“Sunday Night Football” recovered some from its recent ratings lows with its Oct. 23 telecast, and it leads the week’s adults 18-49 rankings after three days of DVR and on-demand viewing.

Per usual with live sports, though, the game gained almost nothing with delayed viewing, holding fast at its same-day rating of 6.0 and growing by only 40,000 viewers. “This Is Us,” “The Blacklist” and “The Big Bang Theory” put up the biggest gains.

“This Is Us” went from a 2.6 to a 4.1 among adults 18-49 to lead the gains in that measure, topping “Big Bang’s” 1.3-point bump (3.5 to 4.8).

“The Blacklist” added the most viewers, 3.91 million, topping the 3.77 million for “The Big Bang Theory” and 3.63 million for “This Is Us.”

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 17-23, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SEAHAWKS/CARDINALS NBC 6.0 0.0 0%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.8 1.3 37%
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BEARS/PACKERS CBS 4.5 0.0 0%
4 THIS IS US NBC 4.1 1.5 58%
5 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.3 1.2 57%
6 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 3.2 0.5 19%
7 60 MINUTES CBS 3.1 0.1 3%
8 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.9 0.4 16%
9 IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN – S ABC 2.6 0.4 18%
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 2.6 0.5 24%
11 SURVIVOR CBS 2.5 0.6 32%
DEBATE ANALYSIS NBC 2.5 0.0 0%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.5 0.9 56%
14 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 2.4 0.7 41%
NCIS CBS 2.4 0.6 33%
16 DEBATE ANALYSIS ABC 2.3 0.0 0%
TOY STORY OF TERROR! – S ABC 2.3 0.3 15%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 2.3 1.1 92%
TIMELESS NBC 2.3 0.8 53%
20 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 2.2 0.5 29%
BULL CBS 2.2 0.6 38%
22 THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – S FOX 2.1 0.4 24%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 2.1 0.4 24%
24 SCORPION CBS 2.0 0.7 54%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 2.0 0.9 82%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 17-23, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 17,964 3,767 27%
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SEAHAWKS/CARDINALS NBC 17,748 40 0%
3 NCIS CBS 17,733 2,967 20%
4 60 MINUTES CBS 16,358 365 2%
5 BULL CBS 15,407 3,120 25%
6 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BEARS/PACKERS CBS 14,305 103 1%
7 BLUE BLOODS CBS 13,471 3,437 34%
8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 13,463 2,067 18%
9 THIS IS US NBC 13,337 3,632 37%
10 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 12,972 1,588 14%
11 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12,270 2,738 29%
12 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 11,952 1,417 13%
13 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 11,753 2,240 24%
14 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 11,744 1,195 11%
15 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 11,497 2,453 27%
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10,890 2,714 33%
17 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10,422 3,021 41%
18 SURVIVOR CBS 10,413 1,826 21%
19 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 10,170 1,628 19%
20 SCORPION CBS 9,925 2,752 38%
21 MACGYVER CBS 9,417 1,470 18%
22 CHICAGO MED NBC 9,360 2,656 40%
23 THE BLACKLIST NBC 9,223 3,906 73%
24 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 8,782 2,124 32%
25 IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN – S ABC 8,771 1,201 16%

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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