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The Good Doctor” and “Will & Grace” led the crop of new shows that premiered during the week of Sept. 25.

In Nielsen’s Live+7 ratings, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” grew by 100 percent in the key adults 18-49 demo, going from a 2.2 live-plus-same day rating to a 4.4, and by 69 percent in total viewers, growing to 19.2 million viewers from its original 11.3 million. “Will & Grace” returned for a new season on NBC after the original series finale in 2006. The premiere of the new iteration grew 67 percent from a 3.0 to a 5.0 in the key demo. It also grew by 55 percent in total viewers, gaining over 5 million viewers to a Live+7 total of 15.8 million.

Fox’s “The Orville,” which had its premiere on Sept. 10, aired a new episode that grew by 91 percent in the demo (1.1 to a 2.1) and by 84 percent in total viewers (3.7 million to 6.8 million). New comedy “Ghosted” grew by 43 percent in the demo (1.4 to a 2.0) and by 49 percent in total viewers (3.6 million to 5.3 million).

CBS’ “Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon”  grew by 45 percent in the demo and by 30 percent in total viewers to a 5.5 and 22.5 million respectively. CBS’ “SEAL Team” was also among the top new shows in delayed viewing, gaining 67 percent in the demo and 44 percent in total viewers for a cume of a 2.5 and 14.2 million viewers.

For NBC, military drama “The Brave” increased 69 percent in the demo (1.3 to a 2.2) and 62 percent in total viewers (5.9 million to 9.7 million). “Law & Order True Crime” grew by 63 percent in the demo (1.6 to a 2.6) and 44 percent in total viewers (6.1 million to 8.8 million).

“Marvel’s Inhumans” grew by 67 percent in the demo (0.9 to a 1.5) on ABC as well as by 50 percent in total viewers (3.7 million to 5.6 million). “Ten Days in the Valley” was up 80 percent in the demo (0.5 to a 0.9) and by 62 percent in total viewers (3.4 million to 5.6 million).

The CW did not debut any of its new shows until the following week, thus Live+7 data is not available.

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

New Series Live+7 Adults 18-49

Series Network Air Date Live+SD
A18-49
Live+7
A18-49
+7 Actual Gain +7 Percent Gain
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 09/25/17 2.2 4.4 2.2 100%
WILL & GRACE NBC 09/28/17 3.0 5.0 2.0 67%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 09/25/17 3.8 5.5 1.7 45%
SEAL TEAM CBS 09/27/17 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
THE ORVILLE FOX 09/28/17 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
LAW & ORDER:TRUE CRIME NBC 09/26/17 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
THE BRAVE NBC 09/25/17 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%
MARVEL’S INHUMANS ABC 09/29/17 0.9 1.5 0.6 67%
ME, MYSELF & I CBS 09/25/17 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
GHOSTED FOX 10/01/17 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY ABC 10/01/17 0.5 0.9 0.4 80%
WISDOM OF THE CROWD CBS 10/01/17 1.3 1.7 0.4 31%

New Series Live+7 Total Viewers

Series Network Air Date Live+SD Total Viewers (millions) Live+7 Total Viewers (millions) +7 Actual Gain +7 Percent Gain
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 09/25/17 11.352 19.211 7.859 69%
WILL & GRACE NBC 09/28/17 10.195 15.849 5.654 55%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 09/25/17 17.215 22.461 5.246 30%
SEAL TEAM CBS 09/27/17 9.875 14.248 4.373 44%
BRAVE NBC 09/25/17 5.958 9.670 3.712 62%
THE ORVILLE FOX 09/28/17 3.699 6.811 3.112 84%
LAW & ORDER:TRUE CRIME NBC 09/26/17 6.061 8.755 2.694 44%
TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY ABC 10/01/17 3.444 5.595 2.151 62%
MARVEL’S INHUMANS ABC 09/29/17 3.723 5.580 1.857 50%
ME, MYSELF & I CBS 09/25/17 7.458 9.238 1.780 24%
WISDOM OF THE CROWD CBS 10/01/17 8.832 10.603 1.771 20%
GHOSTED FOX 10/01/17 3.582 5.321 1.739 49%

 

Top 25 Broadcast Series Live+7 Adults 18-49

Series Network Air Date Live+SD
A18-49
Live+7
A18-49
+7 Actual Gain +7 Percent Gain
THIS IS US NBC 09/26/17 3.9 6.5 2.6 67%
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 09/25/17 2.2 4.4 2.2 100%
WILL & GRACE NBC 09/28/17 3.0 5.0 2.0 67%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 09/25/17 3.8 5.5 1.7 45%
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 09/25/17 4.1 5.8 1.7 41%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 09/28/17 2.3 3.9 1.6 70%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 09/27/17 2.1 3.6 1.5 71%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 09/27/17 1.1 2.5 1.4 127%
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 09/28/17 1.1 2.3 1.2 109%
EMPIRE FOX 09/27/17 2.4 3.6 1.2 50%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 09/27/17 1.3 2.4 1.1 85%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 09/28/17 1.5 2.6 1.1 73%
SCORPION CBS 09/25/17 1.0 2.0 1.0 100%
SEAL TEAM CBS 09/27/17 1.5 2.5 1.0 67%
THE ORVILLE FOX 09/28/17 1.1 2.1 1.0 91%
CHICAGO PD NBC 09/27/17 1.3 2.3 1.0 77%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 09/27/17 1.4 2.4 1.0 71%
LAW & ORDER:TRUE CRIME NBC 09/26/17 1.6 2.6 1.0 63%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 09/27/17 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
NCIS CBS 09/26/17 1.6 2.5 0.9 56%
BRAVE NBC 09/25/17 1.3 2.2 0.9 69%

 

Top 25 Broadcast Series Live+7 Total Viewers

Series Network Air Date Live+SD Total Viewers (millions) Live+7 Total Viewers (millions) +7 Actual Gain +7 Percent Gain
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC 09/25/17 11.352 19.211 7.859 69%
THIS IS US NBC 09/26/17 12.938 19.873 6.935 54%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 09/27/17 5.498 11.342 5.844 106%
WILL & GRACE NBC 09/28/17 10.195 15.849 5.654 55%
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 09/25/17 17.657 23.078 5.421 31%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 09/25/17 17.215 22.461 5.246 30%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 09/29/17 10.039 14.609 4.570 46%
SEAL TEAM CBS 09/27/17 9.875 14.248 4.373 44%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 09/28/17 7.188 11.466 4.278 60%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 09/27/17 7.002 11.149 4.147 59%
NCIS CBS 09/26/17 13.291 17.422 4.131 31%
SCORPION CBS 09/25/17 5.757 9.876 4.119 72%
CHICAGO PD NBC 09/27/17 6.114 10.159 4.045 66%
BULL CBS 09/26/17 10.060 14.086 4.026 40%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 09/26/17 8.780 12.716 3.936 45%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 09/28/17 8.079 11.995 3.916 48%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 09/27/17 7.007 10.769 3.762 54%
BRAVE NBC 09/25/17 5.958 9.670 3.712 62%
BLACKLIST NBC 09/27/17 6.388 9.710 3.322 52%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 09/29/17 8.643 11.912 3.269 38%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 09/27/17 5.640 8.831 3.191 57%