Series premiere audience jumps in Live+3 ratings
The audience for Young Sheldon's series premiere rose sharply in the Live+3 ratings, which include people who watched the show on their DVRs within three days of its initial airing, to over 20 million viewers.
Young Sheldon's pilot episode was watched by 21.49 million people in the Live+3 ratings, up 25% from the same-day audience of 17.21 million. The 4.3 million increase was among the largest of any show last week, coming behind ABC's The Good Doctor (+5.50m), This Is Us (+4.85m), and Young Sheldon's parent show, The Big Bang Theory (+4.36m). Ranked by L+3 viewers, Young Sheldon was the second most watched show of the week, behind The Big Bang Theory (22.02m).
In the key adults 18-49 demographic, Young Sheldon rose by 37% from a same-day 3.8 to a 5.2 Live+3 rating. Young Sheldon was again one of the week's top movers, ranking behind NBC's This Is Us which moved up 1.8pts and equaling The Big Bang Theory's 1.4pt gain. Young Sheldon was the third highest rated show of the week in the 18-49 demo in the Live+3 ratings.