NBC’s breakout rookie hit of the season scored the biggest gains in the broadcast live +3 ratings for the week of Oct. 15.

With three days of delayed viewing, “Manifest” grew 1.3 points from its initial 1.5 live + same day rating to a 2.8. It had the biggest gain of the week in the measure, beating fellow NBC title, “This is Us” (+1.2, +55%) for the no. 1 spot. “Manifest” had the week’s biggest growth in viewers as well, raking in an additional 4.91 million (+66%).

Elsewhere, the series premiere of ABC’s “Roseanne” spin-off, “The Conners,” experienced a gain of 0.6 points (+25%) in adults 18-49 and 2.35 million in total viewers. Also on ABC, “The Kids Are Alright” premiere grew 21% (+0.3) in the 18-49 demo, bringing it from a 1.4 to a 1.7 L+3 rating.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 15-21, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 5.1 0.0 0%
2 THIS IS US NBC 3.4 1.2 55%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.2 1.1 52%
4 THE CONNERS – P ABC 3.0 0.6 25%
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX 2.9 0.0 0%
6 MANIFEST NBC 2.8 1.3 87%
7 60 MINUTES CBS 2.4 0.1 4%
8 911 FOX 2.3 0.9 64%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 2.3 0.6 35%
THE VOICE NBC 2.3 0.3 15%
11 EMPIRE FOX 2.2 0.6 38%
12 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 2.1 0.9 75%
13 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 2.0 0.9 82%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.0 0.6 43%
THE VOICE – TUE NBC 2.0 0.2 11%
16 LAST MAN STANDING FOX 1.9 0.6 46%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.9 0.6 46%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.9 0.6 46%
19 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.8 0.6 50%
CHICAGO P.D. NBC 1.8 0.6 50%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.8 0.8 80%
22 THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – P ABC 1.7 0.3 21%
SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC 1.7 0.0 0%
NCIS CBS 1.7 0.5 42%
MOM CBS 1.7 0.4 31%

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 15-21, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 16,125 65 0%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15,620 3,391 28%
3 60 MINUTES CBS 14,505 423 3%
4 NCIS CBS 14,496 2,625 22%
5 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 13,562 2,561 23%
6 THE CONNERS – P ABC 12,913 2,346 22%
7 THIS IS US NBC 12,669 3,744 42%
8 MANIFEST NBC 12,379 4,911 66%
9 BLUE BLOODS CBS 12,342 3,875 46%
10 FBI CBS 11,707 2,395 26%
11 THE VOICE NBC 11,524 1,532 15%
12 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 10,822 4,138 62%
13 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10,640 2,757 35%
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10,424 2,069 25%
15 THE VOICE – TUE NBC 10,299 1,308 15%
16 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS 10,237 1,368 15%
17 CHICAGO MED NBC 10,191 2,455 32%
18 BULL CBS 10,099 3,620 56%
19 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 10,062 3,790 60%
20 MOM CBS 9,917 1,791 22%
21 CHICAGO P.D. NBC 9,819 2,863 41%
22 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9,679 2,431 34%
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9,649 2,161 29%
24 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX 9,198 73 1%
25 SURVIVOR CBS 9,034 1,811 25%

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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