Sunday, October 9, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Wins the Week; 'Sunday Night Football,' 'Empire' and 'Presidential Debate' are Top Shows

For the week of October 2-8, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.460 - followed by CBS (2.081), FOX (1.502), ABC (1.492) and The CW (0.339).

FOX's Empire was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.767, NBC's Presidential Debate was the highest rated unscripted series with a 5.400, and NBC's Sunday Night Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 7.725.

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
2.460
2
CBS
2.081
3
FOX
1.502
4
ABC
1.492
5
The CW
0.339


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Empire
FOX
3.767
2
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.633
3
This Is Us
NBC
2.700
4
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.550
5
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
2.500
6
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.367

Modern Family
ABC
2.367
8
NCIS
CBS
2.067
9
Bull
CBS
2.050
10
The Simpsons
FOX
2.000
11
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.967
12
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.900
13
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.867

Speechless
ABC
1.867
15
Timeless
NBC
1.800
16
The Good Place
NBC
1.740
17
black-ish
ABC
1.700

Son of Zorn
FOX
1.700
19
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.650
20
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.600
21
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.500

Family Guy
FOX
1.500

NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.500

Scorpion
CBS
1.500
25
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.450
26
Superstore
NBC
1.400
27
MacGyver
CBS
1.367
28
Blindspot
NBC
1.350
29
Chicago Med
NBC
1.333

Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.333
31
The Flash
The CW
1.300

How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.300
33
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.267
34
The Blacklist
NBC
1.200

Lucifer
FOX
1.200

Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.200
37
Gotham
FOX
1.167
38
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.100

Code Black
CBS
1.100

Last Man Standing
ABC
1.100

Madam Secretary
CBS
1.100
42
New Girl
FOX
1.067
43
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
1.033

Notorious
ABC
1.033

Pitch
FOX
1.033
46
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
1.000

Quantico
ABC
1.000
48
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.950

Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.950
50
Conviction
ABC
0.900
51
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.867
52
Scream Queens
FOX
0.850
53
Elementary
CBS
0.800

Rosewood
FOX
0.800
55
The Exorcist
FOX
0.767
56
Arrow
The CW
0.700
57
No Tomorrow
The CW
0.500
58
Frequency
The CW
0.400
59
MADtv
The CW
0.238


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Presidential Debate
NBC
5.400
2
Presidential Debate
ABC
3.100
3
The Voice
NBC
3.033
4
Presidential Debate
CBS
2.800
5
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
2.100
6
60 Minutes
CBS
1.950
7
Vice Presidential Debate
NBC
1.900
8
Presidential Debate
FOX
1.800
9
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.643
10
Shark Tank
ABC
1.100

Vice Presidential Debate
ABC
1.100
12
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.033
13
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
1.000

Vice Presidential Debate
CBS
1.000
15
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.900
16
20|20
ABC
0.750
17
48 Hours
CBS
0.700

Vice Presidential Debate
FOX
0.700
19
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The CW
0.370
20
Masters of Illusion
The CW
0.260
21
iHeartRadio Music Festival
The CW
0.250


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Sunday Night Football
NBC
7.725
2
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
7.700
3
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.600
4
Thursday Night Football
CBS
5.200
5
The OT
FOX
4.300
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
4.075
7
College Football
CBS
2.200
8
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff
CBS
2.033
9
College Football
ABC
2.029
10
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.750
11
College Football
FOX
0.700
12
NASCAR Racing
NBC
0.500