Sunday, March 19, 2017

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Wins Week; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Voice' and 'NCAA Tournament' are Top Shows

For the week of March 12-18, 2017, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.565 - followed by CBS (1.383), ABC (1.372), FOX (1.211) and The CW (0.641).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.261, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.500, and CBS' NCAA Tournament was the highest rated sporting event with a 1.425.


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
1.565
2
CBS
1.383
3
ABC
1.372
4
FOX
1.211
5
The CW
0.641

Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.261
2
This Is Us
NBC
2.683
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.575
4
Modern Family
ABC
2.194
5
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.163
6
The Simpsons
FOX
1.944
7
24: Legacy
FOX
1.814
8
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.806
9
NCIS
CBS
1.800
10
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.732
11
Speechless
ABC
1.644
12
Scandal
ABC
1.633
13
black-ish
ABC
1.578
14
The Middle
ABC
1.576
15
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.572
16
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.547
17
American Housewife
ABC
1.529
18
Bull
CBS
1.513
19
Mom
CBS
1.450
20
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.417
21
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.406
22
Chicago Justice
NBC
1.400
23
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.376
24
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.363
25
Family Guy
FOX
1.360
26
Star
FOX
1.350
27
Superior Donuts
CBS
1.343
28
Taken
NBC
1.333
29
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.319
30
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.306
31
Chicago Med
NBC
1.300
32
Scorpion
CBS
1.226
33
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.224
34
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.206

Superstore
NBC
1.206
36
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.205
37
Trial & Error
NBC
1.200
38
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.194
39
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.165
40
MacGyver
CBS
1.111
41
The Flash
The CW
1.088
42
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.075
43
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.025
44
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.973
45
Shades of Blue
NBC
0.950
46
New Girl
FOX
0.942
47
A.P.B.
FOX
0.933

Madam Secretary
CBS
0.933
49
The Real O’Neals
ABC
0.925
50
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CBS
0.900
51
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.880
52
Powerless
NBC
0.820
53
The Blacklist: Redemption
NBC
0.800

Making History
FOX
0.800
55
Supergirl
The CW
0.793
56
Grimm
NBC
0.791
57
Bones
FOX
0.790
58
The Catch
ABC
0.750

Training Day
CBS
0.750
60
Arrow
The CW
0.669

Elementary
CBS
0.669
62
Time After Time
ABC
0.667
63
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.657
64
Supernatural
The CW
0.627
65
American Crime
ABC
0.500

Sleepy Hollow
FOX
0.500
67
Ransom
CBS
0.440
68
Riverdale
The CW
0.414
69
The 100
The CW
0.383
70
The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.375
71
The Originals
The CW
0.300
72
Reign
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.500
2
The Bachelor
ABC
2.308
3
Little Big Shots
NBC
1.850
4
Survivor: Game Changers
CBS
1.700
5
60 Minutes
CBS
1.576
6
MasterChef Junior
FOX
1.150
7
Truth and Lies: The Family Manson
ABC
1.100
8
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.931
9
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.921
10
20|20
ABC
0.888
11
48 Hours
CBS
0.720
12
Kicking & Screaming
FOX
0.650
13
People Icons
ABC
0.550


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament
CBS
1.425
2
NBA Basketball
ABC
0.963
3
NBA Countdown
ABC
0.488
4
Motorcycle Racing
FOX
0.300