The 88th Academy Awards remained the runaway No. 1 show for the week of Feb. 22-28 with three days of delayed viewing factored in.

Though the show didn’t grow much (live events rarely do), it added three tenths of a point in adults 18-49 to rise to a 10.8 and a little under a million viewers to bring its total to 35.41 million.

“The Big Bang Theory” scored the biggest three-day gains in both adults 18-49 (+1.6) and viewers (+4.19 million).

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Feb. 22-28, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE OSCARS – S ABC 10.8
2 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 3 – S ABC 5.9
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 5.4
4 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 2 – S ABC 4.0
5 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.7
6 THE X-FILES – F FOX 3.3
7 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.2
8 THE BACHELOR ABC 3.1
9 NCIS CBS 3.0
10 BLACK-ISH ABC 2.8
11 SCANDAL ABC 2.7
11t HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 2.7
11t CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.7
14 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 2.6
14t LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 1 – S ABC 2.6
14t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.6
14t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.6
18 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 2.5
18t SURVIVOR CBS 2.5
18t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.5
18t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.5
22 LUCIFER FOX 2.4
22t SCORPION CBS 2.4
24 THE MIDDLE ABC 2.3
24t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 2.3
24t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 2.3
24t MOM CBS 2.3
24t THE BLACKLIST NBC 2.3
24t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.3

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Feb. 22-28, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE OSCARS -S ABC 35406
2 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 3 – S ABC 22427
3 NCIS CBS 20145
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 20126
5 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 2 – S ABC 15844
6 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 14834
7 BLUE BLOODS CBS 13847
8 SCORPION CBS 12557
9 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 1 – S ABC 11692
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 11545
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 11485
12 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10937
13 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10864
14 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10675
15 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 10602
16 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 10452
17 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 10219
18 THE X-FILES – F FOX 10099
19 THE BACHELOR ABC 10007
20 SURVIVOR CBS 10006
21 CHICAGO PD NBC 9990
22 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9934
23 THE BLACKLIST NBC 9754
24 CODE BLACK – F CBS 9447
25 MOM CBS 9429

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 5.4 1.6 42%
2 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.5 3.7 1.2 48%
2t HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 3.2 1.1 52%
5 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
5t SCANDAL ABC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 2.7 0.9 50%
7t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
7t THE X-FILES – F FOX 2.4 3.3 0.9 38%
7t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
7t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.9 2.8 0.9 47%
7t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
7t LUCIFER FOX 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
14 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
15 SCORPION CBS 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
15t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
15t ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
15t LIMITLESS CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
15t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 2.6 0.7 37%
15t THE FLASH CW 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
21 NCIS CBS 2.4 3.0 0.6 25%
21t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
21t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
21t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
21t THE BACHELOR ABC 2.5 3.1 0.6 24%
21t SURVIVOR CBS 1.9 2.5 0.6 32%
21t CODE BLACK – F CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
21t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
21t SHARK TANK ABC 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15939 20126 4187 26%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5972 9754 3782 63%
3 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10327 13847 3520 34%
4 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 4975 8165 3190 64%
5 ELEMENTARY CBS 5817 8921 3104 53%
6 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4878 7925 3047 62%
7 CHICAGO PD NBC 6985 9990 3005 43%
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7802 10675 2873 37%
9 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8101 10937 2836 35%
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8677 11485 2808 32%
11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8823 11545 2722 31%
12 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7231 9934 2703 37%
13 SCORPION CBS 9869 12557 2688 27%
14 NCIS CBS 17471 20145 2674 15%
15 SCANDAL ABC 5846 8518 2672 46%
16 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8298 10864 2566 31%
17 CODE BLACK – F CBS 6912 9447 2535 37%
18 THE X-FILES – F FOX 7602 10099 2497 33%
19 CASTLE ABC 5475 7877 2402 44%
20 CHICAGO MED NBC 6642 8970 2328 35%
21 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12600 14834 2234 18%
22 LUCIFER FOX 4863 7084 2221 46%
23 LIMITLESS CBS 5868 8031 2163 37%
24 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6467 8626 2159 33%
25 BLACK-ISH ABC 6179 8257 2078 34%

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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