Sunday, March 5, 2017

Broadcast Rankings - CBS Maintains Lead; 'The Oscars,' 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'NBA Basketball' are Top Shows

For the week of February 26-March 4, 2017, CBS was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.432 - followed by NBC (1.410), ABC (1.347), FOX (1.209) and The CW (0.622).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.288, ABC's The Oscars was the highest rated unscripted series with a 9.100, and ABC's NBA Basketball was the highest rated sporting event with a 1.100.


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
CBS
1.432
2
NBC
1.410
3
ABC
1.347
4
FOX
1.209
5
The CW
0.622


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.288
2
This Is Us
NBC
2.619
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.600
4
Modern Family
ABC
2.233
5
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.193
6
24: Legacy
FOX
2.160
7
The Simpsons
FOX
2.064
8
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.831

NCIS
CBS
1.831
10
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.756
11
Chicago Justice
NBC
1.700
12
Speechless
ABC
1.675
13
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.613

Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.613
15
Taken
NBC
1.600
16
black-ish
ABC
1.594
17
The Middle
ABC
1.580
18
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.557
19
American Housewife
ABC
1.547
20
Bull
CBS
1.527
21
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.467
22
Mom
CBS
1.453
23
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.431
24
Superior Donuts
CBS
1.420
25
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.413
26
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.400
27
Family Guy
FOX
1.392
28
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.378
29
Star
FOX
1.370
30
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.333
31
Chicago Med
NBC
1.307

Life in Pieces
CBS
1.307
33
How to Get Away With Murder
ABC
1.293
34
Son of Zorn
FOX
1.277
35
The Mick
FOX
1.273
36
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.240
37
Scorpion
CBS
1.233
38
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.213

Superstore
NBC
1.213
40
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.211
41
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.183
42
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.130
43
MacGyver
CBS
1.118
44
The Flash
The CW
1.114
45
Timeless
NBC
1.106
46
Blindspot
NBC
1.100
47
The Blacklist
NBC
1.060
48
A.P.B.
FOX
1.025
49
New Girl
FOX
0.950
50
The Real O’Neals
ABC
0.936
51
The Blacklist: Redemption
NBC
0.900
52
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.889
53
Powerless
NBC
0.850
54
Bones
FOX
0.813
55
Grimm
NBC
0.800

Supergirl
The CW
0.800
57
Training Day
CBS
0.760
58
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.747
59
Quantico
ABC
0.731
60
Emerald City
NBC
0.720
61
Doubt
CBS
0.700

Rosewood
FOX
0.700
63
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.683
64
Arrow
The CW
0.680
65
Elementary
CBS
0.679
66
Supernatural
The CW
0.636
67
When We Rise
ABC
0.550
68
Sleepy Hollow
FOX
0.522
69
Ransom
CBS
0.456
70
Riverdale
The CW
0.417
71
The 100
The CW
0.400
72
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.369
73
The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.367
74
Reign
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Oscars
ABC
9.100
2
Oscars Opening Ceremony
ABC
3.633
3
The Voice
NBC
2.667
4
The Bachelor
ABC
2.322
5
Presidential Address
NBC
2.000
6
Hunted
CBS
1.643
7
60 Minutes
CBS
1.613
8
The Wall
NBC
1.530
9
American Ninja Warrior
NBC
1.400
10
Shark Tank
ABC
1.237
11
Presidential Address
ABC
1.200
12
MasterChef Junior
FOX
1.175
13
Match Game
ABC
1.033
14
Presidential Address
CBS
1.000
15
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.921
16
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.918
17
Presidential Address
FOX
0.900
18
20|20
ABC
0.888

To Tell the Truth
ABC
0.888
20
My Kitchen Rules
FOX
0.775
21
The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary
NBC
0.700
22
48 Hours
CBS
0.638
23
When We Rise: The People Behind the Story
ABC
0.500


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
NBA Basketball
ABC
1.100
2
Premier Boxing Champions
CBS
0.800
3
NHL Hockey
NBC
0.600
4
NBA Countdown
ABC
0.533
5
Premier Boxing Champions
FOX
0.500