Game 7 of the World Series was the biggest telecast on TV in nine months, and as a live event it predictably didn’t move much from its same-day ratings after three days of DVR and on-demand viewing.

It did, however, move a little bit, rising a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 (to 12.7) and adding 199,000 viewers. Which raises the question: Who were the nearly 200,000 people who waited an extra couple days to watch the Chicago Cubs win their first World Series title in more than a century?

“This Is Us” and “The Big Bang Theory” had the biggest gains in the Live +3 ratings in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 WORLD SERIES GM 7 – CUBS/INDIANS FOX 12.7 0.1 1%
2 WORLD SERIES GM 6 – CUBS/INDIANS FOX 6.6 0.0 0%
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BRONCOS/RAIDERS NBC 6.6 0.0 0%
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.6 1.5 48%
5 THIS IS US NBC 3.9 1.6 70%
6 CMA AWARDS – S ABC 3.4 0.5 17%
7 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.1 1.0 48%
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – ALABAMA/LSU CBS 3.1 0.0 0%
9 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.6 0.5 24%
10 60 MINUTES CBS 2.4 0.0 0%
11 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 2.2 1.0 83%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.2 0.6 38%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.2 0.7 47%
14 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 2.1 0.6 40%
CHICAGO MED NBC 2.1 0.8 62%
16 THE BLACKLIST NBC 2.0 0.9 82%
TIMELESS NBC 2.0 0.9 82%
18 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 1.9 0.4 27%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.9 0.6 46%
THE GREAT INDOORS CBS 1.9 0.3 19%
21 FAMILY GUY FOX 1.8 0.6 50%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.8 0.4 29%
SCORPION CBS 1.8 0.7 64%
24 THE SIMPSONS FOX 1.7 0.3 21%
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 1.7 0.4 31%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.7 0.6 55%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.7 0.3 21%
2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 0.4 31%
MOM CBS 1.7 0.4 31%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.7 0.5 42%
THE FLASH CW 1.7 0.7 70%
THE GOOD PLACE NBC 1.7 0.5 42%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 WORLD SERIES GM 7 – CUBS/INDIANS FOX 40,246 199 0%
2 WORLD SERIES GM 6 – CUBS/INDIANS FOX 23,453 55 0%
3 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BRONCOS/RAIDERS NBC 18,432 107 1%
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 18,407 4,229 30%
5 60 MINUTES CBS 14,427 379 3%
6 CMA AWARDS – S ABC 14,319 1,821 15%
7 BLUE BLOODS CBS 13,240 3,478 36%
8 THIS IS US NBC 12,327 3,847 45%
9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 12,144 1,887 18%
10 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 11,816 1,426 14%
11 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 11,767 2,289 24%
12 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 11,040 1,565 17%
13 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 10,820 2,581 31%
14 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – ALABAMA/LSU CBS 10,471 83 1%
15 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 10,150 2,551 34%
16 CHICAGO MED NBC 9,555 2,722 40%
17 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 9,331 2,680 40%
18 SCORPION CBS 9,306 2,765 42%
19 SURVIVOR CBS 9,147 2,213 32%
20 MACGYVER CBS 9,054 1,462 19%
21 THE BLACKLIST NBC 8,976 3,527 65%
22 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS 8,939 883 11%
23 MOM CBS 8,360 1,514 22%
24 TIMELESS NBC 8,009 2,774 53%
25 LAST MAN STANDING ABC 7,837 1,579 25%

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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