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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: Sunday Night Football Again Tops Week 8 Viewing Among Adults 18-49 and is Number 1 With Total Viewers

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November 20th, 2012

Sunday Night Football was again the highest rated program among adults 18-49 and was also number 1 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 November 18, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football-11/18 NBC 6.9 8672
2 Big Bang Theory, THE-11/15 CBS 5.7 7186
3 Modern Family-11/14 ABC 4.6 5777
4 VOICE-11/12 NBC 4.4 5532
5 Two and a Half Men-11/15 CBS 4.1 5167
6 VOICE-TUE-11/13 NBC 3.9 4923
7 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3-11/18 NBC 3.6 4537
8 40TH ANNIV AMER MUSIC AWD-11/18 S ABC 3.4 4270
9 2 Broke Girls-11/12 CBS 3.2 4033
10 GREY'S ANATOMY-11/15 ABC 3.2 4001
11 NCIS-11/13 CBS 3.1 3887
12 Person Of Interest-11/15 CBS 3.1 3907
13 60 Minutes-11/18 CBS 3.0 3786
14 Criminal Minds-11/14 CBS 3.0 3833
15 MIKE & MOLLY-11/12 CBS 3.0 3805
16 How I Met Your Mother-11/12 CBS 3.0 3857
17 X-FACTOR-WED-11/14 FOX 2.9 3712
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-11/13 CBS 2.8 3521
19 SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL-11/17 ABC 2.8 3562
20 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES-11/14 CBS 2.6 3284
21 MIDDLE, THE-11/14 ABC 2.6 3227
22 REVOLUTION-11/12 NBC 2.6 3293
23 Family Guy-11/18 FOX 2.6 3238
24 CSI-11/14 CBS 2.5 3118
25 Amazing Race 21-11/18 CBS 2.4 3056

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Primetime Broadcast Total Viewership for the week:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (Live+SD) (000)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football-11/18 NBC 18156
2 Big Bang Theory, THE-11/15 CBS 17633
3 NCIS-11/13 CBS 17053
4 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-11/13 CBS 15771
5 Person Of Interest-11/15 CBS 14571
6 60 Minutes-11/18 CBS 14037
7 Two and a Half Men-11/15 CBS 13870
8 Dancing with the Stars-11/12 ABC 13787
9 Criminal Minds-11/14 CBS 12196
10 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS-11/13 ABC 12106
11 Modern Family-11/14 ABC 11885
12 VOICE-11/12 NBC 11631
13 VOICE-TUE-11/13 NBC 11147
14 CSI-11/14 CBS 11014
15 Elementary-11/15 CBS 10746
16 VEGAS-11/13 CBS 10409
17 Castle-11/12 ABC 10075
18 SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES-11/14 CBS 10062
19 Good Wife, THE-11/18 CBS 9945
20 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3-11/18 NBC 9837
21 CSI: NY-11/16 CBS 9594
22 Amazing Race 21-11/18 CBS 9591
23 40TH ANNIV AMER MUSIC AWD-11/18 S ABC 9523
24 MIKE & MOLLY-11/12 CBS 9235
25 Undercover Boss-11/16 CBS 9008

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

 
  • forg

    WOW at Big Bang Theory!

  • B plus

    For the first time this season, TBBT beats NCIS in terms of viewership.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    A 5.7 for a comedy, that’s huge. Is that nearing Friends/Seinfeld-type levels?

  • Fed

    @Jeff, no it’not. I i don’t think legendary shows like Friend/Seinfeld should be mentioned in the same sentence with that awful show.

  • Cory

    @Jeff

    Absolutely not, Friends lowest demo was 9.8

  • fringewillget5seasons

    Friends also wasn’t airing when most scripted shows are glad to pull above a 3.0. I don’t know how TBBT’s ratings compare to Friends relative to the eras they air in (IE does TBBT win by a similar margin Friends did). Certainly lower but then again what isn’t.

  • forg_is_gay_jecoup

    WOW at Big Bang Theory!?

  • American

    @Cory
    Comparatively, TBBT is near Friends…Gunsmoke rule.

  • Nick

    I like TBBT but Modern Family is a much better show. It should be top. :(

  • Blake Williams

    Wow!!!! 16 CBS shows in top 25…..Go Vegas…….Bring back The Governor & JJ

  • Rey

    WOW at The Middle.

  • Melissa

    @Nick

    I like TBBT but Modern Family is a much better show. It should be top.

    I totally agree! Also, I’m glad to see Grey’s Anatomy is the top network drama again. That show should call next season the last, and go out while it still has the title of #1 drama. :-)

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    TBBT’s most viewed episode is equal to Friend’s 6th lowest.

  • nishu2685

    Modern Family is the best comedy

  • carol cronin

    The Mentalist is still one of the best shows on TV…but often it is delayed by the Amazing Race.
    Parenth ood is also one of the most intelligent shows that is on the air….Story line that matches real life but with a touch of humor andwise words.

    Since both shows are scheduled for 10.00 PM I think that indicates they’re going to be canceled….and why not!! Lets have more sex, and violence the mantra of TV execs…..

  • jazzie2

    Of Course NBC!! NFL Sunday Night!! With Cris Collingsworth and Al M!! THE BEST!!And NO Joe Buck!! NOT ever!!!! Biased SO_

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