“The Big Bang Theory,” “Empire” and “Designated Survivor” collected the biggest ratings gains from three days of delayed viewing in the week of March 27.

“Big Bang” grew the most among adults 18-49, adding 1.2 points to its initial rating (2.6 to 3.8) and placing second overall to CBS’ NCAA Final Four game (unchanged at 5.5).

“Empire” (3.5) and “Designated Survivor” (2.2) each grew by 1.1 in the demo. The latter also added the most total viewers, growing by 4.42 million.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 27-April 2, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCAA FINAL FOUR – OREGON/N. CAROLINA CBS 5.5 0.0 0%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 1.2 46%
3 EMPIRE FOX 3.5 1.1 46%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.0 0.9 43%
5 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.0 1.0 50%
6 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.8 0.4 17%
7 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.5 0.4 19%
8 SCANDAL ABC 2.3 0.8 53%
9 ACM AWARDS – S CBS 2.3 0.2 10%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.2 0.5 29%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 2.2 1.1 100%
12 SURVIVOR CBS 2.2 0.4 22%
BLACK-ISH ABC 2.1 0.6 40%
14 NCIS CBS 2.1 0.5 31%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.1 0.7 50%
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 2.0 0.3 18%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.0 0.8 67%
18 BULL CBS 1.9 0.6 46%
19 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.9 0.7 58%
20 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.8 0.7 64%
21 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.7 0.6 55%
22 BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.7 0.6 55%
MOM CBS 1.7 0.5 42%
IMAGINARY MARY – P ABC 1.6 0.2 14%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.6 0.5 45%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.6 0.6 60%
THE GREAT INDOORS CBS 1.6 0.2 14%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 0.7 78%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for March 27-April 2, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCAA FINAL FOUR – OREGON/N. CAROLINA CBS 18,918 87 0%
2 NCIS CBS 16,920 2,567 18%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 16,258 3,472 27%
BULL CBS 13,784 2,888 27%
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS 13,159 3,537 37%
6 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 12,522 1,405 13%
7 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 12,137 1,580 15%
8 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 11,994 2,828 31%
9 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 11,666 1,444 14%
10 ACM AWARDS – S CBS 11,611 696 6%
11 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 11,094 2,356 27%
12 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,935 2,312 30%
13 60 MINUTES CBS 9,779 278 3%
14 SURVIVOR CBS 9,751 1,487 18%
15 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 9,668 3,008 45%
16 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 9,568 4,416 86%
17 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 9,567 918 11%
18 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9,365 2,469 36%
19 MODERN FAMILY ABC 9,289 2,497 37%
20 EMPIRE FOX 9,246 2,341 34%
21 CHICAGO PD NBC 9,226 3,128 51%
22 CHICAGO MED NBC 8,633 2,619 44%
23 MOM CBS 8,607 1,580 22%
24 MACGYVER CBS 8,171 1,611 25%
25 CHICAGO JUSTICE NBC 7,869 1,964 33%

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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