Sunday, December 18, 2016

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Widens Lead; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Voice' and 'Sunday Night Football' are Top Shows

For the week of December 11-17, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.599 - followed by CBS (1.444), FOX (1.413), ABC (1.197) and The CW (0.551).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.391, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.420, and NBC's Sunday Night Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 6.836.

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
2.599
2
CBS
1.444
3
FOX
1.413
4
ABC
1.197
5
The CW
0.551


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.391
2
Empire
FOX
3.211
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.610
4
This Is Us
NBC
2.600
5
Hairspray Live!
NBC
2.300
6
Modern Family
ABC
2.278
7
Star
FOX
2.200
8
The Simpsons
FOX
2.050
9
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.867
10
NCIS
CBS
1.860
11
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.820
12
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.778
13
Speechless
ABC
1.690
14
Bull
CBS
1.633
15
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.613
16
black-ish
ABC
1.610
17
Saturday Night Live Christmas
NBC
1.600
18
American Housewife
ABC
1.578
19
The Middle
ABC
1.556
20
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.525
21
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.500
22
Family Guy
FOX
1.444
23
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.440
24
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.420
25
Son of Zorn
FOX
1.400
26
Mom
CBS
1.388
27
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.329
28
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.300
29
Timeless
NBC
1.280
30
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.267
31
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.263
32
Scorpion
CBS
1.250
33
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.236
34
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.210
35
The Flash
The CW
1.156
36
MacGyver
CBS
1.136
37
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.118
38
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.050
39
The Odd Couple
CBS
1.000
40
Code Black
CBS
0.980
41
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.978

Madam Secretary
CBS
0.978
43
The Real O’Neals
ABC
0.963
44
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.960
45
New Girl
FOX
0.920
46
Pure Genius
CBS
0.900
47
Notorious
ABC
0.870
48
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.855
49
Pitch
FOX
0.850
50
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.838
51
Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.750
52
Arrow
The CW
0.744
53
Conviction
ABC
0.722
54
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.700
55
Elementary
CBS
0.689
56
The Exorcist
FOX
0.670
57
Supernatural
The CW
0.650
58
Scream Queens
FOX
0.622
59
The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.371
60
No Tomorrow
The CW
0.311
61
Frequency
The CW
0.300
62
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.420
2
60 Minutes
CBS
2.142
3
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
CBS
2.100
4
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
1.836
5
A Pentatonix Christmas Special
NBC
1.400
6
Shark Tank
ABC
1.164
7
The Great Christmas Light Fight
ABC
1.100

Showtime at the Apollo
FOX
1.100
9
Hell’s Kitchen
FOX
1.040
10
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.992
11
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.933
12
The Great American Baking Show
ABC
0.900

Taraji’s White Hot Holidays
FOX
0.900
14
20|20
ABC
0.805
15
48 Hours
CBS
0.721
16
What Would You Do?
ABC
0.700
17
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
NBC
0.656
18
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016
The CW
0.400
19
The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
The CW
0.300

Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time
The CW
0.300
21
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2016
The CW
0.200


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Sunday Night Football
NBC
6.836
2
Thursday Night Football
NBC
5.225
3
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
5.150
4
The OT
FOX
4.050
5
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
3.514
6
Football Night in America, Thursday
NBC
2.075
7
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.579
8
UFC Fight Night
FOX
0.900
9
Major League Soccer
FOX
0.500