“The Big Bang Theory” stayed at the top of the broadcast live +7 ratings for the week of April 22.

The CBS comedy led the week’s seven-day ratings gains, growing by 1.4 points (+78%) in the adults 18-49 demo and by 4.6 million viewers (+39%). FOX’s “9-1-1” tied with NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” for the week’s second-largest demo gain, after both grew by 1.0 points.

Meanwhile, the CW’s “Jane the Virgin” was the week’s leader in percentage gains, climbing up from a 0.2 L+SD rating to a 0.6 (+200%, +0.4) and from its initial 583,000 viewers to 1.34 million (+129%, +754,000).

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for April 22-28, 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 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 1.8 3.2 1.4 78%
2 911 FOX 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
4 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
7 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
8 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
10 SURVIVOR CBS 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
THE AMAZING RACE CBS 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
THE ORVILLE FOX 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
S.W.A.T. CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
THE BLACKLIST – S NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 0.4 1 0.6 150%
EMPIRE FOX 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
20 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
MOM CBS 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
THE RESIDENT FOX 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
WORLD OF DANCE NBC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
SUPERSTORE NBC 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.2 0.6 0.4 200%
2 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
ARROW CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
RIVERDALE CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
6 THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
7 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
8 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
9 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
THE BLACKLIST – S NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
PROVEN INNOCENT FOX 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SUPERNATURAL CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
CHARMED CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DYNASTY CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
16 THE ORVILLE FOX 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
S.W.A.T. CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
20 911 FOX 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
24 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
25 GOTHAM FOX 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE NBC 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 11,849 16,451 4,602 39%
2 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,178 9,759 4,581 88%
3 BLUE BLOODS CBS 7,786 12,033 4,247 55%
4 CHICAGO PD NBC 6,994 11,082 4,088 58%
5 911 FOX 5,998 9,960 3,962 66%
6 SEAL TEAM CBS 3,903 7,648 3,745 96%
7 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8,092 11,641 3,549 44%
8 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 10,458 13,975 3,517 34%
9 THE BLACKLIST NBC 3,994 7,266 3,272 82%
10 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 6,466 9,679 3,213 50%
11 S.W.A.T. CBS 4,966 8,024 3,058 62%
12 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,628 6,685 3,057 84%
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 5,668 8,606 2,938 52%
14 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 6,625 9,493 2,868 43%
15 THE BLACKLIST – S NBC 4,101 6,962 2,861 70%
16 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 2,543 5,355 2,812 111%
17 CHICAGO MED NBC 7,893 10,664 2,771 35%
18 THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 3,913 6,600 2,687 69%
19 THE RESIDENT FOX 4,858 7,438 2,580 53%
20 THE ORVILLE FOX 2,969 5,373 2,404 81%
21 MOM CBS 7,847 10,160 2,313 29%
22 BLESS THIS MESS ABC 3,582 5,750 2,168 61%
23 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 4,650 6,775 2,125 46%
24 SURVIVOR CBS 7,506 9,614 2,108 28%
25 THE CODE CBS 4,599 6,696 2,097 46%

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 583 1,337 754 129%
2 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 2,543 5,355 2,812 111%
3 RIVERDALE CW 710 1,415 705 99%
4 SEAL TEAM CBS 3,903 7,648 3,745 96%
5 ARROW CW 705 1,340 635 90%
6 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,178 9,759 4,581 88%
7 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,628 6,685 3,057 84%
PROVEN INNOCENT FOX 1,690 3,106 1,416 84%
9 CHARMED CW 711 1,303 592 83%
10 THE BLACKLIST NBC 3,994 7,266 3,272 82%
11 THE ORVILLE FOX 2,969 5,373 2,404 81%
12 THE FLASH CW 1,628 2,835 1,207 74%
13 DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 854 1,478 624 73%
14 GOOD GIRLS NBC 2,345 4,037 1,692 72%
15 THE BLACKLIST – S NBC 4,101 6,962 2,861 70%
16 THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 3,913 6,600 2,687 69%
17 911 FOX 5,998 9,960 3,962 66%
SUPERNATURAL CW 1,304 2,162 858 66%
THE FIX ABC 3,108 5,151 2,043 66%
20 SUPERGIRL CW 1,139 1,867 728 64%
21 S.W.A.T. CBS 4,966 8,024 3,058 62%
22 BLESS THIS MESS ABC 3,582 5,750 2,168 61%
23 ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO CW 1,027 1,648 621 60%
24 GOTHAM FOX 2,179 3,457 1,278 59%
25 CHICAGO PD NBC 6,994 11,082 4,088 58%

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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