Sunday, September 18, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Holds Lead; 'Son of Zorn,' 'Thursday Night Football' and 'Commander-in-Chief Forum' are Top Shows

For the week of September 11-17, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.826 - followed by FOX (1.326), ABC (1.135), CBS (1.132) and The CW (0.303).

FOX's Son of Zorn was the highest rated scripted series with a 2.400, NBC's Commander-in-Chief Forum was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.400, and NBC's Thursday Night Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 9.400.

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


Network
18-49 Rating
1
NBC
1.826
2
FOX
1.326
3
ABC
1.135
4
CBS
1.132
5
The CW
0.303


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Son of Zorn
FOX
2.400
2
Blindspot
NBC
1.500
3
Zoo
CBS
0.738
4
Mistresses
ABC
0.608
5
American Gothic
CBS
0.531
6
BrainDead
CBS
0.392
7
Aquarius
NBC
0.333
8
MADtv
The CW
0.250
9
Beauty and the Beast
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Commander-in-Chief Forum
NBC
2.400
2
America’s Got Talent
NBC
2.330
3
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
2.100
4
American Ninja Warrior
NBC
1.762
5
Big Brother
CBS
1.759
6
Better Late Than Never
NBC
1.575
7
Bachelor in Paradise
ABC
1.427
8
Celebrity Family Feud
ABC
1.330
9
2017 Miss America Competition
ABC
1.300
10
MasterChef
FOX
1.253
11
The $100,000 Pyramid
ABC
1.230
12
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
NBC
1.229
13
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.950
14
ABC Fall Preview Special
ABC
0.900

CBS Fall Preview
CBS
0.900
16
60 Minutes
CBS
0.860
17
So You Think You Can Dance
FOX
0.769
18
Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
ABC
0.760
19
20|20
ABC
0.667
20
10th Annual ACM Honors
CBS
0.600

Stand Up to Cancer
NBC
0.600
22
Stand Up to Cancer
ABC
0.500
23
Stand Up to Cancer
CBS
0.400
24
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The CW
0.372
25
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
The CW
0.369
26
Stand Up to Cancer
FOX
0.300
27
Masters of Illusion
The CW
0.269


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Thursday Night Football
NBC
9.400
2
Sunday Night Football
NBC
8.400
3
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
6.500
4
Thursday Night Football
CBS
5.400
5
The OT
FOX
5.200
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
4.300
7
NFL Kickoff
NBC
3.600
8
College Football
ABC
2.075
9
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff
CBS
2.000
10
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.600
11
College Football
NBC
1.400
12
College Football
FOX
1.100
13
NASCAR Racing
NBC
0.900