The week of Nov. 28 was a fairly full one in terms of original programming, which means that — stop us if you’ve heard this before — “The Big Bang Theory,” “This Is Us,” “Designated Survivor,” “Empire” and “Modern Family” were the biggest gainers with three days of DVR and on-demand viewing.

“The Big Bang Theory” and “This Is Us” posted the biggest gains in adults 18-49, each growing by 1.5 points. “Designated Survivor” and “Modern Family” each added 1.2 points and “Empire” 1.1.

“Designated Survivor” also added the most viewers, growing by 4.89 million people.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – COWBOYS/VIKINGS NBC 6.8 0.0 0%
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PANTHERS/SEAHAWKS NBC 6.1 0.0 0%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.6 1.5 48%
4 THIS IS US NBC 4.2 1.5 56%
5 EMPIRE FOX 4.0 1.1 38%
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.4 1.2 55%
7 COLLEGE FB – BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP FOX 2.7 0.0 0%
8 THE SIMPSONS FOX 2.6 0.2 8%
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER – S CBS 2.6 0.3 13%
10 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 2.5 1.2 92%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.5 0.6 32%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.5 0.8 47%
13 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.4 0.3 14%
14 BLACK-ISH ABC 2.3 0.6 35%
THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.3 0.4 21%
16 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.2 0.5 29%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.2 0.8 57%
18 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 2.1 0.5 31%
FAMILY GUY FOX 2.1 0.5 31%
THE FLASH CW 2.1 0.6 40%
DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS NBC 2.1 0.4 24%
22 THE MIDDLE ABC 2.0 0.4 25%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 2.0 0.5 33%
24 SPEECHLESS ABC 1.9 0.4 27%
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – S ABC 1.9 0.4 27%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.9 0.7 58%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – COWBOYS/VIKINGS NBC 21,926 163 1%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 18,836 4,296 30%
3 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PANTHERS/SEAHAWKS NBC 17,844 92 1%
4 THIS IS US NBC 14,459 3,932 37%
5 DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS NBC 13,311 1,736 15%
6 60 MINUTES CBS 12,255 406 3%
7 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 11,858 1,219 11%
8 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 11,052 1,247 13%
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10,999 3,059 39%
10 CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER – S NBC 10,860 358 3%
11 SURVIVOR CBS 10,535 1,678 19%
12 EMPIRE FOX 10,448 2,608 33%
13 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER – S CBS 10,425 1,031 11%
14 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 10,344 4,888 90%
15 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 10,231 2,790 37%
16 MODERN FAMILY ABC 9,686 2,871 42%
17 COLLEGE FB – BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP FOX 9,265 75 1%
18 CODE BLACK CBS 8,806 2,883 49%
19 MOM CBS 8,616 1,604 23%
20 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 8,505 2,078 32%
21 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 8,104 1,828 29%
22 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 8,072 1,750 28%
23 THE MIDDLE ABC 7,730 1,135 17%
24 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS 7,701 867 13%
25 20/20 ABC 7,698 1,232 19%

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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