The return of “Empire” was the top-rated non-sports show in same-day ratings for the week of March 20. With three days of DVR and on-demand viewing, it’s No. 1 on all of broadcast TV for the week, no qualifiers needed.

The FOX series moved ahead of an NCAA Tournament game in the 18-49 ratings by adding 1.2 points to its initial 2.8, for a three-day total of 4.0. It also had the biggest gain, edging “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.9 to 3.0) and “Designated Survivor” (1.1 to 2.2).

“60 Minutes” (15.03 million) and the “Dancing With the Stars” premiere (13.83 million) held onto their top spots among viewers.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 EMPIRE FOX 4.0 1.2 43%
2 NCAA TOURNAMENT – UCLA/KENTUCKY CBS 3.3 0.1 3%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.0 1.1 58%
THE VOICE – MON. NBC 3.0 0.6 25%
5 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.9 0.6 26%
6 60 MINUTES CBS 2.5 0.0 0%
7 DANCING WITH THE STARS – P ABC 2.4 0.3 14%
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.3 0.8 53%
9 SCANDAL ABC 2.2 0.9 69%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 2.2 1.1 100%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.2 0.5 29%
12 NCAA TOURNAMENT – PURDUE/KANSAS CBS 2.1 0.0 0%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.1 0.8 62%
14 NCAA TOURNAMENT – MICHIGAN/OREGON CBS 2.0 0.0 0%
CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 0.8 67%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 2.0 0.8 67%
LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 2.0 0.3 18%
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.9 0.3 19%
19 NCAA TOURNAMENT – BUTLER/N. CAROLINA CBS 1.8 0.1 6%
20 SCORPION CBS 1.7 0.6 55%
21 SUPERSTORE NBC 1.6 0.5 45%
22 FAMILY GUY FOX 1.5 0.5 50%
LAST MAN STANDING ABC 1.5 0.5 50%
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 1.5 0.4 36%
THE FLASH CW 1.5 0.5 50%
CHICAGO JUSTICE NBC 1.5 0.5 50%
TRIAL & ERROR – 9 p.m. NBC 1.5 0.3 25%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for March 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 60 MINUTES CBS 15,028 327 2%
2 DANCING WITH THE STARS – P ABC 13,832 1,740 14%
3 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 12,619 1,879 17%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 12,619 1,446 13%
5 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 12,524 1,687 16%
6 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 10,860 1,033 11%
7 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 10,796 2,021 23%
8 EMPIRE FOX 10,704 2,750 35%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10,340 2,535 32%
10 NCAA TOURNAMENT – UCLA/KENTUCKY CBS 10,118 118 1%
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 10,082 2,617 35%
12 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10,010 2,800 39%
13 SURVIVOR CBS 9,692 1,588 20%
14 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 9,566 4,358 84%
15 CHICAGO PD NBC 9,434 3,046 48%
16 SCORPION CBS 8,906 2,442 38%
17 CHICAGO JUSTICE NBC 7,976 2,135 37%
18 SCANDAL ABC 7,716 2,317 43%
19 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 7,609 2,418 47%
20 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 7,582 1,464 24%
21 NCAA TOURNAMENT – MICHIGAN/OREGON CBS 7,156 28 0%
22 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 7,052 1,124 19%
23 ELEMENTARY CBS 7,033 1,873 36%
24 NAA TOURNAMENT – PURDUE/KANSAS CBS 6,677 52 1%
25 DATELINE – FRI. NBC 6,553 1,014 18%

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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