The first week after the Winter Olympics ended brought the return of full regular lineups to the broadcast networks — and a whole lot of DVR use as well.

Seventeen shows at least doubled their adults 18-49 rating with a week of delayed viewing, the most in single week in either of the past two seasons. “Designated Survivor” had the biggest percentage gain with a 167 percent bump (0.6 to 1.6), while “Jane the Virgin” grew by 150 percent (0.2 to 0.5) and “Agents of SHIELD” by 140 percent (0.5 to 1.2).

“This Is Us” (+2.0 in adults 18-49) and “The Good Doctor” (+6.84 million viewers) had the week’s largest total boosts, per usual.

Here are the broadcast Live +7 rankings for the week of Feb. 26-March 4. 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 2.5 4.5 2.0 80%
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 1.3 3.1 1.8 138%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 2.5 4.1 1.6 64%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.0 3.6 1.6 80%
5 9-1-1 FOX 1.5 3.0 1.5 100%
6 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 2.1 3.4 1.3 62%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
8 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
WILL & GRACE NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
12 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.4 2.4 1.0 71%
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.6 1.6 1.0 167%
15 SCANDAL ABC 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
NCIS CBS 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
THE RESIDENT FOX 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
SWAT CBS 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
20 SURVIVOR – P CBS 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.3 2.1 0.8 62%
BULL CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
THE FLASH CW 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%

 

Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 0.6 1.6 1.0 167%
2 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.2 0.5 0.3 150%
3 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 0.5 1.2 0.7 140%
4 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 1.3 3.1 1.8 138%
5 ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 0.4 0.9 0.5 125%
6 THE FLASH CW 0.7 1.5 0.8 114%
7 THE RESIDENT FOX 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
SWAT CBS 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
SEAL TEAM CBS 0.8 1.7 0.9 113%
10 9-1-1 FOX 1.5 3.0 1.5 100%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 1.3 2.6 1.3 100%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
WILL & GRACE NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.1 2.2 1.1 100%
BLACK LIGHTNING CW 0.5 1.0 0.5 100%
ARROW CW 0.4 0.8 0.4 100%
IZOMBIE – P CW 0.3 0.6 0.3 100%
18 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
19 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
20 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
THE BLACKLIST NBC 0.9 1.7 0.8 89%
22 SCORPION CBS 0.8 1.5 0.7 88%
23 BLINDSPOT NBC 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
24 THE MICK FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
25 THIS IS US NBC 2.5 4.5 2.0 80%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.0 3.6 1.6 80%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 7825 14662 6837 87%
2 THIS IS US NBC 9741 15391 5650 58%
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 13766 18594 4828 35%
4 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3722 8428 4706 126%
5 9-1-1 FOX 5948 10620 4672 79%
6 BLUE BLOODS CBS 9050 13465 4415 49%
7 CHICAGO PD NBC 6093 10503 4410 72%
8 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 8266 12624 4358 53%
9 YOUNG SHELDON CBS 12431 16726 4295 35%
10 NCIS CBS 12458 16723 4265 34%
11 BULL CBS 10702 14959 4257 40%
12 SEAL TEAM CBS 4970 9163 4193 84%
13 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 5671 9811 4140 73%
14 CHICAGO MED NBC 7275 11277 4002 55%
15 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7526 11427 3901 52%
16 SWAT CBS 5324 9043 3719 70%
17 THE BLACKLIST NBC 5686 9008 3322 58%
18 THE RESIDENT FOX 3866 7101 3235 84%
19 SCORPION CBS 5061 8279 3218 64%
20 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4964 8156 3192 64%
21 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 5550 8569 3019 54%
22 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4155 7162 3007 72%
23 WILL & GRACE NBC 3997 6968 2971 74%
24 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 7995 10949 2954 37%
25 SCANDAL ABC 4967 7701 2734 55%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-day increase
7-day % increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 3722 8428 4706 126%
2 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 586 1215 629 107%
3 ARROW CW 1115 2132 1017 91%
4 AGENTS OF SHIELD ABC 1902 3583 1681 88%
THE FLASH CW 2121 3982 1861 88%
6 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 7825 14662 6837 87%
7 SEAL TEAM CBS 4970 9163 4193 84%
THE RESIDENT FOX 3866 7101 3235 84%
9 9-1-1 FOX 5948 10620 4672 79%
10 WILL & GRACE NBC 3997 6968 2971 74%
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 5671 9811 4140 73%
12 CHICAGO PD NBC 6093 10503 4410 72%
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4155 7162 3007 72%
14 BLACK LIGHTNING CW 1637 2803 1166 71%
TAKEN NBC 2451 4194 1743 71%
16 SWAT CBS 5324 9043 3719 70%
17 IZOMBIE – P CW 986 1656 670 68%
BLINDSPOT NBC 3119 5234 2115 68%
19 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 4132 6808 2676 65%
20 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4964 8156 3192 64%
SCORPION CBS 5061 8279 3218 64%
22 THE MICK FOX 1897 3078 1181 62%
23 KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD ABC 2114 3410 1296 61%
24 SUPERNATURAL CW 1618 2590 972 60%
25 GOTHAM FOX 2567 4089 1522 59%

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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