Sunday, October 30, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Holds Lead; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Presidential Debate' and 'NFL Football' are Top Shows

For the week of October 23-29, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.174 - followed by CBS (1.924), FOX (1.557), ABC (1.430) and The CW (0.594).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.533, 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
2.174
2
CBS
1.924
3
FOX
1.557
4
ABC
1.430
5
The CW
0.594


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.533
2
This Is Us
NBC
2.640
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.600
4
Modern Family
ABC
2.360
5
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.250
6
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
2.233
7
The Simpsons
FOX
2.000
8
NCIS
CBS
1.917
9
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.900

Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.900
11
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.880
12
Speechless
ABC
1.820
13
Bull
CBS
1.760
14
American Housewife
ABC
1.733
15
black-ish
ABC
1.720
16
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
FOX
1.700
17
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.680
18
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.667
19
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.650
20
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.600

The Middle
ABC
1.600
22
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.575
23
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.540
24
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.520

Son of Zorn
FOX
1.520
26
The Good Place
NBC
1.513
27
Mom
CBS
1.500

Timeless
NBC
1.500
29
Family Guy
FOX
1.450
30
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.440
31
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.400
32
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.367
33
Scorpion
CBS
1.360
34
Chicago Med
NBC
1.333
35
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.320
36
Superstore
NBC
1.283
37
Blindspot
NBC
1.257
38
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.233

Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.233

How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.233
41
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.217

MacGyver
CBS
1.217
43
The Blacklist
NBC
1.167
44
Gotham
FOX
1.150
45
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.140
46
The Flash
The CW
1.100

Last Man Standing
ABC
1.100

Lucifer
FOX
1.100

Madam Secretary
CBS
1.100

The Odd Couple
CBS
1.100
51
Code Black
CBS
1.075
52
The Real O’Neals
ABC
1.033
53
New Girl
FOX
1.000

Pure Genius
CBS
1.000
55
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.980
56
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.975
57
Pitch
FOX
0.940
58
Notorious
ABC
0.933

Supergirl
The CW
0.933
60
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.880
61
Quantico
ABC
0.875

Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.875
63
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.860
64
Conviction
ABC
0.800

Rosewood
FOX
0.800
66
Elementary
CBS
0.767
67
Scream Queens
FOX
0.750
68
The Exorcist
FOX
0.740
69
Arrow
The CW
0.675
70
Supernatural
The CW
0.667
71
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.633
72
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.400

The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.400
74
Frequency
The CW
0.325

No Tomorrow
The CW
0.325
76
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
2.808
4
Presidential Debate
NBC
2.800
5
60 Minutes
CBS
2.140
6
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
2.017
7
Presidential Debate
FOX
1.900
8
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.630
9
Shark Tank
ABC
1.167
10
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.040
11
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.950
12
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.900
13
20|20
ABC
0.767
14
48 Hours
CBS
0.700
15
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
NBC
0.600


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
7.350
2
Sunday Night Football
NBC
6.814
3
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.500
4
Thursday Night Football
CBS
4.960
5
The OT
FOX
4.900
6
2016 World Series
FOX
4.725
7
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
3.586
8
College Football
ABC
2.030
9
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff
CBS
1.920
10
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.686
11
College Football
FOX
0.733