NBC carried its ratings momentum into the first full week of December, leading the weekly broadcast ratings in both adults 18-49 and total viewers for the week of Dec. 4.

The network’s two primetime NFL games once again finished first and second in the rankings. “Sunday Night Football” was No. 1 in both the 18-49 demographic (5.4 rating) and viewers (17.2 million), with “Thursday Night Football” (4.3, 14.61 million) coming in second.

The two editions of “The Voice” finished in the top 10 in both measures, and a Christmas episode of “Will & Grace” also made the top 10 in adults 18-49 at 1.8. (It was 18th in viewers.)

Here are the network standings for the week of Dec. 4-10 and the season so far.

Dec. 4-10 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/3 (4) 1.0/4 (3) 0.4/2 (6t) 1.4/5 (2) 2.0/8 (1) 0.4/2 (6t) 0.7/3 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.05 (4) 6.83 (2) 1.30 (6) 4.58 (3) 8.09 (1) 1.05 (7) 1.74 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.6/6 (4) 1.8/7 (2t) 0.6/2 (5t) 1.8/7 (2t) 2.4/9 (1) 0.6/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (7)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.48 (3) 9.82 (1) 1.88 (5) 6.17 (4) 9.19 (2) 1.42 (7) 1.56 (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 Dec. 4-10, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – RAVENS/STEELERS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 5.4 6,935
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SAINTS/FALCONS NBC Thurs. 8:27 PM 4.3 5,490
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.8 3,608
4 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:06 PM 2.3 2,960
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:54 PM 2.3 2,946
6 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 2.2 2,812
7 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,337
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,334
WILL & GRACE NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.8 2,317
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,313
THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,294
12 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,176
13 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.6 2,046
14 THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,903
TNF PREGAME NBC Thurs. 7:56 PM 1.5 1,884
16 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.4 1,804
BOB’S BURGERS FOX Sun. 8:36 PM 1.4 1,753
18 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,720
19 STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,597
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.2 1,592
THE MIDDLE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,560
FROZEN ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,545
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,525
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,524
FAMILY GUY FOX Sun. 9:36 PM 1.2 1,503
CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,483

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Dec. 4-10, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – RAVENS/STEELERS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 17,200
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SAINTS/FALCONS NBC Thurs. 8:27 PM 14,612
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 14,414
4 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 12,495
5 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 10,001
6 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 9,996
7 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,865
8 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 9,396
9 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 9,071
10 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 9,037
11 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,965
12 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,783
13 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 8,415
14 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:54 PM 8,066
15 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 7,748
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,527
17 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 7,205
18 WILL & GRACE NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 7,185
19 SEAL TEAM CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 6,898
20 CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 6,622
21 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,518
22 LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 6,491
23 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 10:00 PM 6,454
24 MAN WITH A PLAN CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 6,417
25 SWAT CBS Thurs. 10:00 PM 6,255

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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