'Manifest' lands in a tie with 'This Is Us' for Live +3 ratings
The Jeff Rake show has been breaking records for NBC and now it is giving one of the highest watched shows a good run for its money.
NBC is once again leading the broadcast Live +3 ratings for the week between October 8 and October 14, as two of its scripted series have landed in a tie for the week's maximum viewership gain. While shows like 'The Good Doctor', 'The Big Bang Theory', and '9-1-1' have seen a considerable drop in the adults 18-49 viewership, in spite of being perennial chart-toppers, 'Manifest' and 'This Is Us' have managed to add some more viewers to their list.
Falling only behind the week's live football broadcast, 'This Is Us' 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. 'Manifest' is the only show to tie with the ratings of 'This Is Us'. The Jeff Rake show reclaimed its top spot by growing with a 1.3 rating, similar to 'This Is Us', in the key demo to a 2.9 rating for 81% growth, with three days of delayed viewing. The show starring Josh Dallas and Melissa Roxburgh was also the top grower in total viewership once again, reaching 12.9 million viewers after three days of playback.
Check out the list of Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for October 8-14, here.
'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. Probably the only show that 'Manifest' could have given a good run for its money was 'Will & Grace', the revival of which last year, broke all records through its popular views in just three days after its release. The viewership had increased by almost 53% for the 18-49 viewers, but 'Manifest' has crushed that record with a lift in viewership by almost 68%, which is probably the highest rise that NBC has seen.
The show which inclines towards being a mythological sci-fi 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.