The first delayed-viewing ratings of the season have arrived, and they show Monday night’s top-rated show growing substantially and two new comedies getting decent bumps from DVR use.
“The Big Bang Theory,” which was one of the highest-performing DVR shows last season, remains that way to start the 2016-17 campaign. It had the biggest gain of any show airing Monday in both adults 18-49 (1.6 points, 3.8 to 5.4) and viewers (4.43 million, 15.82 million to 20.25 million).
The two new comedies, CBS’ “Kevin Can Wait” and NBC’s “The Good Place,” tie for third in adults 18-49 at 3.3 behind “The Voice” (4.0). “The Good Place” had the bigger gain, growing by a full point vs. 0.7 for “Kevin Can Wait.” (NBC says the first half-hour of “The Good Place” rose from 2.6 to 3.6, which means the second went from 2.0 to 3.0).
Below, take a look at how the original programming on the broadcast networks for Monday, Sept. 19 stacks up after three days of DVR use.
|Rank||Show||Net||L+3 18-49 rating||Gain vs. Live +SD|
|1||The Big Bang Theory||CBS||5.4||1.6|
|Kevin Can Wait||CBS||3.3||0.7|
|The Good Place||NBC||3.3||1.0|
|5||The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey Pt 2||CBS||2.4||0.6|
|Dancing With the Stars||ABC||2.0||0.3|
|Rank||Show||Net||L+3 viewers (000s)||Gain vs. Live +SD (000s)|
|1||The Big Bang Theory – P||CBS||20250||4431|
|2||The Voice – P||NBC||14282||2178|
|3||Kevin Can Wait – P||CBS||13189||2109|
|4||Dancing With the Stars||ABC||12043||1327|
|5||The Good Place – P||NBC||11065||3029|
|6||The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey Pt 2||CBS||9888||1644|
|7||Lucifer – P||FOX||6437||2077|
|8||Gotham – P||FOX||5515||1618|
Source: The Nielsen Company.