Sunday, November 27, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Widens Lead; 'Empire,' 'The Voice' and 'NFL Football' are Top Shows

For the week of November 20-26, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.410 - followed by CBS (1.601), FOX (1.552), ABC (1.358) and The CW (0.555).

FOX's Empire was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.467, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.516, and FOX's NFL Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 7.250.


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
2.410
2
CBS
1.601
3
FOX
1.552
4
ABC
1.358
5
The CW
0.555


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
2.563
5
Modern Family
ABC
2.329
6
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.189
7
The Simpsons
FOX
1.975
8
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.950
9
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.900
10
NCIS
CBS
1.888
11
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.857
12
Speechless
ABC
1.786
13
Bull
CBS
1.686
14
black-ish
ABC
1.657
15
American Housewife
ABC
1.633
16
Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving
NBC
1.600
17
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.583
18
The Middle
ABC
1.567
19
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.560
20
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.550
21
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.543
22
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.478
23
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.463
24
Son of Zorn
FOX
1.443
25
Family Guy
FOX
1.429
26
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.380

Mom
CBS
1.380
28
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.363
29
Timeless
NBC
1.357
30
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.320
31
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.300
32
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.286
33
Scorpion
CBS
1.267
34
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.256
35
How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.244
36
Blindspot
NBC
1.211

Blue Bloods
CBS
1.211
38
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.167

MacGyver
CBS
1.167
40
Gotham
FOX
1.140
41
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.113
42
The Flash
The CW
1.100
43
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.075
44
Lucifer
FOX
1.056
45
The Odd Couple
CBS
1.017
46
Madam Secretary
CBS
1.014
47
The Real O’Neals
ABC
1.000
48
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.971

New Girl
FOX
0.971
50
Code Black
CBS
0.963
51
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.957
52
Notorious
ABC
0.911
53
Pure Genius
CBS
0.900
54
Pitch
FOX
0.875
55
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.863
56
Supergirl
The CW
0.814
57
Rosewood
FOX
0.775
58
Quantico
ABC
0.771

Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.771
60
Conviction
ABC
0.757
61
Elementary
CBS
0.700
62
The Exorcist
FOX
0.688
63
Scream Queens
FOX
0.683
64
Arrow
The CW
0.671
65
Supernatural
The CW
0.667
66
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.617
67
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.383
68
The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.360
69
Frequency
The CW
0.314

No Tomorrow
The CW
0.314
71
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.516
2
2016 American Music Awards
ABC
2.400
3
60 Minutes
CBS
2.256
4
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
1.890
5
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.647
6
David Blaine: Beyond Magic
ABC
1.600
7
Shark Tank
ABC
1.178
8
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.050
9
Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
ABC
1.000
10
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.970
11
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.914
12
Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special
NBC
0.900
13
20|20
ABC
0.786
14
48 Hours
CBS
0.709
15
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
NBC
0.617
16
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors
The CW
0.200


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
7.250
2
Sunday Night Football
NBC
6.791
3
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.400
4
The OT
FOX
5.250
5
Thursday Night Football
NBC
4.200
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
3.536
7
College Football
ABC
1.914
8
Football Night in America, Thursday
NBC
1.900
9
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.636
10
College Football
FOX
0.867