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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: Sunday Night Football Tops Week 1 Viewing Among Adults 18-49 and With Total Viewers

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October 2nd, 2012

Sunday Night Football was the highest rated program among adults 18-49 and with total viewers. The season premiere of Modern Family was the highest rated non-sports (and scripted) program among adults 18-49. 

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending September 30, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 9.0 11340
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 6.6 8338
3 Modern Family P ABC 5.5 7014
4 Big Bang Theory, THE P CBS 5.0 6315
5 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 4.7 5980
6 GREY'S ANATOMY P ABC 4.4 5564
7 VOICE NBC 4.4 5529
8 VOICE-TUE NBC 4.2 5306
9 NCIS P CBS 4.1 5244
10 Once Upon A Time P ABC 3.9 4942
11 Simpsons P FOX 3.8 4783
12 2 Broke Girls P CBS 3.7 4713
13 How I Met Your Mother P CBS 3.6 4519
14 Two and a Half Men P CBS 3.5 4466
15 REVOLUTION NBC 3.4 4362
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES P CBS 3.4 4308
17 X-FACTOR-WED FOX 3.4 4286
18 Family Guy P FOX 3.3 4212
19 X-FACTOR-THU FOX 3.2 4084
20 NEIGHBORS SP-9/26, THE(S) S ABC 3.2 4069
21 REVENGE P ABC 3.2 4058
22 Criminal Minds P CBS 3.1 3972
23 Elementary P CBS 3.1 3922
24 MIKE & MOLLY P CBS 3.1 3911
25 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES P CBS 3.1 3860

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Primetime Broadcast Total Viewership for the week:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net Viewers (Live +SD) (000) HH Rating (Live + SD)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 22765 14.1
2 NCIS P CBS 20482 12.5
3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 17046 10.4
4 NCIS: LOS ANGELES P CBS 16744 10.3
5 Big Bang Theory, THE P CBS 15661 9.5
6 VEGAS P CBS 14847 9.4
7 Modern Family P ABC 14437 8.7
8 Person Of Interest P CBS 14276 8.8
9 Dancing with the Stars P ABC 14110 9.3
10 Elementary P CBS 13409 8.5
11 Two and a Half Men P CBS 12542 7.8
12 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 12389 7.6
13 VOICE NBC 12183 7.4
14 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS P ABC 11789 7.8
15 Criminal Minds P CBS 11732 7.4
16 GREY'S ANATOMY P ABC 11729 7.7
17 VOICE-TUE NBC 11573 7.0
18 60 Minutes P CBS 11520 7.7
19 Once Upon A Time P ABC 11358 6.6
20 Blue Bloods P CBS 11222 7.2
21 Mentalist, THE P CBS 11055 7.1
22 CSI P CBS 10758 6.7
23 Castle P ABC 10454 6.9
24 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES P CBS 10309 6.4
25 2 Broke Girls P CBS 10138 6.2

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

 
  • romo

    SNF Rules !!

  • Jeff (Canada)

    NCIS getting 20 million viewers in its 10th season, that’s pretty amazing.

    Also it’s good to see the top 25 18-49 having everything greater than a 3.0. Off hand, does anyone know what the lowest rating a Top 25 show got in the weekly chart last season? I know it dipped into the 2.0 range a lot, but did it dip into the 1.0 range?

  • Mega64

    I love how a show can come in at #6 for total viewers and not even crack the top 25 in the demo.

    And of course this show is on CBS.

  • RLH

    60 Minutes getting 11 million total viewers in the 45th season is more amazing to me. Eat that, all other shows!

  • KK

    Man, only two new shows in the top 25 among 18-49, and just one new show among the top ten scripted shows. This is looking dreary for the freshman class. Here’s hope for Nashville (although I personally wouldn’t care for it).

  • Allie F.

    Judging from the list of shows in the 18-49 category – it suggests most viewers are in the 18 year old category. Hardly appealing to anyone with intelligence. Talk about the dumbing down of America!!!! Yikes!

  • Nick

    Yay for Modern Family, TBBT, OUAT, Revolution, Revenge, Mike & Molly, and Elementary!

  • Christian

    Yeah, if Nashville doesn’t break out, this may the most dreadful Fall season the networks have ever had. And I don’t see it getting better in midseason. While I’m looking forward to FOX’s The Following, I really don’t see a show about a cult of serial killers becoming mainstream. I don’t think any of NBC or ABC’s shows are going to break out either. Sad…

  • JP

    VEGAS HAS DONE VERY WELL. LETS HOPE IT CONTINUES. ALSO PROPS TO PERSON OF INTEREST.

    SNF IS KING UNTIL JAN.

  • admiral

    Point of Interest! I was not sure the first episodes first season. I was so
    wrong. Stay in the Top Ten. Hooray for “Storybrooke”! Everyone can’t
    make top twenty. Too many good ones. ON THE SAME NIGHTS! Splitting
    viewers and DVR 101. It’s an amazing race! (favorite reality competition)

  • dee digrazia

    ncis is still the best show also nci la love linda hunt and the entire cast also love bones and castle

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