Sunday, March 26, 2017

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Maintains Lead; 'Empire,' 'The Voice' and 'NCAA Tournament' are Top Shows

For the week of March 19-25, 2017, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.417 - followed by ABC (1.331), FOX (1.293), CBS (1.282) and The CW (0.654).

FOX's Empire was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.170, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.470, and CBS' NCAA Tournament was the highest rated sporting event with a 1.878.


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
1.417
2
ABC
1.331
3
FOX
1.293
4
CBS
1.282
5
The CW
0.654


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
Empire
FOX
3.170
2
This Is Us
NBC
2.683
3
Modern Family
ABC
2.194
4
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.147
5
The Simpsons
FOX
1.888
6
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.806
7
NCIS
CBS
1.800
8
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.700
9
24: Legacy
FOX
1.688
10
Speechless
ABC
1.644
11
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.606
12
Scandal
ABC
1.586
13
black-ish
ABC
1.578
14
The Middle
ABC
1.576
15
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.572
16
American Housewife
ABC
1.529
17
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.446
18
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.418
19
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.400
20
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.392
21
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.361
22
Star
FOX
1.350
23
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.345
24
Family Guy
FOX
1.344
25
Chicago Justice
NBC
1.320
26
Chicago Med
NBC
1.300

Man With a Plan
CBS
1.300

Superior Donuts
CBS
1.300
29
The Mick
FOX
1.233
30
Taken
NBC
1.225
31
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.224
32
Scorpion
CBS
1.220
33
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.206
34
Superstore
NBC
1.200
35
Trial & Error
NBC
1.175
36
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.157
37
Shots Fired
FOX
1.100
38
Blindspot
NBC
1.088
39
The Flash
The CW
1.082
40
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.054
41
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.008
42
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.958
43
New Girl
FOX
0.935
44
Madam Secretary
CBS
0.925

The Real O’Neals
ABC
0.925
46
A.P.B.
FOX
0.900

Shades of Blue
NBC
0.900
48
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.876
49
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CBS
0.867
50
Grimm
NBC
0.792
51
Bones
FOX
0.791
52
Supergirl
The CW
0.781
53
The Blacklist: Redemption
NBC
0.780
54
Making History
FOX
0.767
55
The Catch
ABC
0.733
56
Quantico
ABC
0.729
57
Elementary
CBS
0.665
58
Arrow
The CW
0.659
59
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.653
60
Time After Time
ABC
0.600
61
Sleepy Hollow
FOX
0.500
62
American Crime
ABC
0.450
63
Ransom
CBS
0.436
64
The 100
The CW
0.371
65
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.364
66
The Originals
The CW
0.350
67
Reign
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.470
2
The Bachelor
ABC
2.308
3
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
2.100
4
Little Big Shots
NBC
1.767
5
Survivor: Game Changers
CBS
1.700
6
60 Minutes
CBS
1.536
7
MasterChef Junior
FOX
1.143
8
Truth and Lies: The Family Manson
ABC
1.100
9
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.929
10
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.920
11
20|20
ABC
0.880
12
48 Hours
CBS
0.655
13
Kicking & Screaming
FOX
0.633
14
People Icons
ABC
0.600


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament
CBS
1.878
2
NBA Basketball
ABC
0.975
3
NBA Countdown
ABC
0.488
4
Motorcycle Racing
FOX
0.300