A dozen broadcast shows that aired the week of April 2 at least doubled their adults 18-49 ratings within seven days.

Among them was the season finale of “Will & Grace,” which went from a 0.9 rating the night it aired to a 1.9 with a week of delayed viewing.

“Roseanne” recorded the biggest overall gains for a second straight week, improving by 2.4 points in adults 18-49 (3.9 to 6.3) and by 6.68 million total viewers.

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for the week of April 2-8. 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 ROSEANNE ABC 3.9 6.3 2.4 62%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 2.4 4.0 1.6 67%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.7 3.1 1.4 82%
4 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
6 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
WILL & GRACE – F NBC 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
9 EMPIRE FOX 1.8 2.7 0.9 50%
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER ABC 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
SCANDAL ABC 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
SWAT CBS 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
14 STATION 19 ABC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
16 SURVIVOR CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
NCIS CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
BULL CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
THE CROSSING – P ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%

*14 shows tied for 21st place with gains of 0.6.

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 LIFE SENTENCE CW 0.1 0.3 0.2 200%
2 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
3 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.6 1.4 0.8 133%
4 SWAT CBS 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
5 WILL & GRACE – F NBC 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
6 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
SCANDAL ABC 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
TIMELESS NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SUPERNATURAL CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ARROW CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
13 GOTHAM FOX 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.7 3.1 1.4 82%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
16 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
STATION 19 ABC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
19 THE CROSSING – P ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
20 BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
TAKEN NBC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
23 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 2.4 4.0 1.6 67%
FAMILY GUY FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
AP BIO NBC 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%


Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 ROSEANNE ABC 15406 22087 6681 43%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 13001 17674 4673 36%
3 BLUE BLOODS CBS 8750 12918 4168 48%
4 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 5476 9587 4111 75%
5 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 11660 15685 4025 35%
6 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3837 7720 3883 101%
7 CHICAGO MED NBC 6189 9959 3770 61%
8 NCIS CBS 12133 15872 3739 31%
9 SWAT CBS 5056 8781 3725 74%
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 5904 9617 3713 63%
11 BULL CBS 10998 14688 3690 34%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 8441 12117 3676 44%
13 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 6848 10427 3579 52%
14 MODERN FAMILY ABC 5612 8620 3008 54%
15 THE CROSSING – P ABC 5399 8374 2975 55%
16 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5384 8271 2887 54%
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 7976 10835 2859 36%
18 WILL & GRACE – F NBC 3626 6474 2848 79%
19 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8144 10955 2811 35%
20 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 6194 8869 2675 43%
21 STATION 19 ABC 5090 7717 2627 52%
22 SCANDAL ABC 3837 6454 2617 68%
23 MOM CBS 8343 10719 2376 28%
24 EMPIRE FOX 5576 7926 2350 42%
25 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER ABC 4827 7093 2266 47%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 535 1128 593 111%
2 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3837 7720 3883 101%
3 ARROW CW 899 1742 843 94%
4 TIMELESS NBC 2474 4694 2220 90%
5 WILL & GRACE – F NBC 3626 6474 2848 79%
6 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2078 3666 1588 76%
FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 2762 4861 2099 76%
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 5476 9587 4111 75%
9 SWAT CBS 5056 8781 3725 74%
10 SCANDAL ABC 3837 6454 2617 68%
11 SUPERNATURAL CW 1444 2411 967 67%
12 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 1232 2036 804 65%
13 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 5904 9617 3713 63%
14 CHICAGO MED NBC 6189 9959 3770 61%
15 DECEPTION ABC 3611 5744 2133 59%
THE MICK – F FOX 1767 2808 1041 59%
17 GOTHAM FOX 2533 3967 1434 57%
18 LIFE SENTENCE CW 443 692 249 56%
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 1510 2353 843 56%
20 BLACK LIGHTNING CW 1498 2327 829 55%
THE CROSSING – P ABC 5399 8374 2975 55%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1743 2696 953 55%
23 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5384 8271 2887 54%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 5612 8620 3008 54%
25 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 6848 10427 3579 52%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1929 2929 1000 52%
STATION 19 ABC 5090 7717 2627 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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