With “This Is Us” done for the season (and “The Big Bang Theory” off for the week), “The Good Doctor” took over the top of the delayed-viewing rankings.

The ABC show snagged the biggest boosts from DVR and on-demand playback in the week of March 19, growing by 1.6 points in adults 18-49 (1.5 to 3.1) and by 6.49 million viewers. Its total-viewer bump was substantially bigger than its closest competitor; in adults 18-49, the show edged “Grey’s Anatomy” and the finale of “9-1-1,” both of which had 1.4-point gains.

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for the week of March 19-25. 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 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 1.5 3.1 1.6 107%
2 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.9 3.3 1.4 74%
9-1-1 – F FOX 1.7 3.1 1.4 82%
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 0.9 2.0 1.1 122%
6 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
8 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
STATION 19 – P ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
11 SEAL TEAM CBS 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
13 SURVIVOR CBS 1.8 2.5 0.7 39%
THE RESIDENT FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
SCORPION CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
17 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
FAMILY GUY FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
TIMELESS NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
21 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.3 2.8 0.5 22%
THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.2 2.7 0.5 23%
AMERICAN IDOL – SUN. ABC 1.7 2.2 0.5 29%
AMERICAN IDOL – MON. ABC 1.6 2.1 0.5 31%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%

Note: 10 other shows also grew by 0.5 but had lower ratings than those listed above.

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
IZOMBIE CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
3 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
4 ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
5 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 0.9 2.0 1.1 122%
6 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
7 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 1.5 3.1 1.6 107%
8 SCORPION CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
TIMELESS NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
RIVERDALE CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
DYNASTY CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
12 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
BLINDSPOT NBC 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
15 9-1-1 – F FOX 1.7 3.1 1.4 82%
STATION 19 – P ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
17 SEAL TEAM CBS 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
BLACK LIGHTNING CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
19 THE RESIDENT FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
20 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
21 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
23 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.9 3.3 1.4 74%
24 GOTHAM FOX 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
25 FAMILY GUY FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%


Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 8925 15416 6491 73%
2 9-1-1 – F FOX 6630 11169 4539 68%
3 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3981 8079 4098 103%
4 CHICAGO PD NBC 6928 10959 4031 58%
5 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 5266 9201 3935 75%
6 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6885 10755 3870 56%
7 CHICAGO MED NBC 6819 10667 3848 56%
8 SEAL TEAM CBS 6358 10026 3668 58%
9 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7613 10867 3254 43%
10 STATION 19 – P ABC 5429 8543 3114 57%
11 SCORPION CBS 4767 7838 3071 64%
12 THE RESIDENT FOX 4097 7092 2995 73%
13 MODERN FAMILY ABC 5563 8504 2941 53%
14 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 6515 9294 2779 43%
15 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 6138 8839 2701 44%
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8585 11145 2560 30%
17 FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 2649 4926 2277 86%
18 INSTINCT CBS 10166 12313 2147 21%
19 TIMELESS NBC 2563 4697 2134 83%
20 SURVIVOR CBS 8613 10714 2101 24%
21 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 10654 12723 2069 19%
22 DECEPTION ABC 3862 5924 2062 53%
23 BLINDSPOT NBC 3268 5258 1990 61%
24 AMERICAN IDOL – MON. ABC 7649 9592 1943 25%
25 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 10920 12778 1858 17%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3981 8079 4098 103%
2 FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 2649 4926 2277 86%
3 TIMELESS NBC 2563 4697 2134 83%
4 RIVERDALE CW 1157 2097 940 81%
5 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2073 3701 1628 79%
6 IZOMBIE CW 734 1304 570 78%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 5266 9201 3935 75%
8 THE RESIDENT FOX 4097 7092 2995 73%
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 8925 15416 6491 73%
10 9-1-1 – F FOX 6630 11169 4539 68%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 1253 2099 846 68%
12 SCORPION CBS 4767 7838 3071 64%
13 LIFE SENTENCE CW 488 794 306 63%
14 GOTHAM FOX 2471 4014 1543 62%
15 BLINDSPOT NBC 3268 5258 1990 61%
16 BLACK LIGHTNING CW 1554 2466 912 59%
17 CHICAGO PD NBC 6928 10959 4031 58%
SEAL TEAM CBS 6358 10026 3668 58%
19 STATION 19 – P ABC 5429 8543 3114 57%
20 CHICAGO MED NBC 6819 10667 3848 56%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6885 10755 3870 56%
22 DECEPTION ABC 3862 5924 2062 53%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 5563 8504 2941 53%
24 FAMILY GUY FOX 1910 2909 999 52%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1834 2780 946 52%

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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