“Roseanne” continued its string of No. 1 finishes in the weekly broadcast ratings, claiming a fourth straight week at the top for April 16-22. The ABC show delivered a 3.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 13.27 million viewers.

As a whole, however, the week was a pretty soft one for the broadcast networks. None of them reached a 1.0 among adults 18-49 for the week, the first time that’s happened since late July 2017. For a sub-1 week across the board during the regular TV season, you have to go back to the week of April 10, 2017.

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

April 16-22 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/4 (1t) 0.9/4 (1t) 0.4/2 (6t) 0.8/3 (4) 0.9/4 (1t) 0.4/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.41 (3) 6.72 (1) 1.18 (6) 2.97 (4) 4.77 (2) 1.08 (7) 1.56 (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) 2.3/9 (1) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.06 (3) 9.01 (2) 1.71 (5) 5.10 (4) 9.26 (1) 1.25 (7) 1.58 (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 April 16-22, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 ROSEANNE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 3.5 4,450
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.4 3,133
3 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.9 2,448
4 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,293
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,259
6 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,165
7 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,100
8 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,969
AMERICAN IDOL ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,944
THE VOICE – S NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,885
11 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.4 1,807
AMERICAN IDOL ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,757
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.4 1,756
14 STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,680
ALEX, INC. ABC Tues. 8:30 PM 1.3 1,636
SCANDAL – F ABC Thurs. 10:00 PM 1.3 1,621
17 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,542
CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,489
19 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,470
STATION 19 ABC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,435
BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,405
BLACK-ISH ABC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,377
23 LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.0 1,347
AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 1.0 1,331
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER ABC Tues. 9:30 PM 1.0 1,284
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Thurs. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,259
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,234

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for April 16-22, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 ROSEANNE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 13,270
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 12,912
3 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 11,669
4 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 11,438
5 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 10,831
6 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,354
7 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 9,023
8 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,826
9 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 8,458
10 THE VOICE – S NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 8,386
11 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 8,352
12 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,735
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,571
14 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 7,517
15 AMERICAN IDOL ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 7,458
16 INSTINCT CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 7,111
17 AMERICAN IDOL ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 6,973
18 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 6,934
19 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,622
20 LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 6,577
21 CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 6,305
22 LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 6,295
23 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 6,272
24 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 10:00 PM 6,057
25 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 5,928

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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