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Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Finale Tops ‘Roseanne’

The Season 11 finale of “The Big Bang Theory” finished ahead of ratings powerhouse “Roseanne” to top the delayed viewing ratings for week 33 of the 2017-2018 broadcast season, which began on May 7.

Airing on May 10, “The Big Bang Theory” finale–which featured the wedding of Sheldon and Amy–rose from a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 to a 5.0 in Live+7. That is an increase of 72% over its Live+Same Day haul. That week’s episode of “Roseanne” initially drew a 2.6 and rose to a 4.6, an increase of 77%.

In total viewers, “Big Bang” rose to 21.8 million viewers after seven days of playback, an increase of 41% over the 15.5 million it initially drew. “Roseanne” initially drew 10.3 million viewers before rising to 15.8 million for a 53% increase.

Read the full top 25 lists 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
THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 05/10/2018 2.9 5.0 +2.1 +72%
ROSEANNE ABC 05/08/2018 2.6 4.6 +2.0 +77%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 05/10/2018 1.9 3.3 +1.4 +74%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 05/09/2018 1.3 2.4 +1.1 +85%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 05/10/2018 2.2 3.3 +1.1 +50%
NCIS CBS 05/08/2018 1.6 2.5 +0.9 +56%
EMPIRE FOX 05/09/2018 1.6 2.5 +0.9 +56%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 05/10/2018 1.0 1.9 +0.9 +90%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 05/09/2018 1.1 2.0 +0.9 +82%
CHICAGO PD NBC 05/09/2018 1.2 2.1 +0.9 +75%
S.W.A.T. CBS 05/10/2018 0.9 1.7 +0.8 +89%
CHICAGO MED NBC 05/08/2018 1.1 1.9 +0.8 +73%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 05/09/2018 0.5 1.2 +0.7 +140%
STATION 19 ABC 05/10/2018 0.9 1.6 +0.7 +78%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 05/09/2018 1.2 1.9 +0.7 +58%
THE MIDDLE ABC 05/08/2018 1.5 2.2 +0.7 +47%
SURVIVOR CBS 05/09/2018 1.5 2.2 +0.7 +47%
MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 05/11/2018 0.5 1.1 +0.6 +120%
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER ABC 05/08/2018 1.0 1.6 +0.6 +60%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 05/09/2018 1.1 1.7 +0.6 +55%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 05/11/2018 0.9 1.5 +0.6 +67%
SEAL TEAM CBS 05/09/2018 0.9 1.5 +0.6 +67%
MOM CBS 05/10/2018 1.5 2.1 +0.6 +40%
FLASH CW 05/08/2018 0.7 1.3 +0.6 +86%
THE RESIDENT FOX 05/07/2018 0.8 1.4 +0.6 +75%

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 BIG BANG THEORY CBS 05/10/2018 15517 21829 +6312 +41%
ROSEANNE ABC 05/08/2018 10295 15773 +5478 +53%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 05/11/2018 8880 13387 +4507 +51%
NCIS CBS 05/08/2018 15086 19410 +4324 +29%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 05/10/2018 12450 16412 +3962 +32%
CHICAGO PD NBC 05/09/2018 6346 10138 +3792 +60%
CHICAGO MED NBC 05/08/2018 5848 9632 +3784 +65%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 05/10/2018 5955 9628 +3673 +62%
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC 05/09/2018 3283 6900 +3617 +110%
BULL CBS 05/08/2018 11780 15279 +3499 +30%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 05/08/2018 8138 11566 +3428 +42%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 05/10/2018 7355 10712 +3357 +46%
S.W.A.T. CBS 05/10/2018 5544 8832 +3288 +59%
CODE BLACK CBS 05/09/2018 5030 7962 +2932 +58%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 05/09/2018 4736 7602 +2866 +61%
SEAL TEAM CBS 05/09/2018 6157 9023 +2866 +47%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 05/13/2018 7325 10184 +2859 +39%
MADAM SECRETARY CBS 05/13/2018 5898 8719 +2821 +48%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 05/09/2018 5715 8393 +2678 +47%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 05/11/2018 7091 9763 +2672 +38%
THE RESIDENT FOX 05/07/2018 4009 6632 +2623 +65%
BLACKLIST NBC 05/09/2018 4956 7503 +2547 +51%
ELEMENTARY CBS 05/07/2018 4592 6974 +2382 +52%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 05/08/2018 3153 5493 +2340 +74%
MOM CBS 05/10/2018 9079 11411 +2332 +26%

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