The final “This Is Us” episode of 2016 drew some of its best ratings of the season in the overnight numbers, and it continued that trend after a week of DVR and on-demand playback.

The NBC show had the biggest gain in adults 18-49 for the week of Dec. 5, growing by 2.1 points to a 4.9, its high so far this season. It was No. 2 in viewers added, growing by 5.45 million people to a season-high 16.4 million.

“Designated Survivor” kept its streak as the viewer-gain leader alive, adding 6.69 million viewers over seven days. It finished second in 18-49 gain (+1.7) and was the percentage leader in both categories.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for Dec. 5-11, 2016. 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 THIS IS US NBC 2.8 4.9 2.1 75%
2 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.1 2.8 1.7 155%
3 EMPIRE FOX 2.5 4.0 1.5 60%
4 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
5 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
6 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.7 1.6 0.9 129%
7 NCIS CBS 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
BULL CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
BLACK-ISH ABC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
THE FLASH CW 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
TIMELESS NBC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
14 SURVIVOR CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
CODE BLACK CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
NEW GIRL FOX 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
21 HAIRSPRAY LIVE – S NBC 2.3 2.9 0.6 26%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
SPEECHLESS ABC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
LAST MAN STANDING ABC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
SHARK TANK ABC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.1 2.8 1.7 155%
2 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.7 1.6 0.9 129%
3 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
4 NOTORIOUS – F ABC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
5 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.3 2.5 1.2 92%
6 NEW GIRL FOX 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
7 THE EXORCIST FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
CONVICTION ABC 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
ELEMENTARY CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
SUPERNATURAL CW 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
11 THIS IS US NBC 2.8 4.9 2.1 75%
12 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
ARROW CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
15 BLACK-ISH ABC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
THE FLASH CW 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
TIMELESS NBC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
19 CODE BLACK CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
20 EMPIRE FOX 2.5 4.0 1.5 60%
HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
SHARK TANK ABC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
SCREAM QUEENS FOX 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
25 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 5185 11876 6691 129%
2 THIS IS US NBC 10949 16396 5447 50%
3 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10179 14532 4353 43%
4 BULL CBS 11677 15741 4064 35%
5 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9358 13387 4029 43%
6 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7774 11712 3938 51%
7 NCIS CBS 14686 18533 3847 26%
8 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 7770 11439 3669 47%
9 EMPIRE FOX 6998 10656 3658 52%
10 CODE BLACK CBS 6749 10286 3537 52%
11 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9406 12538 3132 33%
12 ELEMENTARY CBS 4731 7674 2943 62%
13 TIMELESS NBC 5075 7969 2894 57%
14 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 7823 10687 2864 37%
15 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 6257 9004 2747 44%
16 PURE GENIUS CBS 5624 8156 2532 45%
17 BLACK-ISH ABC 4220 6401 2181 52%
18 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2374 4492 2118 89%
19 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 6568 8629 2061 31%
20 MACGYVER CBS 7418 9457 2039 27%
21 SURVIVOR CBS 8498 10475 1977 23%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 6450 8427 1977 31%
23 CONVICTION ABC 3344 5310 1966 59%
24 NOTORIOUS – F ABC 2579 4486 1907 74%
25 HAIRSPRAY LIVE – S NBC 9046 10879 1833 20%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 5185 11876 6691 129%
2 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 982 1880 898 91%
3 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2374 4492 2118 89%
4 NOTORIOUS – F ABC 2579 4486 1907 74%
5 THE EXORCIST FOX 1656 2784 1128 68%
6 NEW GIRL FOX 1729 2809 1080 62%
ELEMENTARY CBS 4731 7674 2943 62%
SUPERNATURAL CW 1734 2804 1070 62%
9 CONVICTION ABC 3344 5310 1966 59%
10 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 2001 3171 1170 58%
ARROW CW 1944 3073 1129 58%
12 THE FLASH CW 3138 4940 1802 57%
TIMELESS NBC 5075 7969 2894 57%
14 THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 2213 3387 1174 53%
FREQUENCY CW 847 1293 446 53%
16 CODE BLACK CBS 6749 10286 3537 52%
EMPIRE FOX 6998 10656 3658 52%
BLACK-ISH ABC 4220 6401 2181 52%
19 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7774 11712 3938 51%
20 THIS IS US NBC 10949 16396 5447 50%
21 PITCH – F FOX 2882 4301 1419 49%
22 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 7770 11439 3669 47%
23 PURE GENIUS CBS 5624 8156 2532 45%
24 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 6257 9004 2747 44%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 2312 3322 1010 44%

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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