No surprises at the top of the DVR/on-demand viewing charts for the week of May 8.

The season finale of “The Big Bang Theory” scored the biggest gain among adults 18-49, adding 1.8 points to its initial rating (2.7 to 4.5) with a week of delayed viewing. “Designated Survivor” (+5.23 million) grew its total audience by the most and was the only show to double in viewers.

Nine shows doubled their 18-49 ratings, with “iZombie’s” 133 percent gain leading the way.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for May 8-14, 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 THE BIG BANG THEORY – F CBS 2.7 4.5 1.8 67%
2 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.8 3.2 1.4 78%
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.6 2.9 1.3 81%
4 EMPIRE FOX 2.2 3.4 1.2 55%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.0 2.2 1.2 120%
6 SCANDAL ABC 1.4 2.4 1.0 71%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
9 CRIMINAL MINDS – F CBS 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
CHICAGO MED – F NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
SCORPION CBS 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
THE FLASH CW 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.7 1.6 0.9 129%
16 NCIS CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
17 SURVIVOR CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
BLACK-ISH – F ABC 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
BULL CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
HAWAII FIVE-0 – F CBS 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
LUCIFER FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
THE AMAZING RACE CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
25 THE MIDDLE ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
LIFE IN PIECES – F CBS 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
GOTHAM FOX 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
PRISON BREAK FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
SHADES OF BLUE 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 IZOMBIE CW 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
2 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.7 1.6 0.9 129%
3 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.0 2.2 1.2 120%
4 THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
5 QUANTICO ABC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
ARROW CW 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE 100 CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE ORIGINALS CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
REIGN CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
10 THE FLASH CW 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – 8:30 p.m. FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
ELEMENTARY CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
14 SCORPION CBS 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
16 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.6 2.9 1.3 81%
17 SUPERNATURAL CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
18 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.8 3.2 1.4 78%
LUCIFER FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
THE AMAZING RACE CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
21 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
22 CHICAGO MED – F NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
BLINDSPOT NBC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
24 SCANDAL ABC 1.4 2.4 1.0 71%
MADAM SECRETARY CBS 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 4926 10154 5228 106%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY – F CBS 12993 17954 4961 38%
3 CHICAGO PD NBC 6169 10018 3849 62%
4 THE BLACKLIST NBC 4866 8698 3832 79%
5 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 5922 9628 3706 63%
6 BULL CBS 11035 14721 3686 33%
7 NCIS CBS 13392 17073 3681 27%
8 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9014 12651 3637 40%
9 CHICAGO MED – F NBC 7006 10367 3361 48%
10 MODERN FAMILY ABC 5711 9031 3320 58%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7024 10285 3261 46%
12 SCORPION CBS 7522 10729 3207 43%
13 CRIMINAL MINDS – F CBS 8111 11313 3202 39%
14 SCANDAL ABC 5106 8133 3027 59%
15 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5012 7796 2784 56%
16 HAWAII FIVE-0 – F CBS 8222 11002 2780 34%
17 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 7834 10592 2758 35%
18 EMPIRE FOX 6311 8939 2628 42%
19 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 4643 7247 2604 56%
20 ELEMENTARY CBS 4427 6951 2524 57%
21 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 4045 6557 2512 62%
22 CHICAGO JUSTICE – F NBC 5725 8201 2476 43%
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9398 11720 2322 25%
24 CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS CBS 4845 6875 2030 42%
25 SURVIVOR CBS 8295 10320 2025 24%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 4926 10154 5228 106%
2 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2138 4018 1880 88%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 4866 8698 3832 79%
4 THE 100 CW 861 1523 662 77%
5 THE FLASH CW 2706 4627 1921 71%
6 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – 8:30 p.m. FOX 1438 2393 955 66%
7 THE ORIGINALS CW 886 1462 576 65%
8 REIGN CW 776 1276 500 64%
9 IZOMBIE CW 967 1580 613 63%
SUPERGIRL CW 1884 3073 1189 63%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 5922 9628 3706 63%
12 CHICAGO PD NBC 6169 10018 3849 62%
THE AMAZING RACE CBS 4045 6557 2512 62%
14 ARROW CW 1639 2635 996 61%
15 SUPERNATURAL CW 1420 2272 852 60%
16 SCANDAL ABC 5106 8133 3027 59%
LUCIFER FOX 3246 5157 1911 59%
18 MODERN FAMILY ABC 5711 9031 3320 58%
RIVERDALE – F CW 962 1517 555 58%
20 ELEMENTARY CBS 4427 6951 2524 57%
21 PRISON BREAK FOX 2369 3704 1335 56%
SHADES OF BLUE NBC 4643 7247 2604 56%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5012 7796 2784 56%
24 BLINDSPOT NBC 3921 5940 2019 51%
QUANTICO ABC 2540 3846 1306 51%

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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