A few of ABC’s freshman titles continued to perform well in the broadcast live +7 ratings for the week of Sept. 30.

Of this fall’s rookie lineup, “Stumptown” continued to generate the highest gains in both the adults 18-49 and total viewer measures, growing by 0.8 points (+114%) and by 3.91 million viewers (+98%). Also on ABC, “Emergence” (+3.75 million, +105%) and “The Rookie” (+3.91 million, +102%) were the week’s only shows to double their audiences after seven days of delayed viewing.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “This is Us” scored the largest demo gain for the second week in a row, growing by 1.4 points (+82%), while ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” came second with a 1.1 point gain (+85%). Similar to “This is Us,” ABC’s “The Good Doctor” stayed on top of the week’s total viewer gains, as it grew its audience by 5.4 million viewers (+89%).

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for September 30 – October 6, 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 1.7 3.1 1.4 82%
2 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
3 THE MASKED SINGER FOX 2.0 3.0 1.0 50%
911 FOX 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
9 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
10 STUMPTOWN ABC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
13 EMERGENCE ABC 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
THE ROOKIE ABC 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
BULL CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
S.W.A.T. – P CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
PRODIGAL SON FOX 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
SEAL TEAM – P CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
19 SURVIVOR CBS 1.2 1.8 0.6 50%
FBI CBS 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
THE RESIDENT FOX 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
THE BLACKLIST – P NBC 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
EVIL CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
NCIS CBS 1.3 1.9 0.6 46%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%
CHICAGO MED NBC 1.1 1.7 0.6 55%

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
3 HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
THE BLACKLIST – P NBC 0.5 1.1 0.6 120%
5 EMERGENCE ABC 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
THE ROOKIE ABC 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
BULL CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
S.W.A.T. – P CBS 0.6 1.3 0.7 117%
9 STUMPTOWN ABC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
11 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 0.9 1.9 1.0 111%
12 SEAL TEAM – P CBS 0.7 1.4 0.7 100%
EVIL CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 0.6 1.2 0.6 100%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
PANDORA CW 0.1 0.2 0.1 100%
19 MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
20 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.0 1.9 0.9 90%
21 THE RESIDENT FOX 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
23 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
24 THIS IS US NBC 1.7 3.1 1.4 82%
25 MADAM SECRETARY – P CBS 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 ABC 6,074 11,470 5,396 89%
2 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,294 10,026 4,732 89%
3 BULL CBS 5,909 10,510 4,601 78%
4 THIS IS US NBC 7,456 12,031 4,575 61%
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS 7,446 11,947 4,501 60%
6 NCIS CBS 12,523 16,545 4,022 32%
7 THE ROOKIE ABC 3,831 7,742 3,911 102%
8 STUMPTOWN ABC 3,990 7,898 3,908 98%
9 CHICAGO PD NBC 5,907 9,796 3,889 66%
10 EMERGENCE ABC 3,565 7,317 3,752 105%
11 911 FOX 7,478 11,154 3,676 49%
12 S.W.A.T. – P CBS 4,037 7,683 3,646 90%
13 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 6,908 10,507 3,599 52%
14 SEAL TEAM – P CBS 5,256 8,801 3,545 67%
15 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7,650 11,103 3,453 45%
16 FBI CBS 9,468 12,864 3,396 36%
17 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 6,086 9,072 2,986 49%
18 THE MASKED SINGER FOX 6,985 9,953 2,968 42%
19 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 4,774 7,740 2,966 62%
20 EVIL CBS 4,204 7,168 2,964 71%
21 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,447 6,363 2,916 85%
22 BLUFF CITY LAW NBC 4,249 7,108 2,859 67%
23 CHICAGO MED NBC 7,676 10,533 2,857 37%
24 THE RESIDENT FOX 3,848 6,646 2,798 73%
25 PRODIGAL SON FOX 3,904 6,685 2,781 71%

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 EMERGENCE ABC 3,565 7,317 3,752 105%
2 THE ROOKIE ABC 3,831 7,742 3,911 102%
3 STUMPTOWN ABC 3,990 7,898 3,908 98%
4 S.W.A.T. – P CBS 4,037 7,683 3,646 90%
5 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 5,294 10,026 4,732 89%
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 6,074 11,470 5,396 89%
7 LAW AND ORDER: SVU NBC 3,447 6,363 2,916 85%
8 BULL CBS 5,909 10,510 4,601 78%
9 SUPERGIRL – P CW 1,264 2,188 924 73%
THE RESIDENT FOX 3,848 6,646 2,798 73%
11 HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 2,559 4,409 1,850 72%
12 PRODIGAL SON FOX 3,904 6,685 2,781 71%
EVIL CBS 4,204 7,168 2,964 71%
14 THE GOOD PLACE NBC 2,119 3,598 1,479 70%
15 THE BLACKLIST – P NBC 4,055 6,812 2,757 68%
16 SEAL TEAM – P CBS 5,256 8,801 3,545 67%
BLUFF CITY LAW NBC 4,249 7,108 2,859 67%
18 CHICAGO PD NBC 5,907 9,796 3,889 66%
19 A MILLION LITTLE THINGS ABC 4,774 7,740 2,966 62%
20 PERFECT HARMONY NBC 2,072 3,344 1,272 61%
THIS IS US NBC 7,456 12,031 4,575 61%
22 BLUE BLOODS CBS 7,446 11,947 4,501 60%
23 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4,320 6,886 2,566 59%
24 MADAM SECRETARY – P CBS 4,779 7,464 2,685 56%
25 BATWOMAN – P CW 1,861 2,849 988 53%
EMPIRE FOX 2,945 4,496 1,551 53%

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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