Broadcast Live +3 ratings, March 28-April 3: ‘Empire’ on top, ‘Big Bang Theory’ has largest gain

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“Empire” was the No. 1 show in the same-day 18-49 ratings for the week of March 28-April 3, and it remains in the lead after three days of delayed viewing.

The FOX show improved from a 4.8 in adults 18-49 to a 6.1 in Live +3, a gain of 1.3 points. That was the second-biggest gain of the week, behind “The Big Bang Theory’s” 1.6-point bump (3.5 to 5.1). “Big Bang” also added the most viewers, rising from 14.24 million to 18.26 million.

The finale of “Shades of Blue” rose from 1.1 to 1.8 in Live +3, while the “Life in Pieces” season finale improved from 1.7 to 2.3.

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

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 EMPIRE FOX 6.1
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 5.1
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.4
4 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 3.3
5 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 2.9
6 SCANDAL ABC 2.8
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.7
8 SURVIVOR CBS 2.6
8t BLINDSPOT NBC 2.6
8t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.6
11 AMERICAN IDOL FOX 2.5
12 ACM AWARDS – S CBS 2.4
12t CHICAGO MED NBC 2.4
14 SUPERGIRL CBS 2.3
14t LIFE IN PIECES – F CBS 2.3
14t SCORPION CBS 2.3
14t LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 2.3
14t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.3
19 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 2.2
20 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 2.1
21 LUCIFER FOX 2.0
21t DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 2.0
23 GOTHAM FOX 1.9
23t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.9
23t THE FLASH CW 1.9

 

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

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 18256
2 EMPIRE FOX 15696
3 BLUE BLOODS CBS 14128
4 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 13376
5 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 12947
6 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 12794
7 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 12568
8 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 12028
9 ACM AWARDS – S CBS 11816
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 11583
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 11515
12 SCORPION CBS 11374
13 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10986
14 CHICAGO MED NBC 10925
15 SURVIVOR CBS 10696
16 AMERICAN IDOL FOX 10610
17 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10572
18 60 MINUTES CBS 9801
19 CHICAGO PD NBC 9719
20 SCANDAL ABC 9263
21 BLINDSPOT NBC 9259
22 SUPERGIRL CBS 9104
23 CRIMINAL MINDS:BEYOND BDR CBS 9046
24 LIFE IN PIECES – F CBS 8724
25 SHADES OF BLUE – F NBC 8487

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.5 5.1 1.6 46%
2 EMPIRE FOX 4.8 6.1 1.3 27%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.2 3.4 1.2 55%
4 SCANDAL ABC 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
5 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 2.7 0.9 50%
6t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
6t LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
9 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
9t LUCIFER FOX 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
9t QUANTICO ABC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
12 SCORPION CBS 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
12t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
12t SHADES OF BLUE – F NBC 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
12t THE CATCH ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
16 SURVIVOR CBS 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
16t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.8 2.4 0.6 33%
16t SUPERGIRL CBS 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
16t LIFE IN PIECES – F CBS 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
16t GOTHAM FOX 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
16t THE FLASH CW 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
16t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
16t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
16t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
16t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
16t GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14238 18256 4018 28%
2 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10397 14128 3731 36%
3 BLINDSPOT NBC 5972 9259 3287 55%
4 EMPIRE FOX 12455 15696 3241 26%
5 SHADES OF BLUE – F NBC 5425 8487 3062 56%
6 CHICAGO PD NBC 6789 9719 2930 43%
7 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8657 11515 2858 33%
8 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9180 12028 2848 31%
9 SCANDAL ABC 6436 9263 2827 44%
10 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7768 10572 2804 36%
11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8897 11583 2686 30%
12 SCORPION CBS 8723 11374 2651 30%
13 THE CATCH ABC 5067 7603 2536 50%
14 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8454 10986 2532 30%
15 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 6089 8477 2388 39%
16 QUANTICO ABC 3682 6040 2358 64%
17 CHICAGO MED NBC 8679 10925 2246 26%
18 LUCIFER FOX 3737 5895 2158 58%
19 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 7079 9046 1967 28%
20 SUPERGIRL CBS 7161 9104 1943 27%
21 GRIMM NBC 4052 5925 1873 46%
22 NASHVILLE ABC 3838 5499 1661 43%
23 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 5831 7446 1615 28%
24 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 11355 12947 1592 14%
25 SURVIVOR CBS 9159 10696 1537 17%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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