NBC continued to lead the broadcast live +3 ratings for the week of Oct. 8, as two of its scripted series tied for the week’s biggest demo gains.

Placing behind only the week’s live football broadcasts, “This is Us” had the biggest adults 18-49 rating of any of the week’s shows, growing 1.3 points (+57%) from its initial 2.3 to a 3.6 L+3 rating. “Manifest” was the only show to tie it, with a 1.3 gain of its own, bringing it to a 2.9 rating with three days of delayed viewing.

After drawing in an additional 5.46 million viewers (+73%), “Manifest” did, however, beat “This is Us” (+4.07 million) in viewer gains. Meanwhile, CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” was the week’s most-watched broadcast show, increasing its audience from an initial 12.95 million to 16.16 million (+3.21 million, +25%) with delayed viewing.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 8-14, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 7.0 0.0 0%
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX 4.8 0.0 0%
3 THIS IS US NBC 3.6 1.3 57%
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.3 1.0 43%
5 MANIFEST NBC 2.9 1.3 81%
6 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.6 1.1 73%
7 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 2.5 0.7 39%
8 911 FOX 2.3 0.9 64%
THE VOICE NBC 2.3 0.4 21%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 2.3 0.9 64%
11 THE VOICE – TUE NBC 2.2 0.4 22%
12 EMPIRE FOX 2.1 0.5 31%
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 2.1 1.0 91%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.1 0.7 50%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.1 0.5 31%
16 LAST MAN STANDING FOX 2.0 0.6 43%
STATION 19 ABC 2.0 0.7 54%
60 MINUTES CBS 2.0 0.1 5%
19 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – S ABC 1.9 0.1 6%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.9 0.5 36%
21 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC 1.8 0.1 6%
NCIS CBS 1.8 0.4 29%
MOM CBS 1.8 0.5 38%
CHICAGO P.D. NBC 1.8 0.6 50%
25 STAR FOX 1.7 0.4 31%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.7 0.4 31%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.7 0.4 31%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 1.7 0.8 89%

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 8-14, 2018

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 21,336 159 1%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 16,159 3,211 25%
3 NCIS CBS 14,961 2,591 21%
4 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX 14,889 130 1%
5 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 13,706 2,517 22%
6 THIS IS US NBC 12,986 4,070 46%
7 MANIFEST NBC 12,932 5,463 73%
8 60 MINUTES CBS 12,232 493 4%
9 BLUE BLOODS CBS 11,966 3,647 44%
10 FBI CBS 11,659 2,481 27%
11 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 11,560 4,381 61%
12 THE VOICE NBC 11,067 1,490 16%
13 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10,992 2,582 31%
14 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 10,822 3,783 54%
15 THE VOICE – TUE NBC 10,633 1,417 15%
16 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 10,397 2,485 31%
17 CHICAGO MED NBC 10,266 2,120 26%
18 BULL CBS 10,159 3,639 56%
19 CHICAGO P.D. NBC 10,081 2,925 41%
20 MOM CBS 10,004 1,792 22%
21 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9,901 2,218 29%
22 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9,568 1,930 25%
23 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9,496 2,786 42%
24 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS 9,355 1,448 18%
25 SURVIVOR CBS 9,253 1,577 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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