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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops Week 2 Viewing Among Adults 18-49, But 'NCIS' Wins With Total Viewers

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October 9th, 2012

Sunday Night Football was the highest rated program among adults 18-49, but NCIS had the edge with total viewers. The Big Bang Theory was the highest rated non-sports (and scripted) program among adults 18-49. 

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending October 7, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 7.2 9117
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 5.4 6803
3 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 4.9 6189
4 VOICE NBC 4.6 5776
5 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 4.2 5351
6 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 3.8 4837
7 NCIS CBS 3.7 4686
8 Two and a Half Men CBS 3.6 4515
9 60 Minutes CBS 3.6 4507
10 X-FACTOR-WED FOX 3.5 4480
11 2 Broke Girls CBS 3.5 4372
12 Family Guy FOX 3.4 4352
13 Once Upon A Time ABC 3.4 4314
14 How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.3 4117
15 REVOLUTION NBC 3.2 4006
16 X-FACTOR-THU FOX 3.2 3992
17 Simpsons FOX 3.1 3945
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.1 3871
19 Person Of Interest CBS 3.0 3832
20 VOICE-TUE NBC 3.0 3771
21 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES CBS 3.0 3746
22 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC 2.9 3706
23 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 2.9 3631
24 DECISION'12 PRES ANALYS(S) S NBC 2.8 3565
25 New Girl FOX 2.8 3501

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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) HH Share (Live+SD)
1 NCIS CBS 18867 11.6 18
2 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 18306 11.2 17
3 60 Minutes CBS 15964 10.0 15
4 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 15175 9.3 15
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 14905 9.2 14
6 Person Of Interest CBS 14582 9.0 14
7 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 13749 8.4 13
8 VOICE NBC 12552 7.4 11
9 Dancing with the Stars ABC 12377 8.2 12
10 Two and a Half Men CBS 12332 7.6 12
11 VEGAS CBS 12112 7.7 13
12 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 12027 8.1 12
13 Elementary CBS 11128 7.2 12
14 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 10838 7.1 11
15 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 10443 6.4 10
16 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES CBS 10379 6.4 10
17 Castle ABC 10348 7.0 11
18 Once Upon A Time ABC 9840 5.7 8
19 Blue Bloods CBS 9770 6.5 12
20 X-FACTOR-WED FOX 9711 5.7 9
21 Amazing Race 21 CBS 9657 5.8 8
22 X-FACTOR-THU FOX 9254 5.8 9
23 2 Broke Girls CBS 9224 5.7 8
24 Mentalist, THE CBS 9022 6.0 11
25 Good Wife, THE CBS 8949 5.9 9

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

 
  • Dennis

    NCIS toped Football, yeahhhh

  • Dat

    Alright POI! The viewership for that sophomore show is huge!

  • Joe

    Other than The Voice, Football season is like the only thing that’s kinda bringin’ in viewers for NBC.

    So great to see Survivor, 2 Broke Girls & Big Bang Theory in the Top 25!

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Big Bang Theory is a big beast. Despite it becoming a relationship show (or maybe because of it?), it just keeps gaining momentum.

  • Bart

    Most NBC programming nowadays is a joke unto itself – I miss the “MUST SEE TV” days – tired of their lame single-camera shows taht are about as funny as a leaking cholostomy bag!!

    Only shows worth my time are “Law & Order:SVU” and Sunday Night Football – the rest belong in a landfill, IMO.

  • RLH

    CSI didn’t reached top 25 in total viewers? Last season?

  • romo

    Football topped ncis in what matters 18-49….yeahhh

  • Babygate

    Grey’s Anatomy still in the top ten in the demo and #14 in total viewers. Outstanding for a show in its 9th season. Number 1 drama for ABC by far. This show is not going anywhere anytime soon… And that move to Thursdays really killed Glee. Way to go Fox.

  • lll

    @Dat
    True dat. POI is gaining ground.

  • Ultima

    @RLH
    CSI didn’t reached top 25 in total viewers?

    It’s an uphill battle when you don’t air an episode during the week. ;)

    Last season?

    No chance of that.

  • Joe

    So far the biggest loser this season is Fox. Their new shows are doing terribly. Glee is lagging behind in its new night. And even New Girl’s ratings have dropped. Knock NBC all you want, but it appears duplicating The Voice paid off — not only in its ratings but also carrying Revolution.

  • Susan

    Where is Modern Family?????

  • American

    @ Susan
    The President debates were run during the Modern Family timeplace.

  • Eugenius

    Nr. 1 Drama and Nr. 1 Comedy for ABC, good enough for me :)

  • randy

    i see greys still popular good for it

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