Here are the same-day, Live +3 and Live +7 adults 18-49 ratings for every show that aired on CBS in the 2016-17 season. Same-day ratings are for all new episodes aired in-season (Sept. 19, 2016-May 24, 2017), including those coded as specials. DVR ratings may not include episodes coded as specials. Summer shows that aired one or two episodes in season aren’t included.

Highest-rated show: “The Big Bang Theory” was the No. 1 non-sports show on the network by a wide margin in same-day, Live +3 and Live +7. After a week of delayed viewing it even beat “Thursday Night Football,” 4.9 to 4.8.

Biggest rise in the rankings: “Scorpion” moved up six spots after three days of DVR catchup, going from a tie for 15th on the network to a tie for ninth (it improved from 1.2 to 1.8). It gained one more spot in the Live +7 rankings.

Biggest fall (excluding sports and news): “Superior Donuts” went from 15th in the same-day ratings to 22nd in Live +3 and 23rd in Live +7.

L +SD rank Show L+SD rating   L+3 rank L+3 rating Rank +/-   L+7 rank L+7 rating Rank +/- vs. L+3
1 Thursday Night Football 4.8 1 4.8 2 4.8 -1
2 The Big Bang Theory 3.1 2 4.5 1 4.9 +1
3 Survivor 1.8 3 2.4 3 2.5
4 NCIS 1.7 4 2.3 3 2.5 +1
5 Hunted 1.6 8 1.9 -3 8 2.0
60 Minutes 1.6 13 1.7 -8 13 1.8
Kevin Can Wait 1.6 6 2.0 -1 6 2.2
8 Mom 1.4 9 1.8 -1 10 1.9 -1
Bull 1.4 6 2.0 +2 6 2.2
Criminal Minds 1.4 5 2.1 +3 5 2.4
The Great Indoors 1.4 9 1.8 -1 13 1.8 -4
12 NCIS: Los Angeles 1.3 13 1.7 -1 13 1.8
2 Broke Girls 1.3 13 1.7 -1 13 1.8
Life in Pieces 1.3 9 1.8 +3 10 1.9 -1
15 Man with a Plan 1.2 19 1.5 -4 21 1.5 -2
Scorpion 1.2 9 1.8 +6 8 2.0 +1
Superior Donuts 1.2 22 1.4 -7 23 1.4 -1
NCIS: New Orleans 1.2 13 1.7 +2 10 1.9 +3
Blue Bloods 1.2 13 1.7 +2 13 1.8
Hawaii Five-0 1.2 13 1.7 +2 13 1.8
21 MacGyver 1.1 19 1.5 +2 20 1.6 -1
22 The Odd Couple 1.0 25 1.2 -2 25 1.3
Undercover Boss 1.0 27 1.1 -5 29 1.1 -2
Code Black 1.0 19 1.5 +3 19 1.7
25 Madam Secretary 0.9 25 1.2 25 1.3
The Amazing Race 0.9 22 1.4 +3 21 1.5 +1
Pure Genius 0.9 24 1.3 +1 23 1.4 +1
28 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 0.8 27 1.1 +1 25 1.3 +2
29 Doubt 0.7 30 0.9 -1 30 0.9
48 Hours 0.7 31 0.8 -2 31 0.8
31 Elementary 0.6 27 1.1 +4 28 1.2 -1
32 Training Day 0.5 32 0.7 32 0.7
33 Ransom 0.4 33 0.6 33 0.6

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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