“This Is Us” made the biggest gains among adults 18-49 in the three post-debut days during premiere week. The show climbed 1.8 points in the demographic to score a 5.7 rating with three days of delayed viewing, nearly catching the 5.8 for “Sunday Night Football.”

“The Good Doctor” added the most viewers, 5.52 million, topping the 4.85 million “This Is Us” tacked on to its same-day audience.

Below are the top 25 shows in Live +3 ratings; following that are the three-day numbers for the week’s other season and series premieres.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – COLTS/SEAHAWKS NBC 5.8 0.0 0%
2 THIS IS US – P NBC 5.7 1.8 46%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY – P CBS 5.5 1.4 34%
4 YOUNG SHELDON – P CBS 5.2 1.4 37%
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BEARS/PACKERS CBS 4.8 0.0 0%
6 WILL & GRACE – P NBC 4.6 1.6 53%
7 TNF WEATHER DELAY CBS 4.4 0.0 0%
8 THE GOOD DOCTOR – P ABC 3.7 1.5 68%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY – P ABC 3.5 1.2 52%
10 THE VOICE – MON. – P NBC 3.3 0.7 27%
11 MODERN FAMILY – P ABC 3.2 1.1 52%
EMPIRE – P FOX 3.2 0.8 33%
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC 3.2 0.0 0%
14 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 3.1 0.4 15%
15 TNF PRE-KICK CBS 3.0 0.0 0%
16 KEVIN CAN WAIT – P CBS 2.9 0.6 26%
17 CHICAGO FIRE – P NBC 2.4 0.9 60%
SURVIVOR – P CBS 2.4 0.6 33%
19 LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME – P NBC 2.3 0.7 44%
THE GOLDBERGS – P ABC 2.3 0.5 28%
21 CRIMINAL MINDS – P CBS 2.2 0.9 69%
SEAL TEAM – P CBS 2.2 0.7 47%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – P ABC 2.2 0.6 38%
NCIS – P CBS 2.2 0.6 38%
STAR – P FOX 2.2 0.4 22%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY – P CBS 22,022 4,365 25%
2 YOUNG SHELDON – P CBS 21,499 4,284 25%
3 THIS IS US – P NBC 17,786 4,848 37%
4 THE GOOD DOCTOR – P ABC 16,869 5,517 49%
5 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – COLTS/SEAHAWKS NBC 16,791 56 0%
6 NCIS – P CBS 16,297 3,006 23%
7 WILL & GRACE – P NBC 14,790 4,595 45%
8 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BEARS/PACKERS CBS 14,727 105 1%
9 BLUE BLOODS – P CBS 13,908 3,872 39%
10 TNF WEATHER DELAY CBS 13,430 29 0%
11 SEAL TEAM – P CBS 13,160 3,285 33%
12 BULL – P CBS 12,990 2,930 29%
13 60 MINUTES CBS 12,786 323 3%
14 THE VOICE – MON. – P NBC 12,723 2,153 20%
15 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 12,616 1,682 15%
16 KEVIN CAN WAIT – P CBS 12,032 1,769 17%
17 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – P CBS 11,724 2,944 34%
18 TNF PRE-KICK CBS 11,376 26 0%
19 HAWAII FIVE-0 – P CBS 11,344 2,704 31%
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES – P CBS 11,305 2,356 26%
21 GREY’S ANATOMY – P ABC 11,152 3,073 38%
22 CHICAGO FIRE – P NBC 10,673 3,485 48%
23 SURVIVOR – P CBS 10,312 1,975 24%
24 CRIMINAL MINDS – P CBS 10,250 3,248 46%
25 WISDOM OF THE CROWD – P CBS 10,154 1,322 15%

 

Here are the Live +3 numbers for other season and series premieres from Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

Adults 18-49

Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live +SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 2.1 1.0 91%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 2.1 0.7 50%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 2.0 0.9 82%
CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 0.7 54%
ME, MYSELF & I CBS 2.0 0.4 25%
THE BRAVE NBC 1.9 0.6 46%
SPEECHLESS ABC 1.9 0.5 36%
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 1.9 0.5 36%
BULL CBS 1.8 0.5 38%
GHOSTED FOX 1.8 0.4 29%
SCORPION CBS 1.7 0.7 70%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.7 0.6 55%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.7 0.6 55%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 1.7 0.5 42%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.7 0.4 31%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.7 0.4 31%
SUPERSTORE NBC 1.7 0.4 31%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.6 0.6 60%
SHARK TANK ABC 1.6 0.3 23%
WISDOM OF THE CROWD CBS 1.6 0.3 23%
BOB’S BURGERS FOX 1.6 0.3 23%
THE SIMPSONS FOX 1.6 0.2 14%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.5 0.5 50%
GREAT NEWS NBC 1.5 0.2 15%
GOTHAM FOX 1.4 0.5 56%
INHUMANS ABC 1.3 0.4 44%
THE MICK FOX 1.3 0.4 44%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.2 0.5 71%
MACGYVER CBS 1.2 0.4 50%
HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 1.2 0.3 33%
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 1.2 0.3 33%
TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY ABC 0.8 0.3 60%
THE EXORCIST FOX 0.7 0.2 40%
THE TOY BOX ABC 0.4 0.0 0%

 

Total viewers

Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live +SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 9,735 4,237 77%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 9,656 2,649 38%
CHICAGO PD NBC 9,207 3,093 51%
EMPIRE FOX 9,037 1,982 28%
SCORPION CBS 8,889 3,132 54%
ME, MYSELF & I CBS 8,820 1,362 18%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 8,705 2,317 36%
THE BRAVE NBC 8,516 2,558 43%
MACGYVER CBS 8,256 1,564 23%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 7,909 2,269 40%
LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME NBC 7,875 1,814 30%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 7,451 1,254 20%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 7,337 1,679 30%
STAR FOX 6,577 1,177 22%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 6,442 2,474 62%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 6,370 2,000 46%
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 6,155 1,485 32%
SPEECHLESS ABC 6,095 1,060 21%
SHARK TANK ABC 5,967 850 17%
GREAT NEWS NBC 5,821 667 13%
SUPERSTORE NBC 5,606 1,010 22%
INHUMANS ABC 5,132 1,410 38%
TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY ABC 4,924 1,480 43%
GHOSTED FOX 4,782 1,200 34%
GOTHAM FOX 4,241 1,374 48%
HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 3,968 929 31%
THE SIMPSONS FOX 3,769 507 16%
THE MICK FOX 3,717 1,050 39%
FAMILY GUY FOX 3,565 768 27%
BOB’S BURGERS FOX 3,465 534 18%
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 3,101 820 36%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 2,859 896 46%
THE TOY BOX ABC 2,263 84 4%
THE EXORCIST FOX 2,220 636 40%

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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