“The Big Bang Theory” and “Empire” each had fairly low ratings the night they aired in the week of April 10. But per usual, they were also among the biggest gainers with a few days of DVR and on-demand viewing, keeping them at the top of the adults 18-49 heap.

“The Big Bang Theory” ranks first in both adults 18-49 (3.8 rating) and viewers (15.42 million) in the Live +3 ratings for the week. It also made the biggest gain in the 18-49 demographic, growing by 1.3 points from its initial rating.

“Empire” (3.2) is second in adults 18-49 and grew by 0.9. “Blue Bloods” is No. 2 among viewers with 12.44 million.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 10-16, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 1.3 52%
2 EMPIRE FOX 3.2 0.9 39%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.7 0.9 50%
4 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.6 0.5 24%
5 SURVIVOR CBS 2.3 0.6 35%
6 SCANDAL ABC 2.2 0.9 69%
7 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.9 1.0 111%
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 1.9 0.3 19%
9 PRISON BREAK FOX 1.7 0.6 55%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.7 0.6 55%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.7 0.4 31%
MOM CBS 1.7 0.4 31%
13 SCORPION CBS 1.6 0.6 60%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.6 0.5 45%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.6 0.5 45%
16 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.5 0.5 50%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.5 0.5 50%
SHARK TANK ABC 1.5 0.4 36%
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 1.5 0.3 25%
20 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 1.4 0.6 75%
2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.4 0.4 40%
FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 1.4 0.3 27%
THE GREAT INDOORS CBS 1.4 0.2 17%
24 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.3 0.6 86%
THE MICK FOX 1.3 0.5 63%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for April 10-16, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15,423 3,532 30%
2 BLUE BLOODS CBS 12,437 3,003 32%
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 11,706 1,393 14%
4 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 11,347 1,467 15%
5 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10,892 2,397 28%
6 SURVIVOR CBS 10,122 1,804 22%
7 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,468 2,277 32%
8 SCORPION CBS 9,055 2,649 41%
9 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 9,044 4,162 85%
10 CHICAGO MED NBC 8,800 2,442 38%
11 EMPIRE FOX 8,667 2,082 32%
12 MOM CBS 8,402 1,560 23%
13 MACGYVER CBS 8,033 1,461 22%
14 SCANDAL ABC 7,483 2,219 42%
15 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 7,101 1,055 17%
16 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 6,844 1,438 27%
17 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS 6,745 638 10%
18 THE MIDDLE ABC 6,530 1,237 23%
19 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 6,287 1,363 28%
20 MAN WITH A PLAN CBS 6,140 811 15%
21 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 6,089 1,982 48%
22 SUPERIOR DONUTS CBS 5,844 826 16%
23 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 5,721 1,079 23%
24 SHARK TANK ABC 5,601 1,216 28%
25 TAKEN NBC 5,516 1,278 30%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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