The next-to-last episode of “This Is Us” had the biggest gains from delayed viewing in the week of March 5, and its margin of victory was not small.

The NBC show doubled its adults 18-49 rating (2.3 to 4.6) with a week of delayed viewing. Its 2.3-point gain was 35 percent higher than the 1.7-point bump for “The Big Bang Theory.”

In total viewers, the 6.57 million people “This Is Us” added is 37 percent higher than the 4.79 million for second-place “Chicago PD.”

“Designated Survivor” was the percentage-gain leader in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for the week of March 5-11. They include only first-run series and specials, 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 2.3 4.6 2.3 100%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 2.6 4.3 1.7 65%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.7 3.2 1.5 88%
4 9-1-1 FOX 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
5 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.2 2.5 1.3 108%
6 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 2.1 3.3 1.2 57%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
WILL & GRACE NBC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
11 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
SWAT CBS 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
15 SURVIVOR CBS 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
NCIS CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
SCANDAL ABC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
BULL CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
THE FLASH CW 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
22 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.5 3.2 0.7 28%
THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.1 2.8 0.7 33%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
THE RESIDENT FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
IZOMBIE CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
4 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
5 THE FLASH CW 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
7 WILL & GRACE NBC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
8 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.2 2.5 1.3 108%
9 THIS IS US NBC 2.3 4.6 2.3 100%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
SWAT CBS 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
BLINDSPOT NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
LIFE SENTENCE – P CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
14 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
15 SEAL TEAM CBS 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.7 3.2 1.5 88%
9-1-1 FOX 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
18 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
19 THE MICK FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
20 ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
SUPERNATURAL CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
BLACK LIGHTNING CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
RIVERDALE CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
24 THE RESIDENT FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THIS IS US NBC 8891 15456 6565 74%
2 CHICAGO PD NBC 6648 11441 4793 72%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 13882 18500 4618 33%
4 9-1-1 FOX 6053 10650 4597 76%
5 NCIS CBS 12921 17355 4434 34%
6 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3605 8018 4413 122%
7 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6280 10621 4341 69%
8 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 8441 12733 4292 51%
9 BLUE BLOODS CBS 9029 13271 4242 47%
10 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 12547 16636 4089 33%
11 BULL CBS 10109 14172 4063 40%
12 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 5055 9114 4059 80%
13 CHICAGO MED NBC 7022 10945 3923 56%
14 SEAL TEAM CBS 6094 9770 3676 60%
15 SWAT CBS 5607 9260 3653 65%
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7074 10648 3574 51%
17 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5699 8797 3098 54%
18 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 7716 10796 3080 40%
19 SCORPION CBS 5513 8527 3014 55%
20 THE RESIDENT FOX 4076 7053 2977 73%
21 WILL & GRACE NBC 3950 6913 2963 75%
22 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8035 10994 2959 37%
23 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 6286 9218 2932 47%
24 MODERN FAMILY ABC 5250 8149 2899 55%
25 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5531 8300 2769 50%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3605 8018 4413 122%
2 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 582 1121 539 93%
3 THE FLASH CW 2038 3869 1831 90%
4 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2055 3776 1721 84%
5 TIMELESS – P NBC 2971 5410 2439 82%
IZOMBIE CW 768 1398 630 82%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 5055 9114 4059 80%
8 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 3364 5970 2606 77%
TAKEN NBC 2253 3996 1743 77%
10 9-1-1 FOX 6053 10650 4597 76%
LIFE SENTENCE – P CW 677 1190 513 76%
12 WILL & GRACE NBC 3950 6913 2963 75%
RIVERDALE CW 1272 2223 951 75%
14 THIS IS US NBC 8891 15456 6565 74%
15 THE RESIDENT FOX 4076 7053 2977 73%
16 CHICAGO PD NBC 6648 11441 4793 72%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 1192 2049 857 72%
18 BLACK LIGHTNING CW 1453 2481 1028 71%
19 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6280 10621 4341 69%
20 ARROW CW 1291 2155 864 67%
21 BLINDSPOT NBC 3005 4997 1992 66%
22 SWAT CBS 5607 9260 3653 65%
23 GOTHAM FOX 2410 3928 1518 63%
THE MICK FOX 1723 2804 1081 63%
25 SUPERNATURAL CW 1685 2733 1048 62%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 3998 6478 2480 62%

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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