“The Big Bang Theory” was the biggest gainer in the Live +7 ratings for week 17. The CBS sitcom scored the biggest increases in both adults 18-49 (3.8 to 5.9, +2.1) and viewers (15.75 million to 20.925 million, +5.17 million).

“Modern Family” had the No. 2 spot in adults 18-49 and No. 4 in viewers. “Shades of Blue” continued to perform well in delayed viewing as well. Its second episode doubled in adults 18-49 (1.3 to 2.6) and added 4.67 million viewers.

The Top 25 shows (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for Jan. 11-17, 2016 are below. The rankings include first-run, regular series only, not repeats or specials.

ADULTS 18-49 – TOTAL GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 5.9 2.1 55%
2 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.7 4.6 1.9 70%
3 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
4 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.0 3.3 1.3 65%
4t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
6 BLACK-ISH ABC 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
6t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
8 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
8t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 3.0 1.0 50%
10 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.0 2.9 0.9 45%
11 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
11t THE BACHELOR ABC 2.0 2.8 0.8 40%
11t CODE BLACK CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
11t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
11t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
16 THE MIDDLE ABC 1.9 2.6 0.7 37%
16t FAMILY GUY FOX 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
16t AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 2.2 2.9 0.7 32%
16t AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 2.5 3.2 0.7 28%
20 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
20t SHARK TANK ABC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
20t ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
20t THE GOOD WIFE CBS 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
20t MIKE & MOLLY CBS 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
20t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
20t MOM CBS 1.7 2.3 0.6 35%
20t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
20t MADAM SECRETARY CBS 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
20t HELL’S KITCHEN – P FOX 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
20t NEW GIRL FOX 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
20t HEROES REBORN NBC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%


ADULTS 18-49 – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
1t REIGN CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
3 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
4 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
5 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.7 4.6 1.9 70%
7 CODE BLACK CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
8 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.0 3.3 1.3 65%
9 BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
9t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
11 HEROES REBORN NBC 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
11t IZOMBIE CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
13 BLACK-ISH ABC 1.9 3.0 1.1 58%
14 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 5.9 2.1 55%
14t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
14t HELL’S KITCHEN – P FOX 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
17 CHICAGO PD NBC 2.0 3.0 1.0 50%
17t DR. KEN ABC 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
19 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
19t ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
21 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.0 2.9 0.9 45%
22 SHARK TANK ABC 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
23 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
24 FAMILY GUY FOX 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
25 THE BACHELOR ABC 2.0 2.8 0.8 40%
25t NEW GIRL FOX 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
25t BOB’S BURGERS FOX 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%
25t GRANDFATHERED FOX 1.0 1.4 0.4 40%

 

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 15751 20925 5174 33%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7472 12352 4880 65%
3 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 6641 11312 4671 70%
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8179 12537 4358 53%
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10622 14813 4191 39%
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9333 13253 3920 42%
7 ELEMENTARY CBS 5982 9661 3679 62%
8 CHICAGO PD NBC 8022 11483 3461 43%
9 CODE BLACK CBS 6655 9770 3115 47%
10 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9480 12514 3034 32%
11 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 8047 10852 2805 35%
12 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 11871 14567 2696 23%
13 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 8965 11657 2692 30%
14 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 4302 6868 2566 60%
15 BLACK-ISH ABC 6069 8515 2446 40%
16 ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 6992 9200 2208 32%
17 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 8716 10768 2052 24%
18 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 6327 8330 2003 32%
19 MOM CBS 8326 10234 1908 23%
20 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 9771 11614 1843 19%
21 THE BACHELOR ABC 6895 8699 1804 26%
22 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 7008 8788 1780 25%
23 THE MIDDLE ABC 7455 9181 1726 23%
24 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 7135 8837 1702 24%
25 THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA NBC 7525 9219 1694 23%

 

VIEWERS – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 6641 11312 4671 70%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7472 12352 4880 65%
3 ELEMENTARY CBS 5982 9661 3679 62%
4 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 4302 6868 2566 60%
5 IZOMBIE CW 1172 1868 696 59%
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8179 12537 4358 53%
7 REIGN CW 1123 1665 542 48%
8 CODE BLACK CBS 6655 9770 3115 47%
9 HELL’S KITCHEN – P FOX 3413 4932 1519 45%
10 CHICAGO PD NBC 8022 11483 3461 43%
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9333 13253 3920 42%
12 BLACK-ISH ABC 6069 8515 2446 40%
13 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10622 14813 4191 39%
13t HEROES REBORN NBC 3834 5338 1504 39%
15 THE BIGGEST LOSER NBC 3497 4826 1329 38%
15t FAMILY GUY FOX 3411 4714 1303 38%
17 GRANDFATHERED FOX 2646 3598 952 36%
18 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 8047 10852 2805 35%
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15751 20925 5174 33%
19t NEW GIRL FOX 3251 4336 1085 33%
21 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 9480 12514 3034 32%
21t ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 6992 9200 2208 32%
21t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 6327 8330 2003 32%
24 GALAVANT ABC 2320 3035 715 31%
25 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 8965 11657 2692 30%

 

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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