Broadcast Live +7 ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Empire’ and ‘Blacklist’ lead for April 25-May 1

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“The Big Bang Theory” edged out “Empire” for the biggest Live +7 ratings gain in adults 18-49, growing by 2.0 points (3.4 to 5.4) vs. “Empire’s” +1.9 gain (3.8 to 5.7).

“Big Bang” also added the most viewers, growing by 5.13 million people. “The Blacklist” grew by the highest percentage (108 percent, 1.2 to 2.5) in adults 18-49, and “Jane the Virgin” (+89 percent) had the biggest percentage gain in viewers.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for April 25-May 1, 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 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.4 5.4 2.0 59%
2 EMPIRE FOX 3.8 5.7 1.9 50%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.0 3.7 1.7 85%
4 SCANDAL ABC 1.6 2.9 1.3 81%
4t THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.2 2.5 1.3 108%
6 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
7 QUANTICO ABC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
7t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
9 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
9t SCORPION – F CBS 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
9t LUCIFER – F FOX 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
12 NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
12t CASTLE ABC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
12t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
12t LIMITLESS – F CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
12t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
12t THE FLASH CW 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
12t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
19 THE CATCH ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
19t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
19t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
19t ELEMENTARY CBS 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
19t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
19t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
19t SURVIVOR CBS 2.1 2.8 0.7 33%
19t GRIMM NBC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%


Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.2 2.5 1.3 108%
2 QUANTICO ABC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
2t NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
2t THE 100 CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
2t THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
6 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
7 ELEMENTARY CBS 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
7t GRIMM NBC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
9 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
9t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.0 3.7 1.7 85%
12 GAME OF SILENCE NBC 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
13 SCANDAL ABC 1.6 2.9 1.3 81%
14 BONES FOX 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
14t JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
14t THE ORIGINALS CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
17 CASTLE ABC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
17t LIMITLESS – F CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
19 THE CATCH ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
20 LUCIFER – F FOX 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
21 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
21t THE AMAZING RACE CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
21t REIGN CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
24 THE FAMILY ABC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
25 THE FLASH CW 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%

 

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 14129 19258 5129 36%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6704 11206 4502 67%
3 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10126 14094 3968 39%
4 BLINDSPOT NBC 5582 9517 3935 70%
5 EMPIRE FOX 10031 13951 3920 39%
6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 7865 11498 3633 46%
7 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7899 11468 3569 45%
8 CASTLE ABC 6179 9721 3542 57%
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8160 11638 3478 43%
10 SCORPION – F CBS 8982 12344 3362 37%
11 SCANDAL ABC 6254 9447 3193 51%
12 ELEMENTARY CBS 5452 8411 2959 54%
13 QUANTICO ABC 3374 6296 2922 87%
14 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8411 11193 2782 33%
15 CHICAGO MED NBC 8886 11584 2698 30%
16 LUCIFER – F FOX 3888 6572 2684 69%
17 LIMITLESS – F CBS 5462 7990 2528 46%
18 THE CATCH ABC 4575 7095 2520 55%
19 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 6581 8837 2256 34%
20 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 9098 11342 2244 25%
21 NASHVILLE ABC 3770 6000 2230 59%
22 BLACK-ISH ABC 4973 7172 2199 44%
23 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 3140 5298 2158 69%
24 GRIMM NBC 3790 5862 2072 55%
25 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 9931 11940 2009 20%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 837 1581 744 89%
2 QUANTICO ABC 3374 6296 2922 87%
3 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 1858 3186 1328 71%
4 BLINDSPOT NBC 5582 9517 3935 70%
5 LUCIFER – F FOX 3888 6572 2684 69%
5t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 3140 5298 2158 69%
7 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6704 11206 4502 67%
8 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1045 1717 672 64%
8t THE ORIGINALS CW 930 1525 595 64%
10 SUPERNATURAL CW 1673 2673 1000 60%
11 NASHVILLE ABC 3770 6000 2230 59%
11t THE 100 CW 1269 2023 754 59%
13 CASTLE ABC 6179 9721 3542 57%
14 THE FAMILY ABC 2847 4449 1602 56%
15 THE CATCH ABC 4575 7095 2520 55%
15t GRIMM NBC 3790 5862 2072 55%
15t THE FLASH CW 3394 5256 1862 55%
15t GAME OF SILENCE NBC 3078 4759 1681 55%
19 ELEMENTARY CBS 5452 8411 2959 54%
20 CONTAINMENT CW 1564 2388 824 53%
21 ARROW CW 2270 3445 1175 52%
21t REIGN CW 918 1399 481 52%
23 SCANDAL ABC 6254 9447 3193 51%
24 GRANDFATHERED FOX 1760 2580 820 47%
25 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 7865 11498 3633 46%
25t LIMITLESS – F CBS 5462 7990 2528 46%
25t BONES FOX 4382 6386 2004 46%
25t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 3766 5484 1718 46%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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