The Oscars are a live event, and live events tend not to pick up a lot of viewers in the days after they air. That was the case, relatively speaking, with this year’s awards — they grew by just 3 percent in total viewers and 4 percent among adults 18-49.

Still, that means a little over a million people caught up with the Oscars in the three days after they aired, and about 450,000 of them were adults under 50. Here’s hoping they padded their DVR recordings enough to see the crazy ending to the show.

“This Is Us” is the top non-Oscar show in the Live +3 18-49 ratings, growing from a 2.5 to a 4.5. “NCIS” leads the viewer race among regular programming with 17.44 million.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE OSCARS – S ABC 9.5 0.4 4%
2 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 3 – S ABC 5.2 0.0 0%
3 THIS IS US NBC 4.5 2.0 80%
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.3 1.5 54%
5 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 2 – S ABC 3.5 0.0 0%
6 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.1 1.1 55%
THE BACHELOR ABC 3.1 0.6 24%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.1 1.1 55%
9 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER – F ABC 2.5 1.1 79%
10 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.3 0.5 28%
LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 1 – S ABC 2.3 0.1 5%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.3 0.7 44%
13 BLACK-ISH ABC 2.2 0.6 38%
14 NCIS CBS 2.1 0.5 31%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 2.1 0.8 62%
CHICAGO PD NBC 2.1 0.8 62%
17 SPEECHLESS ABC 1.9 0.3 19%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.9 0.4 27%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.9 0.5 36%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.9 0.6 46%
21 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 1.8 0.4 29%
SHARK TANK ABC 1.8 0.4 29%
SCORPION CBS 1.8 0.6 50%
BULL CBS 1.8 0.5 38%
MOM CBS 1.8 0.4 29%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE OSCARS – S ABC 34,029 1,092 3%
2 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 3 – S ABC 21,083 159 1%
3 NCIS CBS 17,439 2,566 17%
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 17,331 3,949 30%
5 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 2 – S ABC 15,442 140 1%
6 THIS IS US NBC 14,389 5,022 54%
7 BULL CBS 13,339 2,674 25%
8 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12,640 3,064 32%
9 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 1 – S ABC 11,621 146 1%
10 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 11,512 2,388 26%
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10,284 3,123 44%
12 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10,278 2,559 33%
13 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9,756 2,429 33%
14 SCORPION CBS 9,733 2,538 35%
15 CHICAGO PD NBC 9,601 2,924 44%
16 MODERN FAMILY ABC 9,287 2,641 40%
17 THE BACHELOR ABC 9,161 1,265 16%
18 MOM CBS 9,036 1,418 19%
19 MACGYVER CBS 8,457 1,528 22%
20 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 8,207 914 13%
21 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 8,161 2,397 42%
22 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 8,134 1,533 23%
23 THE BLACKLIST NBC 8,047 3,069 62%
24 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 8,029 1,768 28%
25 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS 8,024 735 10%

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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