The season finale of “This is Us” led the broadcast live +7 ratings for the week of April 1.

The NBC drama scored the week’s biggest gains in both the adults 18-49 demo and in total viewers, growing by 1.7 points (+89%) and by 5.32 million viewers (+65%). CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” came second in adults 18-49, rising from its initial 2.0 L+SD rating to a 3.4 (+1.4, +70%). Meanwhile, “Blue Bloods” generated the week’s second-largest audience growth, raking in an additional 4.59 million viewers (+58%) after seven days of delayed viewing.

Elsewhere, the CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow” (0.5) and “Jane the Virgin” (0.5) tied for the week’s biggest 18-49 percentage gain, after both grew from their initial 0.2 ratings to matching 0.5s (+150%). However, it was ABC’s “The Rookie” (+105%, 4.06 million) and “Whiskey Cavalier” (+102%, +3.171 million) that scored the biggest total viewer percentage gains.

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for April 1-7, 2019. They include only first-run series and specials, not repeats.

Adults 18-49 – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THIS IS US NBC 1.9 3.6 1.7 89%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 2.0 3.4 1.4 70%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
911 FOX 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
6 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
10 THE ROOKIE ABC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
11 SURVIVOR CBS 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
STATION 19 ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
FBI CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
NCIS CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
S.W.A.T. CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
WILL & GRACE NBC 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
19 EMPIRE FOX 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
THE RESIDENT FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BULL CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
SUPERSTORE NBC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
4 SUPERNATURAL CW 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
5 THE ROOKIE ABC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
6 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
7 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
S.W.A.T. CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
WILL & GRACE NBC 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BULL CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
TRES MILAGROS MON UMAS 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
16 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
17 THIS IS US NBC 1.9 3.6 1.7 89%
18 911 FOX 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
19 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
20 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.5 2.7 1.2 80%
FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
DATELINE NBC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
23 STATION 19 ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
FBI CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
25 BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
SUPERSTORE NBC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
BLINDSPOT NBC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THIS IS US NBC 8,233 13,551 5,318 65%
2 BLUE BLOODS CBS 7,904 12,498 4,594 58%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 12,225 16,667 4,442 36%
4 911 FOX 6,163 10,260 4,097 66%
5 THE ROOKIE ABC 3,851 7,910 4,059 105%
6 CHICAGO PD NBC 6,866 10,730 3,864 56%
7 BULL CBS 6,787 10,528 3,741 55%
8 FBI CBS 9,083 12,810 3,727 41%
9 NCIS CBS 11,898 15,597 3,699 31%
10 SEAL TEAM CBS 3,731 7,401 3,670 98%
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8,247 11,661 3,414 41%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 7,147 10,525 3,378 47%
13 THE BLACKLIST NBC 3,621 6,998 3,377 93%
14 S.W.A.T. CBS 4,734 8,057 3,323 70%
15 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 10,508 13,790 3,282 31%
16 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 3,121 6,292 3,171 102%
17 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 6,860 9,959 3,099 45%
18 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,936 7,024 3,088 78%
19 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 6,848 9,883 3,035 44%
20 THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 4,383 7,297 2,914 66%
21 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4,336 7,214 2,878 66%
22 CHICAGO MED NBC 7,964 10,762 2,798 35%
23 THE RESIDENT FOX 5,281 7,919 2,638 50%
24 MAGNUM P.I. CBS 5,541 7,958 2,417 44%
25 STATION 19 ABC 5,262 7,644 2,382 45%

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE ROOKIE ABC 3,851 7,910 4,059 105%
2 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 3,121 6,292 3,171 102%
3 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 610 1,221 611 100%
4 SEAL TEAM CBS 3,731 7,401 3,670 98%
5 PROVEN INNOCENT FOX 1,701 3,296 1,595 94%
6 THE BLACKLIST NBC 3,621 6,998 3,377 93%
7 DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 917 1,656 739 81%
8 THE FIX ABC 2,985 5,341 2,356 79%
9 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,936 7,024 3,088 78%
10 SUPERNATURAL CW 1,249 2,173 924 74%
11 GOOD GIRLS NBC 2,389 4,085 1,696 71%
12 S.W.A.T. CBS 4,734 8,057 3,323 70%
13 WILL & GRACE NBC 2,988 5,044 2,056 69%
14 THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 4,383 7,297 2,914 66%
911 FOX 6,163 10,260 4,097 66%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 4,336 7,214 2,878 66%
17 THIS IS US NBC 8,233 13,551 5,318 65%
18 BLUE BLOODS CBS 7,904 12,498 4,594 58%
FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 3,067 4,834 1,767 58%
20 CHICAGO PD NBC 6,866 10,730 3,864 56%
21 BULL CBS 6,787 10,528 3,741 55%
22 THE VILLAGE NBC 4,118 6,306 2,188 53%
23 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER ABC 2,285 3,428 1,143 50%
THE RESIDENT FOX 5,281 7,919 2,638 50%
25 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 7,147 10,525 3,378 47%

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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