The top of the Live +3 rankings looks like you’d probably expect: “The Big Bang Theory” is on top, and “The Voice,” “Little Big Shots” and ABC’s TGIT lineup make up most of the Top 10.

Near the end of the Top 25, however, some surprises creep in. “Shades of Blue,” “Agents of SHIELD” and “Castle” — all of which had 1.0 or 1.1 same-day ratings in adults 18-49 — gained enough to move into the Top 25 (none was higher than 35th in same-day ratings).

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for March 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 5.1
2 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 3.9
3 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 3.7
4 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.4
4t LITTLE BIG SHOTS – P (Tues. 10 p.m.) NBC 3.4
6 LITTLE BIG SHOTS (Sun 8 p.m.) NBC 3.2
7 SCANDAL ABC 2.8
7t BLINDSPOT NBC 2.8
9 THE BACHELOR: THE WOMEN TELL ALL ABC 2.7
9t SURVIVOR CBS 2.7
11 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 2.6
11t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.6
13 AMERICAN IDOL FOX 2.3
14 GOTHAM FOX 2.2
14t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 2.2
14t MOM CBS 2.2
17 LUCIFER FOX 2.1
18 QUANTICO ABC 2.0
19 FAMILY GUY FOX 1.9
19t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.9
19t SHARK TANK ABC 1.9
19t LIMITLESS CBS 1.9
19t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.9
24 FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 1.8
24t AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.8
24t CASTLE ABC 1.8
24t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.8

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for March 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 18718
2 LITTLE BIG SHOTS (Sun. 8 p.m.) NBC 16337
3 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 15273
4 THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 15041
5 LITTLE BIG SHOTS – P (Tues. 10 p.m.) NBC 14652
6 BLUE BLOODS CBS 13321
7 SURVIVOR CBS 10937
8 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10512
9 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10395
10 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 10098
11 BLINDSPOT NBC 10064
12 AMERICAN IDOL FOX 9698
13 MOM CBS 9383
14 60 MINUTES CBS 9109
15 SCANDAL ABC 8849
16 THE BACHELOR: THE WOMEN TELL ALL ABC 8569
17 CASTLE ABC 8528
18 ELEMENTARY CBS 8443
19 CSI: CYBER (Sun. 10 p.m.) CBS 8173
20 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 8088
21 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 8080
22 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 7955
23 LIMITLESS CBS 7810
24 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 7712
25 CSI: CYBER (Weds. 10 p.m.) CBS 7711

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.5 5.1 1.6 46%
2 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 3.4 1.3 62%
2t HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
4 SCANDAL ABC 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
5 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
5t QUANTICO ABC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
5t LUCIFER FOX 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
8 LIMITLESS CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
8t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
10 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 3.2 3.9 0.7 22%
10t GOTHAM FOX 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
10t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
13 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
13t CASTLE ABC 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
13t ELEMENTARY CBS 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
13t GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
13t THE VOICE – TUESDAY NBC 3.1 3.7 0.6 19%
18 SURVIVOR CBS 2.1 2.7 0.6 29%
18t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
18t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
18t ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
18t SHARK TANK ABC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
18t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
24 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
24t LITTLE BIG SHOTS – P (Tues. 10 p.m.) NBC 2.9 3.4 0.5 17%
24t THE BACHELOR: THE WOMEN TELL ALL ABC 2.2 2.7 0.5 23%
24t AMERICAN IDOL FOX 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
24t MOM CBS 1.7 2.2 0.5 29%
24t FAMILY GUY FOX 1.4 1.9 0.5 36%
24t NEW GIRL FOX 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
24t LAST MAN STANDING ABC 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
24t CSI: CYBER (Sun. 10 p.m.) CBS 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
24t THE FAMILY ABC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
24t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+3 (000s) Increase (000s) % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14703 18718 4015 27%
2 BLUE BLOODS CBS 9835 13321 3486 35%
3 BLINDSPOT NBC 6588 10064 3476 53%
4 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 4859 8088 3229 66%
5 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4796 7955 3159 66%
6 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7529 10395 2866 38%
7 SCANDAL ABC 5992 8849 2857 48%
8 CASTLE ABC 5677 8528 2851 50%
9 ELEMENTARY CBS 5638 8443 2805 50%
10 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 7966 10512 2546 32%
11 QUANTICO ABC 3961 6488 2527 64%
12 LIMITLESS CBS 5397 7810 2413 45%
13 LUCIFER FOX 4237 6369 2132 50%
14 GRIMM NBC 3911 5880 1969 50%
15 CSI: CYBER (Sun. 10 p.m.) CBS 6323 8173 1850 29%
16 LITTLE BIG SHOTS – P (Tues. 10 p.m.) NBC 12814 14652 1838 14%
17 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 13447 15273 1826 14%
18 CSI: CYBER (Weds. 10 p.m.) CBS 5940 7711 1771 30%
19 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 3523 5250 1727 49%
20 SURVIVOR CBS 9265 10937 1672 18%
21 AMERICAN IDOL FOX 8060 9698 1638 20%
22 GOTHAM FOX 4539 6149 1610 35%
23 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 5451 7011 1560 29%
24 AMERICAN CRIME – F ABC 3704 5256 1552 42%
25 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 8574 10098 1524 18%

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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