“This Is Us” and “The Big Bang Theory” scored the biggest overall gains from DVR and on-demand viewing for the week of Oct. 17-23.

NBC’s first-year hit got the biggest bump in adults 18-49, growing by two points (2.6 to 4.6). “Big Bang,” which was second in 18-49 growth, was No. 1 in viewers added with 4.97 million. “This Is Us” (+4.86 million) was third in that measure, just behind “The Blacklist” (+4.89 million).

“Agents of SHIELD” was the percentage-gain leader in both adults 18-49 and viewers, more than doubling in both cases. Its 157 percent gain (0.7 to 1.8) was the biggest for a broadcast show so far this season.

Several Wednesday shows that typically rank among the Top 25 gainers, including “Empire” and “Designated Survivor,” were off due to the final presidential debate.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for Oct. 17-23, 2016. The rankings include first-run series and specials only, 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 2.6 4.6 2.0 77%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.5 5.3 1.8 51%
3 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 3.7 1.6 76%
4 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.2 2.5 1.3 108%
5 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.1 2.3 1.2 109%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
7 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.7 1.8 1.1 157%
TIMELESS NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
9 QUANTICO ABC 0.7 1.7 1.0 143%
10 THE FLASH CW 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
SCORPION CBS 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
14 THE GOOD PLACE NBC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
BLINDSPOT NBC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
BULL CBS 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
NCIS CBS 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
21 SECRETS AND LIES ABC 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
NEW GIRL FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
LUCIFER FOX 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
GOTHAM FOX 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
SURVIVOR CBS 1.9 2.6 0.7 37%
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 2.1 2.8 0.7 33%


Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.7 1.8 1.1 157%
2 QUANTICO ABC 0.7 1.7 1.0 143%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.1 2.3 1.2 109%
4 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.2 2.5 1.3 108%
5 SECRETS AND LIES ABC 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
JANE THE VIRGIN – P CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
ARROW CW 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SUPERNATURAL CW 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
9 THE FLASH CW 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
10 CONVICTION ABC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
11 SCREAM QUEENS FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
12 THE GOOD PLACE NBC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
13 NEW GIRL FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
14 THIS IS US NBC 2.6 4.6 2.0 77%
15 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 3.7 1.6 76%
16 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – P CW 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
19 BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
TIMELESS NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
21 THE EXORCIST FOX 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
22 ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
23 SCORPION CBS 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
24 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
FREQUENCY CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
SUPERGIRL CW 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
BLINDSPOT NBC 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14199 19172 4973 35%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5318 10209 4891 92%
3 THIS IS US NBC 9705 14568 4863 50%
4 BULL CBS 12289 16459 4170 34%
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10035 14057 4022 40%
6 NCIS CBS 14768 18720 3952 27%
7 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7401 11287 3886 53%
8 TIMELESS NBC 5861 9704 3843 66%
9 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9533 13198 3665 38%
10 SCORPION CBS 7175 10797 3622 50%
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 8180 11697 3517 43%
12 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4295 7700 3405 79%
13 CHICAGO MED NBC 6704 9903 3199 48%
14 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 9044 11953 2909 32%
15 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 6658 9466 2808 42%
16 BLINDSPOT NBC 5239 8044 2805 54%
17 ELEMENTARY CBS 5390 8180 2790 52%
18 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9514 12152 2638 28%
19 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 11396 13956 2560 22%
20 QUANTICO ABC 2790 5296 2506 90%
21 CONVICTION ABC 4240 6691 2451 58%
22 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2346 4781 2435 104%
23 SURVIVOR CBS 8589 10903 2314 27%
24 LUCIFER FOX 3626 5923 2297 63%
25 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 5753 7994 2241 39%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2346 4781 2435 104%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5318 10209 4891 92%
3 QUANTICO ABC 2790 5296 2506 90%
4 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4295 7700 3405 79%
5 JANE THE VIRGIN – P CW 1089 1917 828 76%
6 THE FLASH CW 2665 4667 2002 75%
7 SECRETS AND LIES ABC 3070 5200 2130 69%
8 SUPERNATURAL CW 1619 2712 1093 68%
9 SCREAM QUEENS FOX 1428 2385 957 67%
10 TIMELESS NBC 5861 9704 3843 66%
11 NEW GIRL FOX 1809 2967 1158 64%
ARROW CW 1789 2941 1152 64%
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – P CW 983 1616 633 64%
14 LUCIFER FOX 3626 5923 2297 63%
FREQUENCY CW 1052 1712 660 63%
16 CONVICTION ABC 4240 6691 2451 58%
17 GOTHAM FOX 3323 5207 1884 57%
THE EXORCIST FOX 1874 2935 1061 57%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 1806 2834 1028 57%
20 BLINDSPOT NBC 5239 8044 2805 54%
21 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7401 11287 3886 53%
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 3788 5804 2016 53%
23 SUPERGIRL CW 2663 4081 1418 53%
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 2140 3282 1142 53%
25 ELEMENTARY CBS 5390 8180 2790 52%

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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