Sunday, November 13, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Holds Onto Top Spot; 'Empire,' 'Election 2016' and 'NFL Football' are Top Shows

For the week of November 6-12, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.123 - followed by FOX (1.986), CBS (1.665), ABC (1.359) and The CW (0.557).

FOX's Empire was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.540, 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 6.833.

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
2.123
2
FOX
1.986
3
CBS
1.665
4
ABC
1.359
5
The CW
0.557


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Empire
FOX
3.540
2
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.463
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.850
4
This Is Us
NBC
2.583
5
Modern Family
ABC
2.350
6
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.188
7
Saturday Night Live Election Special
NBC
2.100
8
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
2.050
9
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.900

The Simpsons
FOX
1.900
11
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.883
12
Speechless
ABC
1.800
13
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.733
14
black-ish
ABC
1.683
15
American Housewife
ABC
1.675
16
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.625
17
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.600
18
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.580
19
The Middle
ABC
1.550
20
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.500

Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.500
22
The Good Place
NBC
1.478
23
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.457
24
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.433

Mom
CBS
1.433
26
Timeless
NBC
1.420
27
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.417

Son of Zorn
FOX
1.417
29
Family Guy
FOX
1.400

Life in Pieces
CBS
1.400
31
Chicago Med
NBC
1.338
32
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.300
33
Scorpion
CBS
1.286
34
Superstore
NBC
1.256
35
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.250
36
Blindspot
NBC
1.225

How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.225
38
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.213
39
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.175

MacGyver
CBS
1.175
41
The Blacklist
NBC
1.163
42
Gotham
FOX
1.138
43
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.100

Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.100
45
The Flash
The CW
1.080
46
Lucifer
FOX
1.057
47
The Odd Couple
CBS
1.025
48
Madam Secretary
CBS
1.020
49
Code Black
CBS
0.983
50
The Real O’Neals
ABC
0.975
51
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.960
52
Pure Genius
CBS
0.933
53
Notorious
ABC
0.913
54
Pitch
FOX
0.900
55
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.867
56
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.857
57
Supergirl
The CW
0.820
58
Rosewood
FOX
0.786
59
Quantico
ABC
0.783

Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.783
61
Conviction
ABC
0.760
62
Elementary
CBS
0.700

The Exorcist
FOX
0.700
64
Arrow
The CW
0.667
65
Supernatural
The CW
0.660
66
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.620
67
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.400
68
The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.375
69
No Tomorrow
The CW
0.320
70
Frequency
The CW
0.317
71
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Decision Night in America
NBC
4.000
2
The 50th Annual CMA Awards
ABC
2.900
3
The Voice
NBC
2.633
4
ABC News Your Voice Your Vote
ABC
2.500
5
Campaign 2016: Election Night
CBS
2.400
6
60 Minutes
CBS
2.043
7
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
1.950
8
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.617
9
You Decide 2016: Election Special
FOX
1.200
10
Shark Tank
ABC
1.175
11
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.057
12
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.963
13
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.900
14
20|20
ABC
0.800
15
48 Hours
CBS
0.713
16
All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards
ABC
0.700
17
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
NBC
0.600


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
6.833
2
Sunday Night Football
NBC
6.756
3
2016 World Series
FOX
6.529
4
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.340
5
The OT
FOX
4.767
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
3.544
7
College Football
CBS
3.100
8
College Football
ABC
1.975
9
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.667
10
College Football
FOX
1.000
11
2016 Breeders’ Cup
NBC
0.300