‘The Voice’ finale and football help NBC lead the week 13 broadcast Top 25 and network rankings

As the broadcast networks wound down to their holiday breaks in the week of Dec. 18, ratings dipped pretty much across the board.

NBC still led, however, thanks to a primetime NFL game on Saturday and the final episodes of “The Voice’s” fall edition. The network led the adults 18-49 demographic for the seventh consecutive week and the total-viewer rankings for the sixth straight week.

The Saturday NFL game finished first in both adults 18-49 (4.1 rating) and viewers (15.29 million). The final performances and results on “The Voice” tied for third in adults 18-49 at 2.0 and were fourth and fifth in viewers. CBS’ “Young Sheldon” was the top non-sports show of the week in viewers with 11.32 million.

Here are the network standings for the week of Dec. 18-24 and the season so far.

Dec. 18-24 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.7/3 (4) 0.8/3 (2t) 0.2/1 (7) 0.8/3 (2t) 1.5/6 (1) 0.3/1 (6) 0.4/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.33 (3) 5.57 (2) 0.93 (6) 2.87 (4) 6.85 (1) 0.92 (7) 1.31 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.5/6 (4) 1.7/7 (3) 0.6/2 (5) 1.8/7 (2) 2.4/9 (1) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.21 (3) 9.62 (1) 1.89 (5) 5.89 (4) 9.09 (2) 1.36 (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 Dec. 18-24, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PACKERS/VIKINGS NBC Sat. 8:32 PM 4.1 5,244
2 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:27 PM 3.6 4,700
3 THE VOICE – F NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.0 2,636
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,595
5 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sat. 8:02 PM 1.9 2,420
SURVIVOR – F CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,409
7 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.8 2,285
8 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES – P NBC Mon. 10:01 PM 1.7 2,144
THE SIMPSONS – R FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,130
10 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.4 1,795
THE VOICE – RECAP NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,787
12 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – R ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,695
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,683
14 SURVIVOR REUNION – S CBS Weds. 10:33 PM 1.2 1,598
ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS – R FOX Sun. 8:31 PM 1.2 1,550
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sat. 7:30 PM 1.2 1,511
SNL CHRISTMAS – S NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,494
18 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,448
FAMILY GUY – R FOX Sun. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,432
LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.1 1,384
21 SWAT CBS Thurs. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,339
OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE – R ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,268
BOB’S BURGERS – R FOX Sun. 9:30 PM 1.0 1,229
PITCH PERFECT NBC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.0 1,228
25 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,217
PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE – S ABC Tues. 8:30 PM 0.9 1,184
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – F ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,179
MAN WITH A PLAN CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 0.9 1,128

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Dec. 18-24, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PACKERS/VIKINGS NBC Sat. 8:32 PM 15,287
2 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:27 PM 12,757
3 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 11,318
4 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 11,022
5 THE VOICE – F NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 10,907
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 9,419
7 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,853
8 SURVIVOR – F CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,727
9 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sat. 8:02 PM 8,036
10 THE VOICE – RECAP NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 7,910
11 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES – P NBC Mon. 10:01 PM 7,247
12 LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 6,717
13 I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 6,506
14 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 6,399
15 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 6,293
16 SWAT CBS Thurs. 10:00 PM 6,284
17 SURVIVOR REUNION – S CBS Weds. 10:33 PM 5,974
18 THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! CBS Fri. 9:01 PM 5,831
19 MAN WITH A PLAN CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 5,616
20 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – R ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 5,591
21 SCORPION CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 5,351
22 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sat. 7:30 PM 5,216
23 A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 5,188
24 THE SIMPSONS – R FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 5,139
25 SUPERIOR DONUTS CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 4,996

All program ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.