Before Super Bowl week, FOX was averaging a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.21 million viewers for the season.

After the Super Bowl? The network is up to 2.4 and 7.43 million viewers, improvements of 20 percent in both measures. In a single week. Having a single program with more than 111 million viewers and a 37.1 rating in adults 18-49 will do that for you.

The top non-Super Bowl-related show of the week was “The Big Bang Theory” with a 3.1 in the demo and 14.66 million viewers. The premiere of “24: Legacy” Sunday night following the Super Bowl isn’t included here since it aired outside of primetime in most of the country, but its 6.1 and 17.58 million viewers would easily have been the top non-sports show of the week.

Here are the network standings for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5 and the season to date.

Jan. 30-Feb. 5 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.1/4 (2) 0.9/3 (3) 0.5/2 (7) 9.8/31 (1) 0.8/3 (4) 0.6/2 (5t) 0.6/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.99 (3) 5.96 (2) 1.56 (6) 29.71 (1) 3.69 (4) 1.42 (7) 1.81 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.6/6 (4) 1.9/7 (3) 0.6/2 (7) 2.4/8 (2) 2.5/9 (1) 0.7/2 (5t) 0.7/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.37 (4) 10.06 (1) 1.71 (6) 7.43 (3) 9.12 (2) 1.66 (7) 1.87 (5)

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 Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 SUPER BOWL LI FOX Sun. 6:38 PM 37.1 47,621
2 SUPER BOWL POSTGAME FOX Sun. 10:35 PM 21.8 27,933
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3.1 4,028
4 THE BACHELOR ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.3 3,004
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.3 2,909
6 SUPERIOR DONUTS – P CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.9 2,461
7 SCANDAL ABC Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.7 2,234
8 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.6 2,051
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 1,997
10 THE WALL NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,944
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,668
SHARK TANK ABC Fri. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,654
HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER ABC Thurs. 10:00 PM 1.3 1,646
STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,622
HUNTED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,618
LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.3 1,617
17 SUPERSTORE NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,600
CHICAGO MED NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,593
LUCIFER FOX Mon. 9:01 PM 1.2 1,577
KEVIN CAN WAIT – R CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 1.2 1,556
LAST MAN STANDING ABC Fri. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,521
THE GOLDBERGS – R ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,491
23 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,473
GOTHAM FOX Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,456
HELL’S KITCHEN – F FOX Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,438
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,428
THE ODD COUPLE CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,403
THE FLASH CW Tues. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,402
LAW & ORDER: SVU – R NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,394
MODERN FAMILY – R ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,384
CODE BLACK CBS Weds. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,383
POWERLESS – P NBC Thurs. 8:30 PM 1.1 1,381
THE MICK FOX Tues. 8:31 PM 1.1 1363
THE WALL – R NBC Tues. 8:17 PM 1.1 1358


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op 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 SUPER BOWL LI FOX Sun. 6:38 PM 111,317
2 SUPER BOWL POSTGAME FOX Sun. 10:35 PM 61,081
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 14,659
4 SUPERIOR DONUTS – P CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 10,539
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 10,130
6 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 9,812
7 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,708
8 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 8,499
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 8,435
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 7,456
11 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 7,426
12 THE BACHELOR ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 7,247
13 CODE BLACK CBS Weds. 10:00 PM 6,800
14 LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 6,626
15 LAST MAN STANDING ABC Fri. 8:00 PM 6,602
16 SCANDAL ABC Thurs. 9:01 PM 6,545
17 SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 6,471
18 KEVIN CAN WAIT – R CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 6,386
19 CHICAGO MED NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 6,304
20 THE WALL NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 6,064
21 THE ODD COUPLE CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 5,785
22 SHARK TANK ABC Fri. 9:00 PM 5,681
23 BULL – R CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 5,669
24 2 BROKE GIRLS – R CBS Tues. 8:22 PM 5,483
25 HUNTED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 5,390

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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