Sunday, August 7, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Strengthens Its Lead; 'Rio Olympics,' 'America's Got Talent' and 'The Night Shift' are Top Shows

For the week of July 31 - August 6, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.582 - followed by ABC (1.107), CBS (1.044), FOX (0.744) and The CW (0.292).

NBC's The Night Shift was the highest rated scripted series with a 0.964, NBC's America's Got Talent was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.293, and NBC's Rio Olympics was the highest rated sporting event with a 6.600.

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 - 1.582
  2. ABC - 1.107
  3. CBS - 1.044
  4. FOX - 0.744
  5. The CW - 0.292

Scripted Shows (9):
  1. The Night Shift (NBC) - 0.964
  2. Zoo (CBS) - 0.771
  3. Rush Hour (CBS) - 0.745
  4. Wayward Pines (FOX) - 0.730
  5. Mistresses (ABC) - 0.657
  6. American Gothic (CBS) - 0.586
  7. BrainDead (CBS) - 0.483
  8. MADtv (The CW) - 0.300
  9. Beauty and the Beast (The CW) - 0.200

Unscripted Shows (32):
  1. America's Got Talent (NBC) - 2.293
  2. The Bachelorette (ABC) - 1.967
  3. Big Brother (CBS) - 1.771
  4. American Ninja Warrior (NBC) - 1.744
  5. Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) - 1.467
  6. The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) - 1.417
  7. Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) - 1.400
  8. Running Wild with Bear Grylis (NBC) - 1.250
  9. Match Game (ABC) - 1.217
  10. CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock (ABC) - 1.200
  11. MasterChef (FOX) - 1.173
  12. Rio Olympics Preview Special (NBC) - 1.100
  13. Democratic National Convention (NBC) - 1.075
  14. 60 Minutes (CBS) - 0.960
  15. 20/20 (ABC) - 0.946
  16. Dateline NBC (NBC) - 0.881
  17. BattleBots (ABC) - 0.867
  18. Greatest Hits (ABC) - 0.857
  19. Hotel Hell (FOX) - 0.838
  20. Democratic National Convention (ABC) - 0.825
  21. So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) - 0.822
  22. What Would You Do? (ABC) - 0.743
  23. Democratic National Convention (CBS) - 0.625
  24. Hollywood Game Night (NBC) - 0.600
  25. Home Free (FOX) - 0.530
  26. Teen Choice 2016 (FOX) - 0.500
  27. Coupled (FOX) - 0.455
  28. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) - 0.369
  29. Boston EMS (ABC) - 0.350
    Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) - 0.350
  30. Heaven Sent (FOX) - 0.300
  31. Masters of Illusion (The CW) - 0.250

Live Sporting Events (2):
  1. Rio Olympics (NBC) - 6.600
  2. PGA Championship (CBS) - 1.300