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Delayed Viewing Ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Winter Premiere Starts 2018 Strong

"The Matrimonial Metric" -- Pictured: Sheldon
Sonja Flemming

The Season 11 winter premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” stood head and shoulders above the competition in delayed viewing for Week 15 of the 2017-2018 broadcast season, which began on Jan 1.

“The Big Bang Theory” went from a 3.1 rating in adults 18-49 in Live+Same Day viewing to a 5.0 in Live+7, a rise of 61 percent. The megahit CBS sitcom also went from 16.1 million viewers to 21.1 million, for a rise in that measure of 31 percent. It’s nearest competition in the demo was the prequel series “Young Sheldon,” which rose to a 3.7 in delayed viewing. In total viewers, fellow CBS series “NCIS” came the closest with 17.98 million.

Elsewhere on broadcast, the series premiere of “9-1-1” on Fox put up solid numbers, cracking the top 10 in both measures. In the demo, “9-1-1” went from a 1.8 to a 3.0 for a rise of 67 percent. In total viewers, it went from 6.8 million to 10.7 million, a rise of 57 percent.

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 01/04/2018 3.1 5.0 +1.9 +61%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 01/03/2018 1.7 3.1 +1.4 +82%
WILL & GRACE NBC 01/04/2018 1.4 2.7 +1.3 +93%
911 FOX 01/03/2018 1.8 3.0 +1.2 +67%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 01/03/2018 0.9 2.0 +1.1 +122%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 01/04/2018 2.6 3.7 +1.1 +42%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 01/04/2018 1.1 2.1 +1.0 +91%
S.W.A.T. CBS 01/04/2018 1.1 2.0 +0.9 +82%
THE GIFTED FOX 01/01/2018 0.7 1.6 +0.9 +129%
GOOD PLACE NBC 01/04/2018 1.0 1.9 +0.9 +90%
CHICAGO PD NBC 01/03/2018 1.4 2.3 +0.9 +64%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 01/03/2018 1.4 2.3 +0.9 +64%
CHICAGO MED NBC 01/02/2018 1.5 2.4 +0.9 +60%
THE BACHELOR ABC 01/01/2018 1.5 2.3 +0.8 +53%
THE GOLDBERGS ABC 01/03/2018 1.5 2.3 +0.8 +53%
SEAL TEAM CBS 01/03/2018 0.9 1.7 +0.8 +89%
NCIS CBS 01/02/2018 1.5 2.3 +0.8 +53%
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 01/05/2018 0.7 1.4 +0.7 +100%
BLACK-ISH ABC 01/02/2018 1.1 1.8 +0.7 +64%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 01/03/2018 1.3 2.0 +0.7 +54%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 01/05/2018 1.0 1.7 +0.7 +70%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 01/02/2018 1.0 1.7 +0.7 +70%
BULL CBS 01/02/2018 1.3 2.0 +0.7 +54%
LUCIFER FOX 01/01/2018 0.7 1.4 +0.7 +100%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 01/02/2018 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 BIG BANG THEORY CBS 01/04/2018 16164 21104 +4940 +31%
BLUE BLOODS CBS 01/05/2018 9986 14257 +4271 +43%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 01/02/2018 9101 13133 +4032 +44%
BULL CBS 01/02/2018 11167 15150 +3983 +36%
CHICAGO MED NBC 01/02/2018 6959 10930 +3971 +57%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 01/04/2018 5959 9917 +3958 +66%
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 01/03/2018 5444 9372 +3928 +72%
NCIS CBS 01/02/2018 14105 17980 +3875 +27%
911 FOX 01/03/2018 6826 10692 +3866 +57%
CHICAGO PD NBC 01/03/2018 6776 10613 +3837 +57%
S.W.A.T. CBS 01/04/2018 6209 10036 +3827 +62%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 01/04/2018 14702 18434 +3732 +25%
SEAL TEAM CBS 01/03/2018 5862 9383 +3521 +60%
MODERN FAMILY ABC 01/03/2018 5906 9422 +3516 +60%
WILL & GRACE NBC 01/04/2018 4896 8270 +3374 +69%
MADAM SECRETARY CBS 01/07/2018 6114 9327 +3213 +53%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 01/07/2018 7870 10859 +2989 +38%
BLACKLIST NBC 01/03/2018 6024 8975 +2951 +49%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 01/03/2018 6228 9133 +2905 +47%
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 01/05/2018 9960 12747 +2787 +28%
LETHAL WEAPON FOX 01/02/2018 4553 7244 +2691 +59%
X-FILES FOX 01/03/2018 5150 7496 +2346 +46%
THE GIFTED FOX 01/01/2018 2537 4756 +2219 +87%
GOOD PLACE NBC 01/04/2018 3077 5108 +2031 +66%
MOM CBS 01/04/2018 9878 11904 +2026 +21%