NBC aired two primetime NFL games in the week of Nov. 14-20, and they predictably grabbed the two top spots in the adults 18-49 rankings. “Sunday Night Football” scored a 6.2 rating in the demographic, and the network’s inaugural “Thursday Night Football” broadcast posted a 4.2.

“The Big Bang Theory” and “Empire” were the top non-sports shows in adults 18-49, tying for fourth at 3.1. CBS’ “60 Minutes,” boosted by an NFL lead-in, was the top non-sports show in viewers (14.89 million).

The two NFL games helped NBC to an easy win in the network 18-49 race for the week, but CBS still held the lead in total viewers. Here are the network standings for the week and the season to date.

Nov. 14-20 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.5/5 (2t) 1.5/5 (2t) 0.5/2 (7) 1.0/4 (4) 2.3/8 (1) 0.7/3 (5t) 0.7/3 (5t)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 6.14 (3) 8.87 (1) 1.50 (7) 3.11 (4) 8.50 (2) 1.86 (6) 1.87 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.9/7 (4) 2.1/7 (3) 0.7/2 (5t) 2.4/8 (2) 2.6/9 (1) 0.7/2 (5t) 0.7/2 (5t)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 7.28 (4) 10.65 (1) 1.82 (6) 7.57 (3) 9.20 (2) 1.77 (7) 1.84 (5)

Current week ratings are live + same-day. Season-to-date ratings are “most current,” a combination of Live +7 and same-day ratings.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Nov. 14-20, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – GREEN BAY/WASHINGTON NBC Sun. 8:32 PM 6.2 7,910
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – NEW ORLEANS/CAROLINA NBC Thurs. 8:27 PM 4.2 5,397
3 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:58 PM 3.3 4,283
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3.1 4,033
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 3.1 3,995
6 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:46 PM 2.6 3,299
THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.6 3,291
8 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – S ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 2.4 3,105
9 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.3 2,949
10 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 2.2 2,866
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.2 2,763
12 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,679
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC SUn. 7:36 PM 2.1 2,642
14 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREGAME NBC Thurs. 7:59 PM 1.9 2,406
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,378
16 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,262
17 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,209
LETHAL WEAPON FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,173
SPEECHLESS ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.7 2,137
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,128
21 DAVID BLAINE: BEYOND MAGIC – S ABC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.6 2,057
THE MIDDLE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,049
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Tues. 8:30 PM 1.6 2,037
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,020
25 BLACK-ISH ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.5 1,985
BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,974
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.5 1,960
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 8:46 PM 1.5 1,880

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Nov. 14-20, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – GREEN BAY/WASHINGTON NBC Sun. 8:32 PM 18,729
2 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:46 PM 14,891
3 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 14,731
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 14,338
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – NEW ORLEANS/CAROLINA NBC Thurs. 8:27 PM 13,333
6 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 11,873
7 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 11,339
8 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:58 PM 10,441
9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 8:46 PM 10,427
10 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 10,358
11 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 10,094
12 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,025
13 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,748
14 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 9,505
15 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 9,173
16 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 9:46 PM 8,516
17 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,489
18 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 8,389
19 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – S ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 8,182
20 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 8,117
21 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 8,048
22 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 7,638
23 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 7,618
24 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,329
25 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS Weds. 8:31 PM 7,326

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

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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