the One?
MTV
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
13
Greenleaf
OWN
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
14
The Last Ship
TNT
0.2
0.5
+150%
0.3
15
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
MTV
0.6
1.4
+133%
0.8
16
Impractical Jokers
TruTV
0.3
0.7
+133%
0.4
17
The Purge
USA
0.4
0.9
+125%
0.5
18
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Bravo
0.5
1.1
+120%
0.6
19
Teen Mom (Premiere)
MTV
0.5
1.1
+120%
0.6
20
South Park
Comedy
0.5
1.0
+100%
0.5
21
Halloween Wars
Food
0.4
0.8
+100%
0.4
22
The Challenge: Final Reckoning
MTV
0.4
0.8
+100%
0.4
23
Ballers (Finale)
HBO
0.3
0.6
+100%
0.3
24
Nightwatch Nation
A&E
0.2
0.4
+100%
0.2
25
Bravo’s Play by Play
Bravo
0.2
0.4
+100%
0.2

The Cable Live+7 Gains by Viewership for October 1-7, 2018 

Show
Network
Live+SD Viewers
Live+7 Viewers
Percent Change
Viewers Gained
1
The Walking Dead (Premiere)
AMC
6.094
9.358
+54%
3.264
2
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
FX
2.031
5.081
+150%
3.050
3
Mayans MC
FX
1.393
3.746
+169%
2.353
4
Better Call Saul
AMC
1.357
3.097
+128%
1.740
5
The Last Ship
TNT
1.048
2.336
+123%
1.288
6
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Bravo
1.362
2.574
+89%
1.212
7
The Purge
USA
0.930
2.123
+128%
1.193
8
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
MTV
1.055
2.203
+109%
1.148
9
Below Deck (Premiere)
Bravo
1.265
2.340
+85%
1.075
10
Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
1.734
2.769
+60%
1.035
11
Shameless
Showtime
1.003
2.035
+103%
1.032
12
Halloween Wars
Food
1.297
2.290
+77%
0.993
13
Greenleaf
OWN
1.077
2.031
+89%
0.954
14
Teen Mom (Premiere)
MTV
0.959
1.888
+97%
0.929
15
South Park
Comedy
0.926
1.790
+93%
0.864
16
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days
TLC
2.209
3.057
+38%
0.848
17
Falling for You
Hallmark
2.108
2.944
+40%
0.836
18
Ink Master
Paramount
0.604
1.433
+137%
0.829
19
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
VH1
1.745
2.530
+45%
0.785
20
Married at First Sight
Lifetime
0.808
1.576
+95%
0.768
21
The Haves and the Have Nots
OWN
1.655
2.419
+46%
0.764
22
Flipping Out
Bravo
0.711
1.448
+104%
0.737
23
Ballers (Finale)
HBO
0.598
1.315
+120%
0.717
24
Impractical Jokers
TruTV
0.647
1.350
+109%
0.703
25
Black Ink Crew
VH1
1.000
1.697
+70%
0.697

The Cable Live+7 Gains by Percent Viewership for October 1-7, 2018 

Show
Network
Live+SD Viewers
Live+7 Viewers
Percent Change
Viewers Gained
1
Mayans MC
FX
1.393
3.746
+169%
2.353
2
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
FXX
0.321
0.856
+167%
0.535
3
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
FX
2.031
5.081
+150%
3.050
4
Ink Master
Paramount
0.604
1.433
+137%
0.829
5
Lodge 49
AMC
0.281
0.645
+130%
0.364
6
The Purge
USA
0.930
2.123
+128%
1.193
7
Better Call Saul
AMC
1.357
3.097
+128%
1.740
8
The Last Ship
TNT
1.048
2.336
+123%
1.288
9
Ballers (Finale)
HBO
0.598
1.315
+120%
0.717
10
Are You the One?
MTV
0.433
0.936
+116%
0.503
11
Total Divas
E!
0.355
0.756
+113%
0.401
12
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
MTV
1.055
2.203
+109%
1.148
13
Impractical Jokers
TruTV
0.647
1.350
+109%
0.703
14
Flipping Out
Bravo
0.711
1.448
+104%
0.737
15
The Challenge: Final Reckoning
MTV
0.629
1.280
+103%
0.651
16
Shameless
Showtime
1.003
2.035
+103%
1.032
17
Teen Mom (Premiere)
MTV
0.959
1.888
+97%
0.929
18
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
WE tv
0.411
0.805
+96%
0.394
19
Married at First Sight
Lifetime
0.808
1.576
+95%
0.768
20
South Park
Comedy
0.926
1.790
+93%
0.864
21
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
CMT
0.345
0.656
+90%
0.311
22
The Real Housewives of Dallas
Bravo
0.646
1.224
+89%
0.578
23
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Bravo
1.362
2.574
+89%
1.212
24
Greenleaf
OWN
1.077
2.031
+89%
0.954


NOTE: For the 2018-19 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.9 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled. Live+7 data helps inform the networks which shows have solid audiences after the initial broadcast.