Sunday, April 23, 2017

Broadcast Rankings - CBS Holds Lead; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Voice' and '2017 Masters' are Top Shows

For the week of April 16-22, 2017, CBS was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.319 - followed by NBC (1.288), ABC (1.179), FOX (1.171) and The CW (0.426).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.162, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.306, and CBS' 2017 Masters was the highest rated sporting event with a 2.800.


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
1.319
2
NBC
1.288
3
ABC
1.179
4
FOX
1.171
5
The CW
0.426


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.162
2
Empire
FOX
2.969
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.533
4
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.100
5
NCIS
CBS
1.757
6
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.650
7
The Middle
ABC
1.540
8
Scandal
ABC
1.500
9
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.484
10
American Housewife
ABC
1.475
11
Bull
CBS
1.468
12
Mom
CBS
1.426
13
24: Legacy
FOX
1.400
14
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.360
15
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.314
16
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.306
17
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.279
18
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.268
19
Chicago Med
NBC
1.255
20
Superior Donuts
CBS
1.227
21
Scorpion
CBS
1.205
22
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.200
23
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.186
24
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.177
25
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.170
26
Prison Break
FOX
1.167
27
Superstore
NBC
1.163
28
Chicago Justice
NBC
1.156
29
The Mick
FOX
1.153
30
MacGyver
CBS
1.076
31
Taken
NBC
1.050
32
The Blacklist
NBC
1.035
33
Imaginary Mary
ABC
1.000
34
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.971
35
Shots Fired
FOX
0.960
36
Once Upon a Time
ABC
0.953
37
Madam Secretary
CBS
0.928
38
Trial & Error
NBC
0.923
39
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CBS
0.838
40
Shades of Blue
NBC
0.800
41
A.P.B.
FOX
0.791
42
The Blacklist: Redemption
NBC
0.750
43
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.744
44
The Catch
ABC
0.714
45
Powerless
NBC
0.711
46
Quantico
ABC
0.700
47
Elementary
CBS
0.668
48
Rosewood
FOX
0.667
49
Training Day
CBS
0.622
50
Supernatural
The CW
0.611
51
Ransom
CBS
0.423
52
American Crime
ABC
0.400
53
Riverdale
The CW
0.390
54
The Originals
The CW
0.340
55
iZombie
The CW
0.333
56
Reign
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.306
2
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.740
3
Survivor: Game Changers
CBS
1.711
4
Little Big Shots
NBC
1.600
5
60 Minutes
CBS
1.456
6
Shark Tank
ABC
1.218
7
Stayin’ Alive: A Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees
CBS
1.200
8
MasterChef Junior
FOX
1.073
9
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.908
10
Match Game
ABC
0.900
11
20|20
ABC
0.880
12
The Amazing Race
CBS
0.860
13
First Dates
NBC
0.733
14
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.700

The Toy Box
ABC
0.700
16
48 Hours
CBS
0.629
17
Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives
ABC
0.600

Kicking & Screaming
FOX
0.600
19
You the Jury
FOX
0.350
20
H1Z1: Fight for the Crown
The CW
0.200


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
2017 Masters Tournament
CBS
2.800
2
UFC Fight Night
FOX
0.700
3
NHL Hockey
NBC
0.600