A host of season finales airing the week of May 15 made big gains with DVR and on-demand viewing, none bigger than those for “Modern Family” and “Designated Survivor.”

“Modern Family” added the most to its adults 18-49 rating, rising 1.5 points (1.7 to 3.2) in the seven days after it first aired. It edged out “Empire” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” both of which grew by 1.3 points.

“Designated Survivor” gathered the most additional viewers — 5.3 million — to finish with 10.37 million. Ten shows at least doubled their 18-49 ratings.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for May 15-21, 2017. The rankings include first-run series and specials only, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 MODERN FAMILY – F ABC 1.7 3.2 1.5 88%
2 EMPIRE FOX 2.2 3.5 1.3 59%
GREY’S ANATOMY – F ABC 2.0 3.3 1.3 65%
4 SCANDAL – F ABC 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – F ABC 1.1 2.3 1.2 109%
6 CHICAGO PD – F NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
CHICAGO FIRE – F NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
9 THE FLASH CW 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
THE BLACKLIST – 10 p.m. – F NBC 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
11 SCORPION – F CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
AGENTS OF SHIELD – F ABC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
13 NCIS – F CBS 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
THE GOLDBERGS – F ABC 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
BULL CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – F CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
GOTHAM FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
PRISON BREAK FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
THE BLACKLIST – 9 p.m. NBC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
LUCIFER FOX 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
21 SURVIVOR CBS 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
THE MIDDLE- F ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
THE AMAZING RACE – 9 p.m. CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
THE AMAZING RACE – 10 p.m. CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
SHADES OF BLUE – F NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
2 AGENTS OF SHIELD – F ABC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
3 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – F ABC 1.1 2.3 1.2 109%
4 SCANDAL – F ABC 1.2 2.4 1.2 100%
THE FLASH CW 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
THE BLACKLIST – 10 p.m. – F NBC 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
ELEMENTARY – F CBS 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
SUPERGIRL CW 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
IZOMBIE CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REIGN CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
11 MODERN FAMILY – F ABC 1.7 3.2 1.5 88%
LUCIFER FOX 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
13 THE AMAZING RACE – 10 p.m. CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
SHADES OF BLUE – 10 p.m. – F NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
15 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
16 ARROW CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
17 GOTHAM FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
PRISON BREAK FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
THE BLACKLIST – 9 p.m. NBC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
20 CHICAGO PD – F NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
CHICAGO FIRE – F NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
22 THE AMAZING RACE – 9 p.m. CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
23 SHADES OF BLUE – 9 p.m. NBC 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
24 SCORPION – F CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – 8:30 p.m. FOX 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
QUANTICO – F ABC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
SUPERNATURAL – F CW 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
THE ORIGINALS CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
THE 100 CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – F ABC 5068 10371 5303 105%
2 CHICAGO FIRE – F NBC 6254 10142 3888 62%
3 CHICAGO PD – F NBC 6484 10353 3869 60%
4 BULL CBS 10850 14664 3814 35%
5 NCIS – F CBS 13162 16879 3717 28%
6 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – F CBS 9110 12819 3709 41%
7 THE BLACKLIST – 10 p.m. – F NBC 4891 8596 3705 76%
8 MODERN FAMILY – F ABC 6203 9692 3489 56%
9 SCORPION – F CBS 7894 11230 3336 42%
10 THE BLACKLIST – 9 p.m. NBC 4872 8157 3285 67%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY – F ABC 7920 11014 3094 39%
12 SCANDAL – F ABC 5216 8234 3018 58%
13 EMPIRE FOX 6142 9108 2966 48%
14 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5555 8431 2876 52%
15 MADAM SECRETARY – F CBS 7443 10194 2751 37%
16 ELEMENTARY – F CBS 4112 6692 2580 63%
17 SHADES OF BLUE – 10 p.m. – F NBC 4101 6596 2495 61%
18 SHADES OF BLUE – 9 p.m. NBC 3780 6061 2281 60%
19 LUCIFER FOX 3046 5096 2050 67%
20 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS – F CBS 4163 6184 2021 49%
21 AGENTS OF SHIELD – F ABC 2033 4020 1987 98%
22 THE FLASH CW 2483 4422 1939 78%
23 SURVIVOR CBS 8276 10213 1937 23%
24 THE AMAZING RACE – 10 p.m. CBS 3755 5691 1936 52%
25 THE AMAZING RACE – 9 p.m. CBS 4235 6131 1896 45%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – F ABC 5068 10371 5303 105%
2 AGENTS OF SHIELD – F ABC 2033 4020 1987 98%
3 THE FLASH CW 2483 4422 1939 78%
4 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 763 1341 578 76%
5 THE BLACKLIST – 10 p.m. – F NBC 4891 8596 3705 76%
6 REIGN CW 726 1258 532 73%
7 THE 100 CW 830 1395 565 68%
8 IZOMBIE CW 862 1448 586 68%
9 THE BLACKLIST – 9 p.m. NBC 4872 8157 3285 67%
LUCIFER FOX 3046 5096 2050 67%
SUPERGIRL CW 1929 3219 1290 67%
12 ARROW CW 1444 2384 940 65%
ELEMENTARY – F CBS 4112 6692 2580 63%
14 CHICAGO FIRE – F NBC 6254 10142 3888 62%
15 THE ORIGINALS CW 892 1440 548 61%
16 SHADES OF BLUE – 10 p.m. – F NBC 4101 6596 2495 61%
SHADES OF BLUE – 9 p.m. NBC 3780 6061 2281 60%
18 CHICAGO PD – F NBC 6484 10353 3869 60%
PRISON BREAK FOX 2397 3811 1414 59%
20 FAMILY GUY FOX 2053 3258 1205 59%
21 SCANDAL – F ABC 5216 8234 3018 58%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – 8:30 p.m. FOX 1365 2140 775 57%
MODERN FAMILY – F ABC 6203 9692 3489 56%
24 GOTHAM FOX 2976 4566 1590 53%
SUPERNATURAL – F CW 1697 2603 906 53%

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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