Sunday, April 30, 2017

Broadcast Rankings - CBS Continues to Lead; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Voice' and 'NHL Hockey' are Top Shows

For the week of April 23-29, 2017, CBS was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.338 - followed by ABC (1.256), NBC (1.219), FOX (1.109) and The CW (0.577).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.136, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.256, and NBC's NHL Hockey was the highest rated sporting event with a 0.700.


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
1.338
2
ABC
1.256
3
NBC
1.219
4
FOX
1.109
5
The CW
0.577


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.136
2
Empire
FOX
2.907
3
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.086
4
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.771
5
NCIS
CBS
1.757
6
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.650
7
Speechless
ABC
1.610
8
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.563
9
The Middle
ABC
1.540
10
black-ish
ABC
1.532
11
Scandal
ABC
1.492
12
American Housewife
ABC
1.475
13
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.470
14
Bull
CBS
1.468
15
Mom
CBS
1.420
16
24: Legacy
FOX
1.400
17
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.390
18
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.388
19
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.380
20
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.343
21
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.314
22
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.294
23
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.270
24
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.268
25
Chicago Med
NBC
1.243
26
Superior Donuts
CBS
1.227
27
Scorpion
CBS
1.205
28
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.200
29
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.186
30
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.165
31
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.152
32
Superstore
NBC
1.145
33
Chicago Justice
NBC
1.140
34
The Mick
FOX
1.138
35
Gotham
FOX
1.127
36
Great News
NBC
1.100

Prison Break
FOX
1.100
38
The Flash
The CW
1.068
39
Blindspot
NBC
1.058
40
The Blacklist
NBC
1.022

Taken
NBC
1.022
42
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
0.989
43
Imaginary Mary
ABC
0.960
44
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.953
45
Once Upon a Time
ABC
0.944
46
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.933

Shots Fired
FOX
0.933
48
Trial & Error
NBC
0.923
49
Madam Secretary
CBS
0.916
50
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CBS
0.833
51
Shades of Blue
NBC
0.788
52
A.P.B.
FOX
0.783
53
Supergirl
The CW
0.761
54
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.742
55
Powerless
NBC
0.711
56
The Catch
ABC
0.700

Making History
FOX
0.700
58
Quantico
ABC
0.689
59
Elementary
CBS
0.660
60
Rosewood
FOX
0.659
61
Arrow
The CW
0.642
62
Supernatural
The CW
0.605
63
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
ABC
0.600
64
Training Day
CBS
0.590
65
American Crime
ABC
0.386
66
Riverdale
The CW
0.382
67
The 100
The CW
0.356
68
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.350
69
The Originals
The CW
0.333
70
iZombie
The CW
0.325
71
Reign
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.256
2
Survivor: Game Changers
CBS
1.720
3
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.717
4
Little Big Shots
NBC
1.557
5
60 Minutes
CBS
1.440
6
Shark Tank
ABC
1.218
7
Stayin’ Alive: A Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees
CBS
1.200
8
Undercover Boss
CBS
1.057
9
MasterChef Junior
FOX
1.050
10
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.904
11
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.900
12
20|20
ABC
0.880

Match Game
ABC
0.880
14
The Amazing Race
CBS
0.833
15
First Dates
NBC
0.725
16
The Toy Box
ABC
0.675
17
48 Hours
CBS
0.631
18
48 Hours: NCIS
CBS
0.600

Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives
ABC
0.600
20
Kicking & Screaming
FOX
0.588
21
H1Z1: Fight for the Crown
The CW
0.200


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
NHL Hockey
NBC
0.700