'Manifest': NBC show regains 'lost' viewers with a tantalizing Episode 7

The Jeff Rake-directed show 'Manifest' saw a dip in viewership in the second week since its return after a one-week hiatus on November 5


                            'Manifest': NBC show regains 'lost' viewers with a tantalizing Episode 7

Although the ratings for the Jeff Rake-directed show 'Manifest' have gone down in the second week since its return after a one-week hiatus on November 5, the NBC drama is now averaging a 1.8 rating lift in adults 18-49 on its fifth week.

According to Live+ 7 data, this is almost 106% more of what it had attained on its Live+Same Day run of the seventh episode. While the show has already been the forerunner for the channel, with its maximum viewer growth being more than any other broadcast show this season, it has been adding up almost 7.2 million viewers per episode.

The show grew 114% in the demo to a 3.0 and 87% in total viewers to 13.6 million, and by adding up the rate of delayed viewing the show is currently being watched by over 15.4 million viewers.

'Manifest' returned on Monday, November 5, and whopping ratings for NBC primetime with a 1.3 rating, adding almost 6.3 million viewers. However, the sixth episode had slipped one-tenth of rating point as compared to the fifth episode and had shed 1 million "live" viewers. However, Monday's episode seems to have made up for the little, but prominent loss for the show.

''Manifest' is back on the top with its new episode. (NBC)
'Manifest' is back on the top with its new episode. (NBC)

With 'Manifest' adding almost 6.1 million viewers for its seventh episode, which aired on November 12, NBC was once again first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8 million, according to preliminary numbers.

It has defeated its all-time rival channel, ABC which earned a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 7.1 million. 'Dancing With the Stars' got 1.0/4 and 7.3 million viewers, on the other hand, 'The Good Doctor' received a 1.0/4 and 6.5 million viewers. Shows like 'The Neighborhood' (earning 1.1/4 and 6.1 million viewers), 'Happy Together' (0.8/3 and 4.5 million viewers), and 'Magnum P.I.' (0.8/3 and 5.5 million viewers) have brought CBS to the third position in ratings with 0.8/3 and in viewers with 5.7 million. 

'Manifest' has once again brought NBC to the top. (IMDb)
'Manifest' has once again brought NBC to the top. (IMDb)

'Manifest' has been breaking records for NBC since its first week. within two days after the first episode which premiered on September 24, it 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 has added a whopping 5.7 million viewers to its credit, after three days of playback.

Among the other freshman shows at this point in the season, other top gainers in the key demo include, NBC’s 'New Amsterdam' (average 83% lift), ABC’s 'A Million Little Things' (average 111% lift), and Fox’s 'Last Man Standing' (average 57% lift).