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As recently as last season, it was all but unheard of for a broadcast-network show to double its 18-49 rating in the Live +7 ratings. It wasn’t all that uncommon on cable, but it almost never happened on the networks.

Now, it’s becoming routine. Five shows — “The Originals” (0.4 to 0.9), “Quantico” (1.5 to 3.1), “The Blacklist” (1.4 to 2.9), “The Vampire Diaries” (0.5 to 1.0) and “Reign” (0.2 to 0.4) — grew by at least 100 percent in Live +7 for the week of Oct. 19-25.

Going from a 0.2 to a 0.4 isn’t that big a deal, but it’s not just shows at the bottom of the same-day ratings anymore that are growing by such huge percentages. Whether that’s good or bad news for those shows is highly debatable, since networks don’t get paid for all of that delayed viewing. But it’s a definite shift in viewing patterns.

What hasn’t changed is that the top of the Live +7 charts is populated by shows that are already popular with same-day viewers. “Empire” (4.8 to 7.2) was once again the biggest gainer in total viewers for week 5, while “Blindspot” added the most viewers, going from 7.82 million to 13. 43 million.

The Top 25 gainers (including ties) for the week of Oct. 19-25 are below. The list includes only original episodes of series, not repeats or specials.

ADULTS 18-49 – TOTAL INCREASE

Rank Show  Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 EMPIRE FOX 4.8 7.2 2.4 50%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.9 5.9 2.0 51%
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.7 4.6 1.9 70%
3t BLINDSPOT NBC 2.1 4.0 1.9 90%
5 QUANTICO ABC 1.5 3.1 1.6 107%
5t HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 2.1 3.7 1.6 76%
7 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.4 3.9 1.5 63%
7t THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.4 2.9 1.5 107%
9 SCANDAL ABC 2.5 3.9 1.4 56%
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.6 2.9 1.3 81%
10t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.9 1.3 81%
12 LIMITLESS CBS 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
13 SCORPION CBS 1.8 2.9 1.1 61%
13t GOTHAM FOX 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
13t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
13t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
17 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
17t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
17t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.8 2.8 1.0 56%
17t HEROES REBORN NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
21 CASTLE ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
21t NASHVILLE ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
21t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
21t SURVIVOR CBS 2.1 3.0 0.9 43%
21t NCIS CBS 2.2 3.1 0.9 41%
21t THE FLASH CW 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
21t FAMILY GUY FOX 1.8 2.7 0.9 50%
21t THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 2.7 3.6 0.9 33%

 

ADULTS 18-49 – PERCENTAGE INCREASE

Rank Show  Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 THE ORIGINALS CW 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
2 QUANTICO ABC 1.5 3.1 1.6 107%
2t THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.4 2.9 1.5 107%
4 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
4t REIGN CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
6 HEROES REBORN NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
7 BLINDSPOT NBC 2.1 4.0 1.9 90%
8 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
9 LIMITLESS CBS 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
10 GOTHAM FOX 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
11 SUPERNATURAL CW 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
12 CASTLE ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
12t NASHVILLE ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
14 CRIMINAL MINDS CBW 1.6 2.9 1.3 81%
14t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.9 1.3 81%
16 GRANDFATHERED FOX 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
17 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
18 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 2.1 3.7 1.6 76%
19 CSI: CYBER CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
20 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
21 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.7 4.6 1.9 70%
21t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
21t SCREAM QUEENS FOX 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
24 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
24t ARROW CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
24t THE GRINDER FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%

VIEWERS – TOTAL INCREASE

Rank Show  Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 BLINDSPOT NBC 7817 13429 5612 72%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14684 20197 5513 38%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6679 11836 5157 77%
4 EMPIRE FOX 12280 17352 5072 41%
5 QUANTICO ABC 5105 9484 4379 86%
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7798 12157 4359 56%
7 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 6951 10941 3990 57%
8 SCORPION CBS 9460 13398 3938 42%
9 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10417 14330 3913 38%
10 CASTLE ABC 6670 10486 3816 57%
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7637 11444 3807 50%
12 NCIS CBS 17215 20971 3756 22%
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8767 12505 3738 43%
14 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8470 12135 3665 43%
15 SCANDAL ABC 8281 11945 3664 44%
16 LIMITLESS CBS 7895 11526 3631 46%
17 CHICAGO PD NBC 6237 9651 3414 55%
18 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 8964 12213 3249 36%
19 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8595 11829 3234 38%
20 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12986 16011 3025 23%
21 CODE BLACK CBS 7129 10085 2956 41%
22 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6325 9203 2878 46%
23 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 11280 13851 2571 23%
24 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 3846 6387 2541 66%
25 GOTHAM FOX 4186 6615 2429 58%

VIEWERS – PERCENTAGE INCREASE

Rank Show  Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 QUANTICO ABC 5105 9484 4379 86%
2 THE ORIGINALS CW 960 1751 791 82%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 6679 11836 5157 77%
4 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1195 2064 869 73%
5 BLINDSPOT NBC 7817 13429 5612 72%
6 SLEEPY HOLLOW FOX 2893 4934 2041 71%
6t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 3846 6387 2541 66%
8 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 912 1515 603 66%
9 SCREAM QUEENS FOX 2588 4160 1572 61%
10 GOTHAM FOX 4186 6615 2429 58%
10t THE FLASH CW 3554 5602 2048 58%
12 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 6951 10941 3990 57%
13 CASTLE ABC 6670 10486 3816 57%
14 ARROW CW 2402 3765 1363 57%
15 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7798 12157 4359 56%
16 CHICAGO PD NBC 6237 9651 3414 55%
16t HEROES REBORN NBC 3804 5904 2100 55%
16t SUPERNATURAL CW 1589 2462 873 55%
16t NASHVILLE ABC 4474 6798 2324 52%
16t IZOMBIE CW 1328 2014 686 52%
16t THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 3417 5162 1745 51%
22 MINORITY REPORT FOX 1821 2750 929 51%
23 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7637 11444 3807 50%
24 THE PLAYER NBC 4154 6198 2044 49%
25 GRANDFATHERED FOX 3329 4955 1626 49%

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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