Director Jeff Rake's 'Manifest', starring Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas, is truly giving NBC the ratings that it has always fished for. While NBC was already leading the broadcast Live +3 ratings for the week between October 8 and October 14, it has once again scored the biggest gains in the broadcast live +3 ratings for the week of Oct. 15, with 'Manifest' taking over its rival show 'This Is Us', which until the previous week had gained the biggest adults 18-49 viewership rating of any of the week's shows, with a whopping 1.3 increase in points, resulting out of an additional +57% viewers, which pushes its rating from the previous 2.3 to a 3.6 Live +3 rating.
However, this time the show which follows the disappearance of Montego Air Flight 828 and the subsequent time lapse that follows, 'Manifest' has managed to beat its rival NBC show, 'This Is Us'. The three days of delayed viewing turned out to be the show's biggest gain of the week as it grew 1.3 points from its initial 1.5 live + same day rating to a 2.8. This has helped 'Manifest' take over the No. 1 spot which was earlier claimed by 'This is Us' which once again scored the week’s biggest adults 18-49 gain, after growing the same 1.9 points as its previous episode, from an initial 2.3 live + same day rating to a 4.2 L+7 rating.
However, 'Manifest' still dominates the network in spite of coming second in the demo. It took the No. 1 spot in total viewers by drawing in an additional 7.38 million – bringing its L+7 audience to 14.85 million. 'Manifest' has been breaking all records for NBC ever since the show premiered on September 24. Within the first two days of the premiere of the first episode, the show had set new records for the channel adding +1.28 of a rating point in adults 18-49 and +4.9 million viewers overall. Following the second episode which aired on October 2, the show added a whopping 5.7 million viewers to its credit, after three days of playback.
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The show loosely inspired by the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370, recently got an extension of an additional three episodes, which stretches 'Manifest' to be a 16-episodes long show. However, that still does not qualify the show as a full-seasoned series since according to the requirements of broadcast networks, a show can have a full season if it consists of 22 episodes. 'Manifest' returns to NBC on November 5 at 10 p.m.