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.

Adults 18-49

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live +SD
1 The Big Bang Theory CBS 5.4 1.6
2 The Voice NBC 4.0 0.7
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
6 Gotham FOX 2.0 0.7
Lucifer FOX 2.0 0.7
Dancing With the Stars ABC 2.0 0.3
9 Match Game ABC 1.0 0.1



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
9 Match Game ABC 4803 401

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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