Super Bowl 50 was obviously the top show for the week of Feb. 1-7, but here’s just how far above everything else it was:

In adults 18-49, the game’s 37.7 rating was greater than the combined total for the 14 top-rated programs after the game and post-game shows (but including the post-game “Late Show”).

In viewers, the Super Bowl’s 111.86 million was more than the Top 9 non-sports shows combined.

“The Big Bang Theory” (3.8 in 18-49 and 15.29 million viewers) was the week’s top show not airing on Super Bowl Sunday.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 1-7, 2016

Rank Show Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 SUPER BOWL 50 CBS 37.7 47858
2 SUPER BOWL 50 POST-GUN CBS 35.9 45583
3 SUPER BOWL 50 POST-GAME CBS 25.4 32181
4 LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT – S CBS 7.7 9786
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 4790
6 THE X-FILES FOX 2.7 3369
7 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 2.3 2922
7t THE BACHELOR ABC 2.3 2861
9 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 2.2 2822
9t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.2 2784
11 REPUBLICAN DEBATE ABC 2.1 2700
12 SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS – S CBS 2.0 2573
12t LUCIFER FOX 2.0 2474
14 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.8 2260
14t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 2245
16 MOM CBS 1.7 2217
16t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.7 2111
18 CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 2026
18t MIKE & MOLLY CBS 1.6 2025
18t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.6 1978
21 SUPERGIRL CBS 1.5 1914
21t HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 1.5 1879
21t THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.5 1870
24 FRESH OFF THE BOAT ABC 1.4 1807
24t THE FLASH CW 1.4 1799
24t SUPERSTORE NBC 1.4 1777
24t SHARK TANK ABC 1.4 1774
24t NEW GIRL FOX 1.4 1748
24t ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 1.4 1725

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Feb. 1-7, 2016

Rank Show Net Viewers (000s)
1 SUPER BOWL 50 CBS 111864
2 SUPER BOWL 50 POST-GUN CBS 101928
3 SUPER BOWL 50 POST-GAME CBS 70011
4 LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT – S CBS 20552
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15290
6 REPUBLICAN DEBATE ABC 13335
7 SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS – S CBS 11444
8 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 9176
9 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 9087
10 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 8938
11 THE X-FILES FOX 8367
12 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8178
13 MOM CBS 7955
14 CHICAGO MED NBC 7540
15 THE BACHELOR ABC 7501
16 NCIS – R CBS 7422
17 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 7311
18 SCORPION – R CBS 7233
19 CHICAGO PD NBC 7217
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES – R CBS 7091
21 MADOFF PART 1 – S ABC 7076
22 CODE BLACK CBS 6902
23 THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA NBC 6847
24 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 6841
25 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 6754

 

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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