Sunday, November 6, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Maintains Lead; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The CMA Awards' and 'NFL Football' are Top Shows

For the week of October 30 - November 5, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.122 - followed by FOX (2.069), CBS (1.678), ABC (1.362) and The CW (0.571).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.471, ABC's The 50th Annual CMA Awards was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.900, 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
2.122
2
FOX
2.069
3
CBS
1.678
4
ABC
1.362
5
The CW
0.571


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.471
2
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.640
3
This Is Us
NBC
2.583
4
Modern Family
ABC
2.360
5
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.229
6
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
2.100
7
The Simpsons
FOX
2.000
8
NCIS
CBS
1.917
9
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.880
10
Speechless
ABC
1.820
11
Bull
CBS
1.760
12
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.750
13
black-ish
ABC
1.720
14
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.680
15
American Housewife
ABC
1.675
16
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.650
17
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.625
18
The Middle
ABC
1.550
19
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.540
20
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.520

Son of Zorn
FOX
1.520
22
The Good Place
NBC
1.478
23
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.467
24
Family Guy
FOX
1.450

Man With a Plan
CBS
1.450
26
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.440
27
Timeless
NBC
1.420
28
Mom
CBS
1.400
29
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.350
30
Chicago Med
NBC
1.329
31
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.320
32
Scorpion
CBS
1.317
33
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.300
34
Blindspot
NBC
1.257

Superstore
NBC
1.257
36
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.233
37
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.229

How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.229
39
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.200
40
MacGyver
CBS
1.186
41
The Blacklist
NBC
1.157
42
Gotham
FOX
1.129
43
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.100

Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.100
45
The Flash
The CW
1.080
46
Lucifer
FOX
1.067
47
The Odd Couple
CBS
1.033
48
Madam Secretary
CBS
1.025
49
Code Black
CBS
1.000
50
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.975

The Real O’Neals
ABC
0.975
52
Pure Genius
CBS
0.950
53
Pitch
FOX
0.933
54
Notorious
ABC
0.914
55
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.867
56
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.850

Supergirl
The CW
0.850
58
Quantico
ABC
0.820

Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.820
60
Conviction
ABC
0.800

Rosewood
FOX
0.800
62
The Exorcist
FOX
0.733
63
Elementary
CBS
0.725
64
Supernatural
The CW
0.675
65
Arrow
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
0.367
69
Frequency
The CW
0.320

No Tomorrow
The CW
0.320
71
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The 50th Annual CMA Awards
ABC
2.900
2
The Voice
NBC
2.657
3
60 Minutes
CBS
1.983
4
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
1.957
5
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.618
6
Shark Tank
ABC
1.157
7
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.050
8
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.957
9
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.875
10
20|20
ABC
0.770
11
48 Hours
CBS
0.700

All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards
ABC
0.700
13
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
6.775
3
2016 World Series
FOX
6.529
4
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.500
5
The OT
FOX
4.767
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
3.563
7
College Football
CBS
2.900
8
College Football
ABC
2.000
9
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.688
10
2016 Breeders’ Cup
NBC
0.300