Sunday, March 12, 2017

Broadcast Rankings - NBC Takes Over Top Spot; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Oscars' and 'NBA Basketball' are Top Shows

For the week of March 5-11, 2017, NBC was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.541 - followed by ABC (1.418), CBS (1.381), FOX (1.226) and The CW (0.620).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.261, 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
NBC
1.541
2
ABC
1.418
3
CBS
1.381
4
FOX
1.226
5
The CW
0.620


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.261
2
This Is Us
NBC
2.641
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.600
4
Modern Family
ABC
2.213
5
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.173
6
The Simpsons
FOX
2.000
7
24: Legacy
FOX
1.950
8
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.824
9
NCIS
CBS
1.818
10
Scandal
ABC
1.680
11
Speechless
ABC
1.665
12
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.613
13
Lethal Weapon
FOX
1.588
14
black-ish
ABC
1.582
15
The Middle
ABC
1.575
16
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.547
17
American Housewife
ABC
1.538
18
Bull
CBS
1.513
19
Chicago Justice
NBC
1.467
20
Mom
CBS
1.450
21
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.431
22
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.427
23
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.413
24
Taken
NBC
1.400
25
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.394
26
Superior Donuts
CBS
1.383
27
Family Guy
FOX
1.379
28
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.378
29
Star
FOX
1.355
30
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.333
31
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.306
32
Chicago Med
NBC
1.294
33
The Mick
FOX
1.273
34
Scorpion
CBS
1.233
35
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.231
36
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.206
37
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.205
38
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.200
39
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.174
40
MacGyver
CBS
1.111
41
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.100

The Flash
The CW
1.100
43
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.036
44
Shades of Blue
NBC
1.000
45
A.P.B.
FOX
0.980

The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.980
47
New Girl
FOX
0.950
48
Madam Secretary
CBS
0.943
49
The Real O’Neals
ABC
0.933
50
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CBS
0.900

Making History
FOX
0.900
52
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.884
53
The Blacklist: Redemption
NBC
0.833
54
Powerless
NBC
0.820
55
Bones
FOX
0.800

The Catch
ABC
0.800

Grimm
NBC
0.800
58
Supergirl
The CW
0.793
59
Training Day
CBS
0.750
60
Emerald City
NBC
0.720
61
Time After Time
ABC
0.700
62
Arrow
The CW
0.680
63
Elementary
CBS
0.673
64
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.669
65
Supernatural
The CW
0.627
66
When We Rise
ABC
0.525
67
Sleepy Hollow
FOX
0.510
68
Ransom
CBS
0.444
69
Riverdale
The CW
0.414
70
The 100
The CW
0.400
71
The Vampire Diaries
The CW
0.375
72
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.369
73
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
2.660
4
The Bachelor
ABC
2.264
5
Little Big Shots
NBC
2.000

Presidential Address
NBC
2.000
7
Survivor: Game Changers
CBS
1.700
8
Hunted
CBS
1.643
9
60 Minutes
CBS
1.592
10
Shark Tank
ABC
1.237
11
Presidential Address
ABC
1.200
12
MasterChef Junior
FOX
1.160
13
Presidential Address
CBS
1.000
14
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.927
15
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.926
16
Presidential Address
FOX
0.900
17
20|20
ABC
0.888
18
My Kitchen Rules
FOX
0.775
19
Kicking & Screaming
FOX
0.700
20
48 Hours
CBS
0.638
21
People Icons
ABC
0.500


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
NBA Basketball
ABC
1.100
2
Premier Boxing Champions
CBS
0.900
3
NBA Countdown
ABC
0.533