Broadcast Live +7 ratings: ‘Empire’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’ lead for April 18-24, 5 shows double

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Once again “Empire” and “The Big Bang Theory” sit atop the DVR rankings. The two shows each added 2.0 points to their same-day numbers in the Live +7 rankings for April 18-24, with “Empire” going from 3.7 to 5.7 and “Big Bang” from 3.2 to 5.2.

Five shows at least doubled their 18-49 ratings, led by “Elementary’s” 114-percent gain (0.7 to 1.5).

“The Big Bang Theory” also added the most viewers (4.93 million), beating out “The Blacklist” (+4.17 million) and “Empire” (+4.16 million).

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for April 18-24, 2016 are below. The rankings include first-run, regular series only, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 EMPIRE FOX 3.7 5.7 2.0 54%
1t THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.2 5.2 2.0 63%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.0 3.5 1.5 75%
4 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
4t SCANDAL ABC 1.5 2.8 1.3 87%
6 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
7 QUANTICO ABC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
7t CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
10 GOTHAM FOX 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
10t LUCIFER FOX 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
10t NCIS CBS 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
10t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
14 THE FLASH CW 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
14t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
14t ELEMENTARY CBS 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
14t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
14t SCORPION CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
14t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
14t LIMITLESS CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
21 SURVIVOR CBS 2.0 2.7 0.7 35%
21t NEW GIRL FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
21t THE CATCH ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
21t THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
21t CASTLE ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
21t NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
21t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
21t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
21t THE FAMILY ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
21t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%


Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 ELEMENTARY CBS 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
2 QUANTICO ABC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
3t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
3t JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
6 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
7 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
8 NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
8t THE FAMILY ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
10 SCANDAL ABC 1.5 2.8 1.3 87%
11 NEW GIRL FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
11t THE CATCH ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
11t THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
14 GOTHAM FOX 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
14t GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.0 3.5 1.5 75%
14t THE 100 CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
14t THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
18t LIMITLESS CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
20 CASTLE ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
21 LUCIFER FOX 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
22 THE FLASH CW 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
22t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
22t GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
25 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14149 19077 4928 35%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7017 11188 4171 59%
3 EMPIRE FOX 9562 13718 4156 43%
4 NCIS CBS 14798 18918 4120 28%
5 BLINDSPOT NBC 5456 9300 3844 70%
6 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8169 11791 3622 44%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9139 12450 3311 36%
8 SCANDAL ABC 5986 9268 3282 55%
9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 7784 11056 3272 42%
10 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12217 15483 3266 27%
10t ELEMENTARY CBS 5152 8418 3266 63%
12 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7668 10889 3221 42%
13 CASTLE ABC 5848 9015 3167 54%
14 QUANTICO ABC 3456 6456 3000 87%
15 SCORPION CBS 8350 11338 2988 36%
16 CHICAGO MED NBC 8159 11060 2901 36%
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 7996 10677 2681 34%
18 LUCIFER FOX 3809 6487 2678 70%
19 LIMITLESS CBS 5632 8127 2495 44%
20 THE CATCH ABC 4582 7048 2466 54%
21 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 8488 10779 2291 27%
21t NASHVILLE ABC 3707 5874 2167 58%
23 GOTHAM FOX 3720 5884 2164 58%
24 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 7546 9665 2119 28%
25 GRIMM NBC 3889 5939 2050 53%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 QUANTICO ABC 3456 6456 3000 87%
2 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2842 4873 2031 71%
2t JANE THE VIRGIN CW 959 1636 677 71%
4 BLINDSPOT NBC 5456 9300 3844 70%
4t LUCIFER FOX 3809 6487 2678 70%
6 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1009 1704 695 69%
6t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 1780 3002 1222 69%
8 THE FLASH CW 3034 5071 2037 67%
9 THE FAMILY ABC 2918 4822 1904 65%
10 THE 100 CW 1154 1892 738 64%
11 ELEMENTARY CBS 5152 8418 3266 63%
11t THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 2126 3463 1337 63%
13 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7017 11188 4171 59%
14 NASHVILLE ABC 3707 5874 2167 58%
14t GOTHAM FOX 3720 5884 2164 58%
16 SCANDAL ABC 5986 9268 3282 55%
17 CASTLE ABC 5848 9015 3167 54%
17t THE CATCH ABC 4582 7048 2466 54%
19 GRIMM NBC 3889 5939 2050 53%
20 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – F FOX 2018 3063 1045 52%
21 NEW GIRL FOX 2091 3158 1067 51%
22 GAME OF SILENCE NBC 3348 4971 1623 48%
22t HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 2963 4382 1419 48%
22t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 3848 5683 1835 48%
25 BONES FOX 4383 6372 1989 45%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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