“Whiskey Cavalier” may not be coming back for a second season, but it posted the largest percentage gains of any broadcast show in the live +7 ratings for the week of May 6.

The freshman ABC series grew by 150% in the adults 18-49 demo (+0.6) and by 120% in total viewers (+2.92 million), and was the week’s only show to more than double its initial audience. NBC’s “Good Girls” did, however, tie with “Whiskey” for the top 18-49 percentage gain.

Meanwhile, it was CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” that earned the week’s biggest actual gains in both viewers and the 18-49 demo, growing by 1.6 points (+80%) and by 4.91 million viewers (+39%).

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for May 6-12, 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 2.0 3.6 1.6 80%
2 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
911 FOX 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
5 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.7 1.6 0.9 129%
6 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
CHICAGO P.D. NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
10 NCIS CBS 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
12 SURVIVOR CBS 1.5 2.1 0.6 40%
EMPIRE FOX 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
S.W.A.T. CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
SUPERSTORE – S NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
STATION 19 ABC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
BULL CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 0.4 1 0.6 150%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 0.4 1 0.6 150%
THE RESIDENT FOX 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
THE AMAZING RACE CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
MOM CBS 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
STAR FOX 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
FBI CBS 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
SUPERSTORE NBC 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
FAMILY GUY FOX 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
THE FLASH CW 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D – P ABC 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
LAST MAN STANDING FOX 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 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 0.4 1.0 0.6 150%
3 THE FIX ABC 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
4 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.7 1.6 0.9 129%
5 MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D – P ABC 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.0 2.1 1.1 110%
7 911 FOX 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
BULL CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE FLASH CW 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
THE 100 CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
SUPERGIRL CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ARROW 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%
21 CHICAGO P.D. NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
22 S.W.A.T. CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
SUPERSTORE – S NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
25 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 2.0 3.6 1.6 80%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1 1.8 0.8 80%
DATELINE 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 12,594 17,502 4,908 39%
2 BLUE BLOODS CBS 8,485 12,750 4,265 50%
3 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,144 9,355 4,211 82%
4 911 FOX 5,819 9,893 4,074 70%
5 BULL CBS 6,216 10,231 4,015 65%
6 NCIS CBS 11,619 15,411 3,792 33%
7 CHICAGO P.D. NBC 6,293 9,893 3,600 57%
8 FBI CBS 8,658 12,113 3,455 40%
9 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7,740 11,068 3,328 43%
SEAL TEAM CBS 4,135 7,463 3,328 80%
11 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 10,487 13,728 3,241 31%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 6,545 9,783 3,238 49%
13 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,659 6,665 3,006 82%
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 6,375 9,344 2,969 47%
15 S.W.A.T. CBS 5,028 7,952 2,924 58%
16 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 2,435 5,356 2,921 120%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 5,981 8,830 2,849 48%
18 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4,344 7,152 2,808 65%
19 THE BLACKLIST NBC 4,033 6,805 2,772 69%
20 CHICAGO MED NBC 7,803 10,541 2,738 35%
21 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 6,786 9,517 2,731 40%
22 THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 3,746 6,232 2,486 66%
23 STATION 19 ABC 5,054 7,498 2,444 48%
24 THE RESIDENT FOX 5,018 7,440 2,422 48%
25 LAST MAN STANDING FOX 4,721 6,934 2,213 47%

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 2,435 5,356 2,921 120%
2 THE FIX ABC 2,183 4,274 2,091 96%
3 THE 100 CW 806 1,572 766 95%
4 RIVERDALE CW 740 1,437 697 94%
5 CHARMED CW 627 1,190 563 90%
6 ARROW CW 625 1,158 533 85%
JANE THE VIRGIN CW 707 1,309 602 85%
8 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,659 6,665 3,006 82%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,144 9,355 4,211 82%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 1,997 3,627 1,630 82%
11 THE FLASH CW 1,451 2,622 1,171 81%
12 SEAL TEAM CBS 4,135 7,463 3,328 80%
13 PROVEN INNOCENT FOX 1,656 2,936 1,280 77%
14 FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 2,315 3,991 1,676 72%
15 911 FOX 5,819 9,893 4,074 70%
16 THE BLACKLIST NBC 4,033 6,805 2,772 69%
17 SUPERGIRL CW 1,110 1,865 755 68%
18 THE ENEMY WITHIN NBC 3,746 6,232 2,486 66%
19 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4,344 7,152 2,808 65%
BULL CBS 6,216 10,231 4,015 65%
21 DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 937 1,507 570 61%
22 IZOMBIE CW 599 955 356 59%
23 S.W.A.T. CBS 5,028 7,952 2,924 58%
24 CHICAGO P.D. NBC 6,293 9,893 3,600 57%
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D – P ABC 2,315 3,629 1,314 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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