“Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory” had the biggest growth in their adults 18-49 ratings for the first week of May.

The two comedies each added 1.5 points to their initial 18-49 rating after seven days of DVR viewing. “Big Bang” grew from 2.5 to 4.0, while “Modern Family” went from 1.7 to 3.2. “Designated Survivor” (+1.4), “Grey’s Anatomy” (+1.2) and “Empire” (+1.1) rounded out the Top 5.

Ten shows at least doubled their 18-49 rating, led by “Designated Survivor’s” 156 percent gain (0.9 to 2.3). The ABC drama also dominated the viewer gains, per usual.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for May 1-7, 2017. The rankings include first-run series and specials only, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.7 3.2 1.5 88%
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 2.5 4.0 1.5 60%
3 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.9 2.3 1.4 156%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.8 3.1 1.3 72%
5 EMPIRE FOX 1.9 3.1 1.2 63%
6 SCANDAL ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
7 THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
13 BLACK-ISH ABC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
SCORPION CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
BULL CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
THE FLASH CW 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
18 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
NCIS CBS 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
PRISON BREAK FOX 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
LUCIFER FOX 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
SUPERSTORE – F NBC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
25 SHARK TANK ABC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
THE AMAZING RACE CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
BLUE BLOODS – F CBS 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
SURVIVOR CBS 1.8 2.4 0.6 33%
THE MICK – F FOX 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
GOTHAM FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
SHADES OF BLUE NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
BLINDSPOT NBC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.9 2.3 1.4 156%
2 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
4 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
THE 100 CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IZOMBIE CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE ORIGINALS CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
RIVERDALE CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REIGN CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
11 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.7 3.2 1.5 88%
PRISON BREAK FOX 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
SUPERSTORE NBC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
14 THE MICK – F FOX 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
SHADES OF BLUE NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
16 SCANDAL ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
17 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
QUANTICO ABC 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
ELEMENTARY CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
21 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
22 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
THE FLASH CW 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
ARROW CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
SUPERGIRL CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 4622 10044 5422 117%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 12391 16576 4185 34%
3 BLUE BLOODS – F CBS 9237 13171 3934 43%
4 CHICAGO PD NBC 6150 10047 3897 63%
5 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 8691 12572 3881 45%
6 THE BLACKLIST NBC 4811 8645 3834 80%
7 NCIS CBS 12878 16615 3737 29%
8 MODERN FAMILY ABC 5650 9324 3674 65%
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6081 9752 3671 60%
10 BULL CBS 10827 14496 3669 34%
11 SCORPION CBS 7105 10517 3412 48%
12 CHICAGO MED NBC 6375 9708 3333 52%
13 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7086 10390 3304 47%
14 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 7368 10508 3140 43%
15 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8010 11040 3030 38%
16 SCANDAL ABC 5105 8088 2983 58%
17 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5063 7931 2868 57%
18 EMPIRE FOX 5597 8402 2805 50%
19 ELEMENTARY CBS 4219 6828 2609 62%
20 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 4087 6647 2560 63%
21 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 7581 10051 2470 33%
22 CHICAGO JUSTICE NBC 5350 7779 2429 45%
23 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 4008 6366 2358 59%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9058 11290 2232 25%
25 LUCIFER FOX 3413 5500 2087 61%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 4622 10044 5422 117%
2 REIGN CW 688 1256 568 83%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 4811 8645 3834 80%
4 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2149 3752 1603 75%
5 THE ORIGINALS CW 933 1619 686 74%
6 THE MICK – F FOX 1891 3254 1363 72%
SUPERGIRL CW 1746 3003 1257 72%
JANE THE VIRGIN CW 766 1318 552 72%
9 THE FLASH CW 2693 4459 1766 66%
10 MODERN FAMILY ABC 5650 9324 3674 65%
11 PRISON BREAK FOX 2346 3857 1511 64%
IZOMBIE CW 925 1520 595 64%
13 CHICAGO PD NBC 6150 10047 3897 63%
SHADES OF BLUE NBC 4087 6647 2560 63%
15 ELEMENTARY CBS 4219 6828 2609 62%
ARROW CW 1387 2243 856 62%
THE 100 CW 878 1420 542 62%
18 LUCIFER FOX 3413 5500 2087 61%
19 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6081 9752 3671 60%
20 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 4008 6366 2358 59%
RIVERDALE CW 977 1555 578 59%
22 SCANDAL ABC 5105 8088 2983 58%
23 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5063 7931 2868 57%
24 QUANTICO ABC 2646 4079 1433 54%
25 SUPERNATURAL CW 1506 2311 805 53%

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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