Although its audience was the smallest for a Super Bowl since 2009, Super Bowl LII utterly dominated the weekly ratings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4.

Here’s how much:

In adults 18-49, the game’s 33.4 rating was higher than the combined totals for the 15 top entertainment shows on the broadcast networks (from “This Is Us” to “Kevin Can Wait”).

In total viewers, you’d have to add up the audiences of the nine most-watched shows (excluding the Super Bowl postgame) to surpass the Super Bowl’s 103.39 million viewers.

Here are the network standings for last week and the season so far.

Jan. 29-Feb. 4 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/3 (2t) 0.9/3 (2t) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.8/3 (4) 7.1/25 (1) 0.4/1 (7) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.77 (3) 6.08 (2) 1.42 (5t) 2.87 (4) 23.08 (1) 1.09 (7) 1.42 (5t)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.4/6 (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) 5.95 (4) 9.51 (1) 1.73 (5) 5.98 (3) 9.17 (2) 1.29 (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 in adults 18-49 for Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUPER BOWL LII – EAGLES/PATRIOTS NBC Sun. 6:31 PM 33.4 42,997
2 SUPER BOWL POSTGAME NBC Sun. 10:25 PM 25.1 32,399
3 THIS IS US NBC Sun. 10:45 PM 9.3 11,987
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.9 3,684
5 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.3 3,009
YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 2.3 2,978
7 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,313
8 THE BACHELOR ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,194
9 9-1-1 FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.6 2,124
10 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.5 1,997
11 SCANDAL ABC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.4 1,823
12 STATE OF THE UNION ANALYSIS NBC Tues. 10:31 PM 1.3 1,720
THE FOUR FOX Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,633
THE AMAZING RACE CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,621
15 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,592
LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.2 1,588
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,570
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,561
WILL & GRACE NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,544
20 THE GOOD PLACE – F NBC Thurs. 8:30 PM 1.1 1,459
SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,395
THE GOLDBERGS – R ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,382
MAN WITH A PLAN CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 1.1 1,369
THE WALL NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,365
SUPERSTORE NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,364

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUPER BOWL LII – EAGLES/PATRIOTS NBC Sun. 6:31 PM 103,391
2 SUPER BOWL POSTGAME NBC Sun. 10:25 PM 73,451
3 THIS IS US NBC Sun. 10:45 PM 26,972
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 14,697
5 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 12,923
6 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 9,321
7 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 9,110
8 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 8,939
9 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 8,563
10 ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 7,583
11 SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 7,309
12 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 7,276
13 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 7,267
14 LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 7,111
15 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,721
16 SEAL TEAM CBS Weds. 9:01 PM 6,654
17 MAN WITH A PLAN CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 6,638
18 THE AMAZING RACE CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 6,574
19 THE BACHELOR ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 6,375
20 SWAT CBS Thurs. 10:00 PM 6,228
21 9-1-1 FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 6,207
22 THE BLACKLIST NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 6,106
23 STATE OF THE UNION ANALYSIS NBC Tues. 10:31 PM 5,919
24 SCORPION CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 5,819
25 SUPERIOR DONUTS CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 5,796

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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