Ratings for the Academy Awards were their lowest since 2008, but the Oscar telecast was still the No. 1 show for the week of Feb. 22-28 by a big margin.

The Oscars averaged a 10.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 34.43 million viewers, dominating both measures. All three segments of the red carpet pre-show (which were separately rated) ranked in the Top 5 in 18-49 as well.

The top non-Oscar programs of the week were “The Big Bang Theory” in adults 18-49 (3.8) and “NCIS” in viewers (17.47 million).

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Feb. 22-28, 2016

Rank Show Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE OSCARS – S ABC 10.5 13266
2 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 3 – S ABC 5.9 7487
3 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 2 – S ABC 4.0 5048
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 3.8 4803
5 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 1 – S ABC 2.6 3298
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 2.5 3175
6t THE BACHELOR ABC 2.5 3147
8 THE X-FILES – F FOX 2.4 3061
8t NCIS CBS 2.4 3044
10 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.1 2670
10t AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 2.1 2667
10t GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.1 2659
10t AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 2.1 2657
14 NBA SATURDAY PRIMETIME ABC 2.0 2518
15 THE GOLDBERGS ABC 1.9 2468
15t SURVIVOR CBS 1.9 2460
15t THE MIDDLE ABC 1.9 2421
15t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.9 2363
19 MOM CBS 1.8 2291
19t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.8 2287
19t CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 1.8 2227
22 SCANDAL ABC 1.7 2200
22t SCORPION CBS 1.7 2156
22t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 2138
25 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.6 2051
25t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.6 2012

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Feb. 22-28 2016

Rank Show Net Viewers (000s)
1 THE OSCARS – S ABC 34425
2 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 3 – S ABC 22284
3 NCIS CBS 17470
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 15937
5 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 2 – S ABC 15703
6 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 12599
7 LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET PT 1 – S ABC 11528
8 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10326
9 SCORPION CBS 9868
10 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 9207
11 AMERICAN IDOL – WEDNESDAY FOX 8917
12 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 8822
13 AMERICAN IDOL – THURSDAY FOX 8719
14 THE BACHELOR ABC 8671
15 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 8636
16 SURVIVOR CBS 8391
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 8297
18 MODERN FAMILY ABC 8101
19 MOM CBS 7903
20 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 7802
21 THE X-FILES – F FOX 7602
22 THE MIDDLE ABC 7295
23 SUPERGIRL CBS 7248
24 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 7231
25 CHICAGO PD NBC 6985

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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