NFL ratings are down pretty much across the board this season, and it has hit “Sunday Night Football” pretty hard the past couple weeks as well.

NBC’s broadcast ceded the No. 1 spot in both adults 18-49 (to FOX’s NFL post-game show “The OT”) and in total viewers — where it finished in fifth place — for the week of Oct. 10-16. Sunday’s game was a five-year low for the franchise.

Despite that, NBC reclaimed the adults 18-49 crown for the week with help from “This Is Us” and “The Voice,” while CBS was once again tops in total viewers. Here are the network standings for week 3 and the season to date:

Oct. 10-16 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.4/5 (4) 1.7/6 (2t) 0.6/2 (5) 1.7/6 (2t) 1.9/7 (1)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 5.83 (3) 9.11 (1) 1.60 (5) 5.11 (4) 7.18 (2)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.8/6 (3) 2.2/8 (2) 0.4/1 (5) 1.7/6 (4) 2.5/9 (1)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 7.03 (3) 10.71 (1) 1.25 (5) 4.98 (4) 8.77 (2)

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

Note: Complete ratings for Univision and Telemundo weren’t available at posting time. We’ll update the post when they are.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Oct. 10-16, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:45 PM 5.5 7,068
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – COLTS/TEXANS NBC Sun. 8:33 PM 4.9 6,296
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BRONCOS/CHARGERS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 4.7 6,045
4 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 3.5 4,434
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 3.4 4,415
6 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 3.0 3,907
7 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.9 3,756
8 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:56 PM 2.8 3,635
THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.8 3,554
10 SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – OHIO ST/WISCONSIN ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 2.7 3,493
11 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.6 3,284
12 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 2.4 3,077
13 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,721
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:31 PM 2.1 2,712
15 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,577
16 LETHAL WEAPON FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,450
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – P ABC Tues. 8:30 PM 1.9 2,450
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,411
19 SPEECHLESS ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.8 2,337
CHICAGO FIRE – P NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.8 2,321
BLACK-ISH ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.8 2,307
THE MIDDLE – P ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,291
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,283
24 THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF CBS Thurs. 7:57 PM 1.7 2,224
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,218
2 BROKE GIRLS – P CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,188
BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,117

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Oct. 10-16, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:45 PM 15,384
2 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 14,770
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – BRONCOS/CHARGERS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 14,494
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 14,412
5 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – COLTS/TEXANS NBC Sun. 8:33 PM 13,595
6 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 13,000
7 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 11,369
8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 10,887
9 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 10,879
10 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,429
11 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 10,422
12 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 10,220
13 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 9,872
14 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 9,622
15 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 9,266
16 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 9,185
17 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 9,097
18 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 9,060
19 SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – OHIO ST/WISCONSIN ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 8,964
20 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:31 PM 8,703
21 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 8,402
22 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:56 PM 8,316
23 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,798
24 CHICAGO FIRE – P NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 7,523
25 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,500

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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