The season finale of “Roseanne” scored the biggest seven-day gains in the final week of the 2017-18 regular TV season.

The episode added 1.7 points in adults 18-49 with a week of delayed viewing, growing from a 2.5 rating to a 4.2. Its gain was almost double that of the second-place show, “Law & Order: SVU” (+0.9).

In total viewers, “Roseanne” grew by 5.06 million, outpacing the 3.84 million for the “NCIS” season finale.

Two CW shows, “iZombie” and “The 100,” had the biggest percentage gains of the week.

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for May 21-27, 2018. 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 – F ABC 2.5 4.2 1.7 68%
2 LAW & ORDER: SVU – F NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
3 EMPIRE – F FOX 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
4 THE MIDDLE – F ABC 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
SURVIVOR – F CBS 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
NCIS – F CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
THE FLASH – F CW 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
8 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – F ABC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
9 STAR – F FOX 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
SURVIVOR REUNION – S CBS 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
ELEMENTARY CBS 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
12 FOR THE PEOPLE – F ABC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
DECEPTION – F ABC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SUPERGIRL CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
15 AMERICAN IDOL – F ABC 1.6 1.9 0.3 19%
THE VOICE – MON. NBC 1.5 1.8 0.3 20%
THE VOICE – TUES. – F NBC 1.5 1.8 0.3 20%
QUANTICO ABC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
INSTINCT – 9 p.m. CBS 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE 100 CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
IZOMBIE CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
22 DANCING WITH THE STARS – F ABC 1.1 1.3 0.2 18%
MAN WITH A PLAN – F CBS 1.0 1.2 0.2 20%
CELEBRITY NINJA WARRIOR – S NBC 0.8 1.0 0.2 25%
INSTINCT – 8 p.m. CBS 0.4 0.6 0.2 50%
TAKEN NBC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 IZOMBIE CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
2 ELEMENTARY CBS 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
DECEPTION – F ABC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
SUPERGIRL CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
INSTINCT – 9 p.m. CBS 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE 100 CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
TAKEN NBC 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
LIFE SENTENCE CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
9 THE FLASH – F CW 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
10 FOR THE PEOPLE – F ABC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
11 LAW & ORDER: SVU – F NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
QUANTICO ABC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
13 ROSEANNE – F ABC 2.5 4.2 1.7 68%
14 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – F ABC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
15 SURVIVOR REUNION – S CBS 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
16 NCIS – F CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
17 SURVIVOR – F CBS 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
INSTINCT – 8 p.m. CBS 0.4 0.6 0.2 50%
RANSOM CBS 0.2 0.3 0.1 50%
LUIS MIGUEL, LA SERIE TEL 0.2 0.3 0.1 50%
ROSA DE GUADALUPE – SAT. UNI 0.2 0.3 0.1 50%
SANSON Y DALILA – TUES. UMAS 0.2 0.3 0.1 50%
23 EMPIRE – F FOX 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
24 THE MIDDLE – F ABC 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
25 STAR – F FOX 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%


Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 ROSEANNE – F ABC 10582 15642 5060 48%
2 NCIS – F CBS 12071 15905 3834 32%
3 LAW & ORDER: SVU – F NBC 6120 9032 2912 48%
4 ELEMENTARY CBS 4168 6675 2507 60%
5 THE MIDDLE – F ABC 7088 9430 2342 33%
6 SURVIVOR – F CBS 7330 9447 2117 29%
7 EMPIRE – F FOX 5300 7406 2106 40%
8 INSTINCT – 9 p.m. CBS 4686 6653 1967 42%
9 DECEPTION – F ABC 2256 4076 1820 81%
10 SURVIVOR REUNION – S CBS 4647 6375 1728 37%
11 INSTINCT – 8 p.m. CBS 5163 6864 1701 33%
12 FOR THE PEOPLE – F ABC 2372 4055 1683 71%
13 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – F ABC 4025 5642 1617 40%
14 THE FLASH – F CW 2160 3731 1571 73%
15 STAR – F FOX 3951 5304 1353 34%
16 TAKEN NBC 1761 3076 1315 75%
17 AMERICAN IDOL – F ABC 8678 9947 1269 15%
18 THE VOICE-TUES. – F NBC 8776 9952 1176 13%
19 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 8667 9810 1143 13%
20 DANCING WITH THE STARS – F ABC 8774 9911 1137 13%
21 MAN WITH A PLAN – F CBS 5692 6789 1097 19%
22 QUANTICO ABC 2642 3706 1064 40%
23 SUPERGIRL CW 1504 2438 934 62%
24 THE 100 CW 938 1822 884 94%
25 RANSOM CBS 2134 2926 792 37%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE 100 CW 938 1822 884 94%
2 IZOMBIE CW 648 1188 540 83%
3 DECEPTION – F ABC 2256 4076 1820 81%
4 TAKEN NBC 1761 3076 1315 75%
5 THE FLASH – F CW 2160 3731 1571 73%
6 FOR THE PEOPLE – F ABC 2372 4055 1683 71%
7 SUPERGIRL CW 1504 2438 934 62%
8 ELEMENTARY CBS 4168 6675 2507 60%
9 LIFE SENTENCE CW 355 540 185 52%
10 ROSEANNE – F ABC 10582 15642 5060 48%
11 LAW & ORDER: SVU – F NBC 6120 9032 2912 48%
12 INSTINCT – 9 p.m. CBS 4686 6653 1967 42%
13 QUANTICO ABC 2642 3706 1064 40%
14 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – F ABC 4025 5642 1617 40%
EMPIRE – F FOX 5300 7406 2106 40%
16 SURVIVOR REUNION – S CBS 4647 6375 1728 37%
17 RANSOM CBS 2134 2926 792 37%
18 STAR – F FOX 3951 5304 1353 34%
THE MIDDLE – F ABC 7088 9430 2342 33%
20 INSTINCT – 8 p.m. CBS 5163 6864 1701 33%
NCIS – F CBS 12071 15905 3834 32%
SURVIVOR – F CBS 7330 9447 2117 29%
23 20/20 ABC 2951 3735 784 27%
24 CHAMPIONS – 8:30 p.m. – F NBC 1340 1626 286 21%

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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