Sunday, September 25, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Holds Lead; 'Sunday Night Football,' 'Empire' and 'The Voice' Win Premiere Week

For the week of September 18-24, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.184 - followed by CBS (1.509), ABC (1.379), FOX (1.367) and The CW (0.298).

FOX's Empire was the highest rated scripted series with a 4.200, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 3.350, and NBC's Sunday Night Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 8.300.


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 blue 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
2.184
2
CBS
1.509
3
ABC
1.379
4
FOX
1.367
5
The CW
0.298


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Empire
FOX
4.200
2
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.800
3
This Is Us
NBC
2.800
4
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
2.600

Modern Family
ABC
2.600
6
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.500
7
Son of Zorn
FOX
2.400
8
Bull
CBS
2.200

Designated Survivor
ABC
2.200

Lethal Weapon
FOX
2.200

NCIS
CBS
2.200
12
black-ish
ABC
2.000

The Goldbergs
ABC
2.000

The Good Place
NBC
2.000

Speechless
ABC
2.000
16
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.800
17
MacGyver
CBS
1.700
18
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.600
19
Superstore
NBC
1.500
20
Blindspot
NBC
1.400

Chicago Med
NBC
1.400

How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.400

NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.400
24
The Blacklist
NBC
1.300

Blue Bloods
CBS
1.300

Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.300
27
New Girl
FOX
1.200
28
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
1.100

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
1.100

Last Man Standing
ABC
1.100

Notorious
ABC
1.100

Pitch
FOX
1.100
33
The Exorcist
FOX
1.000

Scream Queens
FOX
1.000
35
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.900
36
Rosewood
FOX
0.700
37
BrainDead
CBS
0.392
38
MADtv
The CW
0.243
39
Beauty and the Beast
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
3.350
2
The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
ABC
2.800
3
America’s Got Talent
NBC
2.330
4
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
2.300
5
The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey
CBS
1.950
6
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.767
7
American Ninja Warrior
NBC
1.762
8
Big Brother
CBS
1.764
9
Better Late Than Never
NBC
1.575
10
Celebrity Family Feud
ABC
1.330
11
2017 Miss America Competition
ABC
1.300
12
MasterChef
FOX
1.253
13
The $100,000 Pyramid
ABC
1.230
14
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
NBC
1.229
15
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.100

Shark Tank
ABC
1.100
17
Match Game
ABC
1.070
18
Dateline NBC
NBC
1.000
19
60 Minutes
CBS
0.900

CBS Fall Preview
CBS
0.900

Countdown to the Emmy Awards: Red Carpet Live
ABC
0.900
22
48 Hours
CBS
0.800
23
So You Think You Can Dance
FOX
0.769
24
20|20
ABC
0.700
25
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The CW
0.368
26
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
The CW
0.362
27
Masters of Illusion
The CW
0.264


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Sunday Night Football
NBC
8.300
2
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
6.500
3
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.900
4
Thursday Night Football
CBS
5.750
5
The OT
FOX
5.200
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
4.250
7
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff
CBS
2.200
8
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.850
9
College Football
ABC
1.840
10
College Football
NBC
1.400
11
College Football
FOX
0.967