“The Rookie” topped the percentage gains across the board in the broadcast live +7 rating for the week of Oct. 21.

The sophomore ABC series scored larger percentage gains in both the adults 18-49 and total viewer measures than any of the week’s other shows, growing by 160% in the 18-49 demo (+0.8 points) and by 120% in total viewers (+3.91 million). It was the week’s only broadcast series to more than double its initial L+SD audience.

Also on ABC, “The Good Doctor” continued to generate broadcast’s largest actual viewer gains, growing by 4.99 million (+90%) across one week of delayed viewing. Meanwhile, NBC’s “This is Us” posted the week’s biggest demo gain yet again, with a growth of 1.4 points (+88%) this time around.

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for Oct. 21-27, 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 THIS IS US NBC 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
2 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
3 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
4 911 FOX 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
6 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
THE ROOKIE ABC 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
9 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
S.W.A.T. CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
13 EVIL CBS 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
WILL & GRACE – P NBC 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
SURVIVOR CBS 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
NCIS CBS 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
PRODIGAL SON FOX 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
19 BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.2 1.7 0.5 42%
FBI CBS 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
MOM CBS 0.8 1.3 0.5 63%
BULL CBS 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE ROOKIE ABC 0.5 1.3 0.8 160%
2 LEGACIES CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
SUPERGIRL CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
4 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
5 EVIL CBS 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
WILL & GRACE – P NBC 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
7 S.W.A.T. CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
8 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
9 THE GOOD PLACE NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
RIVERDALE CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
BATWOMAN CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
ALL AMERICAN CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
BLACK LIGHTNING CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
NANCY DREW CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
CHARMED CW 0.2 0.4 0.2 100%
DYNASTY CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
19 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
20 THIS IS US NBC 1.6 3.0 1.4 88%
21 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
22 BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
23 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
24 THE FLASH CW 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
25 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 5,543 10,530 4,987 90%
2 THIS IS US NBC 7,059 11,785 4,726 67%
3 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,140 9,564 4,424 86%
4 BLUE BLOODS CBS 6,916 11,163 4,247 61%
5 BULL CBS 6,150 10,145 3,995 65%
6 THE ROOKIE ABC 3,245 7,151 3,906 120%
7 CHICAGO PD NBC 6,647 10,472 3,825 58%
8 NCIS CBS 11,354 15,066 3,712 33%
9 911 FOX 6,548 10,197 3,649 56%
10 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7,877 11,229 3,352 43%
11 S.W.A.T. CBS 3,779 7,049 3,270 87%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 6,649 9,843 3,194 48%
13 SEAL TEAM CBS 4,508 7,604 3,096 69%
14 FBI CBS 8,859 11,900 3,041 34%
15 CHICAGO MED NBC 7,842 10,818 2,976 38%
16 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 4,383 7,289 2,906 66%
17 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 6,113 8,974 2,861 47%
18 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,736 6,579 2,843 76%
19 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 8,665 11,418 2,753 32%
20 THE BLACKLIST NBC 3,602 6,247 2,645 73%
21 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 6,096 8,711 2,615 43%
22 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 3,995 6,483 2,488 62%
23 BLUFF CITY LAW NBC 3,498 5,964 2,466 70%
24 EVIL CBS 3,485 5,942 2,457 71%
25 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 6,690 8,991 2,301 34%

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE ROOKIE ABC 3,245 7,151 3,906 120%
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 5,543 10,530 4,987 90%
3 SUPERGIRL CW 946 1,784 838 89%
4 WILL & GRACE – P NBC 2,285 4,273 1,988 87%
S.W.A.T. CBS 3,779 7,049 3,270 87%
6 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,140 9,564 4,424 86%
7 ARROW CW 774 1,421 647 84%
8 NANCY DREW CW 813 1,448 635 78%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 2,254 4,014 1,760 78%
10 THE FLASH CW 1,382 2,453 1,071 77%
CHARMED CW 744 1,319 575 77%
12 RIVERDALE CW 867 1,528 661 76%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,736 6,579 2,843 76%
14 THE GOOD PLACE NBC 1,920 3,368 1,448 75%
15 LEGACIES CW 847 1,473 626 74%
16 THE BLACKLIST NBC 3,602 6,247 2,645 73%
ALL AMERICAN CW 709 1,225 516 73%
18 EVIL CBS 3,485 5,942 2,457 71%
19 BLUFF CITY LAW NBC 3,498 5,964 2,466 70%
20 SEAL TEAM CBS 4,508 7,604 3,096 69%
21 PRODIGAL SON FOX 3,342 5,599 2,257 68%
22 THIS IS US NBC 7,059 11,785 4,726 67%
23 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 4,383 7,289 2,906 66%
BATWOMAN CW 1,288 2,135 847 66%
25 BULL CBS 6,150 10,145 3,995 65%

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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