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The first Live +7 ratings of the 2015-16 broadcast TV season followed the typical pattern: Shows with strong ratings in the same-day Nielsens are among the biggest gainers with DVR use added.

“Empire,” the biggest same-day show in adults 18-49 with a 6.7 rating, also had the biggest gains in the Live +7s, adding 2.7 points for a 9.4. “Modern Family” (3.2 to 5.4) and “The Big Bang Theory” (4.7 to 6.8) also added more than two full points.

NBC’s “Blindspot” (3.1 to 5.0) was the biggest gainer among new shows, followed by ABC’s “Quantico” (1.9 to 3.4) and FOX’s “Scream Queens” (1.7 to 3.1).

In total viewers, “Blindspot” added close to 6 million viewers, beating “Empire” (5.93 million) for the top spot.

In the less meaningful metric of percentage increase (because it’s easier for a low-rated show to have a big percentage jump), “America’s Next Top Model” led the way by doubling its 0.4 same-day rating to a 0.8. “Castle,” “Nashville” and “NCIS: LA” all grew by 83 percent (1.2 to 2.2 in each case), while “Scream Queens” and “Minority Report” (1.1 to 2.0) increased by 82 percent.

The Top 25 gainers in Live +7 (including ties) for Sept. 21-27 are below. The below includes only original series, not repeats or specials.

ADULTS 18-49

Show  Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
EMPIRE FOX 6.7 9.4 2.7 40%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.2 5.4 2.2 69%
BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 4.7 6.8 2.1 45%
BLINDSPOT NBC 3.1 5.0 1.9 61%
SCANDAL ABC 3.3 5.1 1.8 55%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 2.6 4.3 1.7 65%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.8 4.4 1.6 57%
QUANTICO ABC 1.9 3.4 1.5 79%
BLACK-ISH ABC 2.4 3.8 1.4 58%
SCREAM QUEENS FOX 1.7 3.1 1.4 82%
HEROES REBORN NBC 2.0 3.4 1.4 70%
LIMITLESS CBS 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
GOLDBERGS, THE ABC 2.4 3.6 1.2 50%
GOTHAM FOX 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
MUPPETS, THE ABC 2.9 4.0 1.1 38%
SCORPION CBS 2.2 3.3 1.1 50%
NCIS CBS 2.5 3.6 1.1 44%
CASTLE ABC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
NASHVILLE ABC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
MIDDLE, THE ABC 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
MINORITY REPORT FOX 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
VOICE-MON NBC 3.5 4.4 0.9 26%
VOICE-TUE NBC 3.5 4.4 0.9 26%

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

Show  Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase 
BLINDSPOT NBC 10,605 16,589 5984 56%
EMPIRE FOX 16,184 22,113 5929 37%
BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 18,203 23,726 5523 30%
QUANTICO ABC 7,142 12,153 5011 70%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 9,463 14,277 4814 51%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 8,378 12,994 4616 55%
SCANDAL ABC 10,247 14,734 4487 44%
LIMITLESS CBS 9,857 14,258 4401 45%
NCIS CBS 18,191 22,469 4278 24%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 10,082 14,339 4257 42%
CASTLE ABC 6,840 10,920 4080 60%
SCORPION CBS 11,087 15,130 4043 36%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 7,981 11,857 3876 49%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12,616 16,445 3829 30%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,549 12,907 3358 35%
BLACK-ISH ABC 7,303 10,592 3289 45%
HEROES REBORN NBC 6,090 9,221 3131 51%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8,299 11,414 3115 38%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 8,274 11,383 3109 38%
SCREAM QUEENS FOX 4,038 7,057 3019 75%
GOTHAM FOX 4,569 7,487 2918 64%
MUPPETS, THE ABC 9,005 11,688 2683 30%
NASHVILLE ABC 4,910 7,541 2631 54%
BLOOD & OIL ABC 6,363 8,989 2626 41%
PLAYER NBC 4,858 7,451 2593 53%

 

 

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