TV Ratings: USA's 'Treadstone' Racks Up Huge Delayed Viewing Numbers

The second episode of the 'Bourne' franchise offshoot more than tripled its initial audience.
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Michelle Forbes on 'Treadstone'

The first two episodes of Treadstone, USA Network's extension of the Bourne franchise, drew modest initial audiences: The series premiere on Oct. 15 brought in 647,000 viewers for its initial airing, and the second episode a week later dipped to 536,000.

The drama from Tim Kring (Heroes), however, has made huge gains in delayed viewing. The series debut nearly tripled its audience after seven days, growing to 1.84 million viewers. Episode two grew by a factor of more than 3½, rising to 1.97 million and surpassing the premiere.

Treadstone has also tripled its adults 18-49 rating over seven days, from an initial average of 0.14 for the first two episodes to 0.45. A lower starting point makes large percentage gains easier to achieve, but even so, it's extremely rare to see a series with an initial tune-in above 250,000 viewers make that kind of leap.

Treadstone's 1.43 million viewer gain wasn't large enough to make the top 20 for the week of Oct. 21 — it ranked 41st among all broadcast and cable shows for the week. The top of the charts is pretty similar to previous weeks, with This Is Us (+1.46 points) and Grey's Anatomy (+1.05) getting the biggest bumps in adults 18-49 and the former finishing second in viewers added (4.73 million) to The Good Doctor (4.99 million).

Below are the top 20 broadcast and shows (including ties) in seven-day gains for the week of Oct. 21-27.

Adults 18-49

Show Network Live-plus-7 18-49 rating Change from live + SD % change from live + SD
This Is Us NBC 3.03 1.46 93%
Grey's Anatomy ABC 2.4 1.05 78%
The Good Doctor ABC 1.79 0.97 118%
The Walking Dead AMC 2.04 0.92 82%
911 Fox 2.43 0.9 60%
New Amsterdam NBC 1.74 0.88 102%
American Horror Story FX 1.49 0.87 140%
Chicago PD NBC 1.99 0.84 73%
Law & Order: SVU NBC 1.45 0.8 123%
A Million Little Things ABC 1.63 0.77 90%
The Rookie ABC 1.3 0.75 136%
Chicago Fire NBC 1.94 0.7 56%
Young Sheldon CBS 1.78 0.66 59%
SWAT CBS 1.26 0.65 107%
Mayans MC FX 1.02 0.65 176%
Prodigal Son Fox 1.39 0.64 85%
Survivor CBS 1.9 0.62 48%
The Good Place NBC 1.21 0.61 102%
NCIS CBS 1.7 0.59 53%
Chicago Med NBC 1.74 0.57 49%
SEAL Team CBS 1.23 0.57 86%
Will & Grace NBC 1.08 0.57 112%

 

Total Viewers

Show Network Live-plus-7 viewers (000s) Change from live + SD % change from live + SD
The Good Doctor ABC 10,530 4,987 90%
This Is Us NBC 11,785 4,726 67%
New Amsterdam NBC 9,564 4,424 86%
Blue Bloods CBS 11,163 4,247 61%
Bull CBS 10,145 3,995 65%
The Rookie ABC 7,151 3,906 120%
Chicago PD NBC 10,472 3,825 58%
NCIS CBS 15,066 3,712 33%
911 Fox 10,197 3,649 56%
Chicago Fire NBC 11,229 3,352 43%
SWAT CBS 7,049 3,270 87%
NCIS: New Orleans CBS 9,843 3,194 48%
SEAL Team CBS 7,604 3,096 69%
FBI CBS 11,900 3,041 34%
Chicago Med NBC 10,818 2,976 38%
A Million Little Things ABC 7,289 2,906 66%
Grey's Anatomy ABC 8,974 2,861 47%
Law & Order: SVU NBC 6,579 2,843 76%
Young Sheldon CBS 11,418 2,753 32%
The Blacklist NBC 6,247 2,645 73%