The biggest shows in the overnight ratings stayed at or near the top after three days of delayed viewing in week 2 of the new season.

“Empire” and “The Big Bang Theory” each scored a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49 after three days of DVR and on-demand viewing, tying for the top spot among entertainment shows for the week. “Big Bang” has a slightly bigger increase from its same-day rating, growing by 1.5 points vs. “Empire’s” 1.4. “Sunday Night Football” (unchanged at 6.7) remained No. 1.

“This Is Us” (4.1, +1.5), “Kevin Can Wait” (3.4, +0.7) and “Designated Survivor” (3.3, +1.5) were the top new shows. In viewers, “NCIS” and “The Big Bang Theory” moved ahead of “Sunday Night Football” to claim the Top 2 spots.

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/STEELERS NBC 6.7 0.0 0%
2 EMPIRE FOX 5.1 1.4 38%
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 5.1 1.5 42%
4 THIS IS US NBC 4.1 1.5 58%
DEBATE ANALYSIS NBC 4.1 0.1 2%
6 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 4.0 0.8 25%
7 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 3.9 0.6 18%
8 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.6 1.2 50%
9 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.5 1.2 52%
10 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 3.4 0.7 26%
11 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3.3 1.5 83%
SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – LOUISVILLE/CLEMSON ABC 3.3 0.1 3%
13 THE SIMPSONS FOX 2.9 0.3 12%
14 NCIS CBS 2.8 0.7 33%
15 CRIMINAL MINDS – P CBS 2.7 0.8 42%
BULL CBS 2.7 0.8 42%
17 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 2.6 0.6 30%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.6 0.5 24%
19 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.5 0.6 32%
20 SPEECHLESS ABC 2.4 0.6 33%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 2.4 0.8 50%
22 BLACK-ISH ABC 2.3 0.7 44%
DEBATE ANALYSIS ABC 2.3 0.1 5%
CHICAGO PD NBC 2.3 0.8 53%
25 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 2.2 0.9 69%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NCIS CBS 18,636 3,118 20%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 18,532 4,288 30%
3 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/STEELERS NBC 18,116 59 0%
4 BULL CBS 17,413 3,797 28%
5 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 13,974 2,228 19%
6 BLUE BLOODS CBS 13,972 3,416 32%
7 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 13,959 1,868 15%
8 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 13,538 5,571 70%
9 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 13,499 2,735 25%
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 13,257 1,870 16%
11 DEBATE ANALYSIS NBC 12,968 205 2%
12 EMPIRE FOX 12,839 3,189 33%
13 THIS IS US NBC 12,738 3,990 46%
14 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 12,662 2,037 19%
15 DANCING WITH THE STARS – MON. ABC 12,237 1,404 13%
16 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 12,202 2,475 25%
17 CRIMINAL MINDS – P CBS 11,819 2,893 32%
18 MADAM SECRETARY – P CBS 11,527 2,331 25%
19 MACGYVER CBS 11,306 2,239 25%
20 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 11,264 2,853 34%
21 60 MINUTES CBS 11,040 341 3%
22 SURVIVOR CBS 10,803 1,637 18%
23 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10,392 2,978 40%
24 THE BLACKLIST NBC 9,538 3,544 59%
25 CHICAGO MED NBC 9,369 2,580 38%

 

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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