CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and NBC’s “Manifest” maintained a strong presence in the broadcast live +3 ratings for the week of Jan. 7.

“Big Bang” – which is currently in its final season – tied for the week’s biggest gain in the adults 18-49 demo, growing from its initial 2.4 to a 3.5 (+1.1, +46%). “Manifest” similarly rose 1.1 points (+100%) across three days of delayed viewing, doubling its initial 1.1 L+SD rating.

“Manifest” also grew the most in total viewers of any of the week’s broadcast shows, and raked in 4.44 million more viewers (+76%) after three days of delayed viewing. In addition, the season premieres of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (2.3) and ABC’s “The Bachelor” (2.0) both grew 0.5 points from their initial L+SD ratings.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Jan. 7-13, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFC PLAYOFF – SAT – S FOX 10.4 0.0 0%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.5 1.1 46%
3 THE SIMPSONS FOX 3.4 0.2 6%
4 THE MASKED SINGER FOX 3.3 1.0 43%
5 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 2.5 0.6 32%
6 BOB’S BURGERS FOX 2.4 0.3 14%
7 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS – P NBC 2.3 0.5 28%
8 FAMILY GUY FOX 2.2 0.5 29%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.2 0.9 69%
MANIFEST NBC 2.2 1.1 100%
11 THE BACHELOR – P ABC 2.0 0.5 33%
THE CONNERS ABC 2.0 0.6 43%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.0 0.8 67%
14 MOM CBS 1.9 0.4 27%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 1.9 0.9 90%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.9 0.9 90%
THE TITAN GAMES NBC 1.9 0.3 19%
18 LAST MAN STANDING FOX 1.8 0.6 50%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.8 0.5 38%
NCIS CBS 1.8 0.6 50%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.8 0.5 38%
ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES – P NBC 1.8 0.3 20%
23 SCHOOLED – P ABC 1.7 0.4 31%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – P NBC 1.7 0.5 42%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.7 0.9 113%

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Jan. 7-13, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFC PLAYOFF – SAT – S FOX 33,642 187 1%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 16,973 3,438 25%
3 NCIS CBS 14,908 2,825 23%
4 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 14,551 2,494 21%
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS 12,654 3,597 40%
6 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS – P NBC 11,967 2,001 20%
7 MOM CBS 11,197 1,839 20%
8 CHICAGO MED NBC 10,930 2,372 28%
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10,836 2,821 35%
10 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10,345 2,378 30%
11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10,339 2,027 24%
12 MANIFEST NBC 10,286 4,444 76%
13 CHICAGO PD NBC 10,212 3,346 49%
14 THE MASKED SINGER FOX 9,945 2,866 40%
15 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS 9,519 1,268 15%
16 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 9,268 3,914 73%
17 S.W.A.T. CBS 8,791 2,879 49%
18 FAM – P CBS 8,705 1,358 18%
19 THE SIMPSONS FOX 8,673 456 6%
20 THE CONNERS ABC 8,540 1,691 25%
21 60 MINUTES CBS 8,459 334 4%
22 LAST MAN STANDING FOX 8,383 2,224 36%
23 SEAL TEAM CBS 8,338 2,764 50%
24 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 8,264 2,241 37%
25 MACGYVER CBS 7,966 1,391 21%

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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