“Roseanne” led the weekly broadcast ratings for the second consecutive week, and ABC snagged the top spot among adults 18-49 in the network race. CBS finished on top in total viewers for the week of April 2.

Led by “Roseanne’s” 3.9 rating in the demographic, ABC’s 1.1 for the week edged CBS’ 1.0 for the top spot. CBS had a bigger lead in viewers with 7.27 million, 2.45 million (a little big more than FOX’s total) ahead of NBC’s 4.82 million.

Of note, comedies occupied four of the top 5 spots in the 18-49 demo (“Roseanne,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Middle” and “Young Sheldon”) and three of the top 5 in viewers (all of the aforementioned save “The Middle”).

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

April 2-8 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.1/5 (1) 1.0/4 (2) 0.3/1 (7) 0.7/3 (4) 0.9/4 (3) 0.4/2 (6) 0.5/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.81 (3) 7.27 (1) 0.91 (7) 2.32 (4) 4.82 (2) 1.09 (6) 1.57 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.5/6 (3t) 1.6/6 (2) 0.6/2 (5) 1.5/6 (3t) 2.4/9 (1) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.02 (3) 8.99 (2) 1.71 (5) 5.20 (4) 9.48 (1) 1.25 (7) 1.57 (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 April 2-8, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 ROSEANNE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 3.9 5,068
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.4 3,080
3 THE MIDDLE ABC Tues. 8:30 PM 2.2 2,817
4 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.9 2,465
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,428
6 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,334
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,262
8 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,180
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,174
10 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,938
BLACK-ISH ABC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,920
AMERICAN IDOL ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,916
60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:01 PM 1.5 1,909
14 AMERICAN IDOL ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,856
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER ABC Tues. 9:30 PM 1.4 1,854
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,771
17 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.3 1,713
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,695
STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,656
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,650
21 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,586
YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 1.2 1,577
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.2 1,513
24 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,444
CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,438

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for April 2-8, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 ROSEANNE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 15,397
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 13,001
3 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 12,231
4 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 11,660
5 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 11,026
6 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:01 PM 10,979
7 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,031
8 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,497
9 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,746
10 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 8,441
11 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,422
12 THE MIDDLE ABC Tues. 8:30 PM 8,377
13 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,343
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:01 PM 8,141
15 INSTINCT CBS Sun. 8:01 PM 8,122
16 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 7,973
17 AMERICAN IDOL ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 7,232
18 AMERICAN IDOL ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 7,159
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 6,934
20 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 6,848
21 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 6,676
22 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 6,667
23 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 6,546
24 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 10:01 PM 6,191
25 CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 6,189

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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