The Oscars, predictably, remained the highest-rated broadcast in the Live +3 ratings for the week of Feb. 18, but it wasn’t the annual awards ceremony that posted the week’s biggest viewer or demo gains.

CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” (3.4) and NBC’s “This is Us” (1.1) rose more than of any of the week’s other shows in the adults 18-49 demo, as each grew 1.1 from their initial L+SD ratings. Meanwhile, excluding the Oscars, FOX’s “The Masked Singer” stayed the week’s no. 1 show in the demo, after growing from a 2.7 L+SD rating to a 3.5 (+0.8, +30%).

In total viewers, however, it was ABC’s “The Good Doctor” that scored the week’s biggest gains, raking in an additional 4.61 million (+74%) after three days of delayed viewing. NBC’s “New Amsterdam” came second, with a 4.08 million viewer gain (+73%).

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 18-24, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE OSCARS – S ABC 7.9 0.2 3%
2 THE MASKED SINGER FOX 3.5 0.8 30%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.4 1.1 48%
4 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET – S ABC 3.2 0.0 0%
5 THIS IS US NBC 2.9 1.1 61%
6 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.6 0.9 53%
7 THE BACHELOR ABC 2.4 0.5 26%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 2.4 0.7 41%
9 CHICAGO PD NBC 2.3 0.9 64%
10 SURVIVOR – P CBS 2.2 0.6 38%
11 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 2.1 1.0 91%
12 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET – S ABC 2.0 0.0 0%
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS NBC 2.0 0.3 18%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.0 0.7 54%
15 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 1.9 0.8 73%
MANIFEST NBC 1.9 0.9 90%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 1.9 0.9 90%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.9 0.8 73%
19 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.8 0.5 38%
MOM CBS 1.8 0.5 38%
21 NCIS CBS 1.7 0.5 42%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.7 0.8 89%
23 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES NBC 1.6 0.2 14%
24 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.5 0.4 36%
THE PASSAGE FOX 1.5 0.6 67%
S.W.A.T. CBS 1.5 0.6 67%

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 18-24, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 THE OSCARS – S ABC 30,434 793 3%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 17,089 3,602 27%
3 NCIS CBS 15,443 2,696 21%
4 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET – S ABC 14,325 145 1%
5 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 14,178 2,865 25%
6 CHICAGO PD NBC 12,445 3,522 39%
7 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS NBC 12,175 1,596 15%
8 FBI CBS 11,865 2,797 31%
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 11,809 2,959 33%
10 CHICAGO MED NBC 11,553 2,436 27%
11 THIS IS US NBC 11,296 3,734 49%
12 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 10,840 4,608 74%
13 THE MASKED SINGER FOX 10,708 2,431 29%
14 BULL CBS 10,479 3,680 54%
15 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET – S ABC 10,399 142 1%
16 MOM CBS 10,278 1,864 22%
17 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9,897 2,864 41%
18 SURVIVOR – P CBS 9,679 1,918 25%
19 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 9,668 4,082 73%
20 HAWAII FIVE-0 – S CBS 9,527 2,541 36%
21 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9,459 2,347 33%
22 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,385 2,488 36%
23 MANIFEST NBC 9,297 3,930 73%
24 60 MINUTES PRESENTS CBS 8,760 451 5%
25 S.W.A.T. CBS 8,294 2,821 52%

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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