It’s no surprise that the premiere of “Roseanne” remains atop the broadcast ratings after three days of delayed viewing — the show started out with a substantial lead.

But the revival also posted bigger gains than any other show in the top 25. “Roseanne” increased its 18-49 rating by 2.1 points (5.2 to 7.3) in the Live +3 chart. Only three other shows — “The Big Bang Theory,” the finale of “The Good Doctor” and “Grey’s Anatomy” — grew by as much as 1.0.

In total viewers, “Roseanne’s” gain of 6.59 million easily outpaced the 5.09 million bump for “The Good Doctor.”

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 26-April 1, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 ROSEANNE – P ABC 7.3 2.1 40%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.7 1.2 48%
3 BLACK-ISH ABC 3.0 0.4 15%
4 THE GOOD DOCTOR – F ABC 2.9 1.2 71%
5 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.8 1.0 56%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 2.8 0.8 40%
7 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – P ABC 2.7 0.6 29%
8 EMPIRE FOX 2.6 0.6 30%
9 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.5 0.5 25%
10 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.3 0.9 64%
11 SURVIVOR CBS 2.2 0.5 29%
12 AMERICAN IDOL – SUN. ABC 2.1 0.5 31%
13 AMERICAN IDOL – MON. ABC 2.0 0.3 18%
THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.0 0.3 18%
15 NCIS CBS 1.9 0.6 46%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 0.5 36%
JESUS CHRIST SUPRSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT – S NBC 1.9 0.2 12%
18 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 0.8 80%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 0.7 64%
MOM CBS 1.8 0.4 29%
STAR FOX 1.8 0.3 20%
22 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.7 0.7 70%
STATION 19 ABC 1.7 0.5 42%
24 WILL & GRACE NBC 1.6 0.7 78%
BULL CBS 1.6 0.5 45%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for March 26-April 1, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 ROSEANNE – P ABC 25,038 6,587 36%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 16,872 3,604 27%
3 NCIS CBS 15,191 3,247 27%
4 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 14,860 2,944 25%
5 THE GOOD DOCTOR – F ABC 14,616 5,094 53%
6 BULL CBS 13,445 2,793 26%
7 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 12,061 1,553 15%
8 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 11,839 3,309 39%
9 BLUE BLOODS CBS 11,817 3,382 40%
10 JESUS CHRIST SUPRSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT – S NBC 10,570 958 10%
11 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 10,467 1,448 16%
12 MOM CBS 10,276 1,715 20%
13 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10,239 2,438 31%
14 SURVIVOR CBS 9,913 1,759 22%
15 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,798 2,644 37%
16 BLACK-ISH ABC 9,701 1,113 13%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9,453 2,328 33%
18 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9,366 2,782 42%
19 AMERICAN IDOL – MON. ABC 9,138 1,332 17%
20 AMERICAN IDOL – SUN. ABC 8,903 1,421 19%
21 SEAL TEAM CBS 8,833 2,356 36%
22 CHICAGO MED NBC 8,830 3,022 52%
23 60 MINUTES CBS 8,728 391 5%
24 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – P ABC 8,631 1,671 24%
25 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8,630 3,207 59%

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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