Per usual in the first couple months of 2016, “The Big Bang Theory” realized the biggest gains in Live +7 ratings for Feb. 22-28. The CBS comedy added 2.1 points in adults 18-49 (3.8 to 5.9) and nearly 5.22 million viewers with a week of delayed viewing.

“Jane the Virgin” was the top percentage gainer in the demo, growing by 133 percent (0.3 to 0.7). “Shades of Blue” (1.0 to 2.1), “How to Get Away with Murder” (1.5 to 3.1) and “The Blacklist” (1.3 to 2.6) all doubled as well. “How to Get Away” was also the percentage leader in viewers with a 79-percent gain (4.86 million to 8.69 million).

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for Feb. 22-28, 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 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.5 4.3 1.8 72%
3 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.5 3.1 1.6 107%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 3.6 1.5 71%
5 SCANDAL ABC 1.7 3.0 1.3 76%
5t THE X-FILES – F FOX 2.4 3.7 1.3 54%
5t THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
8 BLACK-ISH ABC 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
8t CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
10 LUCIFER FOX 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
10t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
10t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
10t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
10t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
15 LIMITLESS CBS 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
16 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
16t ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
16t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
16t SCORPION CBS 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
16t NCIS CBS 2.4 3.3 0.9 38%
16t THE FLASH CW 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
22 SHARK TANK ABC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
22t CODE BLACK – F CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
22t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
22t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
22t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%


Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
2 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
3 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.5 3.1 1.6 107%
4 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
5 LIMITLESS CBS 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
6 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
7 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
7t SECOND CHANCE FOX 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
9 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
9t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
11 SCANDAL ABC 1.7 3.0 1.3 76%
12 LUCIFER FOX 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
12t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
14 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.5 4.3 1.8 72%
15 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 3.6 1.5 71%
15t SUPERNATURAL CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
17 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
17t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
17t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
20 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
20t SHARK TANK ABC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
20t CODE BLACK – F CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
20t BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
24 THE FLASH CW 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
24t CASTLE ABC 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
24t THE AMAZING RACE CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
24t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%

 

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 15937 21153 5216 33%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5952 10565 4613 78%
3 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10326 14453 4127 40%
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8101 12045 3944 49%
5 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4859 8691 3832 79%
6 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 4954 8769 3815 77%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8676 12430 3754 43%
8 ELEMENTARY CBS 5817 9552 3735 64%
9 CHICAGO PD NBC 6985 10705 3720 53%
10 NCIS CBS 17470 21092 3622 21%
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7802 11412 3610 46%
12 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8822 12391 3569 40%
13 THE X-FILES – F FOX 7602 11068 3466 46%
14 SCORPION CBS 9868 13282 3414 35%
15 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7192 10595 3403 47%
16 SCANDAL ABC 5832 9234 3402 58%
17 CASTLE ABC 5475 8662 3187 58%
18 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12546 15725 3179 25%
19 CODE BLACK – F CBS 6911 10058 3147 46%
20 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8297 11273 2976 36%
21 LUCIFER FOX 4863 7832 2969 61%
22 CHICAGO MED NBC 6642 9584 2942 44%
23 LIMITLESS CBS 5867 8794 2927 50%
24 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6474 9270 2796 43%
25 BLACK-ISH ABC 6179 8968 2789 45%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4859 8691 3832 79%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5952 10565 4613 78%
3 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 4954 8769 3815 77%
3t SECOND CHANCE FOX 1778 3142 1364 77%
3t JANE THE VIRGIN CW 941 1664 723 77%
6 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1124 1882 758 67%
6t THE ORIGINALS CW 1065 1782 717 67%
8 ELEMENTARY CBS 5817 9552 3735 64%
9 THE 100 CW 1407 2286 879 62%
10 LUCIFER FOX 4863 7832 2969 61%
11 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 3514 5619 2105 60%
12 SCANDAL ABC 5832 9234 3402 58%
12t CASTLE ABC 5475 8662 3187 58%
14 AGENT CARTER ABC 2501 3923 1422 57%
14t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 2473 3878 1405 57%
16 SUPERNATURAL CW 1846 2853 1007 55%
17 CHICAGO PD NBC 6985 10705 3720 53%
17t BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 2134 3265 1131 53%
19 THE FLASH CW 3803 5767 1964 52%
19t SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 2964 4495 1531 52%
21 IZOMBIE CW 1453 2191 738 51%
22 LIMITLESS CBS 5867 8794 2927 50%
22t THE GRINDER FOX 1614 2427 813 50%
24 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8101 12045 3944 49%
25 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7192 10595 3403 47%

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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