“Grey’s Anatomy” celebrates 300 episodes the day this post publishes. You don’t get that far without a history of strong ratings, and the show’s 298th episode demonstrates how solid the series still is.

“Grey’s” tied for the fourth-largest adults 18-49 gain (with “Will & Grace”) in the Live +7 rankings for the week of Oct. 23. It added 1.5 points to its initial rating to finish with a 3.3. That’s good for the No. 2 spot on ABC for the week behind “The Good Doctor” (3.8).

The show also added 3.54 million viewers with a week of delayed viewing, ranking 13th overall for the week.

“This Is Us” and “The Good Doctor” were once again first and second in total gains, and “Designated Survivor” led the percentage-gain charts in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. “Empire” and much of FOX’s regular lineup was pre-empted for the World Series, hence the lighter-than-usual presence for the network below.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for Oct. 23-29 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 THIS IS US NBC 2.8 5.0 2.2 79%
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 1.8 3.8 2.0 111%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 2.8 4.4 1.6 57%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
WILL & GRACE NBC 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.7 3.0 1.3 76%
7 THE ORVILLE FOX 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
THE GIFTED FOX 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 0.9 2.0 1.1 122%
10 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.7 1.7 1.0 143%
14 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
SCANDAL ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
16 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
BULL CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
THE FLASH CW 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
SCORPION CBS 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
20 SURVIVOR CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
NCIS CBS 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
SEAL TEAM CBS 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.7 1.7 1.0 143%
2 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 0.9 2.0 1.1 122%
3 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 1.8 3.8 2.0 111%
4 THE GIFTED FOX 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
5 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
SCORPION CBS 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
RIVERDALE CW 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
INHUMANS ABC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
10 THE ORVILLE FOX 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
11 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
12 THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
13 BLINDSPOT – P NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
WILL & GRACE NBC 1.8 3.3 1.5 83%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
SUPERNATURAL CW 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
18 SCANDAL ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
19 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%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
23 THIS IS US NBC 2.8 5.0 2.2 79%
24 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.7 3.0 1.3 76%
25 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 10401 17502 7101 68%
2 THIS IS US NBC 10600 16694 6094 57%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 13205 17964 4759 36%
4 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3941 8541 4600 117%
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS 8289 12425 4136 50%
6 CHICAGO PD NBC 6159 10227 4068 66%
7 BULL CBS 10701 14610 3909 37%
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6549 10408 3859 59%
9 NCIS CBS 13303 17142 3839 29%
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 5908 9716 3808 64%
11 WILL & GRACE NBC 6789 10553 3764 55%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9522 13169 3647 38%
13 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7673 11217 3544 46%
14 SEAL TEAM CBS 6926 10155 3229 47%
15 MODERN FAMILY ABC 5962 9103 3141 53%
16 THE ORVILLE FOX 4181 7297 3116 75%
17 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5231 8292 3061 59%
18 SCORPION CBS 5151 8209 3058 59%
19 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 5836 8709 2873 49%
20 THE BRAVE NBC 5185 8046 2861 55%
21 THE GIFTED FOX 3360 6198 2838 84%
22 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 3564 6353 2789 78%
23 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5811 8586 2775 48%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 7503 10173 2670 36%
25 SCANDAL ABC 4878 7419 2541 52%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3941 8541 4600 117%
2 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 616 1160 544 88%
3 THE GIFTED FOX 3360 6198 2838 84%
4 RIVERDALE CW 1617 2934 1317 81%
5 ARROW CW 1337 2384 1047 78%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 3564 6353 2789 78%
7 THE ORVILLE FOX 4181 7297 3116 75%
8 THE FLASH CW 2619 4461 1842 70%
INHUMANS ABC 2045 3478 1433 70%
10 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 10401 17502 7101 68%
11 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 1427 2375 948 66%
CHICAGO PD NBC 6159 10227 4068 66%
13 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 5908 9716 3808 64%
14 GOTHAM FOX 2869 4615 1746 61%
15 SCORPION CBS 5151 8209 3058 59%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6549 10408 3859 59%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 5231 8292 3061 59%
18 SUPERGIRL CW 1762 2780 1018 58%
19 THIS IS US NBC 10600 16694 6094 57%
LUCIFER FOX 3263 5131 1868 57%
21 WILL & GRACE NBC 6789 10553 3764 55%
THE BRAVE NBC 5185 8046 2861 55%
23 BLINDSPOT – P NBC 4128 6352 2224 54%
DYNASTY CW 718 1104 386 54%
25 MODERN FAMILY ABC 5962 9103 3141 53%
KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD ABC 2872 4382 1510 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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