Final Live +3 adults 18-49 ratings for 2015-16: ‘Empire’ and ‘Sunday Night Football’ rule

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The final Live +3 ratings for 2015-16 are now locked in, and the top of the chart looks pretty similar the same-day rankings.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” remains the No. 1 show with a 7.5 rating in adults 18-49. FOX’s “Empire” (6.2) moves ahead of “Thursday Night Football” (5.7) on CBS for the No. 2 spot. “The Big Bang Theory” (5.4) and “The X-Files” (4.3) also move up a little.

See also: Final Live +3 viewer averages for 2015-16

The chart below includes Live +3 18-49 averages for regularly scheduled original episodes of shows on the five English-language broadcast networks, excluding those coded as specials. Summer series that started or ended in the regular September-to-May season and irregularly scheduled sports programs are also excluded.

Rank Show Network L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. L+SD
1 Sunday Night Football NBC 7.5 0.0
2 Empire FOX 6.2 1.7
3 Thursday Night Football CBS 5.7 0.0
4 The Big Bang Theory CBS 5.4 1.7
5 The OT FOX 4.4 0.0
6 The X-Files FOX 4.3 1.2
7 Football Night in America Pt 3 NBC 4.0 0.0
8 Modern Family ABC 3.9 1.3
9 Grey’s Anatomy ABC 3.4 1.2
The Voice – Monday NBC 3.4 0.6
11 How to Get Away with Murder ABC 3.2 1.3
Scandal ABC 3.2 1.2
13 The Voice – Tuesday NBC 3.1 0.5
14 Blindspot NBC 3.0 1.2
15 NCIS CBS 2.9 0.7
The Bachelor ABC 2.9 0.6
American Idol – Wednesday FOX 2.9 0.5
18 Criminal Minds CBS 2.7 0.9
The Goldbergs ABC 2.7 0.7
Survivor CBS 2.7 0.6
21 Black-ish ABC 2.6 0.8
Chicago Fire NBC 2.6 0.8
American Idol – Thursday FOX 2.6 0.4
24 The Blacklist NBC 2.5 1.1
Law & Order: SVU NBC 2.5 0.9
Scorpion CBS 2.5 0.7
Life in Pieces CBS 2.5 0.5
28 Chicago PD NBC 2.4 0.9
Chicago Med NBC 2.4 0.7
The Middle ABC 2.4 0.5
31 Quantico ABC 2.3 1.0
Lucifer FOX 2.3 0.8
Supergirl CBS 2.3 0.6
NCIS: New Orleans CBS 2.3 0.6
Little Big Shots NBC 2.3 0.3
36 2 Broke Girls CBS 2.2 0.6
Mom CBS 2.2 0.5
38 Shades of Blue NBC 2.1 0.9
Limitless CBS 2.1 0.8
Once Upon a Time ABC 2.1 0.7
Gotham FOX 2.1 0.7
Dancing with the Stars ABC 2.1 0.3
43 Heroes Reborn NBC 2.0 0.7
Shark Tank ABC 2.0 0.6
The Flash CW 2.0 0.6
Family Guy FOX 2.0 0.5
Superstore NBC 2.0 0.4
The Simpsons FOX 2.0 0.3
49 Agents of SHIELD ABC 1.9 0.7
Blue Bloods CBS 1.9 0.7
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 1.9 0.6
Code Black CBS 1.9 0.6
Mike & Molly CBS 1.9 0.4
54 Scream Queens FOX 1.8 0.7
Fresh Off the Boat ABC 1.8 0.5
Angel from Hell CBS 1.8 0.4
The Odd Couple – Thursday CBS 1.8 0.2
Football Night in America Pt 2 NBC 1.8 0.1
60 Minutes CBS 1.8 0.0
60 Castle ABC 1.7 0.6
Hawaii Five-0 CBS 1.7 0.6
The Last Man on Earth FOX 1.7 0.6
Last Man Standing ABC 1.7 0.5
New Girl FOX 1.7 0.5
Brooklyn Nine-Nine FOX 1.7 0.5
The Muppets ABC 1.7 0.4
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders CBS 1.7 0.4
Masterchef Junior FOX 1.7 0.4
Rosewood FOX 1.7 0.3
70 Grimm NBC 1.6 0.7
Nashville ABC 1.6 0.6
Elementary CBS 1.6 0.6
The Amazing Race CBS 1.6 0.5
Hell’s Kitchen FOX 1.6 0.5
Madam Secretary CBS 1.6 0.4
Best Time Ever w/Neil Patrick Harris NBC 1.6 0.2
Saturday Night College Football ABC 1.6 0.0
78 The Catch ABC 1.5 0.5
Bones FOX 1.5 0.5
Dr. Ken ABC 1.5 0.4
The Good Wife CBS 1.5 0.4
82 Blood & Oil ABC 1.4 0.5
American Crime ABC 1.4 0.5
CSI: Cyber CBS 1.4 0.5
Arrow CW 1.4 0.5
Person of Interest – Tuesday CBS 1.4 0.4
The Mysteries of Laura NBC 1.4 0.3
The Biggest Loser NBC 1.4 0.3
The Odd Couple – Monday CBS 1.4 0.2
90 The Family ABC 1.3 0.5
Legends of Tomorrow CW 1.3 0.5
Sleepy Hollow FOX 1.3 0.5
The Player NBC 1.3 0.5
Person of Interest – Monday CBS 1.3 0.4
Dateline – Friday NBC 1.3 0.3
The Real O’Neals ABC 1.3 0.2
20/20 ABC 1.3 0.2
Bob’s Burgers FOX 1.3 0.2
Undercover Boss CBS 1.3 0.1
100 Agent Carter ABC 1.2 0.4
Grandfathered FOX 1.2 0.3
The Great Holiday Baking Show ABC 1.2 0.2
Bachelor Live ABC 1.2 0.2
Telenovela NBC 1.2 0.2
Dateline – Sunday NBC 1.2 0.2
NBA Saturday Primetime ABC 1.2 0.0
107 Supernatural CW 1.1 0.4
Rush Hour CBS 1.1 0.2
The Carmichael Show NBC 1.1 0.2
America’s Funniest Home Videos ABC 1.1 0.1
Hollywood Game Night NBC 1.1 0.1
112 Wicked City ABC 1.0 0.3
Minority Report FOX 1.0 0.3
Game of Silence NBC 1.0 0.3
48 Hours CBS 1.0 0.2
The Grinder FOX 1.0 0.2
Undateable NBC 1.0 0.2
Crowded NBC 1.0 0.2
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life FOX 1.0 0.1
FOX College Football FOX 1.0 0.0
121 Second Chance FOX 0.9 0.3
Beyond the Tank – Tuesday ABC 0.9 0.2
Of Kings and Prophets ABC 0.9 0.2
American Grit FOX 0.9 0.2
Heartbeat NBC 0.9 0.1
126 The Vampire Diaries CW 0.8 0.3
The 100 CW 0.8 0.3
iZombie CW 0.8 0.3
Galavant ABC 0.8 0.2
Truth Be Told NBC 0.8 0.2
Beyond the Tank – Friday ABC 0.8 0.1
Bordertown FOX 0.8 0.1
Strong NBC 0.8 0.1
You, Me and the Apocalypse NBC 0.8 0.1
Dateline Saturday Mystery NBC 0.8 0.0
136 The Originals CW 0.7 0.3
Containment CW 0.7 0.2
20/20 – Saturday ABC 0.7 0.1
What Would You Do? ABC 0.7 0.1
My Diet Is Better Than Yours ABC 0.7 0.0
World’s Funniest FOX 0.7 0.0
Caught on Camera NBC 0.7 0.0
143 Jane the Virgin CW 0.6 0.2
Dateline: On Assignment NBC 0.6 0.0
145 Reign CW 0.5 0.2
America’s Next Top Model CW 0.5 0.2
NBA Countdown ABC 0.5 0.0
148 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend CW 0.4 0.1

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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