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Live+7 Ratings for Week of May 13: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Finale Hits 24 Million Viewers

The grand finale of “The Big Bang Theory” saw an even greater ratings explosion in delayed viewing.

Having registered a stellar 3.1 rating in the key 18-49 demographic in Live+Same Day, the finale grew by 56% to finish with a round 5.0 rating in Live+7. For comparison, “Big Bang” averaged a 3.8 in Live+7 throughout its 12th and final season.

In terms of total viewership, the finale saw a 34% bump in delayed, finishing with 24.75 million viewers after it was watched by 18.5 during its live broadcast.

The finale’s initial rating was the show’s highest since January, 2018, while the total viewership figure was the highest it produced since September, 2015. “Big Bang Theory” is the first show to end its run as TV’s top series since the final season of “Seinfeld” aired in 1998.

With such a substantial lead-in, it’s hardly a surprise that “Big Bang” spinoff “Young Sheldon” came in a comfortable second place in the L+7 ratings for the week of May 13 with a 3.1 (up 48% from a 2.1 in live). “Young Sheldon” also impressively managed to beat out viewership juggernaut “NCIS” in total eyeballs. The Iain Armitage starrer was watched by 17.6 million viewers in delayed to 15.4 million for “NCIS.”

Read the full week’s rankings below.

Live+7 Adults 18-49

Telecast Network Broadcast Date Live+SD A18-49 Live+7 A18-49 Actual Gain % Gain
BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 05/16/2019 3.2 5.0 +1.8 +56%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 05/16/2019 2.1 3.1 +1.0 +48%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 05/16/2019 1.3 2.4 +1.1 +85%
BIG BANG FAREWELL, A CBS 05/16/2019 1.7 2.3 +0.6 +35%
SURVIVOR CBS 05/15/2019 1.5 2.2 +0.7 +47%
911 FOX 05/13/2019 1.3 2.1 +0.8 +62%
BACHELORETTE, THE ABC 05/13/2019 1.4 2.0 +0.6 +43%
CHICAGO PD NBC 05/15/2019 1.0 1.9 +0.9 +90%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 05/14/2019 0.9 1.8 +0.9 +100%
NCIS CBS 05/14/2019 1.1 1.8 +0.7 +64%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 05/15/2019 1.1 1.8 +0.7 +64%
CHICAGO MED NBC 05/15/2019 1.1 1.7 +0.6 +55%
AMERICAN IDOL-SUN ABC 05/19/2019 1.5 1.7 +0.2 +13%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 05/16/2019 0.7 1.6 +0.9 +129%
STATION 19 ABC 05/16/2019 0.8 1.5 +0.7 +88%
S.W.A.T. CBS 05/16/2019 0.9 1.5 +0.6 +67%
SURVIVOR REUNION CBS 05/15/2019 0.9 1.5 +0.6 +67%
FBI CBS 05/14/2019 0.8 1.4 +0.6 +75%
VOICE NBC 05/13/2019 1.1 1.4 +0.3 +27%
VOICE-TUE NBC 05/14/2019 1.0 1.3 +0.3 +30%
BLACKLIST NBC 05/17/2019 0.6 1.2 +0.6 +100%
BULL CBS 05/13/2019 0.7 1.2 +0.5 +71%
WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 05/15/2019 0.4 1.1 +0.7 +175%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 05/19/2019 0.5 1.1 +0.6 +120%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 05/14/2019 0.6 1.1 +0.5 +83%
SUPERSTORE NBC 05/16/2019 0.6 1.1 +0.5 +83%
SUPERSTORE 5/16 NBC 05/16/2019 0.6 1.1 +0.5 +83%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 05/14/2019 0.8 1.1 +0.3 +38%
HAWAII FIVE-0 10P-SPECIAL CBS 05/17/2019 0.5 1.0 +0.5 +100%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES 10PM CBS 05/19/2019 0.5 1.0 +0.5 +100%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE NBC 05/16/2019 0.5 1.0 +0.5 +100%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE 5/16 NBC 05/16/2019 0.5 1.0 +0.5 +100%
BLACK-ISH ABC 05/14/2019 0.6 1.0 +0.4 +67%
FLASH CW 05/14/2019 0.6 1.0 +0.4 +67%
ENEMY WITHIN NBC 05/13/2019 0.6 1.0 +0.4 +67%
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR FOX 05/14/2019 0.7 1.0 +0.3 +43%
BLESS THIS MESS ABC 05/14/2019 0.6 0.9 +0.3 +50%
VILLAGE NBC 05/14/2019 0.6 0.9 +0.3 +50%
DATELINE-SUN NBC 05/19/2019 0.7 0.9 +0.2 +29%
FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 05/16/2019 0.4 0.8 +0.4 +100%
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 05/17/2019 0.4 0.8 +0.4 +100%
DATELINE FRI NBC 05/17/2019 0.5 0.8 +0.3 +60%
KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, THE ABC 05/14/2019 0.6 0.8 +0.2 +33%
CODE, THE CBS 05/13/2019 0.6 0.8 +0.2 +33%
60 MINUTES CBS 05/19/2019 0.8 0.8 even +0%
FIX, THE ABC 05/13/2019 0.4 0.7 +0.3 +75%
JANE THE VIRGIN CW 05/15/2019 0.2 0.6 +0.4 +200%
HUNDRED, THE CW 05/14/2019 0.3 0.6 +0.3 +100%
SUPERGIRL CW 05/19/2019 0.3 0.6 +0.3 +100%
20/20-FRI ABC 05/17/2019 0.4 0.6 +0.2 +50%
PARADISE HOTEL-MON FOX 05/13/2019 0.4 0.6 +0.2 +50%
MASTERCHEF FAM SHWDWN-1 FOX 05/15/2019 0.5 0.6 +0.1 +20%
AMER FUNN HM VIDEOS-7PM ABC 05/19/2019 0.6 0.6 even +0%
DCS LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 05/13/2019 0.3 0.5 +0.2 +67%
RIVERDALE CW 05/15/2019 0.3 0.5 +0.2 +67%
PARADISE HOTEL-WED FOX 05/15/2019 0.3 0.5 +0.2 +67%
48 HOURS CBS 05/18/2019 0.4 0.5 +0.1 +25%
FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL FOX 05/18/2019 0.4 0.5 +0.1 +25%
PARADISE HOTEL FOX 05/16/2019 0.4 0.5 +0.1 +25%
DATELINE MYSTERY-2 NBC 05/18/2019 0.4 0.5 +0.1 +25%
MEGHAN AND HARRY PLUS ONE CBS 05/17/2019 0.5 0.5 even +0%
ARROW CW 05/13/2019 0.2 0.4 +0.2 +100%
CHARMED CW 05/19/2019 0.2 0.4 +0.2 +100%
1969 ABC 05/14/2019 0.3 0.4 +0.1 +33%
CBS SUN MORN SPC:NO EXIT! CBS 05/17/2019 0.3 0.4 +0.1 +33%
RED LINE, THE CBS 05/19/2019 0.3 0.4 +0.1 +33%
FOX MOVIE-SUN SP 5/19 FOX 05/19/2019 0.4 0.4 even +0%
MENTAL SAMURAI FOX 05/14/2019 0.4 0.4 even +0%
DATELINE MYSTERY-1 NBC 05/18/2019 0.4 0.4 even +0%
RANSOM CBS 05/18/2019 0.2 0.3 +0.1 +50%
IZOMBIE CW 05/16/2019 0.2 0.3 +0.1 +50%
DYNASTY CW 05/17/2019 0.1 0.2 +0.1 +100%
IN THE DARK CW 05/16/2019 0.2 0.2 even +0%

Live+7 Total Viewers

Telecast Network Broadcast Date Live+SD Total Viewership (in millions) Live+7 Total Viewership (in millions) Actual Gain % Gain
BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 05/16/2019 18535 24755 +6220 +34%
YOUNG SHELDON CBS 05/16/2019 13604 17594 +3990 +29%
NCIS CBS 05/14/2019 11701 15449 +3748 +32%
BIG BANG FAREWELL, A CBS 05/16/2019 11612 13884 +2272 +20%
FBI CBS 05/14/2019 8562 12071 +3509 +41%
CHICAGO FIRE NBC 05/15/2019 7960 11373 +3413 +43%
BULL CBS 05/13/2019 7191 11183 +3992 +56%
CHICAGO PD NBC 05/15/2019 6733 10816 +4083 +61%
CHICAGO MED NBC 05/15/2019 7982 10813 +2831 +35%
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC 05/14/2019 5544 10110 +4566 +82%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 05/14/2019 6934 10058 +3124 +45%
AMERICAN IDOL-SUN ABC 05/19/2019 8745 9768 +1023 +12%
SURVIVOR CBS 05/15/2019 7213 9440 +2227 +31%
911 FOX 05/13/2019 6447 9363 +2916 +45%
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 05/16/2019 5995 9110 +3115 +52%
S.W.A.T. CBS 05/16/2019 5757 8975 +3218 +56%
VOICE NBC 05/13/2019 7696 8946 +1250 +16%
60 MINUTES CBS 05/19/2019 8426 8909 +483 +6%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES 10PM CBS 05/19/2019 5279 8271 +2992 +57%
HAWAII FIVE-0 10P-SPECIAL CBS 05/17/2019 5111 8198 +3087 +60%
VOICE-TUE NBC 05/14/2019 6564 7855 +1291 +20%
CODE, THE CBS 05/13/2019 5543 7332 +1789 +32%
BLACKLIST NBC 05/17/2019 4513 7330 +2817 +62%
STATION 19 ABC 05/16/2019 4827 7249 +2422 +50%
LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 05/16/2019 3582 6760 +3178 +89%
SURVIVOR REUNION CBS 05/15/2019 4643 6472 +1829 +39%
BACHELORETTE, THE ABC 05/13/2019 4784 6400 +1616 +34%
ENEMY WITHIN NBC 05/13/2019 3675 6138 +2463 +67%
VILLAGE NBC 05/14/2019 3811 5516 +1705 +45%
MEGHAN AND HARRY PLUS ONE CBS 05/17/2019 4980 5407 +427 +9%
WHISKEY CAVALIER ABC 05/15/2019 2541 5356 +2815 +111%
DATELINE-SUN NBC 05/19/2019 4364 5268 +904 +21%
DATELINE FRI NBC 05/17/2019 3964 4998 +1034 +26%
AMER FUNN HM VIDEOS-7PM ABC 05/19/2019 4492 4861 +369 +8%
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 05/14/2019 3668 4813 +1145 +31%
FIX, THE ABC 05/13/2019 2419 4533 +2114 +87%
BLESS THIS MESS ABC 05/14/2019 2659 4386 +1727 +65%
FOR THE PEOPLE ABC 05/16/2019 2543 4136 +1593 +63%
RED LINE, THE CBS 05/19/2019 3236 4125 +889 +27%
GOOD GIRLS NBC 05/19/2019 2353 4058 +1705 +72%
48 HOURS CBS 05/18/2019 3090 3900 +810 +26%
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR FOX 05/14/2019 2837 3881 +1044 +37%
BLACK-ISH ABC 05/14/2019 2770 3875 +1105 +40%
KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, THE ABC 05/14/2019 2854 3851 +997 +35%
CBS SUN MORN SPC:NO EXIT! CBS 05/17/2019 3273 3474 +201 +6%
MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D ABC 05/17/2019 2183 3420 +1237 +57%
SUPERSTORE NBC 05/16/2019 2341 3412 +1071 +46%
20/20-FRI ABC 05/17/2019 2522 3187 +665 +26%
SUPERSTORE 5/16 NBC 05/16/2019 1952 3146 +1194 +61%
RANSOM CBS 05/18/2019 2245 3058 +813 +36%
DATELINE MYSTERY-2 NBC 05/18/2019 2699 2970 +271 +10%
DATELINE MYSTERY-1 NBC 05/18/2019 2622 2829 +207 +8%
FLASH CW 05/14/2019 1533 2693 +1160 +76%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE NBC 05/16/2019 1629 2549 +920 +56%
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE 5/16 NBC 05/16/2019 1548 2457 +909 +59%
FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL FOX 05/18/2019 2360 2382 +22 +1%
MASTERCHEF FAM SHWDWN-1 FOX 05/15/2019 2012 2282 +270 +13%
1969 ABC 05/14/2019 1802 2261 +459 +25%
SUPERGIRL CW 05/19/2019 1075 1872 +797 +74%
MENTAL SAMURAI FOX 05/14/2019 1388 1640 +252 +18%
PARADISE HOTEL-MON FOX 05/13/2019 1191 1578 +387 +32%
HUNDRED, THE CW 05/14/2019 819 1572 +753 +92%
DCS LEGENDS OF TOMORROW CW 05/13/2019 987 1538 +551 +56%
ARROW CW 05/13/2019 951 1509 +558 +59%
RIVERDALE CW 05/15/2019 861 1472 +611 +71%
PARADISE HOTEL FOX 05/16/2019 1111 1455 +344 +31%
PARADISE HOTEL-WED FOX 05/15/2019 1092 1444 +352 +32%
JANE THE VIRGIN CW 05/15/2019 616 1370 +754 +122%
FOX MOVIE-SUN SP 5/19 FOX 05/19/2019 1220 1366 +146 +12%
CHARMED CW 05/19/2019 589 1221 +632 +107%
IZOMBIE CW 05/16/2019 568 920 +352 +62%
IN THE DARK CW 05/16/2019 524 847 +323 +62%
DYNASTY CW 05/17/2019 493 686 +193 +39%

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