Broadcast Live +3 ratings, April 25-May 1: ‘Empire’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’ lead again

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The top of the Live +3 18-49 ratings chart for April 25-May1 looks very much like it did the previous week. The Top 5 shows — “Empire” (5.2), “The Big Bang Theory” (4.9), “Grey’s Anatomy” (3.4), “Scandal” (2.7) and “Survivor” (2.7) — all held onto their spots.

“The Big Bang Theory” had the biggest three-day growth, rising by 1.5 points in adults 18-49, a tenth ahead of “Empire’s” 1.4-point gain. It also added the most viewers (4.08 million), beating out “The Blacklist” (+3.79 million).

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 25-May 1, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 EMPIRE FOX 5.2
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.9
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.4
4 SCANDAL ABC 2.7
4t SURVIVOR CBS 2.7
6 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.5
6t CHICAGO MED NBC 2.5
6t THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 2.5
9 SCORPION – F CBS 2.3
9t THE BLACKLIST NBC 2.3
9t BLINDSPOT NBC 2.3
9t THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 2.3
13 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 2.2
14 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.1
14t THE MIDDLE ABC 2.1
14t BLACK-ISH ABC 2.1
14t DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 2.1
14t MOM CBS 2.1
19 LUCIFER – F FOX 2.0
19t THE ODD COUPLE CBS 2.0
19t LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 2.0
22 SHARK TANK ABC 1.9
22t THE FLASH CW 1.9
24 QUANTICO ABC 1.8
24t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.8
24t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.8
24t LIMITLESS – F CBS 1.8

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers forApril 25-May 1, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 18211
2 BLUE BLOODS CBS 13362
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 13002
4 EMPIRE FOX 12956
5 SCORPION – F CBS 11624
6 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 11494
7 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 11225
8 CHICAGO MED NBC 11134
9 SURVIVOR CBS 11010
9t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 11010
11 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 10980
12 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 10935
13 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 10828
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10800
15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10795
16 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10608
17 60 MINUTES CBS 10585
18 THE BLACKLIST NBC 10494
19 MOM CBS 9663
20 THE ODD COUPLE CBS 9047
21 CASTLE ABC 8830
22 SCANDAL ABC 8829
23 BLINDSPOT NBC 8609
24 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 8325
25 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 8119

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.4 4.9 1.5 44%
2 EMPIRE FOX 3.8 5.2 1.4 37%
2t GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.0 3.4 1.4 70%
4 SCANDAL ABC 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
4t THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
6 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
7 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
7t QUANTICO ABC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
9 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.8 2.5 0.7 39%
9t SCORPION – F CBS 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
9t LUCIFER – F FOX 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
9t LIMITLESS – F CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
13 SURVIVOR CBS 2.1 2.7 0.6 29%
13t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
13t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
13t THE FLASH CW 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
13t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
13t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
13t CASTLE ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
13t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
13t NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
13t ELEMENTARY CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
23 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 2.0 2.5 0.5 25%
23t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.6 2.1 0.5 31%
23t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
23t THE CATCH ABC 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
23t THE AMAZING RACE CBS 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
23t BONES FOX 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
23t GRIMM NBC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14130 18211 4081 29%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6704 10494 3790 57%
3 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10124 13362 3238 32%
4 BLINDSPOT NBC 5582 8609 3027 54%
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 7867 10795 2928 37%
6 EMPIRE FOX 10031 12956 2925 29%
7 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7907 10800 2893 37%
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8222 11010 2788 34%
9 CASTLE ABC 6186 8830 2644 43%
10 SCORPION – F CBS 8984 11624 2640 29%
11 SCANDAL ABC 6254 8829 2575 41%
12 ELEMENTARY CBS 5452 7767 2315 42%
13 QUANTICO ABC 3374 5587 2213 66%
14 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8412 10608 2196 26%
15 CHICAGO MED NBC 8997 11134 2137 24%
16 LUCIFER – F FOX 3888 5930 2042 53%
17 LIMITLESS – F CBS 5632 7641 2009 36%
18 THE CATCH ABC 4575 6583 2008 44%
19 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 9099 10980 1881 21%
20 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 6582 8325 1743 26%
21 NASHVILLE ABC 3770 5479 1709 45%
22 BLACK-ISH ABC 4973 6580 1607 32%
23 BONES FOX 4382 5968 1586 36%
24 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 9932 11494 1562 16%
25 GRIMM NBC 3756 5302 1546 41%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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