“The Big Bang Theory” kept its hold on the No. 1 ranking for the week of April 24, growing substantially after a few days of DVR playback.

The show rose from a 2.6 to a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49 in the Live +3 ratings, staying ahead of “Empire” (3.1, +1.0 from its initial rating). “Big Bang” also added 3.72 million viewers to rise to 16.24 million.

“Designated Survivor” had the largest viewer growth, adding 4.17 million people to its initial total.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for April 24-30, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.9 1.3 50%
2 EMPIRE FOX 3.1 1.0 48%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.7 0.9 50%
4 SCANDAL ABC 2.3 0.9 64%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.3 0.5 28%
6 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.3 0.4 21%
7 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.1 0.3 17%
8 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 2.0 0.9 82%
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 2.0 0.4 25%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.0 0.7 54%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.0 0.7 54%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 0.5 36%
13 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.9 0.7 58%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.8 0.7 64%
BLACK-ISH – 9:30 p.m. ABC 1.7 0.4 31%
16 BLACK-ISH – 9 p.m. ABC 1.7 0.5 42%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.6 0.4 33%
SPEECHLESS ABC 1.6 0.4 33%
MOM CBS 1.6 0.3 23%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.6 0.5 45%
THE FLASH CW 1.6 0.6 60%
LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 1.6 0.1 7%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 0.6 60%
24 GOTHAM FOX 1.5 0.5 50%
THE GREAT INDOORS CBS 1.5 0.3 25%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for April 24-30, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 16,235 3,718 30%
2 BLUE BLOODS CBS 12,256 3,517 40%
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 11,759 1,377 13%
4 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10,899 1,822 20%
5 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 10,703 1,415 15%
6 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 10,680 1,049 11%
7 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10,392 2,335 29%
8 SURVIVOR CBS 10,065 1,568 18%
9 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 9,995 2,115 27%
10 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 9,754 2,844 41%
11 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC 9,644 756 9%
12 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,557 2,532 36%
13 60 MINUTES CBS 9,385 269 3%
14 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9,334 2,425 35%
15 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 9,281 4,170 82%
16 CHICAGO PD NBC 9,215 2,945 47%
17 CHICAGO MED NBC 8,701 2,662 44%
18 MOM CBS 8,535 1,477 21%
19 EMPIRE FOX 8,462 2,150 34%
20 CHICAGO JUSTICE NBC 7,995 1,844 30%
21 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7,947 3,086 63%
22 SCANDAL ABC 7,595 2,398 46%
23 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 7,293 2,076 40%
24 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 7,008 1,501 27%
25 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS 6,958 582 9%

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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