Sunday, November 20, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Continues to Lead; 'Empire,' 'Election 2016' and 'NFL Football' are Top Shows

For the week of November 13-19, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.211 - followed by CBS (1.620), FOX (1.601), ABC (1.362) and The CW (0.553).

FOX's Empire was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.467, NBC's Decision Night in America was the highest rated unscripted series with a 4.000, and FOX's NFL Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 7.150.

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
2.211
2
CBS
1.620
3
FOX
1.601
4
ABC
1.362
5
The CW
0.553


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Empire
FOX
3.467
2
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.422
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.757
4
This Is Us
NBC
2.586
5
Modern Family
ABC
2.329
6
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.189
7
Saturday Night Live Election Special
NBC
2.100
8
The Simpsons
FOX
2.071
9
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
2.000
10
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.900
11
NCIS
CBS
1.886
12
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.857
13
Speechless
ABC
1.786
14
Bull
CBS
1.717
15
American Housewife
ABC
1.660
16
black-ish
ABC
1.657
17
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.650
18
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.600
19
The Middle
ABC
1.560
20
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.550
21
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.543
22
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.513
23
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.500
24
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.471
25
Son of Zorn
FOX
1.443
26
Family Guy
FOX
1.433
27
Mom
CBS
1.425
28
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.400

Man With a Plan
CBS
1.400
30
Timeless
NBC
1.383
31
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.363
32
Chicago Med
NBC
1.338
33
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.300

NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.300
35
Scorpion
CBS
1.275
36
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.256

Superstore
NBC
1.256
38
How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.244
39
Blindspot
NBC
1.211

Blue Bloods
CBS
1.211
41
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.175
42
MacGyver
CBS
1.167
43
The Blacklist
NBC
1.163
44
Gotham
FOX
1.144
45
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.113
46
The Flash
The CW
1.100
47
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.075
48
Lucifer
FOX
1.063
49
Madam Secretary
CBS
1.033
50
The Odd Couple
CBS
1.020
51
New Girl
FOX
1.000

The Real O’Neals
ABC
1.000
53
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.983
54
Code Black
CBS
0.971
55
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.967
56
Pure Genius
CBS
0.925
57
Notorious
ABC
0.911
58
Pitch
FOX
0.875
59
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.863
60
Supergirl
The CW
0.800
61
Rosewood
FOX
0.775
62
Quantico
ABC
0.771

Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.771
64
Conviction
ABC
0.767
65
Scream Queens
FOX
0.720
66
Elementary
CBS
0.700

The Exorcist
FOX
0.700
68
Arrow
The CW
0.671
69
Supernatural
The CW
0.667
70
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.617
71
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.380
72
The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.360
73
No Tomorrow
The CW
0.317
74
Frequency
The CW
0.314
75
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Decision Night in America
NBC
4.000
2
The Voice
NBC
2.582
3
ABC News Your Voice Your Vote
ABC
2.500
4
Campaign 2016: Election Night
CBS
2.400
5
60 Minutes
CBS
2.188
6
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
1.933
7
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.623
8
David Blaine: Beyond Magic
ABC
1.600
9
You Decide 2016: Election Special
FOX
1.200
10
Shark Tank
ABC
1.178
11
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.050
12
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.978
13
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.883
14
20|20
ABC
0.792
15
48 Hours
CBS
0.720
16
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
NBC
0.617


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
7.150
2
Sunday Night Football
NBC
6.730
3
The OT
FOX
5.400
4
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.340
5
Thursday Night Football
NBC
4.200
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
3.790
7
College Football
ABC
1.923
8
Football Night in America, Thursday
NBC
1.900
9
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.770
10
College Football
FOX
0.850