“NCIS” found its way to the top of the total viewers measure in the broadcast live +3 ratings for the week of March 25.

The long-running CBS drama became the week’s most-watched show with a 14.73 million viewer audience, after raking in an additional 2.54 million viewers (+21%) across three days of delayed viewing. “60 Minutes” (12.97 million) and “FBI” (11.74 million) followed “NCIS,” giving CBS the week’s top 3 spots in the measure.

Excluding CBS’ special Friday night NCAA Tournament coverage, NBC’s “This is Us” was the week’s no. 1 broadcast in the adults 18-49 demo, growing from its initial 1.7 L+SD rating to a 2.8 (+1.1, +65%). ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” came second with a 2.8 (+0.9, +56%).

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 25-31, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP FR 2 – S CBS 3.1 0.0 0%
2 THIS IS US NBC 2.8 1.1 65%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.5 0.9 56%
4 60 MINUTES CBS 2.0 0.0 0%
THE VOICE NBC 2.0 0.4 25%
911 FOX 2.0 0.8 67%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.0 0.4 25%
8 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.9 0.8 73%
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 0.6 50%
10 NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP TH 2 – S CBS 1.7 0.0 0%
EMPIRE FOX 1.7 0.6 55%
12 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 0.4 33%
NCIS CBS 1.6 0.4 33%
14 NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP TH 1 – S CBS 1.5 0.0 0%
AMERICAN IDOL – MON ABC 1.5 0.3 25%
STATION 19 ABC 1.5 0.5 50%
AMERICAN IDOL – SUN ABC 1.5 0.3 25%
18 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES NBC 1.3 0.1 8%
FBI CBS 1.3 0.4 44%
THE ROOKIE ABC 1.3 0.6 86%
THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS 1.3 0.3 30%
THE RESIDENT FOX 1.3 0.4 44%
NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP FR 1 – S CBS 1.3 0.0 0%
STAR FOX 1.3 0.4 44%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.3 0.4 44%
SUPERSTORE NBC 1.3 0.5 63%

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for March 25-31, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCIS CBS 14,726 2,538 21%
2 60 MINUTES CBS 12,966 363 3%
3 FBI CBS 11,737 2,603 28%
4 THIS IS US NBC 11,294 3,653 48%
5 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 11,030 2,751 33%
6 THE VOICE NBC 10,623 1,612 18%
7 CHICAGO PD NBC 10,454 3,437 49%
8 CHICAGO MED NBC 10,278 2,195 27%
9 NCAA BASKETBALL CHMP FR 2 – S CBS 10,250 129 1%
10 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9,936 2,747 38%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,907 2,531 34%
12 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS 9,438 1,269 16%
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9,359 1,854 25%
14 SURVIVOR CBS 9,277 1,516 20%
15 911 FOX 8,882 3,217 57%
16 AMERICAN IDOL – SUN ABC 8,471 1,250 17%
17 AMERICAN IDOL – MON ABC 7,814 1,368 21%
18 MAGNUM P.I. CBS 7,525 1,781 31%
19 THE ROOKIE ABC 7,475 3,229 76%
20 THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS 7,417 1,069 17%
21 STATION 19 ABC 7,329 1,887 35%
22 THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 7,155 2,054 40%
23 THE RESIDENT FOX 7,088 2,112 42%
24 SEAL TEAM CBS 7,016 3,099 79%
25 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 6,918 1,924 39%

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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