The last “Designated Survivor” episode of 2016 did what most of the other episodes of the show did in the fall: double its audience with a week of DVR and on-demand viewing.

The ABC series grew by 142 percent in adults 18-49 (1.2 to 2.9), the biggest percentage gain in the week of Dec. 12-18. Its 1.7-point jump also tied “Modern Family” for the second-largest total gain behind “The Big Bang Theory’s” two-point increase.

In viewers, “Designated Survivor” grew by just above 100 percent, rising from 6.18 million to 12.37 million people. It was the only show of the week to double in both adults 18-49 and viewers.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for Dec. 12-18, 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 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.4 5.4 2.0 59%
2 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.2 2.9 1.7 142%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.0 3.7 1.7 85%
4 EMPIRE FOX 2.7 4.1 1.4 52%
5 TIMELESS NBC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
6 SCORPION CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
BULL CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
BLACK-ISH ABC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
11 NEW GIRL FOX 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
NCIS CBS 1.8 2.5 0.7 39%
17 ELEMENTARY CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
LAST MAN STANDING ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
SPEECHLESS ABC 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
SURVIVOR – F CBS 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
STAR – P FOX 2.2 2.8 0.6 27%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.2 2.9 1.7 142%
2 TIMELESS NBC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
3 NEW GIRL FOX 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
4 ELEMENTARY CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
5 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.0 3.7 1.7 85%
6 THE EXORCIST – F FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
7 SCORPION CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
8 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
9 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
10 SCREAM QUEENS FOX 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.4 5.4 2.0 59%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
13 BULL CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
14 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
15 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
16 EMPIRE FOX 2.7 4.1 1.4 52%
17 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
BLACK-ISH ABC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
MACGYVER CBS 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
22 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
23 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
24 THE REAL O’NEALS ABC 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
PURE GENIUS CBS 0.9 1.3 0.4 44%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 6177 12367 6190 100%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15958 21263 5305 33%
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 6813 10908 4095 60%
4 NCIS CBS 14764 18561 3797 26%
5 BULL CBS 11619 15378 3759 32%
6 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 10034 13763 3729 37%
7 EMPIRE FOX 7578 11048 3470 46%
8 SCORPION CBS 6984 10434 3450 49%
9 TIMELESS NBC 4812 7924 3112 65%
10 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 9049 12052 3003 33%
11 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9464 12361 2897 31%
12 ELEMENTARY CBS 5079 7751 2672 53%
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10375 12929 2554 25%
14 BLACK-ISH ABC 5465 7761 2296 42%
15 PURE GENIUS CBS 5505 7687 2182 40%
16 MACGYVER CBS 7671 9711 2040 27%
17 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 5350 7357 2007 38%
18 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 6936 8911 1975 28%
19 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 6774 8746 1972 29%
20 STAR – P FOX 6707 8560 1853 28%
21 SURVIVOR – F CBS 9094 10930 1836 20%
22 THE MIDDLE ABC 6431 8256 1825 28%
23 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 6203 8005 1802 29%
24 MOM CBS 8234 9939 1705 21%
25 THE VOICE – TUES. – F NBC 12140 13740 1600 13%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 6177 12367 6190 100%
2 NEW GIRL FOX 1621 2765 1144 71%
3 TIMELESS NBC 4812 7924 3112 65%
4 THE EXORCIST – F FOX 1747 2846 1099 63%
5 MODERN FAMILY ABC 6813 10908 4095 60%
6 SCREAM QUEENS FOX 1132 1741 609 54%
7 ELEMENTARY CBS 5079 7751 2672 53%
8 SCORPION CBS 6984 10434 3450 49%
9 EMPIRE FOX 7578 11048 3470 46%
10 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 2147 3066 919 43%
11 BLACK-ISH ABC 5465 7761 2296 42%
12 PURE GENIUS CBS 5505 7687 2182 40%
13 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 5350 7357 2007 38%
HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 3314 4566 1252 38%
15 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 10034 13763 3729 37%
16 FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 3897 5242 1345 35%
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15958 21263 5305 33%
MADAM SECRETARY CBS 9049 12052 3003 33%
19 BULL CBS 11619 15378 3759 32%
20 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9464 12361 2897 31%
21 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 6774 8746 1972 29%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 6203 8005 1802 29%
SPEECHLESS ABC 5461 7030 1569 29%
THE REAL O’NEALS ABC 3091 4002 911 29%
25 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 6936 8911 1975 28%
STAR – P FOX 6707 8560 1853 28%
THE MIDDLE ABC 6431 8256 1825 28%

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.

  • https://themorningupdate.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/the-morning-update-for-wednesday-january-4-2017/ The Morning Update for Wednesday, January 4, 2017. | The Morning Update

    […] ‘Designated Survivor’ posts another double-double in week 13 broadcast Live +7 ratings The last “Designated Survivor” episode of 2016 did what most of the other episodes of the show […]

    Like

blog comments powered by Disqus