In a week packed with World Series and NFL broadcasts, “NCIS” and “This is Us” led the scripted efforts in the broadcast live +3 ratings for the week of Oct. 21.

After three days of delayed viewing, CBS’ “NCIS” is still the week’s most-watched scripted broadcast show, with a 13.99 million viewer audience, up 2.63 million (+23%) from its initial L+SD total. “This is Us,” meanwhile, is the week’s highest-rated scripted series, thanks to its 2.6 L+3 rating among adults 18-49.

“This is Us” not only had the highest L+3 rating of any of the week’s scripted shows, but also generated the week’s largest delayed viewing gain in the 18-49 demo – growing 1.0 point (+63%) from its initial L+SD rating.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 21-27, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 5.8 0.0 0%
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX 4.0 0.0 0%
3 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 1 – S FOX 3.1 0.0 0%
4 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 2 – S FOX 3.0 0.0 0%
5 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 3 – S FOX 2.9 0.0 0%
6 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 5 – S FOX 2.7 0.0 0%
7 THIS IS US NBC 2.6 1.0 63%
8 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 4 – S FOX 2.3 0.0 0%
9 911 FOX 2.2 0.7 47%
10 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 0.8 62%
11 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC 1.8 0.0 0%
60 MINUTES CBS 1.8 0.0 0%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 0.6 50%
14 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.7 0.6 55%
SURVIVOR CBS 1.7 0.4 31%
16 THE VOICE – MON NBC 1.6 0.3 23%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 1.6 0.5 45%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 0.4 33%
19 NCIS CBS 1.5 0.4 36%
THE VOICE – TUE NBC 1.5 0.2 15%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 1.5 0.6 67%
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 1.5 0.7 88%
23 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 1.4 0.5 56%
24 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.3 0.6 86%
25 PRODIGAL SON FOX 1.2 0.4 50%
MOM CBS 1.2 0.4 50%
FBI CBS 1.2 0.4 50%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.2 0.3 33%
THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS 1.2 0.3 33%

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 21-27, 2019

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s)
% gain vs. Live + SD
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 18,603 173 1%
2 NCIS CBS 13,986 2,632 23%
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX 13,872 99 1%
4 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 3 – S FOX 12,331 31 0%
5 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 1 – S FOX 12,326 43 0%
6 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 2 – S FOX 12,068 54 0%
7 60 MINUTES CBS 11,561 325 3%
8 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 5 – S FOX 11,505 41 0%
9 FBI CBS 11,055 2,177 25%
10 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 10,796 2,131 25%
11 THIS IS US NBC 10,630 3,557 50%
12 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10,429 2,552 32%
13 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10,393 3,477 50%
14 FOX WORLD SERIES GAME 4 – S FOX 10,320 35 0%
15 CHICAGO MED NBC 10,082 2,240 29%
16 CHICAGO PD NBC 9,633 2,986 45%
17 THE VOICE – MON NBC 9,529 1,483 18%
18 911 FOX 9,399 2,851 44%
19 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 9,386 3,843 69%
20 THE VOICE – TUE NBC 9,291 1,211 15%
21 BULL CBS 9,158 3,008 49%
22 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9,060 2,411 36%
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8,583 1,893 28%
24 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 8,559 3,419 67%
25 SURVIVOR CBS 8,417 1,581 23%

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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