“The Big Bang Theory” and “The X-Files” logged the biggest gains in the Live +7 ratings for the first week of February. “Big Bang” added 2.1 points in adults 18-49 (3.8 to 5.9), while episode 3 of “The X-Files” grew by 1.8 points (2.7 to 4.5).

The two shows also ranked No. 1 and No. 3 in viewers added with “The Blacklist” falling in between them at No. 2.

“The Vampire Diaries” (0.4 to 0.9, up 125 percent) and “Shades of Blue” (1.1 to 2.3, up 109 percent) were the percentage-gain leaders among adults 18-49 for the week. “Shades of Blue” also grew its total audience by 76 percent to lead that measure.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for Feb. 1-7, 2016 are below. The rankings include first-run, regular series only, not repeats or specials.

ADULTS 18-49 – TOTAL GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 5.9 2.1 55%
2 THE X-FILES FOX 2.7 4.5 1.8 67%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.5 2.9 1.4 93%
4 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.1 2.3 1.2 109%
5 LUCIFER FOX 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
5t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
7 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
7t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
9 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
10 THE FLASH CW 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
10t CODE BLACK CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
10t GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
10t SUPERGIRL CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
10t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
15 THE BACHELOR ABC 2.3 3.0 0.7 30%
15t NEW GIRL FOX 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
15t AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 2.3 3.0 0.7 30%
15t SHARK TANK ABC 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
15t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
15t AGENT CARTER ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
15t AMERICAN CRIME ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
15t MOM CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
15t AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 2.2 2.9 0.7 32%
15t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.2 2.9 0.7 32%
25 FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
25t BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
25t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
25t MIKE & MOLLY CBS 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
25t HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
25t LAST MAN STANDING ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
25t SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
25t ARROW CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%


ADULTS 18-49 – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
2 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.1 2.3 1.2 109%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.5 2.9 1.4 93%
4 GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
5 AGENT CARTER ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
5t AMERICAN CRIME ABC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
7 THE GRINDER FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
8 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
9 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
10 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
10t THE ORIGINALS CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
12 SUPERNATURAL CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
13 CODE BLACK CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
13t SECOND CHANCE FOX 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
13t THE X-FILES FOX 2.7 4.5 1.8 67%
13t SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
13t ARROW CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
18 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
19 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
20 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
21 THE FLASH CW 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
22 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
22t THE MUPPETS ABC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
24 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 5.9 2.1 55%
24t LUCIFER FOX 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%

 

VIEWERS – TOTAL GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15290 20622 5332 35%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6529 11375 4846 74%
3 THE X-FILES FOX 8367 12932 4565 55%
4 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 5643 9954 4311 76%
5 ELEMENTARY CBS 6232 9979 3747 60%
6 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8178 11880 3702 45%
7 CHICAGO PD NBC 7217 10783 3566 49%
8 LUCIFER FOX 5998 9297 3299 55%
9 CODE BLACK CBS 6902 10129 3227 47%
10 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 7311 10162 2851 39%
11 CHICAGO MED NBC 7543 10238 2695 36%
12 GRIMM NBC 4423 6802 2379 54%
13 SUPERGIRL CBS 6653 8831 2178 33%
14 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 3786 5928 2142 57%
15 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 8938 10979 2041 23%
16 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 9176 11212 2036 22%
17 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 6841 8775 1934 28%
18 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 9087 11001 1914 21%
19 MOM CBS 7955 9845 1890 24%
20 THE FLASH CW 3663 5527 1864 51%
21 THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA NBC 6852 8703 1851 27%
22 AGENT CARTER ABC 2786 4632 1846 66%
23 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 6683 8512 1829 27%
24 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3129 4915 1786 57%
25 ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 6341 8118 1777 28%

 

VIEWERS – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 5643 9954 4311 76%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6529 11375 4846 74%
3 THE ORIGINALS CW 921 1592 671 73%
4 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1093 1867 774 71%
5 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 2321 3947 1626 70%
6 AGENT CARTER ABC 2786 4632 1846 66%
7 SECOND CHANCE FOX 2204 3629 1425 65%
8 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 1041 1705 664 64%
9 THE GRINDER FOX 1646 2658 1012 61%
10 ELEMENTARY CBS 6232 9979 3747 60%
11 THE 100 CW 1567 2483 916 58%
12 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3129 4915 1786 57%
12t AMERICAN CRIME ABC 3786 5928 2142 57%
14 LUCIFER FOX 5998 9297 3299 55%
14t BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 2244 3474 1230 55%
14t THE X-FILES FOX 8367 12932 4565 55%
17 GRIMM NBC 4423 6802 2379 54%
18 ARROW CW 2475 3736 1261 51%
18t THE FLASH CW 3663 5527 1864 51%
20 CHICAGO PD NBC 7217 10783 3566 49%
20t SUPERNATURAL CW 1866 2779 913 49%
22 IZOMBIE CW 1437 2124 687 48%
23 CODE BLACK CBS 6902 10129 3227 47%
24 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8178 11880 3702 45%
25 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 7311 10162 2851 39%
25t NEW GIRL FOX 2943 4079 1136 39%

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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