“Designated Survivor” and “This Is Us” made the biggest ratings gains after three days of DVR and on-demand viewing for the last episodes of October. The two shows stayed on top after a week of delayed viewing as well.

“This Is Us” added the most to its 18-49 rating, growing from a 2.4 to a 4.5. Its 2.1-point gain was a tenth better than that of “Designated Survivor,” which rose from 1.2 to 3.2. Both shows added half a point between the three- and seven-day benchmarks.

“Designated Survivor” also added by far the most viewers — 7.07 million over its same-day total — and led the percentage gains in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. Eight shows at least doubled their 18-49 rating.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for Oct. 24-30, 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 2.4 4.5 2.1 88%
2 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.2 3.2 2.0 167%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.4 5.3 1.9 56%
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.3 4.1 1.8 78%
5 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.2 2.6 1.4 117%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
7 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
TIMELESS NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
11 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
12 QUANTICO ABC 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
THE FLASH CW 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
SCORPION CBS 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
BLACK-ISH ABC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
18 LUCIFER FOX 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
BLINDSPOT NBC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
LIFE IN PIECES – P CBS 1.4 2.2 0.8 57%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.6 2.4 0.8 50%
NCIS CBS 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.8 2.6 0.8 44%
25 SECRETS AND LIES ABC 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
CODE BLACK CBS 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
GOTHAM FOX 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
BULL CBS 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
SPEECHLESS ABC 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.7 3.4 0.7 26%


Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.2 3.2 2.0 167%
2 QUANTICO ABC 0.6 1.5 0.9 150%
3 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
4 SECRETS AND LIES ABC 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.2 2.6 1.4 117%
6 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
7 ELEMENTARY CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
9 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
10 THE FLASH CW 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
11 THIS IS US NBC 2.4 4.5 2.1 88%
12 TIMELESS NBC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
13 LUCIFER FOX 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
14 ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.3 4.1 1.8 78%
16 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
17 NOTORIOUS ABC 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
SCORPION CBS 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
19 BLINDSPOT NBC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
21 ARROW CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
22 CODE BLACK CBS 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
23 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.6 2.7 1.1 69%
24 FREQUENCY CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
SUPERNATURAL CW 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 5960 13027 7067 119%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14366 19529 5163 36%
3 THIS IS US NBC 8716 13829 5113 59%
4 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5515 10088 4573 83%
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS 8880 13278 4398 50%
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7382 11581 4199 57%
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 7677 11489 3812 50%
8 BULL CBS 11614 15381 3767 32%
9 CHICAGO PD NBC 5814 9577 3763 65%
10 NCIS CBS 14078 17752 3674 26%
11 SCORPION CBS 7026 10675 3649 52%
12 TIMELESS NBC 5474 9113 3639 66%
13 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6934 10518 3584 52%
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 8169 11741 3572 44%
15 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4072 7625 3553 87%
16 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9618 13148 3530 37%
17 CHICAGO MED NBC 7106 10388 3282 46%
18 PURE GENIUS – P CBS 6259 9501 3242 52%
19 CODE BLACK CBS 5669 8800 3131 55%
20 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5860 8828 2968 51%
21 ELEMENTARY CBS 4797 7738 2941 61%
22 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 7909 10781 2872 36%
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8498 11312 2814 33%
24 QUANTICO ABC 2434 5093 2659 109%
25 BLINDSPOT NBC 5204 7852 2648 51%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 5960 13027 7067 119%
2 QUANTICO ABC 2434 5093 2659 109%
3 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 2305 4550 2245 97%
4 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4072 7625 3553 87%
5 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5515 10088 4573 83%
6 SECRETS AND LIES ABC 2666 4808 2142 80%
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 901 1618 717 80%
8 FREQUENCY CW 990 1719 729 74%
9 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 1114 1882 768 69%
10 THE FLASH CW 2800 4710 1910 68%
11 TIMELESS NBC 5474 9113 3639 66%
12 CHICAGO PD NBC 5814 9577 3763 65%
13 LUCIFER FOX 3550 5812 2262 64%
14 ELEMENTARY CBS 4797 7738 2941 61%
15 THIS IS US NBC 8716 13829 5113 59%
16 ARROW CW 1872 2958 1086 58%
17 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7382 11581 4199 57%
SUPERNATURAL CW 1683 2640 957 57%
19 CODE BLACK CBS 5669 8800 3131 55%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 1753 2712 959 55%
21 NOTORIOUS ABC 3756 5755 1999 53%
22 SCORPION CBS 7026 10675 3649 52%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6934 10518 3584 52%
PURE GENIUS – P CBS 6259 9501 3242 52%
25 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5860 8828 2968 51%
BLINDSPOT NBC 5204 7852 2648 51%
ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 3056 4625 1569 51%
SUPERGIRL CW 2659 4028 1369 51%

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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