Sunday, October 23, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Maintains Lead; 'NFL Football,' 'Presidential Debate' and 'Empire' are Top Shows

For the week of October 16-22, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.220 - followed by CBS (2.000), FOX (1.559), ABC (1.457) and The CW (0.624).

FOX's Empire was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.700, ABC's Presidential Debate was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.933, and FOX's NFL Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 7.350.


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
2.220
2
CBS
2.000
3
FOX
1.559
4
ABC
1.457
5
The CW
0.624


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Empire
FOX
3.700
2
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.560
3
This Is Us
NBC
2.700
4
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.600
5
Modern Family
ABC
2.375
6
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
2.340
7
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.260
8
The Simpsons
FOX
2.125
9
NCIS
CBS
1.960
10
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.900

Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.900
12
Speechless
ABC
1.850
13
Bull
CBS
1.825
14
American Housewife
ABC
1.800

Designated Survivor
ABC
1.800
16
black-ish
ABC
1.725
17
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.700

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
FOX
1.700
19
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.667
20
The Middle
ABC
1.650

Son of Zorn
FOX
1.650
22
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.633
23
Timeless
NBC
1.567
24
The Good Place
NBC
1.557
25
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.550
26
Family Guy
FOX
1.533
27
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.475

NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.475
29
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.450
30
Scorpion
CBS
1.400
31
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.325
32
Chicago Med
NBC
1.300
33
Blindspot
NBC
1.283
34
Superstore
NBC
1.280
35
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.260

MacGyver
CBS
1.260
37
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.240

How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.240
39
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.175
40
The Blacklist
NBC
1.160

Gotham
FOX
1.160
42
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.150
43
The Flash
The CW
1.133
44
Lucifer
FOX
1.125
45
Code Black
CBS
1.100

Last Man Standing
ABC
1.100

Madam Secretary
CBS
1.100

The Odd Couple
CBS
1.100
49
The Real O’Neals
ABC
1.050
50
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
1.000

New Girl
FOX
1.000

Supergirl
The CW
1.000
53
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.980
54
Pitch
FOX
0.975
55
Notorious
ABC
0.960
56
Quantico
ABC
0.933

Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.933
58
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.900
59
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.860
60
Conviction
ABC
0.800

Rosewood
FOX
0.800
62
The Exorcist
FOX
0.760
63
Elementary
CBS
0.750

Scream Queens
FOX
0.750
65
Supernatural
The CW
0.700
66
Arrow
The CW
0.667
67
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.650
68
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.400

The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.400
70
Frequency
The CW
0.333

No Tomorrow
The CW
0.333
72
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Presidential Debate
ABC
2.933

Presidential Debate
CBS
2.933
3
The Voice
NBC
2.890
4
Presidential Debate
NBC
2.800
5
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
2.040
6
60 Minutes
CBS
1.925
7
Presidential Debate
FOX
1.900
8
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.633
9
Shark Tank
ABC
1.160
10
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.020
11
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.960
12
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.900
13
20|20
ABC
0.775
14
48 Hours
CBS
0.717
15
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
NBC
0.650


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
7.350
2
Sunday Night Football
NBC
6.950
3
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.467
4
Thursday Night Football
CBS
4.960
5
The OT
FOX
4.900
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
3.667
7
College Football
ABC
2.089
8
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff
CBS
1.920
9
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.667
10
College Football
FOX
0.717
11
College Football
NBC
0.700