Sunday, December 4, 2016

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

For the week of November 27 - December 3, 2016, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 2.564 - followed by CBS (1.673), ABC (1.313), FOX (1.289) and The CW (0.580).

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 2.467, and NBC's Sunday Night Football was the highest rated sporting event with a 6.742.

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
2.564
2
CBS
1.673
3
ABC
1.313
4
FOX
1.289
5
The CW
0.580


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.390
2
Empire
FOX
3.386
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.675
4
This Is Us
NBC
2.578
5
Modern Family
ABC
2.313
6
The Simpsons
FOX
1.975
7
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.950
8
NCIS
CBS
1.888
9
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.875
10
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.825
11
Speechless
ABC
1.750
12
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
NBC
1.700
13
Bull
CBS
1.686
14
black-ish
ABC
1.663
15
American Housewife
ABC
1.614
16
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.600

Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving
NBC
1.600
18
The Middle
ABC
1.571
19
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.533
20
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.529
21
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.513
22
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.480
23
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.463
24
Family Guy
FOX
1.429
25
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.380
26
Mom
CBS
1.367
27
Timeless
NBC
1.325
28
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.300

Life in Pieces
CBS
1.300
30
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.286
31
Scorpion
CBS
1.267
32
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.157
33
The Flash
The CW
1.150
34
Gotham
FOX
1.127
35
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.111
36
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.067
37
Lucifer
FOX
1.060
38
Madam Secretary
CBS
1.013
39
The Odd Couple
CBS
1.000

The Real O’Neals
ABC
1.000
41
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.971
42
Code Black
CBS
0.967
43
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.963
44
New Girl
FOX
0.950
45
Pure Genius
CBS
0.883
46
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.867
47
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.857
48
Pitch
FOX
0.856
49
Supergirl
The CW
0.850
50
Rosewood
FOX
0.767
51
Quantico
ABC
0.763

Secrets & Lies
ABC
0.763
53
Arrow
The CW
0.750
54
Conviction
ABC
0.738
55
Elementary
CBS
0.700
56
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.686
57
Supernatural
The CW
0.671
58
Scream Queens
FOX
0.657
59
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.386
60
The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.367
61
Frequency
The CW
0.313

No Tomorrow
The CW
0.313
63
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The CW
0.217


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.467
2
2016 American Music Awards
ABC
2.400
3
60 Minutes
CBS
2.310
4
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
CBS
1.891
5
Christmas in Rockefeller Center
NBC
1.700
6
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.647
7
Shark Tank
ABC
1.180
8
The Great American Baking Show
ABC
1.100
9
CMA Country Christmas
ABC
1.000

Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
ABC
1.000
11
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.982
12
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.914
13
Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special
NBC
0.900
14
20|20
ABC
0.807
15
48 Hours
CBS
0.717
16
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
NBC
0.629
17
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors
The CW
0.200


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Sunday Night Football
NBC
6.742
2
NFL Football Overrun
CBS
5.557
3
Thursday Night Football
NBC
4.450
4
Football Night in America, Part 3
NBC
3.508
5
Football Night in America, Thursday
NBC
2.400
6
College Football
ABC
1.893
7
Football Night in America, Part 2
NBC
1.575
8
College Football
FOX
1.320