Broadcast Live +3 ratings, April 18-24: ‘Empire’ leads, ‘Big Bang Theory’ grows the most

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“Empire” sits atop the Live +3 adults 18-49 ratings for the week of April 18-24 with a 5.2. That’s 0.4 ahead of “The Big Bang Theory,” which scored a 4.8 in Live +3. “Empire” also reigns as the No. 1 Live +3 show on all of TV, topping the “Game of Thrones” premiere (4.8) on HBO along with “The Big Bang Theory.”

“Big Bang” was also the biggest gainer for the week, growing by 1.6 points in adults 18-49 — a tenth of a point more than “Empire” — and by 3.92 million viewers.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 18-24, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 EMPIRE FOX 5.2
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.8
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.2
4 SCANDAL ABC 2.6
4t SURVIVOR CBS 2.6
4t THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 2.6
7 NCIS CBS 2.5
7t CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.5
7t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.5
10 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 2.3
10t THE BLACKLIST NBC 2.3
10t CHICAGO MED NBC 2.3
13 MOM CBS 2.2
13t BLINDSPOT NBC 2.2
13t THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 2.2
16 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 2.1
16t SCORPION CBS 2.1
18 THE ODD COUPLE CBS 2.0
19 LUCIFER FOX 1.9
19t GOTHAM FOX 1.9
19t DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 1.9
22 QUANTICO ABC 1.8
22t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.8
22t SUPERGIRL – F CBS 1.8
22t THE FLASH CW 1.8

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for April 18-24, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 18074
2 NCIS CBS 17833
3 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 14697
4 EMPIRE FOX 12847
5 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 12387
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 11629
7 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 11427
8 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 11140
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 11010
10 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 10850
11 SURVIVOR CBS 10764
12 SCORPION CBS 10637
13 CHICAGO MED NBC 10443
14 THE BLACKLIST NBC 10388
15 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 10341
16 60 MINUTES CBS 10299
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10267
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10229
19 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10118
20 MOM CBS 9694
21 THE ODD COUPLE CBS 9245
22 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 9122
23 SCANDAL ABC 8624
24 BLINDSPOT NBC 8407
25 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 8209

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.2 4.8 1.6 50%
2 EMPIRE FOX 3.7 5.2 1.5 41%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
4 SCANDAL ABC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
5 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
6 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
7t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
7t QUANTICO ABC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
10 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
10t GOTHAM FOX 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
12 SURVIVOR CBS 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
12t NCIS CBS 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
12t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
12t SCORPION CBS 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
12t LUCIFER FOX 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
12t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
12t THE FLASH CW 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
12t LIMITLESS CBS 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
12t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
12t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
12t NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
12t ELEMENTARY CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
24 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.6 2.1 0.5 31%
24t SUPERGIRL – F CBS 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
24t SHARK TANK ABC 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
24t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
24t CASTLE ABC 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
24t THE AMAZING RACE CBS 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
24t THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
24t NEW GIRL (8 p.m.) FOX 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
24t THE CATCH ABC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
24t GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
24t NEW GIRL (8:30 p.m.) FOX 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
24t THE FAMILY ABC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
24t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14156 18074 3918 28%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7017 10388 3371 48%
3 EMPIRE FOX 9562 12847 3285 34%
4 NCIS CBS 14800 17833 3033 20%
5 BLINDSPOT NBC 5456 8407 2951 54%
6 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8169 11010 2841 35%
7 SCANDAL ABC 6001 8624 2623 44%
8 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9140 11629 2489 27%
9 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12219 14697 2478 20%
10 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7650 10118 2468 32%
11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 7787 10229 2442 31%
11t ELEMENTARY CBS 5153 7595 2442 47%
13 CASTLE ABC 5864 8193 2329 40%
14 QUANTICO ABC 3456 5745 2289 66%
15 SCORPION CBS 8352 10637 2285 27%
16 CHICAGO MED NBC 8159 10443 2284 28%
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8007 10267 2260 28%
18 LUCIFER FOX 3809 5724 1915 50%
19 THE CATCH ABC 4600 6497 1897 41%
20 LIMITLESS CBS 5633 7514 1881 33%
21 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 8489 10341 1852 22%
22 GRIMM NBC 3894 5558 1664 43%
23 NASHVILLE ABC 3707 5369 1662 45%
24 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 7547 9122 1575 21%
25 GOTHAM FOX 3720 5289 1569 42%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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