ABC and NBC earned the biggest delayed viewing gains in the broadcast live +7 ratings for the week of Sept. 23.

The season 4 premiere of NBC’s “This is Us” posted the week’s top demo gain, as it grew by 1.6 points (+89%) among adults 18-49. The season premieres of ABC’s “The Good Doctor” and NBC’s “New Amsterdam” tied for second in that chart with matching 1.2 point gains (+120%).

“The Good Doctor” may have placed second in 18-49 gains, but the ABC series grabbed the week’s largest total viewer gain, growing by 5.92 million viewers (+94%), while “New Amsterdam” came second (+5.8 million, +98%) and “This is Us” came third (+5.13 million, +65%).

Additionally, ABC’s “Stumptown” scored the largest gains of any of the week’s rookie shows, with its series premiere growing by 1.0 point (+143%) and by 4.5 million viewers (+97%).

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for September 23-29, 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 – P NBC 1.8 3.4 1.6 89%
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR – P ABC 1.0 2.2 1.2 120%
NEW AMSTERDAM – P NBC 1.0 2.2 1.2 120%
4 THE MASKED SINGER – P FOX 2.5 3.6 1.1 44%
GREY’S ANATOMY – P ABC 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
MODERN FAMILY – P ABC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
7 911 – P FOX 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
CHICAGO PD – P NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
STUMPTOWN – P ABC 0.7 1.7 1.0 143%
10 CHICAGO FIRE – P NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
11 PRODIGAL SON – P FOX 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – P ABC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
CHICAGO MED – P NBC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
EMERGENCE – P ABC 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU – P NBC 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
16 FBI – P CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
EVIL – P CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
NCIS – P CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
SURVIVOR – P CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
YOUNG SHELDON – P CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
EMPIRE – P FOX 1 1.7 0.7 70%
THE ROOKIE – P ABC 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
23 BULL – P CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – P CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
THE GOOD PLACE – P NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
MIXED-ISH – P ABC 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – P ABC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BLUE BLOODS – P CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE RESIDENT – P FOX 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
MOM – P CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 STUMPTOWN – P ABC 0.7 1.7 1.0 143%
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR – P ABC 1.0 2.2 1.2 120%
NEW AMSTERDAM – P NBC 1.0 2.2 1.2 120%
4 EVIL – P CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
5 MODERN FAMILY – P ABC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
EMERGENCE – P ABC 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU – P NBC 0.8 1.6 0.8 100%
THE ROOKIE – P ABC 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – P ABC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BLUE BLOODS – P CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
PANDORA CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
THE OUTPOST CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
THE OUTPOST – S CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
14 CHICAGO PD – P NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
15 THIS IS US – P NBC 1.8 3.4 1.6 89%
16 BULL – P CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – P CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
THE GOOD PLACE – P NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
19 CHICAGO FIRE – P NBC 1.1 2.0 0.9 82%
20 PRODIGAL SON – P FOX 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – P ABC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
CHICAGO MED – P NBC 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
23 FBI – P CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
24 THE RESIDENT – P FOX 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
MOM – P CBS 0.8 1.4 0.6 75%
SUNNYSIDE – P NBC 0.4 0.7 0.3 75%

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE GOOD DOCTOR – P ABC 6,272 12,189 5,917 94%
2 NEW AMSTERDAM – P NBC 5,919 11,715 5,796 98%
3 THIS IS US – P NBC 7,900 13,032 5,132 65%
4 CHICAGO PD – P NBC 6,496 11,156 4,660 72%
5 BLUE BLOODS – P CBS 7,860 12,421 4,561 58%
6 BULL – P CBS 6,429 10,977 4,548 71%
7 STUMPTOWN – P ABC 4,616 9,111 4,495 97%
8 NCIS – P CBS 12,581 16,945 4,364 35%
9 EMERGENCE – P ABC 4,124 8,437 4,313 105%
10 THE ROOKIE – P ABC 4,111 8,126 4,015 98%
11 CHICAGO FIRE – P NBC 7,330 11,329 3,999 55%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – P CBS 6,667 10,603 3,936 59%
13 FBI – P CBS 8,838 12,692 3,854 44%
14 911 – P FOX 7,148 10,995 3,847 54%
15 CHICAGO MED – P NBC 7,536 10,993 3,457 46%
16 EVIL – P CBS 4,562 7,961 3,399 75%
17 THE MASKED SINGER – P FOX 8,033 11,373 3,340 42%
18 PRODIGAL SON – P FOX 4,050 7,347 3,297 81%
19 THE RESIDENT – P FOX 4,061 7,227 3,166 78%
20 GREY’S ANATOMY – P ABC 6,522 9,671 3,149 48%
21 MODERN FAMILY – P ABC 4,114 7,254 3,140 76%
22 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – P ABC 4,991 8,055 3,064 61%
23 BLUFF CITY LAW – P NBC 4,609 7,659 3,050 66%
24 YOUNG SHELDON – P CBS 8,248 11,245 2,997 36%
25 LAW AND ORDER: SVU – P NBC 3,840 6,831 2,991 78%

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 EMERGENCE – P ABC 4,124 8,437 4,313 105%
2 NEW AMSTERDAM – P NBC 5,919 11,715 5,796 98%
THE ROOKIE – P ABC 4,111 8,126 4,015 98%
4 STUMPTOWN – P ABC 4,616 9,111 4,495 97%
5 THE GOOD DOCTOR – P ABC 6,272 12,189 5,917 94%
6 PRODIGAL SON – P FOX 4,050 7,347 3,297 81%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – P ABC 2,432 4,409 1,977 81%
8 THE RESIDENT – P FOX 4,061 7,227 3,166 78%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU – P NBC 3,840 6,831 2,991 78%
10 MODERN FAMILY – P ABC 4,114 7,254 3,140 76%
11 EVIL – P CBS 4,562 7,961 3,399 75%
12 CHICAGO PD – P NBC 6,496 11,156 4,660 72%
13 BULL – P CBS 6,429 10,977 4,548 71%
14 BLUFF CITY LAW – P NBC 4,609 7,659 3,050 66%
15 THE GOOD PLACE – P NBC 2,428 4,007 1,579 65%
THIS IS US – P NBC 7,900 13,032 5,132 65%
17 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – P ABC 4,991 8,055 3,064 61%
EMPIRE – P FOX 3,312 5,330 2,018 61%
19 THE OUTPOST – S CW 478 763 285 60%
20 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – P CBS 6,667 10,603 3,936 59%
21 BLUE BLOODS – P CBS 7,860 12,421 4,561 58%
22 PERFECT HARMONY – P NBC 2,629 4,134 1,505 57%
23 CHICAGO FIRE – P NBC 7,330 11,329 3,999 55%
24 SUNNYSIDE – P NBC 1,775 2,738 963 54%
911 – P FOX 7,148 10,995 3,847 54%

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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