Nearing its end, “The Big Bang Theory” continued to lead the broadcast live +7 ratings for the week of April 29.

The long-running CBS comedy posted the week’s largest demo gain, growing from its initial 1.9 L+SD rating among adults 18-49 to a 3.3 (+1.4, +74%). ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” followed closely behind with a 1.2 gain (+86%), while FOX’s “9-1-1” came third with a 2.2 L+7 rating, doubling its initial 1.1 (+1.1, +100%).

Despite “Big Bang” leading the week in 18-49 gains, it was NBC’s “New Amsterdam” that generated the week’s biggest viewers boost, rising from a 5.24 million viewer audience to 9.78 million (+4.53 million, +86%) after seven days of delayed viewing.

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for April 29 – May 5, 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 1.9 3.3 1.4 74%
2 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%
3 911 FOX 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
5 STATION 19 ABC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
8 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
9 BULL CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
NCIS CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
S.W.A.T. CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
14 THE AMAZING RACE CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
EMPIRE FOX 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
18 SURVIVOR CBS 1.5 2.0 0.5 33%
MOM CBS 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
LAST MAN STANDING FOX 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
FAMILY GUY FOX 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE FLASH CW 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE NBC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE RESIDENT FOX 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
STAR FOX 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
FBI CBS 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%
SUPERSTORE NBC 0.9 1.4 0.5 56%

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 RIVERDALE CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
3 BULL CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
5 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
7 911 FOX 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
S.W.A.T. CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE FLASH CW 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE NBC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
PROVEN INNOCENT FOX 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
THE 100 – P CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ARROW CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
IZOMBIE – P CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CHARMED CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
IN THE DARK CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
DYNASTY CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
25 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.4 2.6 1.2 86%

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,243 9,775 4,532 86%
2 BULL CBS 6,455 10,887 4,432 69%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 12,487 16,916 4,429 35%
4 BLUE BLOODS CBS 8,134 12,385 4,251 52%
5 911 FOX 5,493 9,596 4,103 75%
6 NCIS CBS 11,730 15,437 3,707 32%
7 FBI CBS 8,868 12,344 3,476 39%
8 SEAL TEAM CBS 4,694 8,092 3,398 72%
9 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 7,164 10,514 3,350 47%
10 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 10,737 14,027 3,290 31%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 6,966 10,160 3,194 46%
12 S.W.A.T. CBS 5,001 8,111 3,110 62%
13 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,952 6,999 3,047 77%
14 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4,245 7,139 2,894 68%
15 THE BLACKLIST NBC 4,340 7,195 2,855 66%
16 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 2,719 5,498 2,779 102%
17 STATION 19 ABC 6,398 9,096 2,698 42%
18 THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 3,680 6,353 2,673 73%
19 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 4,953 7,547 2,594 52%
20 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 6,757 9,332 2,575 38%
21 THE RESIDENT FOX 5,163 7,680 2,517 49%
22 LAST MAN STANDING FOX 4,258 6,664 2,406 57%
23 MOM CBS 7,892 10,181 2,289 29%
24 THE FIX ABC 2,774 4,878 2,104 76%
25 BLESS THIS MESS ABC 3,153 5,220 2,067 66%

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 603 1,315 712 118%
2 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 2,719 5,498 2,779 102%
3 ARROW CW 637 1,261 624 98%
4 CHARMED CW 584 1,150 566 97%
5 THE 100 – P CW 865 1,690 825 95%
6 RIVERDALE CW 703 1,356 653 93%
7 THE FLASH CW 1,369 2,624 1,255 92%
8 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,243 9,775 4,532 86%
9 PROVEN INNOCENT FOX 1,573 2,841 1,268 81%
10 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,952 6,999 3,047 77%
11 THE FIX ABC 2,774 4,878 2,104 76%
12 911 FOX 5,493 9,596 4,103 75%
13 THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 3,680 6,353 2,673 73%
14 SEAL TEAM CBS 4,694 8,092 3,398 72%
15 GOOD GIRLS NBC 2,253 3,834 1,581 70%
16 BULL CBS 6,455 10,887 4,432 69%
17 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4,245 7,139 2,894 68%
18 SUPERGIRL CW 1,051 1,758 707 67%
19 THE BLACKLIST NBC 4,340 7,195 2,855 66%
BLESS THIS MESS ABC 3,153 5,220 2,067 66%
21 FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 2,627 4,336 1,709 65%
22 DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 905 1,482 577 64%
23 S.W.A.T. CBS 5,001 8,111 3,110 62%
24 IZOMBIE – P CW 726 1,158 432 60%
25 LAST MAN STANDING FOX 4,258 6,664 2,406 57%

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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