“The Big Bang Theory” kept its status as the top broadcast show among adults 18-49 in the Live +3 ratings for March 5-11 — barely.

The show increased from a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo to a 3.9 with three days of delayed viewing, just beating the 3.8 (up from 2.3) for “This Is Us.”

“Big Bang’s” lead in total viewers was more comfortable. It’s at 17.45 million viewers after three days, about 1.4 million viewers ahead of “NCIS.”

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 5-11, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.9 1.3 50%
2 THIS IS US NBC 3.8 1.5 65%
3 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 3.1 1.0 48%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.9 1.2 71%
THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.9 0.4 16%
6 AMERICAN IDOL – P ABC 2.7 0.4 17%
7 9-1-1 FOX 2.6 1.0 63%
THE BACHELOR – F ABC 2.6 0.4 18%
THE BACHELOR: AFTER THE FINAL ROSE – S ABC 2.6 0.4 18%
10 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.5 0.4 19%
11 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.3 0.9 64%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.3 0.6 35%
13 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.1 0.9 75%
CHICAGO PD NBC 2.1 0.9 75%
15 CHICAGO MED NBC 2.0 0.6 43%
NCIS CBS 2.0 0.6 43%
17 WILL & GRACE NBC 1.9 0.9 90%
MOM CBS 1.9 0.4 27%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 0.4 27%
20 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.8 0.6 50%
21 SCANDAL ABC 1.7 0.6 55%
22 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.6 0.7 78%
SWAT CBS 1.6 0.7 78%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.6 0.7 78%
BULL CBS 1.6 0.5 45%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.6 0.4 33%
DECEPTION – P ABC 1.6 0.4 33%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 1.6 0.3 23%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for March 5-11, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 17,453 3,571 26%
2 NCIS CBS 16,049 3,128 24%
3 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 15,809 3,262 26%
4 THIS IS US NBC 13,526 4,635 52%
5 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 13,372 1,747 15%
6 BULL CBS 13,019 2,910 29%
7 BLUE BLOODS CBS 12,643 3,614 40%
8 AMERICAN IDOL – P ABC 11,840 1,353 13%
9 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 11,781 1,683 17%
10 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 11,717 3,276 39%
11 MOM CBS 10,899 1,796 20%
12 CHICAGO PD NBC 10,474 3,826 58%
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10,351 2,316 29%
14 CHICAGO MED NBC 10,154 3,132 45%
15 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10,146 2,430 31%
16 SURVIVOR CBS 10,130 1,881 23%
17 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,926 2,852 40%
18 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 9,899 3,619 58%
19 60 MINUTES CBS 9,739 338 4%
20 9-1-1 FOX 9,557 3,504 58%
21 THE BACHELOR ABC 8,961 1,002 13%
22 60 MINUTES – 8 p.m. – S CBS 8,873 422 5%
23 SEAL TEAM CBS 8,825 2,731 45%
24 THE BACHELOR: AFTER THE FINAL ROSE – S ABC 8,728 939 12%
25 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 8,625 2,339 37%

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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