5 Broadcast Shows Are Doubling Their Ratings With One Week of Delayed Viewing

The Top 4 belong to ABC

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So far this TV season, which is still extremely young, five primetime series on the Big 4 broadcast networks (CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC) are doubling their initial “live” rating among adults 18-49 within one week of DVR viewing. The Top 4 of those belong to ABC, according to a study of Nielsen’s Live + 7 ratings data.

With a whopping +150% increase from the evening of its initial airing, “The Good Doctor” is broadcast television’s largest grower. It helps that in this case the only episode of the Monday medical drama starring Freddie Highmore that we have Live + 7 Day data for thus far is the show’s Season 5 premiere.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio