Sunday, December 11, 2016

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

For the week of December 4-10, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.586 - followed by CBS (1.602), FOX (1.287), ABC (1.232) and The CW (0.579.

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.390, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.426, and NBC's Sunday Night Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 6.692.

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
2.586
2
CBS
1.602
3
FOX
1.287
4
ABC
1.232
5
The CW
0.579


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.390
2
Empire
FOX
3.275
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.633
4
This Is Us
NBC
2.600
5
Modern Family
ABC
2.313
6
Hairspray Live!
NBC
2.300
7
The Simpsons
FOX
2.022
8
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.909
9
NCIS
CBS
1.878
10
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.833
11
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.778
12
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
NBC
1.700

Speechless
ABC
1.700
14
Bull
CBS
1.663
15
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.613
16
black-ish
ABC
1.611
17
American Housewife
ABC
1.588
18
The Middle
ABC
1.550
19
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.514
20
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.500
21
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.480
22
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.467
23
Family Guy
FOX
1.450
24
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.444
25
Son of Zorn
FOX
1.425
26
Mom
CBS
1.371
27
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.350
28
Timeless
NBC
1.311
29
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.300
30
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.275
31
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.271
32
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.250
33
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.210
34
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.157
35
The Flash
The CW
1.156
36
MacGyver
CBS
1.150
37
Gotham
FOX
1.127
38
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.110
39
Lucifer
FOX
1.060
40
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.050
41
Madam Secretary
CBS
1.013
42
The Odd Couple
CBS
1.000
43
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.988
44
Code Black
CBS
0.980
45
The Real O’Neals
ABC
0.971
46
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.967
47
New Girl
FOX
0.933
48
Pure Genius
CBS
0.900
49
Notorious
ABC
0.870
50
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.850

Pitch
FOX
0.850

Supergirl
The CW
0.850
53
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.838
54
Rosewood
FOX
0.767
55
Quantico
ABC
0.763
56
Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.750
57
Arrow
The CW
0.744
58
Conviction
ABC
0.722
59
Elementary
CBS
0.700

Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.700
61
The Exorcist
FOX
0.678
62
Supernatural
The CW
0.650
63
Scream Queens
FOX
0.638
64
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.386
65
The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.371
66
No Tomorrow
The CW
0.311
67
Frequency
The CW
0.300
68
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.426
2
60 Minutes
CBS
2.227
3
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
CBS
2.100
4
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
1.875
5
Christmas in Rockefeller Center
NBC
1.700
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
1.044
10
CMA Country Christmas
ABC
1.000
11
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.992
12
The Great American Baking Show
ABC
0.950
13
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.925
14
Taraji’s White Hot Holidays
FOX
0.900
15
20|20
ABC
0.813
16
48 Hours
CBS
0.731
17
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
NBC
0.625


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Sunday Night Football
NBC
6.692
2
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.557
3
Thursday Night Football
NBC
5.533
4
NFL Football Overrun
FOX
5.300
5
The OT
FOX
4.200
6
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
3.477
7
Football Night in America, Thursday
NBC
2.167
8
College Football
ABC
1.900
9
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.562
10
College Football
FOX
1.400
11
Major League Soccer
FOX
0.430