Football, both the NFL and college varieties, had a very strong showing in the ratings for the week of Nov. 27.

Three games — NBC’s Sunday and Thursday NFL broadcasts and FOX’s coverage of the Big Ten Championship in college football — and two highlight shows occupied the top 5 spots in the adults 18-49 rankings for the week. “Sunday Night Football” led the way with a 6.4 rating.

The viewer rankings were a little more diverse at the top, but those five all finished in the top 11.

NBC led the network race, beating FOX by 0.8 points in adults 18-49 (2.4 vs. 1.6) and topping CBS in viewers, 9.26 million to 7.65 million.

Here are the network standings for the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3 and the season so far.

Nov. 27-Dec. 3 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.1/4 (4) 1.2/4 (3) 0.6/2 (5t) 1.6/6 (2) 2.4/9 (1) 0.4/2 (7) 0.6/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.79 (4) 7.65 (2) 1.82 (5) 5.42 (3) 9.26 (1) 1.12 (7) 1.58 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.6/6 (4) 1.8/7 (3) 0.6/2 (5t) 1.9/7 (2) 2.4/9 (1) 0.6/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (7)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.63 (3) 9.93 (1) 1.86 (5) 6.26 (4) 9.19 (2) 1.45 (7) 1.53 (6)

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. 27-Dec. 3, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – EAGLES/SEAHAWKS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 6.4 8,300
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – WASHINGTON/DALLAS NBC Thurs. 8:27 PM 4.7 6,116
3 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP – OHIO ST./WISCONSIN FOX Sat. 8:18 PM 3.6 4,689
4 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:34 PM 3.3 4,293
5 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 3.1 3,965
6 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.8 3,554
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.5 3,198
8 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 2.1 2,692
9 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,424
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,417
11 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,352
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,294
13 TNF PREGAME NBC Thurs. 7:57 PM 1.7 2,223
THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,205
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 1.7 2,181
CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER – S NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,148
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,137
18 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.6 2,095
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 1.6 2,018
SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – MIAMI/CLEMSON ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 1.6 2,009
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – S ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,005
22 VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW – S CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 1.5 1,952
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,897
THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,889
25 THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,844
MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.4 1,777

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – EAGLES/SEAHAWKS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 19,693
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – WASHINGTON/DALLAS NBC Thurs. 8:27 PM 15,604
3 THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 15,362
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 13,844
5 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP – OHIO ST./WISCONSIN FOX Sat. 8:18 PM 12,918
6 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 12,111
7 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 11,461
8 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 10,943
9 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 10,602
10 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:34 PM 10,193
11 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 9,708
12 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,604
13 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 9,250
14 CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER – S NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 9,034
15 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,855
16 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,595
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 8,584
18 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,277
19 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 8,067
20 CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – S ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 7,949
21 CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 7,858
22 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 9:01 PM 7,824
23 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,067
24 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,951
25 SWAT CBS Thurs. 10:00 PM 6,716

All program ratings 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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