The premiere of “The Gifted” on FOX put up pretty good ratings gains in the three days after its initial airing.

The Marvel show rose eight tenths of a point in adults 18-49 to a 2.3 rating, making it the top series or season premiere in Live +3 for the week of Oct. 2. The second episode of “This Is Us” (4.8, up from 3.1) was the top non-sports show overall.

“The Good Doctor” continued its strong early-season performance as well, picking up 5.17 million more viewers and 1.5 points in adults 18-49 (2.2 to 3.7, matching its premiere) with three days of delayed viewing.

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 (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 2-8, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/TEXANS NBC 5.8 0.0 0%
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PATRIOTS/BUCCANEERS CBS 5.1 0.0 0%
3 THIS IS US NBC 4.8 1.7 55%
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.4 1.3 42%
THE OT FOX 4.4 0.0 0%
6 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 3.7 1.5 68%
7 WILL & GRACE NBC 3.3 1.3 65%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.3 1.2 57%
9 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 3.1 0.5 19%
10 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC 3.0 0.0 0%
11 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.8 0.9 47%
12 EMPIRE FOX 2.7 0.8 42%
THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.7 0.4 17%
14 TNF PREGAME CBS 2.5 0.0 0%
15 THE GIFTED – P FOX 2.3 0.8 53%
THE SIMPSONS FOX 2.3 0.1 5%
17 SCANDAL – P ABC 2.2 0.8 57%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.2 0.6 38%
19 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.1 0.5 31%
20 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.0 0.8 67%
NCIS CBS 2.0 0.6 43%
BLACK-ISH – P ABC 2.0 0.5 33%
THE MIDDLE – P ABC 2.0 0.4 25%
SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – MICHIGAN ST./MICHIGAN ABC 2.0 0.1 5%
25 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.9 0.8 73%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.9 0.7 0.58
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 1.9 0.7 58%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.9 0.6 46%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.9 0.5 36%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.9 0.5 36%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 2-8, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 17,865 3,821 27%
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/TEXANS NBC 16,600 68 0%
3 NCIS CBS 16,351 2,845 21%
4 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 16,078 5,170 47%
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PATRIOTS/BUCCANEERS CBS 15,522 75 0%
6 THIS IS US NBC 15,456 4,394 40%
7 BULL CBS 13,488 2,700 25%
8 BLUE BLOODS CBS 12,961 3,473 37%
9 THE OT FOX 12,920 32 0%
10 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 12,895 1,851 17%
11 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 11,906 1,487 14%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 11,807 2,573 28%
13 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10,973 2,443 29%
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10,931 2,865 36%
15 SEAL TEAM CBS 10,928 2,537 30%
16 60 MINUTES CBS 10,743 497 5%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10,709 2,248 27%
18 WILL & GRACE NBC 10,475 3,337 47%
19 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 10,235 1,221 14%
20 SURVIVOR CBS 10,060 1,904 23%
21 MADAM SECRETARY – P CBS 9,857 2,647 37%
22 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 9,415 3,290 54%
23 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC 9,294 15 0%
24 9JKL – P CBS 9,292 1,089 13%
25 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9,212 3,041 49%

 

Here are the Live +3 numbers for other season and series premieres from Oct. 2-8.

Adults 18-49

Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
9JKL CBS 1.8 0.2 13%
THE MAYOR ABC 1.6 0.4 33%
FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 1.6 0.2 14%
LUCIFER FOX 1.5 0.4 36%
KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD ABC 1.4 0.4 40%
ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.2 0.5 71%
MADAM SECRETARY CBS 1.2 0.4 50%
AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC 1.0 0.1 11%

 

Total viewers

Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
SCANDAL ABC 7,941 2,419 44%
THE MIDDLE ABC 7,494 1,281 21%
THE GIFTED FOX 7,306 2,419 49%
BLACK-ISH ABC 6,119 1,409 30%
KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD ABC 5,585 1,419 34%
LUCIFER FOX 5,353 1,443 37%
THE MAYOR ABC 5,318 1,233 30%
FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 5,269 755 17%
AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC 4,920 345 8%
ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 4,617 1,360 42%

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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