With five World Series games and two NFL contests in primetime the week of Oct. 23, sports has a huge presence at the top of the ratings. With help from delayed viewing, however, a couple of entertainment shows are in the mix too.

“This Is Us” and “The Big Bang Theory” moved into the top 10 in adults 18-49 in the Live +3 ratings for the week. “This Is Us” is third with a 4.4 rating (+1.6 from its initial mark), and “Big Bang” is sixth at 4.1 (+1.3).

In total viewers, “Big Bang” (17 million), “NCIS” (16.13 million) and “The Good Doctor” (15.74 million) all crack the top 5 in Live +3. World Series and NFL broadcasts had the seven top spots in the same-day rankings.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 23-29, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 WORLD SERIES GM 5 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX 5.3 0.0 0%
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – STEELERS/LIONS NBC 4.8 0.0 0%
3 THIS IS US NBC 4.4 1.6 57%
4 THE OT FOX 4.3 0.0 0%
5 WORLD SERIES GM 2 – ASTROS/DODGERS FOX 4.2 0.0 0%
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.1 1.3 46%
7 WORLD SERIES PREGAME – SUN. FOX 4.0 0.0 0%
8 WORLD SERIES GM 1 – ASTROS/DODGERS FOX 3.9 0.0 0%
WORLD SERIES GM 3 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX 3.9 0.0 0%
10 WORLD SERIES GM 4 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX 3.7 0.0 0%
11 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – DOLPHINS/RAVENS CBS 3.4 0.0 0%
12 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 3.3 1.5 83%
13 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.0 1.2 67%
14 WILL & GRACE NBC 2.9 1.1 61%
15 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC 2.7 0.0 0%
16 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.6 0.9 53%
THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.6 0.4 18%
18 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.3 0.4 21%
19 SURVIVOR CBS 2.2 0.5 29%
20 THE ORVILLE FOX 2.0 0.8 67%
21 THE GIFTED FOX 1.9 0.9 90%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.9 0.8 73%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.9 0.7 58%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.9 0.7 58%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.9 0.6 46%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 0.5 36%
NCIS CBS 1.9 0.5 36%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 23-29, 2017

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 WORLD SERIES GM 5 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX 19,054 95 1%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 17,000 3,795 29%
3 NCIS CBS 16,127 2,824 21%
4 WORLD SERIES GM 3 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX 15,749 60 0%
5 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 15,735 5,334 51%
6 WORLD SERIES GM 2 – ASTROS/DODGERS FOX 15,562 66 0%
7 WORLD SERIES GM 4 – DODGERS/ASTROS FOX 15,483 70 0%
8 WORLD SERIES GM 1 – ASTROS/DODGERS FOX 15,042 62 0%
9 THIS IS US NBC 15,025 4,424 42%
10 WORLD SERIES PREGAME – SUN. FOX 14,216 48 0%
11 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – STEELERS/LIONS NBC 13,949 83 1%
12 THE OT FOX 13,621 22 0%
13 BULL CBS 13,488 2,787 26%
14 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12,254 2,732 29%
15 BLUE BLOODS CBS 11,906 3,617 44%
16 60 MINUTES CBS 11,697 423 4%
17 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 11,670 1,574 16%
18 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – DOLPHINS/RAVENS CBS 11,408 37 0%
19 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 10,971 1,309 14%
20 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10,422 2,749 36%
21 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 10,318 1,165 13%
22 SURVIVOR CBS 9,943 1,717 21%
23 WILL & GRACE NBC 9,742 2,953 43%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9,708 2,205 29%
25 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 9,650 3,101 47%

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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