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Delayed Viewing Ratings: 8 of Top 25 Shows Double in Week 6

Eight of the top 25 broadcast shows improved by 100 percent or more in the key demo for the Nielsen Live+7 ratings for week 6 of the 2017-2018 season, which began on Oct. 30.

NBC’s “This Is Us” and “The Good Doctor” were once again the standouts. “This Is Us” was the top gainer, going from a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 to a 4.4 for a 120 percent increase. “The Good Doctor” was close behind, going from a 1.9 to a 3.9 for a 105 percent increase.

The other shows in the top 25 to see a comparable increase were: “How to Get Away With Murder” (0.9 to a 2.1, 133 percent increase); “Chicago Fire” (1.0 to a 2.1, 110 percent increase); “The Orville” (1.0 to a 2.0, 100 percent increase); “Designated Survivor” (0.7 to a 1.6, 129 percent increase); “Flash” (0.7 to a 1.5, 114 percent increase); and “Scorpion” (0.7 to a 1.4, 100 percent increase).

Of those shows, only “Designated Survivor” doubled in total viewers, going from 3.9 million to 8.2 million for an increase of 110 percent in that measure.

Top 25 Broadcast Series Live+7 Adults 18-49

Series Network Air Date Live+SD
Adults 18-49
Live+7
Adults 18-49
+7 Actual Gain +7 Percent Gain
THIS IS US NBC 10/31/2017 2.0 4.4 +2.4 +120%
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 10/30/2017 1.9 3.9 +2.0 +105%
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 11/02/2017 2.7 4.5 +1.8 +67%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 11/02/2017 1.8 3.2 +1.4 +78%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 11/01/2017 1.5 2.8 +1.3 +87%
WILL & GRACE NBC 11/02/2017 1.6 2.9 +1.3 +81%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 11/02/2017 0.9 2.1 +1.2 +133%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 11/02/2017 2.3 3.4 +1.1 +48%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 11/02/2017 1.0 2.1 +1.1 +110%
SCANDAL ABC 11/02/2017 1.1 2.1 +1.0 +91%
THE ORVILLE FOX 11/02/2017 1.0 2.0 +1.0 +100%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 11/01/2017 0.7 1.6 +0.9 +129%
THE GIFTED FOX 10/30/2017 1.1 2.0 +0.9 +82%
S.W.A.T. CBS 11/02/2017 1.1 1.9 +0.8 +73%
NCIS CBS 10/31/2017 1.2 2.0 +0.8 +67%
FLASH CW 10/31/2017 0.7 1.5 +0.8 +114%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 11/01/2017 1.2 1.9 +0.7 +58%
SCORPION CBS 10/30/2017 0.7 1.4 +0.7 +100%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 11/03/2017 0.9 1.6 +0.7 +78%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 10/31/2017 0.9 1.6 +0.7 +78%
BULL CBS 10/31/2017 1.0 1.7 +0.7 +70%
LIFE IN PIECES CBS 11/02/2017 1.2 1.9 +0.7 +58%
MOM CBS 11/02/2017 1.4 2.1 +0.7 +50%
SURVIVOR CBS 11/01/2017 1.6 2.3 +0.7 +44%
BLACKLIST NBC 11/01/2017 0.8 1.5 +0.7 +88%

Top 25 Broadcast Series Live+7 Total Viewers

Series Network Air Date Live+SD Total Viewers (in millions) Live+7 Total Viewers (in millions) +7 Actual Gain +7 Percent Gain
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 10/30/2017 10580 17517 +6937 +66%
THIS IS US NBC 10/31/2017 8432 14936 +6504 +77%
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 11/02/2017 14171 19287 +5116 +36%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 11/01/2017 3920 8234 +4314 +110%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 11/02/2017 5877 9893 +4016 +68%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 11/03/2017 9276 13244 +3968 +43%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 11/02/2017 12845 16738 +3893 +30%
NCIS CBS 10/31/2017 12110 15964 +3854 +32%
BULL CBS 10/31/2017 9629 13461 +3832 +40%
S.W.A.T. CBS 11/02/2017 6818 10521 +3703 +54%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 10/31/2017 8859 12471 +3612 +41%
WILL & GRACE NBC 11/02/2017 5735 9219 +3484 +61%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 11/02/2017 7391 10844 +3453 +47%
MADAM SECRETARY CBS 11/05/2017 5929 9057 +3128 +53%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 11/01/2017 5510 8552 +3042 +55%
SCORPION CBS 10/30/2017 4911 7933 +3022 +62%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 11/03/2017 8630 11562 +2932 +34%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 11/05/2017 8028 10939 +2911 +36%
THE ORVILLE FOX 11/02/2017 3826 6722 +2896 +76%
BRAVE NBC 10/30/2017 4549 7405 +2856 +63%
BLACKLIST NBC 11/01/2017 5157 8012 +2855 +55%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 11/02/2017 3566 6390 +2824 +79%
SCANDAL ABC 11/02/2017 4888 7499 +2611 +53%
THE GIFTED FOX 10/30/2017 3428 5955 +2527 +74%
MOM CBS 11/02/2017 8474 10772 +2298 +27%

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