Broadcast weekly Top 25: ‘Empire’ reclaims No. 1 ranking for March 28-April 3

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The return of “Empire” brought FOX some much-needed good ratings news — and the No. 1 spot in the weekly adults 18-49 rankings for March 28-April 3.

The show’s 4.8 rating in the 18-49 demo was up three tenths from its fall finale and led the week by 1.3 points over “The Big Bang Theory” (3.5). “Empire” also gave “Rosewood” a 0.4 week-to-week bump and a spot in the Top 25 with a 1.4.

“The Big Bang Theory” and “Empire” flipped places in the viewer rankings, with “Big Bang’s” 14.24 million viewers leading the way. “Empire” came in at 12.46 million.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for March 28-April 3, 2016

Rank Show Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 EMPIRE FOX 4.8 6066
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.5 4492
3 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 2.8 3562
4 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 2.4 3030
5 ACM AWARDS – S CBS 2.3 2857
6 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.2 2763
7 AMERICAN IDOL FOX 2.1 2618
8 SURVIVOR CBS 2.0 2571
9 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 1.8 2337
9t CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 2287
8t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.8 2278
12 LIFE IN PIECES – F CBS 1.7 2199
12t SCANDAL ABC 1.7 2199
12t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.7 2190
12t SUPERGIRL CBS 1.7 2166
12t DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 1.7 2127
17 SCORPION CBS 1.6 2061
17t BLINDSPOT NBC 1.6 1999
17t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.6 1985
20 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.5 1903
21 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.4 1812
21t ROSEWOOD FOX 1.4 1753
23 THE FLASH CW 1.3 1692
23t GOTHAM FOX 1.3 1690
23t CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 1.3 1643
23t MODERN FAMILY – R ABC 1.3 1603

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for March 28-April 3, 2016

Rank Show Net Viewers (000s)
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14237
2 EMPIRE FOX 12455
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 11971
4 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 11380
5 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 11329
6 ACM AWARDS – S CBS 11203
7 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 11099
8 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10396
9 NCIS – R CBS 10380
10 60 MINUTES CBS 9526
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9165
12 SURVIVOR CBS 9159
13 AMERICAN IDOL FOX 9105
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8909
15 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 8893
16 SCORPION CBS 8735
17 CHICAGO MED NBC 8679
18 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8657
19 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8454
20 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7768
21 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 7225
22 SUPERGIRL CBS 7166
23 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 7068
24 CHICAGO PD NBC 6789
25 SCANDAL ABC 6436

All numbers are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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