The return of ABC’s TGIT dramas and the thick of February sweeps meant a lot of original programming on the air in the week of Feb. 8-14. In turn, that meant a lot of DVRs working overtime.

Six shows at least doubled their 18-49 rating after a week of delayed viewing, including “How to Get Away with Murder” (1.8 to 3.6). “Jane the Virgin” (0.3 to 0.7), “The Originals” (0.3 to 0.7), “The Blacklist” (1.4 to 2.9), “Shades of Blue” (1.1 to 2.2) and “The Vampire Diaries” (0.4 to 0.8) also rose by at least 100 percent. That’s the highest number of shows to double their 18-49 ratings since the week of Nov. 9-15, 2015.

“The Big Bang Theory” had the largest total gains of the week, growing by 2.3 points in adults 18-49 (3.8 to 6.1) and 5.79 million viewers (16.25 million to 22.04 million).

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for Feb. 8-14, 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 6.1 2.3 61%
2 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
3 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.8 3.6 1.8 100%
4 THE X-FILES FOX 2.5 4.1 1.6 64%
5 SCANDAL ABC 2.1 3.6 1.5 71%
5t THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.4 2.9 1.5 107%
7 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.9 3.3 1.4 74%
7t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 3.4 1.4 70%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.4 3.7 1.3 54%
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
11 BLACK-ISH ABC 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
11t LUCIFER FOX 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
11t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
14 LIMITLESS CBS 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
14t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
16 CASTLE ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
16t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.0 2.9 0.9 45%
16t ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
16t SCORPION CBS 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
16t NCIS CBS 2.4 3.3 0.9 38%
16t THE FLASH CW 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
16t FAMILY GUY FOX 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
23 THE MIDDLE ABC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
23t CODE BLACK CBS 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
23t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
23t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
23t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
23t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
23t GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
23t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%


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%
1t THE ORIGINALS CW 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.4 2.9 1.5 107%
4 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.8 3.6 1.8 100%
4t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
4t THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
7 GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
8 CASTLE ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
8t ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
10 IZOMBIE CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
10t SECOND CHANCE FOX 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
12 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
13 LIMITLESS CBS 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
14 FAMILY GUY FOX 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
14t AGENT CARTER ABC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
14t SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
17 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.9 3.3 1.4 74%
18 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.6 4.5 1.9 73%
19 SCANDAL ABC 2.1 3.6 1.5 71%
20 CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 3.4 1.4 70%
21 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 3.0 1.2 67%
21t CSI: CYBER CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
21t ARROW CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
21t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
25 LUCIFER FOX 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%

 

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 16249 22037 5788 36%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6437 11498 5061 79%
3 CHICAGO PD NBC 8250 12708 4458 54%
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7802 12255 4453 57%
5 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 5822 10072 4250 73%
6 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10922 14960 4038 37%
7 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 5399 9380 3981 74%
8 CASTLE ABC 5721 9599 3878 68%
9 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 7612 11446 3834 50%
10 SCANDAL ABC 6955 10683 3728 54%
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8967 12655 3688 41%
12 THE X-FILES FOX 8305 11970 3665 44%
13 NCIS CBS 16939 20573 3634 21%
14 ELEMENTARY CBS 6102 9658 3556 58%
14t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9753 13309 3556 36%
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 8282 11725 3443 42%
17 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8136 11520 3384 42%
18 CODE BLACK CBS 7134 10501 3367 47%
19 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8876 12223 3347 38%
20 SCORPION CBS 11362 14616 3254 29%
21 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12585 15823 3238 26%
22 LIMITLESS CBS 6374 9567 3193 50%
23 LUCIFER FOX 5465 8462 2997 55%
24 CHICAGO MED NBC 7019 9761 2742 39%
25 CSI: CYBER CBS 6307 8946 2639 42%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE ORIGINALS CW 797 1507 710 89%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6437 11498 5061 79%
2t JANE THE VIRGIN CW 940 1681 741 79%
4 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 5399 9380 3981 74%
4t THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1049 1829 780 74%
6 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 5822 10072 4250 73%
7 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 3323 5608 2285 69%
8 CASTLE ABC 5721 9599 3878 68%
9 THE 100 CW 1322 2213 891 67%
10 FAMILY GUY FOX 2568 4221 1653 64%
11 AGENT CARTER ABC 2681 4374 1693 63%
12 GRIMM NBC 4187 6783 2596 62%
13 SECOND CHANCE FOX 2133 3438 1305 61%
14 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 2392 3796 1404 59%
15 ELEMENTARY CBS 6102 9658 3556 58%
16 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7802 12255 4453 57%
17 SUPERNATURAL CW 1829 2856 1027 56%
18 LUCIFER FOX 5465 8462 2997 55%
19 CHICAGO PD NBC 8250 12708 4458 54%
19t SCANDAL ABC 6955 10683 3728 54%
19t SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 3160 4862 1702 54%
19t ARROW CW 2445 3768 1323 54%
19t BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 2283 3512 1229 54%
24 THE FLASH CW 3963 5981 2018 51%
25 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 7612 11446 3834 50%
25t LIMITLESS CBS 6374 9567 3193 50%

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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