Broadcast Live +3 ratings, May 9-15: ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Empire’ and ‘NCIS’ lead again

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It was the same old, same old at the top of the Live +3 ratings for the week of May 9-15. “Empire” was No. 1 in adults 18-49 with a 5.3 rating, two tenths better than the 5.1 for the finale of “The Big Bang Theory.”

“NCIS” led the viewer tally with 19.27 million. “The Big Bang Theory” had the biggest gains in both adults 18-49 (+1.7 points) and viewers (+4.24 million), beating out “Empire” (+1.6 in 18-49) and “The Blacklist” (+3.42 million).

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for May 9-15, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 EMPIRE FOX 5.3
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 5.1
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.4
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.3
5 NCIS CBS 2.8
6 SCANDAL – F ABC 2.7
6t SURVIVOR CBS 2.7
8 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.5
8t THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 2.5
10 2 BROKE GIRLS – F CBS 2.3
10t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.3
12 BLACK-ISH ABC 2.2
12t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 2.2
12t MOM CBS 2.2
12t THE BLACKLIST NBC 2.2
12t CHICAGO MED NBC 2.2
12t BLINDSPOT NBC 2.2
12t LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 2.2
12t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.2
20 THE MIDDLE ABC 2.1
20t THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 2.1
22 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 2.0
22t MIKE & MOLLY (8:30 p.m.) CBS 2.0
24 QUANTICO – F ABC 1.9
24t THE ODD COUPLE (Thurs.) CBS 1.9
24t THE FLASH CW 1.9

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for May 9-15, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 NCIS CBS 19270
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY – F CBS 18970
3 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 15740
4 EMPIRE FOX 13195
5 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 12517
6 HAWAII FIVE-0 (10 p.m.) – F CBS 11105
7 60 MINUTES CBS 11079
8 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 11040
9 SURVIVOR CBS 11032
10 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10705
11 HAWAII FIVE-0 (9 p.m.) CBS 10594
12 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10503
13 CHICAGO MED NBC 10182
14 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10099
15 THE BLACKLIST NBC 10036
16 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 9926
17 60 MINUTES PRESENTS CBS 9759
18 MOM CBS 9647
19 CHICAGO PD NBC 9280
20 SCANDAL – F ABC 9164
21 THE ODD COUPLE (Thurs.) CBS 9131
22 MIKE & MOLLY (8:30 p.m.) CBS 9117
23 CASTLE ABC 9114
24 PERSON OF INTEREST (Tues.) CBS 9046
25 MIKE & MOLLY (8 p.m.) CBS 8648

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY – F CBS 3.4 5.1 1.7 50%
2 EMPIRE FOX 3.7 5.3 1.6 43%
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.1 3.4 1.3 62%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
5 SCANDAL – F ABC 1.8 2.7 0.9 50%
5t THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
5t BLINDSPOT NBC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
5t QUANTICO – F ABC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
9 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
9t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
11 NCIS CBS 2.1 2.8 0.7 33%
11t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
11t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
14 SURVIVOR CBS 2.1 2.7 0.6 29%
14t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
14t 2 BROKE GIRLS – F CBS 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
14t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
14t THE FLASH CW 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
14t GOTHAM FOX 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
14t ONCE UPON A TIME – F ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
14t CASTLE ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
14t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
14t NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
14t GRIMM NBC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
25 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.7 2.2 0.5 29%
25t THE MIDDLE ABC 1.6 2.1 0.5 31%
25t SHARK TANK ABC 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
25t HAWAII FIVE-0 (10 p.m.) – F CBS 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
25t HAWAII FIVE-0 (9 p.m.) CBS 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
25t NEW GIRL (9 p.m.) – F FOX 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
25t THE LAST MAN ON EARTH – F FOX 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
25t BONES FOX 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
25t THE FAMILY – F ABC 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 – F CBS 14728 18970 4242 29%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6616 10036 3420 52%
3 EMPIRE FOX 9814 13195 3381 34%
4 NCIS CBS 16040 19270 3230 20%
5 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7161 10099 2938 41%
6 BLINDSPOT NBC 5610 8531 2921 52%
7 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7765 10503 2738 35%
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7975 10705 2730 34%
9 CHICAGO PD NBC 6751 9280 2529 37%
10 SCANDAL – F ABC 6646 9164 2518 38%
11 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 13245 15740 2495 19%
12 CASTLE ABC 6738 9114 2376 35%
13 QUANTICO – F ABC 3783 6103 2320 61%
14 HAWAII FIVE-0 (10 p.m.) – F CBS 8816 11105 2289 26%
15 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 6061 8255 2194 36%
16 CHICAGO MED NBC 8005 10182 2177 27%
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 (9 p.m.) CBS 8488 10594 2106 25%
18 GRIMM NBC 3394 5353 1959 58%
19 PERSON OF INTEREST (Mon.) CBS 5801 7687 1886 33%
20 BONES FOX 4257 6015 1758 41%
21 NASHVILLE ABC 3936 5689 1753 45%
22 BLACK-ISH ABC 5291 7037 1746 33%
23 THE CATCH ABC 4234 5971 1737 41%
24 PERSON OF INTEREST (Tues.) CBS 7345 9046 1701 23%
25 SURVIVOR CBS 9512 11032 1520 16%

Source: The Nielsen Company

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