Sunday, April 16, 2017

Broadcast Rankings - CBS Wins the Week; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Voice' and 'NCAA Tournament' are Top Shows

For the week of April 9-15, 2017, CBS was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.413 - followed by NBC (1.346), ABC (1.342), FOX (1.181) and The CW (0.493).

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 2.364, 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
1.413
2
NBC
1.346
3
ABC
1.342
4
FOX
1.181
5
The CW
0.493


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
Modern Family
ABC
2.174
5
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.100
6
The Simpsons
FOX
1.833
7
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.790
8
NCIS
CBS
1.780
9
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.676
10
Speechless
ABC
1.632
11
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.578
12
black-ish
ABC
1.560
13
The Middle
ABC
1.553
14
Scandal
ABC
1.520
15
American Housewife
ABC
1.489

Bull
CBS
1.489
17
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.484
18
24: Legacy
FOX
1.455
19
Mom
CBS
1.426
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
1.360
24
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.329
25
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.325
26
Prison Break
FOX
1.300
27
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.283
28
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.279
29
Chicago Med
NBC
1.255
30
Superior Donuts
CBS
1.250
31
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC
1.211
32
Scorpion
CBS
1.210
33
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.190
34
Chicago Justice
NBC
1.188
35
Superstore
NBC
1.178
36
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.177
37
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.170
38
The Mick
FOX
1.153
39
MacGyver
CBS
1.076
40
Taken
NBC
1.071
41
Blindspot
NBC
1.067
42
Imaginary Mary
ABC
1.033
43
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.006
44
Shots Fired
FOX
1.000
45
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FOX
0.992
46
Once Upon a Time
ABC
0.969
47
Trial & Error
NBC
0.945
48
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.943
49
New Girl
FOX
0.932
50
Madam Secretary
CBS
0.928
51
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CBS
0.843
52
Shades of Blue
NBC
0.817
53
A.P.B.
FOX
0.810
54
The Blacklist: Redemption
NBC
0.750
55
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC
0.741
56
The Catch
ABC
0.733
57
Powerless
NBC
0.725
58
Making History
FOX
0.720
59
Quantico
ABC
0.712
60
Rosewood
FOX
0.670
61
Training Day
CBS
0.650
62
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.641
63
Supernatural
The CW
0.611
64
Ransom
CBS
0.423
65
American Crime
ABC
0.400
66
Riverdale
The CW
0.390
67
The Originals
The CW
0.360
68
iZombie
The CW
0.350
69
Reign
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.364
2
52nd Academy of Country Music Awards
CBS
2.100
3
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.725
4
Survivor: Game Changers
CBS
1.714
5
Little Big Shots
NBC
1.600
6
60 Minutes
CBS
1.540
7
Shark Tank
ABC
1.224
8
MasterChef Junior
FOX
1.080
9
Match Game
ABC
0.938
10
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.908
11
20|20
ABC
0.876
12
The Amazing Race
CBS
0.867
13
First Dates
NBC
0.750

The Toy Box
ABC
0.750
15
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.700
16
48 Hours
CBS
0.631
17
Kicking & Screaming
FOX
0.600
18
You the Jury
FOX
0.350


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament
CBS
2.862
2
2017 Masters Tournament
CBS
2.800
3
Championship Central
CBS
1.900
4
NBA Basketball
ABC
0.600

NHL Hockey
NBC
0.600

UFC Fight Night
FOX
0.600
7
NBA Countdown
ABC
0.300