Sunday, September 11, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Maintains Lead; 'NFL Football,' 'The Night Shift' and 'Commander-in-Chief Forum' are Top Shows

For the week of September 4-10, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.577 - followed by CBS (1.073), ABC (1.030), FOX (1.025) and The CW (0.302).

NBC's The Night Shift was the highest rated scripted series with a 0.977, 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 8.500.

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
1.577
2
CBS
1.073
3
ABC
1.030
4
FOX
1.025
5
The CW
0.302


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Night Shift
NBC
0.977
2
Zoo
CBS
0.738
3
Mistresses
ABC
0.608
4
American Gothic
CBS
0.531
5
BrainDead
CBS
0.400
6
Aquarius
NBC
0.325
7
MADtv
The CW
0.250
8
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
2.286
3
Big Brother
CBS
1.770
4
American Ninja Warrior
NBC
1.767
5
Better Late Than Never
NBC
1.567
6
Bachelor in Paradise
ABC
1.427
7
Celebrity Family Feud
ABC
1.333
8
The $100,000 Pyramid
ABC
1.256
9
MasterChef
FOX
1.235
10
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
NBC
1.233
11
Match Game
ABC
1.089
12
Dateline NBC
NBC
1.000
13
ABC Fall Preview Special
ABC
0.900
14
60 Minutes
CBS
0.864
15
BattleBots
ABC
0.800
16
So You Think You Can Dance
FOX
0.775
17
Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise
ABC
0.760
18
What Would You Do?
ABC
0.727
19
The Timeline: Peyton Manning 2013
NBC
0.700
20
20|20
ABC
0.650
21
10th Annual ACM Honors
CBS
0.600

Stand Up to Cancer
NBC
0.600
23
Stand Up to Cancer
ABC
0.500
24
A Football Life
CBS
0.400

Stand Up to Cancer
CBS
0.400
26
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The CW
0.376
27
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
The CW
0.373
28
Stand Up to Cancer
FOX
0.300

WE Day
ABC
0.300
30
Masters of Illusion
The CW
0.258


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Thursday Night Football
NBC
8.500
2
NFL Kickoff
NBC
5.400
3
College Football
ABC
2.600
4
NFL Preseason Football
NBC
1.800
5
NFL Preseason Football
FOX
1.700
6
NASCAR Racing
NBC
0.900
7
College Football
FOX
0.500