The Season 2 finale of “This Is Us” led the adults 18-49 ratings for the week of March 12. Its margin of victory got much larger after three days of delayed viewing.

The NBC series grew from a 2.8 rating to 4.4 in the three days after its initial airing, increasing its lead from 0.4 in the same-day rankings to 1.5 in Live +3. It also jumped up from fourth to second in total viewers (behind “NCIS”) after adding 4.67 million people to its total.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THIS IS US – F NBC 4.4 1.6 57%
2 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.9 1.1 61%
3 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 2.8 1.0 56%
THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.8 0.4 17%
5 9-1-1 FOX 2.6 1.0 63%
THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.6 0.3 13%
7 SURVIVOR CBS 2.3 0.6 35%
8 AMERICAN IDOL – MON. ABC 2.2 0.4 22%
AMERICAN IDOL – SUN. ABC 2.2 0.4 22%
10 CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 0.8 67%
WILL & GRACE NBC 2.0 0.8 67%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 2.0 0.7 54%
NCIS CBS 2.0 0.5 33%
NCAA TOURNAMENT POSTGAME – SUN. CBS 2.0 0.0 0%
15 NCAA TOURNAMENT – OHIO ST./GONZAGA CBS 1.9 0.0 0%
16 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.7 0.8 89%
SCANDAL ABC 1.7 0.6 55%
BULL CBS 1.7 0.5 42%
RISE – P NBC 1.7 0.5 42%
NCAA TOURNAMENT – DAVIDSON/KENTUCKY CBS 1.7 0.0 0%
21 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER – F ABC 1.6 0.6 60%
NCAA TOURNAMENT POSTGAME – SAT. CBS 1.6 0.0 0%
23 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.5 0.5 50%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.5 0.5 50%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.5 0.5 50%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.5 0.4 36%
60 MINUTES CBS 1.5 0.1 7%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for March 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCIS CBS 16,280 3,015 23%
2 THIS IS US – F NBC 15,610 4,670 43%
3 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 14,568 4,681 47%
4 BULL CBS 13,497 2,858 27%
5 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 13,395 1,519 13%
6 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 12,666 1,490 13%
7 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12,270 3,019 33%
8 INSTINCT – P CBS 10,882 1,829 20%
9 60 MINUTES CBS 10,513 429 4%
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10,340 2,313 29%
11 SURVIVOR CBS 9,987 1,595 19%
12 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,910 2,725 38%
13 CHICAGO PD NBC 9,875 3,334 51%
14 9-1-1 FOX 9,775 3,334 52%
15 AMERICAN IDOL – MON. ABC 9,769 1,355 16%
16 AMERICAN IDOL – SUN. ABC 9,194 1,384 18%
17 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8,818 3,120 55%
18 NCAA TOURNAMENT POSTGAME – SUN. CBS 8,678 13 0%
19 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 8,253 2,122 35%
20 LITTLE BIG SHOTS – P NBC 8,183 641 8%
21 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 7,911 2,193 38%
22 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7,625 2,078 37%
23 RISE – P NBC 7,560 2,057 37%
24 MAN WITH A PLAN CBS 7,154 803 13%
25 WILL & GRACE NBC 6,991 2,276 48%

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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