How ABC’s ‘Quantico,’ ‘Blood & Oil’ Fared in Fall Premiere Delayed Viewing Ratings

ABC spy drama pulls in big gains in three days of playback

Following up on a solid initial ratings, ABC’s “Quantico” premiere posted big gains in delayed viewing numbers released by Nielsen Friday.

The spy drama, starring Priyanka Chopra, grew to a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49 in live ratings plus three days of playback — up 63 percent its debut Sunday. That 10 p.m. broadcast drew a solid 1.9 live-plus-same day rating, made all the more impressive by the fact that it grew 36 percent from its lead-in, fellow freshman drama “Blood & Oil.”

“Quantico” is now the second biggest gainer in terms of percentage growth from same day to three days among the new fall series premieres, behind only “Scream Queens.” But that show started from a much lower base number (1.7), and remained well below “Quantico” in live-plus-three ratings at 1.5.

“Blood & Oil,” meanwhile, gained 36 percent, growing to a 1.9. That puts the drama series toward the middle of the pack in terms of percentage growth.

Here are the new fall series premieres thus far ranked by percentage growth in delayed viewing:

  1. “Scream Queens”: +65% (1.7 Live Plus Same Day Demo Rating/2.7 Live Plus 3-Day Demo Rating)
  2. “Quantico”: +63% (1.9/3.1)
  3. “Heroes: Reborn”: +60%  (2.0/3.1)
  4. “Minority Report”: +56% (1.1/1.7)
  5. “Limitless”: +55% (1.9/2.9)
  6. “The Player”: +52% (1.2/1.8)
  7. “Blindspot”: +43% (3.1/4.5)
  8. “Blood & Oil” +36% (1.4 /1.9)
  9. “The Muppets”: +31% (2.9/3.8)
  10. “Best Time Ever” (Sept. 15): +23% (1.8/2.3)
  11. “Life in Pieces”: +22% (2.6/3.2)
  12. “Rosewood”: +15% (2.4/2.8)