Below is a ranking of the Top 25 shows in L+7 post-airdate viewership gain (technical speak for “people watching a new episode of a TV show up to seven days after it airs”) for the week of 4/3/17 ending on 4/9/17 — with our customary Notes and Other Observations. Note that we’ve been tracking this since the beginning of the season, so that insight may reflect here:
Notes and Other Observations:
- CBS’s entire Tuesday night (NCIS, Bull and NCIS: New Orleans) and CBS’s entire Friday night (MacGyver, Hawaii Five-O and Blue Bloods) lineups all rank in this Top 25. CBS’s entire Tuesday night also ranks in the Top 25 season-to-date.
- No new entries this week.
- A notable EIGHT spinoffs are in this Top 25 — NCIS: New Orleans at #4 (three slots above its parent series), Chicago PD at #5 (one slot above its parent series), Chicago Fire at #6, NCIS at #7, Chicago Med at #10, Law & Order: SVU at #15, Chicago Justice at #18 and The Blacklist: Redemption at #23.
And below is a listing of the Top 25 shows season-to-date in the same metric with our customary Notes and Other Observations. Note that we’ve also been tracking this since the beginning of the season, so that insight may reflect here as well:
Notes and Other Observations:
- Designated Survivor has topped this ranking since its 9/21/16 premiere — often more than doubling on its L+SD (Live plus Same-Day) viewership. In fact, its L+7 viewership average is currently 7% above its L+SD viewership average (and 19% above #2-ranked This Is Us — which has concluded for the season).
- Chicago Justice, the latest in the franchise, falls out of this Top 25 for the first time as Lethal Weapon (which has concluded for the season) returns to it.
- There are currently four new shows in this Top 25 (Designated Survivor at #1, This Is Us at #2, Bull at #6 and Timeless at #16).
- This Top 25 is made up of 5 ABC shows, a leading 11 CBS shows (portending a younger viewership than the network is given credit for and/or a greater adoption of the technology than those older viewers are given credit for), 7 NBC shows and 2 FOX shows.
- This Top 25 is made up of only TWO comedies (one multi-cam and one single cam) and TWENTY-THREE dramas (sixteen procedurals and seven more serialized).
- This Top 25 is made up of 2 Monday shows, 5 Tuesday shows, a leading 8 Wednesday shows, 6 Thursday shows, 2 Friday shows and 2 Sunday shows.
- This Top 25 is made up of four 8pm shows, ten 9pm shows and eleven 10pm shows.
- The most time-shifted hour is Wednesdays at 9pm — with shows on ABC (Modern Family), NBC (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), CBS (Criminal Minds) and FOX (Empire) airing in that time period ranking in this Top 25. Keep in mind that neither FOX nor the CW program the 10pm hour — so Wednesdays at 10pm (with Designated Survivor on ABC, Chicago PD on NBC and Code Black on CBS) also have representation across those three remaining networks that do.
- CBS’s entire Tuesday night (NCIS, Bull and NCIS: New Orleans), FOX’s entire Wednesday night (Lethal Weapon and Empire) and ABC’s entire Thursday night lineups (Grey’s, Scandal and HTGAWM) currently rank in this Top 25 season-to-date.
- Empire returned in March at #9, but has since fallen to #13.
- #4-ranked The Blacklist returns in April to finish out its season. Whether its positioning in this Top 25 rises, falls or stays the same remains to be seen, but it will hold its Top 25 status.
- #2-ranked This Is Us, #16-ranked Timeless, #17-ranked HTGAWM and #18-ranked Code Black have completed their respective seasons. Whether their positioning rises, falls or stays the same remains to seen but they’re all likely to hold their Top 25 status.