Sunday, July 31, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Continues to Lead; 'America's Got Talent,' 'Bones' and 'UFC Fight Night' are Top Shows

For the week of July 24 - July 30, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.352 - followed by ABC (1.069), CBS (0.967), FOX (0.825) and The CW (0.311).

FOX's Bones was the highest rated scripted series with a 0.986, NBC's America's Got Talent was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.315, and FOX's UFC Fight Night was the highest rated sporting event with a 1.100.


The networks air numerous original programming during primetime throughout the week. This list is a compilation of all of an individual series' ratings in the Adults 18-49 demographic as reported on a Live+SD basis for the season. It's not the most accurate way to determine the total audience and the demographic for an individual series, but it is the statistic that is reported for all the series that air on the broadcast networks. Plus, it keeps the list in its totality on the same level of analysis. However, it's important to recognize that most networks won't base their renewal and cancellation decisions solely on the show's initial number. Now, it's becoming more popular that they'll look at how it performs in delayed viewing across the few days after broadcast.

Each show currently listed aired a new episode in the current week. A series will stay on the list an additional week if it didn't air during the current week. If it misses the next as well, it will be removed from the list. A red highlight is the identifier of a series that is at risk of being removed from the list in the following week. The number associated to the overall network is a compilation of all the season ratings of every series that aired on the network during the week.

Broadcast Network Rankings (5):
  1. NBC - 1.352
  2. ABC - 1.069
  3. CBS - 0.967
  4. FOX - 0.825
  5. The CW - 0.311

Scripted Shows (11):
  1. Bones (FOX) - 0.986
  2. The Night Shift (NBC) - 0.978
  3. Rush Hour (CBS) - 0.800
  4. Zoo (CBS) - 0.767
  5. Wayward Pines (FOX) - 0.730
  6. Angel From Hell (CBS) - 0.715
  7. American Gothic (CBS) - 0.600
  8. BrainDead (CBS) - 0.480
  9. Containment (The CW) - 0.392
  10. MADtv (The CW) - 0.300
  11. Beauty and the Beast (The CW) - 0.200

Unscripted Shows (31):
  1. America's Got Talent (NBC) - 2.315
  2. The Bachelorette (ABC) - 1.880
  3. Big Brother (CBS) - 1.767
  4. American Ninja Warrior (NBC) - 1.763
  5. The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) - 1.460
    Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) - 1.460
  6. Match Game (ABC) - 1.240
  7. MasterChef (FOX) - 1.178
  8. Democratic National Convention (NBC) - 1.075
    Republican National Convention (NBC) - 1.075
  9. Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (NBC) - 1.071
  10. 60 Minutes (CBS) - 0.944
  11. 20/20 (ABC) - 0.887
  12. Dateline NBC (NBC) - 0.881
  13. BattleBots (ABC) - 0.860
  14. Greatest Hits (ABC) - 0.840
  15. Hotel Hell (FOX) - 0.838
    So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) - 0.838
  16. Democratic National Convention (ABC) - 0.825
  17. What Would You Do? (ABC) - 0.767
  18. Democratic National Convention (CBS) - 0.625
    Republican National Convention (ABC) - 0.625
  19. Hollywood Game Night (NBC) - 0.600
  20. Republican National Convention (CBS) - 0.550
  21. Home Free (FOX) - 0.513
  22. Coupled (FOX) - 0.467
  23. Boston EMS (ABC) - 0.400
  24. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) - 0.360
  25. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) - 0.333
  26. Heaven Sent (FOX) - 0.300
  27. Masters of Illusion (The CW) - 0.250

Live Sporting Events (1):
  1. UFC Fight Night (FOX) - 1.100