“Modern Family” is the biggest beneficiary in the Live +3 ratings for the second week in a row, growing by 1.3 points in adults 18-49. It also moved up from fifth in the same-day rankings to first.

“Grey’s Anatomy” (+1.2, 2.1 to 3.3) and “Criminal Minds” (+1.1, 2.2 to 3.3) also made moves, with “Grey’s” going from ninth “Criminal Minds” rising from seventh to tie for third place. NBC’s “Chicago PD” (1.4 to 2.3) was out of the Top 25 in the same-day rankings but ties for 14th after three days of delayed viewing.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 21-27, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.7
2 NCAA TOURNAMENT – VILLANOVA/KANSAS CBS 3.6
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.3
3t CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.3
3t THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 3.3
6 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 2.9
7 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.7
7t NCIS CBS 2.7
9 BLACK-ISH ABC 2.6
9t SCANDAL ABC 2.6
9t SURVIVOR CBS 2.6
9t BLINDSPOT NBC 2.6
13 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 2.4
14 NCAA TOURNAMENT – VILLANOVA/KANSAS CBS 2.3
14t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.3
14t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.3
14t LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 2.3
18 THE MIDDLE ABC 2.2
18t DANCING WITH THE STARS – P ABC 2.2
18t SCORPION CBS 2.2
21 AMERICAN IDOL FOX 2.1
22 LUCIFER FOX 2.0
22t CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 2.0
22t LIMITLESS CBS 2.0
25 GOTHAM FOX 1.9
25t THE CATCH – P ABC 1.9
25t NCAA TOURNAMENT – GONZAGA/SYRACUSE CBS 1.9
25t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.9
25t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.9

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for March 21-27, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 NCIS CBS 18819
2 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 15972
3 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 14459
4 DANCING WITH THE STARS – P ABC 14045
5 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 12811
6 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 12151
7 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 12037
8 NCAA TOURNAMENT – VILLANOVA/KANSAS CBS 11606
9 SCORPION CBS 11351
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 11312
11 SURVIVOR CBS 10870
12 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10850
13 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10673
14 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 10349
15 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 10137
16 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 9399
17 CHICAGO PD NBC 9392
18 BLINDSPOT NBC 9338
19 AMERICAN IDOL FOX 9261
20 CASTLE ABC 9249
21 LIMITLESS CBS 8806
22 SCANDAL ABC 8763
23 THE MIDDLE ABC 8575
24 THE CATCH – P ABC 8459
25 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 8371

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.4 3.7 1.3 54%
2 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
3 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.2 3.3 1.1 50%
3t BLINDSPOT NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
5 SCANDAL ABC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
6 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
6t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
8 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
8t LUCIFER FOX 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
8t QUANTICO ABC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
11 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.0 2.7 0.7 35%
11t NCIS CBS 2.0 2.7 0.7 35%
11t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.9 2.6 0.7 37%
11t SCORPION CBS 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
11t LIMITLESS CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
11t THE CATCH – P ABC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
11t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
11t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
11t GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
20 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.8 2.4 0.6 33%
20t GOTHAM FOX 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
20t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
20t CASTLE ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
20t THE FLASH CW 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
20t NASHVILLE ABC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 10944 14459 3515 32%
2 BLINDSPOT NBC 5888 9338 3450 59%
3 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 5130 8371 3241 63%
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7694 10850 3156 41%
5 CHICAGO PD NBC 6273 9392 3119 50%
6 NCIS CBS 15898 18819 2921 18%
7 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7911 10673 2762 35%
8 CASTLE ABC 6496 9249 2753 42%
9 SCORPION CBS 8648 11351 2703 31%
10 SCANDAL ABC 6147 8763 2616 43%
11 THE CATCH – P ABC 5846 8459 2613 45%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 13376 15972 2596 19%
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8757 11312 2555 29%
14 ELEMENTARY CBS 5164 7705 2541 49%
15 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 7754 10137 2383 31%
16 QUANTICO ABC 3385 5717 2332 69%
17 LUCIFER FOX 3821 6094 2273 59%
18 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6111 8304 2193 36%
19 LIMITLESS CBS 6644 8806 2162 33%
20 GRIMM NBC 4316 6225 1909 44%
21 BLACK-ISH ABC 5976 7871 1895 32%
22 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 7506 9399 1893 25%
23 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 8497 10349 1852 22%
24 NASHVILLE ABC 4103 5907 1804 44%
25 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2877 4568 1691 59%

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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