Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

For the week of October 9-15, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.299 - followed by CBS (2.066), ABC (1.499), FOX (1.456) and The CW (0.631).

FOX's Empire was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.700, CBS' Presidential Debate was the highest rated unscripted series with a 3.300, and FOX's NFL Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 7.700.


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
2.299
2
CBS
2.066
3
ABC
1.499
4
FOX
1.456
5
The CW
0.631


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Empire
FOX
3.700
2
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.575
3
This Is Us
NBC
2.733
4
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.467
5
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
2.400
6
Modern Family
ABC
2.375
7
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.300
8
NCIS
CBS
2.000
9
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.950
10
American Housewife
ABC
1.900

Bull
CBS
1.900

The Goldbergs
ABC
1.900
13
Speechless
ABC
1.850
14
The Simpsons
FOX
1.833
15
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.800

Designated Survivor
ABC
1.800

The Middle
ABC
1.800
18
black-ish
ABC
1.725
19
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.700

Son of Zorn
FOX
1.700
21
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.667
22
The Good Place
NBC
1.650
23
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.600

Timeless
NBC
1.600
25
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.550
26
Family Guy
FOX
1.500

NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.500
28
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.475
29
Scorpion
CBS
1.433
30
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.367
31
Superstore
NBC
1.350
32
Chicago Med
NBC
1.325
33
Blindspot
NBC
1.300

Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.300

MacGyver
CBS
1.300
36
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.250

How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.250
38
The Flash
The CW
1.200

Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.200

The Real O’Neals
ABC
1.200
41
The Blacklist
NBC
1.175
42
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.150

Gotham
FOX
1.150
44
Lucifer
FOX
1.133
45
Code Black
CBS
1.100

Madam Secretary
CBS
1.100

Supergirl
The CW
1.100
48
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.075
49
New Girl
FOX
1.025
50
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
1.000

Quantico
ABC
1.000
52
Notorious
ABC
0.975

Pitch
FOX
0.975
54
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.967
55
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.950

Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.950
57
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.875
58
Conviction
ABC
0.850
59
Elementary
CBS
0.800

Rosewood
FOX
0.800

Scream Queens
FOX
0.800

Supernatural
The CW
0.800
63
The Exorcist
FOX
0.750
64
Arrow
The CW
0.700
65
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.600
66
Frequency
The CW
0.350

No Tomorrow
The CW
0.350


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Presidential Debate
CBS
3.300
2
Presidential Debate
ABC
3.000
3
The Voice
NBC
2.963
4
60 Minutes
CBS
2.167
5
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
2.075
6
Vice Presidential Debate
NBC
1.900
7
Presidential Debate
FOX
1.850
8
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.638
9
Shark Tank
ABC
1.125
10
Vice Presidential Debate
ABC
1.100
11
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.025
12
Vice Presidential Debate
CBS
1.000
13
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.950

Dateline NBC
NBC
0.950
15
20|20
ABC
0.757
16
48 Hours
CBS
0.717
17
Vice Presidential Debate
FOX
0.700
18
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
NBC
0.600
19
iHeartRadio Music Festival
The CW
0.250


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
7.700
2
Sunday Night Football
NBC
7.360
3
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.467
4
Thursday Night Football
CBS
5.075
5
The OT
FOX
4.300
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
4.040
7
College Football
CBS
2.200
8
College Football
ABC
2.113
9
NFL Thursday Night Kickoff
CBS
1.950
10
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.780
11
College Football
FOX
0.740
12
College Football
NBC
0.500