Delayed Viewing Ratings: CBS Claims Most Top Spots in Week 4

CBS claimed the most spots in the delayed viewing ratings top 25 charts for Week 4 of the broadcast season, which began on Oct. 16.

In the key adults 18-49 demographic, CBS took eight of the top spots, with the highest-rated of which being “The Big Bang Theory” (2.8 to a 4.4). “Criminal Minds” (1.0 to a 2.1) also cracked the top 10. The network also laid claims to spots 20-25 in Week 4, with “Scorpion” (0.8 to a 1.5), “Blue Bloods” (0.9 to a 1.6), “Hawaii Five-O” (1.0 to a 1.7), “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.1 to a 1.8), and “SEAL Team” (1.1 to a 1.8) all improving. NBC and ABC both claimed seven of the top 25 spots, Fox had two, and The CW had one.

In total viewers, CBS claimed 11 of the top spots, with “Big Bang Theory” again being the network’s top performer, rising 35 percent compared to its Live+Same Day haul. “NCIS,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” and “Blue Bloods” also took spots in the top 10, rising by at least 30 percent. ABC had five of the top 25 shows in the measure, while NBC had seven, and Fox again had two.

Regardless, “This Is Us” and “The Good Doctor” remained top dogs in both measures. In the demo, “This Is Us” was up 79 percent in the demo, rising from a 2.9 to a 5.2. “The Good Doctor” rose 105 percent from a 2.0 to a 4.1. In total viewers, “The Good Doctor” went from 10.6 million viewers to 17.96 million for a 69 percent increase. “This Is Us” rose from 10.65 million to 16.97 million for a 59 percent increase.

Read a more complete breakdown of the Live+7 ratings below.

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 10/17/2017 2.9 5.2 +2.3 +79%
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 10/16/2017 2.0 4.1 +2.1 +105%
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 10/16/2017 2.8 4.4 +1.6 +57%
WILL & GRACE NBC 10/19/2017 1.7 3.3 +1.6 +94%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 10/18/2017 1.7 3.0 +1.3 +76%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 10/18/2017 0.8 1.9 +1.1 +138%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 10/19/2017 0.9 2.0 +1.1 +122%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 10/18/2017 1.0 2.1 +1.1 +110%
CHICAGO PD NBC 10/18/2017 1.1 2.2 +1.1 +100%
SCANDAL ABC 10/19/2017 1.1 2.1 +1.0 +91%
THE GIFTED FOX 10/16/2017 1.1 2.1 +1.0 +91%
EMPIRE FOX 10/18/2017 1.8 2.8 +1.0 +56%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10/19/2017 1.1 2.1 +1.0 +91%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 10/18/2017 1.2 2.2 +1.0 +83%
BLACK-ISH ABC 10/17/2017 1.1 1.9 +0.8 +73%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 10/18/2017 1.4 2.2 +0.8 +57%
NCIS CBS 10/17/2017 1.4 2.2 +0.8 +57%
FLASH CW 10/17/2017 0.9 1.7 +0.8 +89%
BLACKLIST NBC 10/18/2017 0.9 1.7 +0.8 +89%
GOOD PLACE NBC 10/19/2017 1.1 1.9 +0.8 +73%
SCORPION CBS 10/16/2017 0.8 1.5 +0.7 +88%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 10/20/2017 0.9 1.6 +0.7 +78%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10/20/2017 1.0 1.7 +0.7 +70%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 10/17/2017 1.1 1.8 +0.7 +64%
SEAL TEAM CBS 10/18/2017 1.1 1.8 +0.7 +64%

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 10/16/2017 10.613 17.961 +7.348 +69%
THIS IS US NBC 10/17/2017 10.653 16.971 +6.318 +59%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 10/18/2017 4.337 9.338 +5.001 +115%
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 10/16/2017 13.075 17.716 +4.641 +35%
CHICAGO PD NBC 10/18/2017 5.786 10.089 +4.303 +74%
NCIS CBS 10/17/2017 12.847 16.979 +4.132 +32%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 10/20/2017 9.075 13.196 +4.121 +45%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 10/19/2017 6.347 10.259 +3.912 +62%
WILL & GRACE NBC 10/19/2017 6.689 10.593 +3.904 +58%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 10/17/2017 9.543 13.428 +3.885 +41%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 10/18/2017 5.945 9.814 +3.869 +65%
BULL CBS 10/17/2017 10.493 14.244 +3.751 +36%
SEAL TEAM CBS 10/18/2017 7.119 10.624 +3.505 +49%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 10/18/2017 6.223 9.599 +3.376 +54%
BLACKLIST NBC 10/18/2017 5.463 8.565 +3.102 +57%
MADAM SECRETARY CBS 10/22/2017 6.431 9.505 +3.074 +48%
SCORPION CBS 10/16/2017 4.836 7.830 +2.994 +62%
BRAVE NBC 10/16/2017 4.972 7.871 +2.899 +58%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10/20/2017 8.669 11.543 +2.874 +33%
GIFTED, THE FOX 10/16/2017 3.457 6.314 +2.857 +83%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 10/18/2017 5.600 8.448 +2.848 +51%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10/22/2017 8.186 11.032 +2.846 +35%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 10/19/2017 3.559 6.360 +2.801 +79%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 10/17/2017 3.791 6.422 +2.631 +69%
SCANDAL ABC 10/19/2017 4.706 7.258 +2552 +54%

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