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“The Big Bang Theory” was the biggest gainer in Live +3 ratings for the week of Jan. 11-17, and it also moved up in the adults 18-49 rankings.

The CBS comedy added 1.6 points in adults 18-49 over three days, going from 3.8 to 5.4 and third place to second. It passed “60 Minutes” (4.9, +0.1 from same-day).

Other shows moving up the L+3 rankings include “Criminal Minds” (tied for eighth to sixth) and “Law & Order: SVU” (tied for eighth to seventh). “Superstore” and “New Girl” also cracked the Top 25 in adults 18-49 after finishing outside it in the same-day ratings. (The same-day Top 25 is here.)

Below are the Live +3 rankings in adults 18-49 and viewers for Jan. 11-17, followed by lists of the biggest gains in each measure. Unlike Live +7, these rankings include specials as well. Percentage-gain leaders are not reported here but will continue to be in Live +7.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Jan. 11-17, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF NBC 10.7
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 5.4
3 60 MINUTES CBS 4.9
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.0
5 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 3.0
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.9
7 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.8
7t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.8
9 BLACK-ISH ABC 2.7
10 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 2.6
11 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.6
11t THE BACHELOR ABC 2.6
11t THE BLACKLIST NBC 2.6
14 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 2.5
15 THE MIDDLE ABC 2.4
15t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.4
17 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 2.3
18 FAMILY GUY FOX 2.2
18t MOM CBS 2.2
18t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 2.2
18t DEMOCRATIC DEBATE NBC 2.2
22 THE SIMPSONS FOX 2.1
23 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 2.0
23t BLUE BLOODS CBS 2.0
25 NEW GIRL FOX 1.9
25t SHARK TANK ABC 1.9
25t THE GOOD WIFE CBS 1.9
25t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.9
25t ELEMENTARY CBS 1.9
25t CODE BLACK CBS 1.9
25t SUPERSTORE NBC 1.9

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Jan. 11-17, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF NBC 33936
2 60 MINUTES CBS 21279
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 19707
4 BLUE BLOODS CBS 14205
5 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 14128
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 12239
7 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 12018
8 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 11302
9 MODERN FAMILY ABC 11265
10 BLACKLIST NBC 11255
11 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 11178
12 CHICAGO PD NBC 10780
13 DEMOCRATIC DEBATE NBC 10469
14 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 10391
15 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 10383
16 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 10220
17 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 10089
18 MOM CBS 9798
19 CODE BLACK CBS 9167
20 ELEMENTARY CBS 8998
21 ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 8812
22 THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA NBC 8795
23 THE MIDDLE ABC 8735
24 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 8417
25 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 8363

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 5.4 1.6 42%
2 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.7 4.0 1.3 48%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
3t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
5 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.0 2.9 0.9 45%
6 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.0 2.8 0.8 40%
6t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 2.8 0.8 40%
6t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.9 2.7 0.8 42%
6t ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
10 BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
10t CODE BLACK CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
12 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
12t THE BACHELOR ABC 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
12t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
15 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 2.5 3.0 0.5 20%
15t MADAM SECRETARY CBS 2.0 2.5 0.5 25%
15t THE MIDDLE ABC 1.9 2.4 0.5 26%
15t FAMILY GUY FOX 1.7 2.2 0.5 29%
15t MOM CBS 1.7 2.2 0.5 29%
15t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 2.2 0.5 29%
15t SHARK TANK ABC 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
15t THE GOOD WIFE CBS 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
15t ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
15t HELL’S KITCHEN – P FOX 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
15t AMERICAN CRIME ABC 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
15t HEROES REBORN NBC 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15752 19707 3955 25%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7472 11255 3783 51%
3 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 6641 10391 3750 56%
4 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10623 14205 3582 34%
5 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8169 11265 3096 38%
6 ELEMENTARY CBS 5983 8998 3015 50%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9333 12239 2906 31%
8 CHICAGO PD NBC 7987 10780 2793 35%
9 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9481 12018 2537 27%
10 CODE BLACK CBS 6655 9167 2512 38%
11 THE GOOD WFIE CBS 8965 11302 2337 26%
12 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 11871 14128 2257 19%
13 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 8009 10220 2211 28%
14 ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 6993 8812 1819 26%
15 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 4302 6074 1772 41%
16 BLACK-ISH ABC 6059 7725 1666 27%
17 MOM CBS 8326 9798 1472 18%
18 THE BACHELOR ABC 6895 8338 1443 21%
19 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 6327 7765 1438 23%
20 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 9771 11178 1407 14%
21 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 8716 10089 1373 16%
22 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 6991 8363 1372 20%
23 SHARK TANK ABC 5638 6937 1299 23%
24 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 7135 8417 1282 18%
25 THE MIDDLE ABC 7455 8735 1280 17%

 

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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