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Live+7 Ratings: “Vampire Diaries” Earns Top A18-49 Gain, “Quantico” Scores Leading Viewership Boost

After several weeks of ranking as network television’s biggest percentage gainer in the live+7 adults 18-49 ratings, “Quantico” slips to #4 on this week’s chart.

Airing on December 6, the series’ tenth episode saw its adults 18-49 rating improve from a 1.2 in the live+same-day report to a 2.3 in the live+7 report. Seven days of time-shifted viewing thus resulted in a 92% ratings boost.

The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” (+120%), ABC’s “Nashville” (+100%), and NBC’s “Grimm” (+100%) enjoyed greater percentage gains in the L+7 report.

“Quantico” did, however, extend its streak in the viewership column. In rising from 4.390 million in live+same-day to 7.507 million in live+7, “Quantico” received a boost of 71%. Though down from the huge 99% gain posted by the previous episode, the 71% boost was network television’s greatest for the 11/30-12/6 broadcast week.

The aforementioned “The Vampire Diaries,” which improved from a 0.5 rating and 1.314 million in live+same-day to a 1.1 rating and 2.188 million in live+7, received a 67% viewership gain. It trails “Quantico” and ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD” (+68%) as the week’s third-biggest viewership gainer.

On a percentage basis, here are the Top 5 Live+7 gainers in adults 18-49 (for episodes airing November 30-December 6):

“The Vampire Diaries” Dec 3 – 0.5 to 1.1, +120%
“Nashville” Dec 2 – 0.9 to 1.8, +100%
“Grimm” Dec 4 – 0.8 to 1.6, +100%
“Quantico” Dec 6 – 1.2 to 2.3, +92%
“Scream Queens” Dec 1 – 0.9 to 1.7, +89%

On a percentage basis, here are the Top 5 Live+7 gainers in viewership (for episodes airing November 30-December 6):

“Quantico” Dec 6 – 4.390 to 7.507 million, +71%
“Agents of SHIELD” Dec 1 – 3.844 to 6.468 million, +68%
“The Vampire Diaries” Dec 3 – 1.314 to 2.188 million, +67%
“Grimm” Dec 4 – 3.694 to 6.109 million, +65%
“Scream Queens” Dec 1 – 2.398 to 3.964 million, +65%

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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