Sunday, April 2, 2017

Broadcast Rankings - CBS Takes Over Top Spot; 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Voice' and 'NCAA Tournament' are Top Shows

For the week of March 26-April 1, 2017, CBS was the highest rated broadcast network with an average of 1.403 - followed by ABC (1.285), NBC (1.244), FOX (1.180) and The CW (0.624).

CBS' The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated scripted series with a 3.226, NBC's The Voice was the highest rated unscripted series with a 2.530, and CBS' NCAA Tournament was the highest rated sporting event with a 2.450.


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
1.403
2
ABC
1.285
3
NBC
1.244
4
FOX
1.180
5
The CW
0.624


Scripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Big Bang Theory
CBS
3.226
2
Empire
FOX
3.100
3
Modern Family
ABC
2.189
4
Grey’s Anatomy
ABC
2.139
5
The Simpsons
FOX
1.888
6
The Goldbergs
ABC
1.800
7
NCIS
CBS
1.789
8
Kevin Can Wait
CBS
1.700
9
24: Legacy
FOX
1.600
10
Chicago Fire
NBC
1.594
11
Scandal
ABC
1.575
12
black-ish
ABC
1.574
13
The Great Indoors
CBS
1.506
14
Bull
CBS
1.500
15
Mom
CBS
1.435
16
Law & Order: SVU
NBC
1.421
17
Chicago P.D.
NBC
1.406
18
Imaginary Mary
ABC
1.400
19
Criminal Minds
CBS
1.389
20
NCIS: Los Angeles
CBS
1.374
21
Designated Survivor
ABC
1.371
22
2 Broke Girls
CBS
1.345
23
Family Guy
FOX
1.324
24
Man With a Plan
CBS
1.300
25
Life in Pieces
CBS
1.294
26
Chicago Med
NBC
1.278

Superior Donuts
CBS
1.278
28
Chicago Justice
NBC
1.267
29
Scorpion
CBS
1.220
30
The Mick
FOX
1.208
31
NCIS: New Orleans
CBS
1.200

Superstore
NBC
1.200
33
Hawaii Five-0
CBS
1.195
34
Blue Bloods
CBS
1.189
35
Taken
NBC
1.180
36
Last Man Standing
ABC
1.150
37
MacGyver
CBS
1.100
38
Trial & Error
NBC
1.083
39
Blindspot
NBC
1.076
40
The Flash
The CW
1.072
41
Shots Fired
FOX
1.050
42
Bob’s Burgers
FOX
1.027
43
Once Upon a Time
ABC
1.000
44
The Last Man on Earth
FOX
0.954
45
Madam Secretary
CBS
0.935
46
New Girl
FOX
0.933
47
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
CBS
0.875

Shades of Blue
NBC
0.875
49
Dr. Ken
ABC
0.868
50
A.P.B.
FOX
0.863
51
Bones
FOX
0.808
52
Grimm
NBC
0.800
53
The Blacklist: Redemption
NBC
0.783
54
Supergirl
The CW
0.776
55
Powerless
NBC
0.767
56
The Catch
ABC
0.750

Making History
FOX
0.750
58
Quantico
ABC
0.727
59
Rosewood
FOX
0.689
60
Elementary
CBS
0.672
61
Arrow
The CW
0.650
62
Legends of Tomorrow
The CW
0.644
63
Supernatural
The CW
0.625
64
Time After Time
ABC
0.560
65
Sleepy Hollow
FOX
0.500
66
Ransom
CBS
0.436
67
Riverdale
The CW
0.413
68
American Crime
ABC
0.400
69
The Originals
The CW
0.367
70
The 100
The CW
0.363
71
Jane the Virgin
The CW
0.360
72
Reign
The CW
0.200


Unscripted Shows


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
The Voice
NBC
2.530
2
Dancing With the Stars
ABC
1.900
3
Little Big Shots
NBC
1.750
4
Survivor: Game Changers
CBS
1.720
5
60 Minutes
CBS
1.584
6
MasterChef Junior
FOX
1.125
7
America’s Funniest Home Videos
ABC
0.929
8
Dateline NBC
NBC
0.916
9
The Amazing Race
CBS
0.900
10
20|20
ABC
0.884
11
48 Hours
CBS
0.655
12
Kicking & Screaming
FOX
0.625
13
People Icons
ABC
0.575


Live Sporting Events


Show
Network
18-49 Rating
1
2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament
CBS
2.450
2
Figure Skating
NBC
0.200