With “Roseanne” taking the week of April 23 off, “The Big Bang Theory” took over the No. 1 spot in the Live +3 ratings.

The CBS show was at a series low among adults 18-49 (2.0) in the same-day ratings but built substantially with three days of delayed viewing. “Big Bang” improved to 3.2 in the demographic, 0.6 better than second-place “Young Sheldon.”

“The Big Bang Theory” also leads the total-viewer chart with 15.19 million after three days. “Blue Bloods” scored the biggest three-day gain, growing by 3.9 million people to 12.03 million.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 23-29, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.2 1.2 60%
2 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 2.6 0.8 44%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.5 1.0 67%
4 AMERICAN IDOL – SUN. ABC 2.3 0.4 21%
5 EMPIRE FOX 2.2 0.5 29%
6 SURVIVOR CBS 2.0 0.4 25%
7 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 1.9 0.4 27%
8 MOM CBS 1.8 0.5 38%
THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 1.8 0.2 13%
10 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.7 0.8 89%
11 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 0.6 60%
AMERICAN IDOL – MON. ABC 1.6 0.2 14%
13 SWAT CBS 1.5 0.7 88%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.5 0.5 50%
STAR FOX 1.5 0.3 25%
16 STATION 19 ABC 1.4 0.5 56%
THE RESIDENT FOX 1.4 0.5 56%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.4 0.4 40%
19 BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.3 0.5 63%
SEAL TEAM CBS 1.3 0.5 63%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.3 0.4 44%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 1.3 0.4 44%
AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC 1.3 0.1 8%
24 SUPERSTORE NBC 1.2 0.5 71%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.2 0.4 50%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.2 0.3 33%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 1.2 0.3 33%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for April 23-29, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15,194 3,397 29%
2 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 13,905 2,747 25%
3 BLUE BLOODS CBS 12,029 3,899 48%
4 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 10,296 1,038 11%
5 MOM CBS 10,273 1,959 24%
6 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10,108 2,316 30%
7 AMERICAN IDOL – SUN. ABC 9,948 1,176 13%
8 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 9,733 1,299 15%
9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9,604 1,980 26%
10 60 MINUTES CBS 9,534 373 4%
11 SURVIVOR CBS 9,399 1,584 20%
12 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,218 2,669 41%
13 CHICAGO MED NBC 9,134 2,981 48%
14 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8,849 3,296 59%
15 AMERICAN IDOL – MON. ABC 8,766 1,135 15%
16 SEAL TEAM CBS 8,681 2,414 39%
17 INSTINCT CBS 8,361 1,352 19%
18 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 8,162 2,126 35%
19 CODE BLACK – P CBS 8,097 2,456 44%
20 SWAT CBS 8,004 2,782 53%
21 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 7,618 1,394 22%
22 MACGYVER CBS 7,558 1,298 21%
23 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7,290 2,049 39%
24 STATION 19 ABC 6,985 1,814 35%
25 EMPIRE FOX 6,814 1,470 28%

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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