Broadcast Live +7 ratings: ‘Empire’ and ‘Blacklist’ finales lead the week of May 16-22

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The last full week of the 2015-16 TV season features a host of season and series finales at the top of the Live +7 ratings.

Per usual, “Empire” was the top gainer in adults 18-49, adding 1.9 points to its same-day 4.1 rating to finish with a 6.0. (It grew 0.3 from its three-day rating of 5.7.) “Modern Family’s” season finale finished second with a 1.7-point gain (2.1 to 3.8).

Two shows — the season finale of “The Originals” (0.3 to 0.7) and “Supernatural” (0.6 to 1.2) — at least doubled their 18-49 rating

The finale of “The Blacklist” on NBC added the most viewers (4.45 million), growing to 11.32 million over seven days.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for May 16-22, 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 – F FOX 4.1 6.0 1.9 46%
2 MODERN FAMILY – F ABC 2.1 3.8 1.7 81%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY – F ABC 2.3 3.8 1.5 65%
4 THE BLACKLIST – F NBC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
4t BLINDSPOT NBC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
6 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
7 THE GOLDBERGS – F ABC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
7t LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
7t CHICAGO FIRE – F NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
10 BLACK-ISH – F ABC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
10t NCIS – F CBS 2.6 3.5 0.9 35%
10t THE FLASH CW 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
13 AGENTS OF SHIELD – F ABC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
13t CASTLE – F ABC 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
13t GOTHAM FOX 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
13t GRIMM – F NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
13t CHICAGO MED – F NBC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
18 NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
18t THE MIDDLE – F ABC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
18t MOM – F CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
18t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – F CBS 1.8 2.5 0.7 39%
18t SURVIVOR – F CBS 2.1 2.8 0.7 33%
18t FAMILY GUY – F FOX 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
24 THE CATCH – F ABC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
24t FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
24t SHARK TANK – F ABC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
24t SUPERNATURAL CW 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
24t ARROW CW 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%


Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 THE ORIGINALS – F CW 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
2 SUPERNATURAL CW 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
3 THE BLACKLIST – F NBC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
3t BLINDSPOT NBC 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
5 GRIMM – F NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
6 NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
7 ARROW CW 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
8 MODERN FAMILY – F ABC 2.1 3.8 1.7 81%
9 AGENTS OF SHIELD – F ABC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
10 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
11 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
12 JANE THE VIRGIN – F CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
12t CROWDED – F NBC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
14 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – F CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
15 THE FLASH CW 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
16 THE CATCH – F ABC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
16t GAME OF SILENCE NBC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
16t REIGN CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
19 GREY’S ANATOMY – F ABC 2.3 3.8 1.5 65%
20 CASTLE – F ABC 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
20t GOTHAM FOX 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
22 BLACK-ISH – F ABC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
22t THE 100 – F CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
24 CHICAGO FIRE – F NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
25 FAMILY GUY – F FOX 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE BLACKLIST – F NBC 6877 11323 4446 65%
2 MODERN FAMILY – F ABC 6787 10906 4119 61%
3 NCIS – F CBS 18012 22120 4108 23%
4 EMPIRE – F FOX 10880 14975 4095 38%
5 BLINDSPOT NBC 5269 9209 3940 75%
6 CHICAGO FIRE – F NBC 7908 11515 3607 46%
7 CHICAGO PD NBC 6933 10472 3539 51%
8 CASTLE – F ABC 7626 11119 3493 46%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY – F ABC 8187 11506 3319 41%
10 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – F CBS 13300 16394 3094 23%
11 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 5778 8681 2903 50%
12 CHICAGO MED – F NBC 7860 10647 2787 35%
13 PERSON OF INTEREST – TUESDAY CBS 6969 9457 2488 36%
14 BLACK-ISH – F ABC 5052 7461 2409 48%
15 PERSON OF INTEREST – MONDAY CBS 5314 7694 2380 45%
16 GRIMM – F NBC 4065 6293 2228 55%
17 NASHVILLE ABC 3718 5904 2186 59%
18 THE FLASH CW 3365 5451 2086 62%
19 THE GOLDBERGS – F ABC 6349 8426 2077 33%
20 THE CATCH – F ABC 4042 6091 2049 51%
21 BONES FOX 4292 6249 1957 46%
22 AGENTS OF SHIELD – F ABC 3019 4972 1953 65%
23 SURVIVOR – F CBS 9514 11409 1895 20%
24 GOTHAM FOX 3842 5727 1885 49%
25 MOM – F CBS 8141 9989 1848 23%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 BLINDSPOT NBC 5269 9209 3940 75%
2 THE ORIGINALS – F CW 864 1499 635 73%
3 JANE THE VIRGIN – F CW 966 1661 695 72%
4 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – F CW 1850 3134 1284 69%
5 SUPERNATURAL CW 1629 2729 1100 68%
6 THE BLACKLIST – F NBC 6877 11323 4446 65%
6t AGENTS OF SHIELD – F ABC 3019 4972 1953 65%
8 REIGN CW 764 1252 488 64%
9 THE FLASH CW 3365 5451 2086 62%
9t ARROW CW 1974 3201 1227 62%
11 MODERN FAMILY – F ABC 6787 10906 4119 61%
11t THE 100 – F CW 1290 2076 786 61%
13 NASHVILLE ABC 3718 5904 2186 59%
14 CONTAINMENT CW 1283 2017 734 57%
15 GRIMM – F NBC 4065 6293 2228 55%
16 CHICAGO PD NBC 6933 10472 3539 51%
16t THE CATCH – F ABC 4042 6091 2049 51%
18 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 5778 8681 2903 50%
18t FAMILY GUY – F FOX 2591 3886 1295 50%
20 GOTHAM FOX 3842 5727 1885 49%
21 BLACK-ISH – F ABC 5052 7461 2409 48%
22 CHICAGO FIRE – F NBC 7908 11515 3607 46%
22t CASTLE – F ABC 7626 11119 3493 46%
22t BONES FOX 4292 6249 1957 46%
25 PERSON OF INTEREST – MONDAY CBS 5314 7694 2380 45%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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