No surprises here: “This Is Us,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Designated Survivor” were the top performers in the Live +7 ratings for Nov. 14-20.

“This Is Us” posted the biggest gain among adults 18-49 with a week of DVR and on-demand viewing, rising from 2.6 to 4.7 (+2.1). “The Big Bang Theory” (+2.0) was right behind, and “Designated Survivor” (+1.7) was third. “Modern Family” (+1.6) and “Empire” (+1.5) round out the Top 5.

The three top shows flip the order atop the viewer gains, with “Designated Survivor” (+6.4 million) topping “Big Bang” (+5.58 million) and “This Is Us” (+5.2 million). The ABC rookie was also the percentage-gain leader in both categories.

Here are the Live +7 rankings for Nov. 14-20, 2016. The rankings include first-run series and specials only, 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 2.6 4.7 2.1 81%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.1 5.1 2.0 65%
3 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.2 2.9 1.7 142%
4 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.2 3.8 1.6 73%
5 EMPIRE FOX 3.1 4.6 1.5 48%
6 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.2 3.6 1.4 64%
7 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.4 2.7 1.3 93%
8 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
CHICAGO PD NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
10 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
TIMELESS NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
12 BLACK-ISH ABC 1.5 2.4 0.9 60%
THE FLASH CW 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
14 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
NCIS CBS 1.7 2.5 0.8 47%
BULL CBS 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
SCORPION CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
BLINDSPOT NBC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
19 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 2.6 0.7 37%
SURVIVOR CBS 1.8 2.5 0.7 39%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
DAVID BLAINE: BEYOND MAGIC – S ABC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
THE MIDDLE ABC 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
FAMILY GUY FOX 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.4 2.1 0.7 50%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
GOTHAM FOX 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
LUCIFER FOX 1.1 1.8 0.7 64%
NEW GIRL FOX 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
CODE BLACK CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%


Adults 18-49 – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+7 7-Day Increase 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 1.2 2.9 1.7 142%
2 JANE THE VIRGIN CW 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.3 0.7 0.4 133%
4 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 1.4 2.7 1.3 93%
5 CHICAGO PD NBC 1.2 2.3 1.1 92%
6 ELEMENTARY CBS 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
SUPERGIRL CW 0.7 1.3 0.6 86%
8 TIMELESS NBC 1.2 2.2 1.0 83%
THE EXORCIST FOX 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 0.6 1.1 0.5 83%
11 THIS IS US NBC 2.6 4.7 2.1 81%
12 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.4 2.5 1.1 79%
13 CODE BLACK CBS 0.9 1.6 0.7 78%
14 THE FLASH CW 1.2 2.1 0.9 75%
15 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.2 3.8 1.6 73%
BLINDSPOT NBC 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
17 PITCH FOX 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
SUPERNATURAL CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
ARROW CW 0.7 1.2 0.5 71%
20 NEW GIRL FOX 1.0 1.7 0.7 70%
21 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
SCORPION CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH FOX 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
PURE GENIUS CBS 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
SCREAM QUEENS FOX 0.6 1.0 0.4 67%
FREQUENCY CW 0.3 0.5 0.2 67%

 

Viewers – Total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 5525 11924 6399 116%
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 14338 19916 5578 39%
3 THIS IS US NBC 9505 14706 5201 55%
4 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10360 14719 4359 42%
5 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7329 11407 4078 56%
6 BULL CBS 11873 15705 3832 32%
7 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6991 10680 3689 53%
8 EMPIRE FOX 8389 12036 3647 43%
9 CHICAGO PD NBC 6113 9741 3628 59%
10 SCORPION CBS 7223 10812 3589 50%
11 TIMELESS NBC 4528 8107 3579 79%
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 9173 12745 3572 39%
13 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 7618 11189 3571 47%
14 NCIS CBS 14731 18224 3493 24%
15 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 8048 11451 3403 42%
16 CODE BLACK CBS 5679 8986 3307 58%
17 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4957 8252 3295 66%
18 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 8517 11588 3071 36%
19 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10096 13102 3006 30%
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10428 13072 2644 25%
21 LETHAL WEAPON FOX 6604 9246 2642 40%
22 ELEMENTARY CBS 5015 7649 2634 53%
23 PURE GENIUS CBS 5480 8030 2550 47%
24 BLINDSPOT NBC 4999 7537 2538 51%
25 DAVID BLAINE: BEYOND MAGIC – S ABC 5143 7489 2346 46%

 

Viewers – Percentage gain

Rank Show Net L+SD (000s) L+7 (000s) 7-Day Increase (000s) 7-Day % Increase
1 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 5525 11924 6399 116%
2 TIMELESS NBC 4528 8107 3579 79%
3 THE FLASH CW 3013 5072 2059 68%
4 HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC 4957 8252 3295 66%
5 NEW GIRL FOX 1935 3122 1187 61%
6 PITCH FOX 2461 3924 1463 59%
CHICAGO PD NBC 6113 9741 3628 59%
SUPERNATURAL CW 1795 2849 1054 59%
9 LUCIFER FOX 3869 6130 2261 58%
SUPERGIRL CW 2434 3854 1420 58%
CODE BLACK CBS 5679 8986 3307 58%
12 MODERN FAMILY ABC 7329 11407 4078 56%
13 THIS IS US NBC 9505 14706 5201 55%
14 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 6991 10680 3689 53%
ELEMENTARY CBS 5015 7649 2634 53%
16 BLINDSPOT NBC 4999 7537 2538 51%
FAMILY GUY FOX 2735 4119 1384 51%
18 GOTHAM FOX 3628 5447 1819 50%
SCORPION CBS 7223 10812 3589 50%
20 BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 2175 3199 1024 47%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 7618 11189 3571 47%
ROSEWOOD FOX 3061 4494 1433 47%
CONVICTION ABC 4174 6117 1943 47%
PURE GENIUS CBS 5480 8030 2550 47%
25 HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 3141 4595 1454 46%
DAVID BLAINE: BEYOND MAGIC – S ABC 5143 7489 2346 46%

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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