NBC had a pretty strong week in the Nielsens, riding the return of “The Voice” and its Chicago televisual universe to an across-the-board win.

The network’s 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 for the week is its best for a week without the NFL or Olympics since March 1-7, 2016. The premiere of “The Voice” finished No. 1 in both adults 18-49 (3.1) and viewers (13.03 million), and NBC filled almost half the Top 25 spots in both measures. One caveat: Several of CBS’ higher-rated shows took the week off.

Here are the network standings for the week of Feb. 27-March 5 and the season to date.

Feb. 27-
March 5
ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.8/3 (3) 1.0/4 (2) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.7/3 (4t) 1.5/6 (1) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.7/3 (4t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.18 (3) 6.07 (2) 1.39 (7) 2.43 (4) 7.26 (1) 1.40 (6) 1.96 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.7/6 (4) 1.9/7 (3) 0.7/2 (5t) 2.2/8 (2) 2.3/8 (1) 0.6/2 (7) 0.7/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.43 (4) 9.98 (1) 1.81 (6) 6.89 (3) 8.69 (2) 1.64 (7) 1.89 (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 Feb. 27-March 5, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE VOICE – P NBC M…… 8:00 PM 3.1 4,036
2 THE VOICE NBC .Tu….. 8:00 PM 2.6 3,364
3 THE BACHELOR ABC M…… 8:00 PM 2.4 3,093
4 THE VOICE NBC …Th… 8:00 PM 2.3 2,935
5 MODERN FAMILY ABC ..W…. 8:30 PM 2.0 2,623
LITTLE BIG SHOTS – P NBC ……Su 8:00 PM 2.0 2,608
7 CHICAGO PD NBC ..W…. 9:00 PM 1.9 2,432
8 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ANALYSIS NBC .Tu….. 10:09 PM 1.8 2,340
THE GOLDBERGS ABC ..W…. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,251
10 CHICAGO FIRE NBC ..W…. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,194
CHICAGO JUSTICE – P NBC ..W…. 10:00 PM 1.7 2,162
CHICAGO MED NBC …Th… 9:00 PM 1.7 2,148
13 TAKEN – P NBC M…… 10:00 PM 1.6 2,097
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS …Th… 8:00 PM 1.6 2,035
15 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS …Th… 9:01 PM 1.5 1,932
16 CHICAGO JUSTICE NBC ……Su 9:00 PM 1.4 1,769
17 SHARK TANK ABC ….F.. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,750
18 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS M…… 8:00 PM 1.3 1,716
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ANALYSIS NBC .Tu….. 10:30 PM 1.3 1,683
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS ..W…. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,646
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ANALYSIS ABC .Tu….. 10:09 PM 1.3 1,629
MOM – R CBS …Th… 8:31 PM 1.3 1,617
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS ……Su 8:00 PM 1.3 1,610
24 MAN WITH A PLAN CBS M…… 8:30 PM 1.2 1,596
FAMILY GUY FOX ……Su 9:00 PM 1.2 1,575
SUPERIOR DONUTS CBS M…… 9:00 PM 1.2 1,532
2 BROKE GIRLS CBS M…… 9:30 PM 1.2 1,519
HUNTED – F CBS ..W…. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,498
SCORPION CBS M…… 10:00 PM 1.2 1,482


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op 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Feb. 27-March 5, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE VOICE – P NBC M…… 8:00 PM 13,029
2 LITTLE BIG SHOTS – P NBC ……Su 8:00 PM 11,718
3 THE VOICE NBC .Tu….. 8:00 PM 11,346
4 THE VOICE NBC …Th… 8:00 PM 10,695
5 60 MINUTES CBS ……Su 7:00 PM 10,680
6 CHICAGO PD NBC ..W…. 9:00 PM 9,587
7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS ……Su 8:00 PM 9,459
8 CHICAGO FIRE NBC ..W…. 8:00 PM 9,014
9 NCIS – R CBS .Tu….. 8:00 PM 8,915
10 CHICAGO MED NBC …Th… 9:00 PM 8,824
11 CHICAGO JUSTICE – P NBC ..W…. 10:00 PM 8,732
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS …Th… 8:00 PM 8,684
13 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ANALYSIS NBC .Tu….. 10:09 PM 8,047
14 THE BACHELOR ABC M…… 8:00 PM 7,724
15 TAKEN – P NBC M…… 10:00 PM 7,452
16 MADAM SECRETARY CBS ……Su 9:00 PM 7,435
17 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS M…… 8:00 PM 7,345
18 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS …Th… 9:01 PM 7,283
19 CHICAGO JUSTICE NBC ……Su 9:00 PM 7,214
20 SCORPION CBS M…… 10:00 PM 6,884
21 BLUE BLOODS – R CBS ….F.. 10:00 PM 6,878
22 MOM – R CBS …Th… 8:31 PM 6,700
23 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ANALYSIS CBS .Tu….. 10:09 PM 6,636
24 HAWAII FIVE-0 – R CBS ….F.. 9:00 PM 6,615
MAN WITH A PLAN CBS M…… 8:30 PM 6,615

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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