Broadcast Live +3 ratings, May 2-8: ‘Empire,’ ‘NCIS’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’ on top

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The rich got richer, per usual, in the Live +3 ratings for the week of May 2-8. “Empire” leads the 18-49 rankings with a 5.0 rating after three days of delayed viewing (up from a 3.6 same-day), while “NCIS” has the biggest total audience with 17.68 million.

“The Big Bang Theory” scored the biggest gains of the week, adding 1.6 points in adults 18-49 (3.0 to 4.6) and 3.93 million viewers. ABC’s “Quantico” doubled its 18-49 rating (0.9 to 1.8) in three days.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 2-8, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 EMPIRE FOX 5.0
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.6
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.5
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.2
5 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.6
5t SURVIVOR CBS 2.6
5t CRIMINAL MINDS – F CBS 2.6
8 SCANDAL ABC 2.5
8t NCIS CBS 2.5
8t THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 2.5
11 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 2.3
11t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.3
11t THE BLACKLIST NBC 2.3
14 THE MIDDLE ABC 2.2
14t BLACK-ISH ABC 2.2
14t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 2.2
14t BLINDSPOT NBC 2.2
18 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 2.1
18t MOM CBS 2.1
18t CHICAGO MED NBC 2.1
21 NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS/BLAZERS GM 3 ABC 2.0
21t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0
23 THE FLASH CW 1.9
23t LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.9
23t THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 1.9

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for May 2-8, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 NCIS CBS 17679
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 17154
3 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 14793
4 BLUE BLOODS – F CBS 13413
5 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 13006
6 THE GOOD WIFE – F CBS 12607
7 EMPIRE FOX 12425
8 MADAM SECRETARY – F CBS 11631
9 CRIMINAL MINDS – F CBS 11514
10 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 11186
11 SURVIVOR CBS 10997
12 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10882
13 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10428
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10370
15 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10292
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10282
17 THE BLACKLIST NBC 10225
18 CHICAGO MED NBC 9833
19 60 MINUTES CBS 9563
20 MOM CBS 9508
21 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 9494
22 PERSON OF INTEREST – P CBS 9371
23 CHICAGO PD NBC 8877
24 THE ODD COUPLE CBS 8793
25 SCANDAL ABC 8599

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.0 4.6 1.6 53%
2 EMPIRE FOX 3.6 5.0 1.4 39%
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.2 3.5 1.3 59%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.0 3.2 1.2 60%
5 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
6 SCANDAL ABC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
7 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
7t QUANTICO ABC 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
9 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
9t LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
11 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 2.6 0.7 37%
11t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
11t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
11t BLUE BLOODS – F CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
15 NCIS CBS 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
15t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
15t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
15t MOM CBS 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
15t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
15t THE FLASH CW 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
15t GOTHAM FOX 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
15t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
15t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
15t CASTLE ABC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
15t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
15t THE CATCH ABC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
15t NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
15t ELEMENTARY – F CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 13224 17154 3930 30%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6651 10225 3574 54%
3 BLUE BLOODS – F CBS 10105 13413 3308 33%
4 EMPIRE FOX 9388 12425 3037 32%
5 BLINDSPOT NBC 5425 8433 3008 55%
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7417 10292 2875 39%
7 NCIS CBS 14857 17679 2822 19%
8 CRIMINAL MINDS – F CBS 8842 11514 2672 30%
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7793 10428 2635 34%
10 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7663 10282 2619 34%
11 CHICAGO PD NBC 6318 8877 2559 41%
12 SCANDAL ABC 6055 8599 2544 42%
13 CASTLE ABC 6029 8465 2436 40%
14 ELEMENTARY – F CBS 5459 7803 2344 43%
15 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8560 10882 2322 27%
16 QUANTICO ABC 3479 5796 2317 67%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8102 10370 2268 28%
18 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12563 14793 2230 18%
19 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 5259 7486 2227 42%
20 CHICAGO MED NBC 7622 9833 2211 29%
21 PERSON OF INTEREST – P CBS 7351 9371 2020 27%
22 THE GOOD WIFE – F CBS 10624 12607 1983 19%
23 THE CATCH ABC 4361 6316 1955 45%
24 NASHVILLE ABC 3891 5631 1740 45%
25 MADAM SECRETARY – F CBS 9990 11631 1641 16%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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