The return of “The X-Files” was the biggest same-day and 3-day show for the week of Jan. 18-24, so it’s no surprise it’s also the biggest 7-day show of the week.

The premiere added half a point to its Live +3 total to finish with an 8.3 rating in adults 18-49 in Live +7. It also had the biggest viewer increase, adding 5.28 million people from its same-day total to deliver 21.47 million viewers.

“Limitless” doubled from a 1.2 to 2.4 in adults 18-49 to lead the 18-49 percentage gains. “The Blacklist” was the percetage leader in viewers, growing by 68 percent.

The Top 25 shows (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for Jan. 18-24, 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 X-FILES – P FOX 6.1 8.3 2.2 36%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
3 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.0 3.3 1.3 65%
4 LIMITLESS CBS 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
4t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
6 BLACK-ISH ABC 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
6t SCORPION CBS 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
6t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
6t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
10 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
10t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
10t NCIS CBS 2.4 3.4 1.0 42%
10t THE FLASH CW 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
10t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
15 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – P CW 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
16 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.0 2.8 0.8 40%
16t CODE BLACK CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
16t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
16t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
16t SUPERGIRL CBS 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
16t NEW GIRL FOX 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
16t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
23 AGENT CARTER – P ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
23t AMERICAN CRIME ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
23t THE MIDDLE ABC 1.8 2.5 0.7 39%
23t THE BACHELOR ABC 2.2 2.9 0.7 32%
23t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
23t ARROW CW 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
23t BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
23t AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 2.4 3.1 0.7 29%
23t AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 2.4 3.1 0.7 29%


ADULTS 18-49 – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 LIMITLESS CBS 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
2 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
4 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
5 AGENT CARTER – P ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
6 THE FLASH CW 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
7 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – P CW 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
8 SUPERNATURAL CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
9 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
10 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.0 3.3 1.3 65%
11t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
11t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
14 ARROW CW 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
14t BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
17 NEW GIRL FOX 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
18 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
19 HEROES REBORN NBC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
19t GALAVANT ABC 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
21 CODE BLACK CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
21t THE 100 – P CW 0.7 1.1 0.4 57%
23 SCORPION CBS 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
24 BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
25 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
25t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
25t THE GRINDER FOX 0.8 1.2 0.4 50%
25t REIGN CW 0.4 0.6 0.2 50%

 

VIEWERS – TOTAL GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE X-FILES – P FOX 16193 21474 5281 33%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7424 12506 5082 68%
3 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 6935 11470 4535 65%
4 BLUE BLOODS CBS 11555 15693 4138 36%
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10640 14729 4089 38%
6 NCIS CBS 17508 21378 3870 22%
7 ELEMENTARY CBS 6338 10192 3854 61%
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8159 11910 3751 46%
9 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9252 12977 3725 40%
10 SCORPION CBS 11603 15289 3686 32%
11 LIMITLESS CBS 6333 9834 3501 55%
12 CHICAGO PD NBC 6503 9976 3473 53%
13 CODE BLACK CBS 7290 10618 3328 46%
14 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 13321 16525 3204 24%
15 CHICAGO MED NBC 7055 10078 3023 43%
16 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6926 9869 2943 42%
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10071 12995 2924 29%
18 BLACK-ISH ABC 5721 8261 2540 44%
19 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 3767 6058 2291 61%
20 SUPERGIRL CBS 8767 10946 2179 25%
21 THE FLASH CW 3422 5484 2062 60%
22 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 9363 11415 2052 22%
23 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – P CW 3214 5244 2030 63%
24 MOM CBS 8490 10518 2028 24%
25 AGENT CARTER – P ABC 3177 5184 2007 63%

 

VIEWERS – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7424 12506 5082 68%
2 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 6935 11470 4535 65%
3 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – P CW 3214 5244 2030 63%
3t AGENT CARTER – P ABC 3177 5184 2007 63%
5 ELEMENTARY CBS 6338 10192 3854 61%
5t AMERICAN CRIME ABC 3767 6058 2291 61%
7 THE FLASH CW 3422 5484 2062 60%
8 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 2372 3742 1370 58%
9 SUPERNATURAL CW 1829 2850 1021 56%
10 LIMITLESS CBS 6333 9834 3501 55%
11 THE 100 – P CW 1878 2890 1012 54%
12 CHICAGO PD NBC 6503 9976 3473 53%
12t THE GRINDER FOX 1974 3029 1055 53%
14 ARROW CW 2829 4302 1473 52%
15 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8159 11910 3751 46%
15t CODE BLACK CBS 7290 10618 3328 46%
17 BLACK-ISH ABC 5721 8261 2540 44%
17t NEW GIRL FOX 2949 4238 1289 44%
19 CHICAGO MED NBC 7055 10078 3023 43%
20 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6926 9869 2943 42%
21 HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 3613 5106 1493 41%
22 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9252 12977 3725 40%
23 REIGN CW 1237 1725 488 39%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10640 14729 4089 38%
24t HEROES REBORN – F NBC 3820 5274 1454 38%

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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