Sunday, April 9, 2017

Broadcast Rankings - CBS Maintains Lead; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Voice' and 'NCAA Tournament' are Top Shows

For the week of April 2-8, 2017, CBS was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.398 - followed by NBC (1.329), ABC (1.299), FOX (1.158) and The CW (0.613).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.195, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.450, and CBS' NCAA Tournament was the highest rated sporting event with a 2.862.


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
1.398
2
NBC
1.329
3
ABC
1.299
4
FOX
1.158
5
The CW
0.613


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.195
2
Empire
FOX
3.025
3
Saturday Night Live
NBC
2.547
4
Modern Family
ABC
2.174
5
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.116
6
The Simpsons
FOX
1.833
7
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.790
8
NCIS
CBS
1.780
9
Speechless
ABC
1.632
10
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.578
11
The Middle
ABC
1.567
12
black-ish
ABC
1.560
13
Scandal
ABC
1.544
14
24: Legacy
FOX
1.520
15
American Housewife
ABC
1.511
16
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.500

Prison Break
FOX
1.500
18
Bull
CBS
1.489
19
Mom
CBS
1.433
20
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.407
21
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.400
22
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.384
23
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.374
24
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.353
25
Family Guy
FOX
1.324
26
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.289
27
Superior Donuts
CBS
1.278
28
Chicago Med
NBC
1.263
29
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.217
30
Chicago Justice
NBC
1.214
31
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.190
32
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.186
33
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.179

The Mick
FOX
1.179
35
Superstore
NBC
1.178
36
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.155
37
Imaginary Mary
ABC
1.150
38
Taken
NBC
1.117
39
MacGyver
CBS
1.090
40
The Flash
The CW
1.072
41
Blindspot
NBC
1.067
42
Shots Fired
FOX
1.033
43
Trial & Error
NBC
1.013
44
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.006
45
Once Upon a Time
ABC
0.987
46
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.943
47
Madam Secretary
CBS
0.935
48
New Girl
FOX
0.932
49
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.868
50
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CBS
0.840

Shades of Blue
NBC
0.840
52
A.P.B.
FOX
0.833
53
Bones
FOX
0.808
54
Grimm
NBC
0.800
55
Supergirl
The CW
0.776
56
The Blacklist: Redemption
NBC
0.757
57
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.744
58
Powerless
NBC
0.743
59
The Catch
ABC
0.740
60
Making History
FOX
0.720
61
Quantico
ABC
0.719
62
Training Day
CBS
0.700
63
Rosewood
FOX
0.679
64
Elementary
CBS
0.672
65
Arrow
The CW
0.650
66
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.641
67
Supernatural
The CW
0.618
68
Time After Time
ABC
0.560
69
Sleepy Hollow
FOX
0.500
70
Ransom
CBS
0.433
71
American Crime
ABC
0.400

iZombie
The CW
0.400

Riverdale
The CW
0.400
74
The 100
The CW
0.363
75
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.360
76
The Originals
The CW
0.350
77
Reign
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.450
2
52nd Academy of Country Music Awards
CBS
2.100
3
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.767
4
Survivor: Game Changers
CBS
1.717
5
Little Big Shots
NBC
1.660
6
60 Minutes
CBS
1.524
7
Shark Tank
ABC
1.230
8
MasterChef Junior
FOX
1.100
9
Match Game
ABC
0.971
10
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.908
11
The Amazing Race
CBS
0.900
12
20|20
ABC
0.884
13
First Dates
NBC
0.800

The Toy Box
ABC
0.800
15
48 Hours
CBS
0.642
16
Kicking & Screaming
FOX
0.620
17
People Icons
ABC
0.575
18
You the Jury
FOX
0.400

Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament
CBS
2.862
2
Championship Central
CBS
1.900
3
NBA Basketball
ABC
0.500
4
NBA Countdown
ABC
0.300