Broadcast weekly Top 25: Football, finales and Emmys, oh my

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Per usual during football season, the NFL locked down the Top 2 spots in both adults 18-49 and viewers for the week of Sept. 12-18. Both “Sunday Night Football” (8.2 in 18-49, 22.75 million viewers) on NBC and “Thursday Night Football” (5.4, 15.39 million), however, were down from the same week a year ago.

The end of the summer TV season also featured several season finales and the Emmy Awards. The last two episodes of “America’s Got Talent” and the (lowest ever) Emmys tied for the top non-football rating of the week at 2.8, while the “AGT” finale finished third in viewers (14.41 million) behind the two NFL games.

Top 25 broadcast shows in adults 18-49 for Sept. 12-18, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PACKERS/VIKINGS NBC Sun. 8:33 PM 8.2 10,526
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – JETS/BILLS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 5.4 6,938
3 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 4.2 5,370
4 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS – S ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 2.8 3,654
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – F NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 2.8 3,560
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.8 3,546
7 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:44 PM 2.6 3,387
8 THE CASE OF: JONBENET RAMSEY PT 1 CBS Sun. 8:44 PM 2.1 2,750
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 2.1 2,702
DANCING WITH THE STARS – P ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,674
11 THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF CBS Thurs. 7:58 PM 2.0 2,622
12 FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL – OHIO ST./OKLAHOMA FOX Sat. 9:02 PM 1.9 2,493
13 BIG BROTHER CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,351
BIG BROTHER – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,339
15 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR – F NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,166
16 BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – F NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.6 2,071
17 BLINDSPOT – P NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.5 1,976
MASTERCHEF – F FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,913
19 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – MICHIGAN ST./NOTRE DAME NBC Sat. 7:30 PM 1.4 1,815
20 MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,658
21 RUNNING WILD W/BEAR GRYLLS NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,584
BIG BROTHER – S CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,556
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,482
24 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,325
THE $100,000 PYRAMID – S ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 1.0 1,312

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Sept. 12-18, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PACKERS/VIKINGS NBC Sun. 8:33 PM 22,751
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – JETS/BILLS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 15,392
3 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – F NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 14,412
4 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 13,973
5 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:44 PM 12,701
6 DANCING WITH THE STARS – P ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 12,189
7 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 11,856
8 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS – S ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 11,382
9 THE CASE OF: JONBENET RAMSEY PT 1 CBS Sun. 8:44 PM 10,422
10 BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – F NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 7,644
11 BLINDSPOT – P NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 7,098
12 THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF CBS Thurs. 7:58 PM 6,889
13 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 6,368
14 BIG BROTHER – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 6,353
15 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 6,304
16 BIG BROTHER CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 6,117
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 5,888
18 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR – F NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,877
19 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – R CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 5,836
20 FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL – OHIO ST./OKLAHOMA FOX Sat. 9:02 PM 5,804
21 BLUE BLOODS – R CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 5,472
22 THE $100,000 PYRAMID – S ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 5,350
23 COLLEGE FOOTBALL – MICHIGAN ST./NOTRE DAME NBC Sat. 7:30 PM 4,987
24 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 4,955
25 CBS FALL PREVIEW – S CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 4,786

All numbers are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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