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“The Big Bang Theory” got its biggest DVR boost of the season with the Dec. 10 episode, topping everything on broadcast in week 12.

The show grew 2.5 points in adults 18-49 (3.8 to 6.3), surpassing the 2.4-point gain it scored with the Nov. 19 episode. It also added 6.21 million viewers, easily the highest growth of the week.

The “Nashville” fall finale was the biggest percentage gainer in adults 18-49, growing by 125 percent (0.8 to 1.8). Four other shows — “Quantico,” “Grimm,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” — doubled their 18-49 rating. “Quantico” also had the biggest percentage gain (81 percent) in viewers.

The Top 25 shows (including ties) in the Live +7 ratings for Dec. 7-13, 2015 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 6.3 2.5 66%
2 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.6 4.3 1.7 65%
3 QUANTICO ABC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
3t CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
5 SCORPION CBS 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
5t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%
7 NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
7t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
9 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
9t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.0 2.9 0.9 45%
9t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
9t SUPERGIRL CBS 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
9t THE FLASH CW 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
9t GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
15 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
15t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
15t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
15t BONES FOX 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
15t FAMILY GUY FOX 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
15t CHICAGO MED NBC 2.1 2.9 0.8 38%
21 FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
21t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
21t CODE BLACK CBS 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
21t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.9 2.6 0.7 37%
21t SURVIVOR CBS 2.3 3.0 0.7 30%
21t SCREAM QUEENS – F FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
21t THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
21t BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.7 2.4 0.7 41%
21t THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 2.8 3.5 0.7 25%


ADULTS 18-49 – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show  Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 NASHVILLE ABC 0.8 1.8 1.0 125%
2 QUANTICO ABC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
2t GRIMM NBC 0.9 1.8 0.9 100%
2t THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
2t THE ORIGINALS CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
6 BONES FOX 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
7 SUPERNATURAL CW 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
8 ELEMENTARY CBS 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
8t HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.0 1.8 0.8 80%
10 SCREAM QUEENS – F FOX 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
11 AGENTS OF SHIELD FOX 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
11t THE FLASH CW 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
13 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.9 3.2 1.3 68%
14 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 6.3 2.5 66%
15 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.6 4.3 1.7 65%
15t SCORPION CBS 1.7 2.8 1.1 65%
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.4 2.3 0.9 64%
17t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
19 SUPERGIRL CBS 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
19t THE AMAZING RACE CBS 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
19t ARROW CW 1.0 1.6 0.6 60%
19t IZOMBIE CW 0.5 0.8 0.3 60%
23 BLACK-ISH ABC 1.7 2.7 1.0 59%
24 FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
25 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.0 3.1 1.1 55%

 

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 15269 21478 6209 41%
2 BLUE BLOODS CBS 9946 14155 4209 42%
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8197 12188 3991 49%
4 SCORPION CBS 9303 13133 3830 41%
5 QUANTICO ABC 4557 8236 3679 81%
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9273 12934 3661 39%
7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9523 13139 3616 38%
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 9134 12631 3497 38%
9 ELEMENTARY CBS 5004 8339 3335 67%
10 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8125 11249 3124 38%
11 GRIMM NBC 3644 6340 2696 74%
12 CODE BLACK CBS 8384 11063 2679 32%
13 CHICAGO MED NBC 9595 12105 2510 26%
14 BONES FOX 4627 7101 2474 53%
15 NASHVILLE ABC 4137 6591 2454 59%
16 SUPERGIRL CBS 7665 9980 2315 30%
17 THE GOOD WIFE CBS 8493 10741 2248 26%
18 BLACK-ISH ABC 5970 8184 2214 37%
19 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 7017 9191 2174 31%
20 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 3849 6004 2155 56%
21 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 10136 12277 2141 21%
22 THE VOICE – MONDAY NBC 12248 14280 2032 17%
23 THE FLASH CW 3554 5564 2010 57%
24 SURVIVOR CBS 9906 11785 1879 19%
24t LAST MAN STANDING ABC 6836 8670 1834 27%

 

VIEWERS – PERCENTAGE GAIN

Rank Show  Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 QUANTICO ABC 4557 8236 3679 81%
2 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1178 2072 894 76%
3 GRIMM NBC 3644 6340 2696 74%
4 ELEMENTARY CBS 5004 8339 3335 67%
4t THE ORIGINALS CW 970 1613 643 66%
6 NASHVILLE ABC 4137 6591 2454 59%
7 THE FLASH CW 3554 5564 2010 57%
8 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 3849 6004 2155 56%
9 SUPERNATURAL CW 1896 2960 1064 56%
9t SCREAM QUEENS – F FOX 2526 3917 1391 55%
9t BONES FOX 4627 7101 2474 53%
12 IZOMBIE CW 1367 2044 677 50%
13 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8197 12188 3991 49%
14 THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 3160 4703 1543 49%
14t BLOOD & OIL – F ABC 3129 4556 1427 46%
16 ARROW CW 2820 4036 1216 43%
16t BLUE BLOODS CBS 9946 14155 4209 42%
18 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15269 21478 6209 41%
18t SCORPION CBS 9303 13133 3830 41%
20 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9273 12934 3661 39%
21 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 9523 13139 3616 38%
21t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 9134 12631 3497 38%
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8125 11249 3124 38%
24 BLACK-ISH ABC 5970 8184 2214 37%
25 MASTERCHEF JUNIOR FOX 3793 5192 1399 37%

 

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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