“The Big Bang Theory” swept the No. 1 spot in the weekly ratings for April 24-30. The CBS show rebounded a bit from a series low the previous week to score a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49, half a point ahead of second-place “Empire” (2.1).

It also delivered 12.52 million viewers, good enough to beat out “Dancing With the Stars” (10.38 million) for the top spot. NBC led the network race among adults 18-49 with a 1.1 for the week, while CBS topped the viewer tally with 6.21 million.

Here are the network standings for the week of April 24-30 and the season to date.

April 24-30 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/4 (2t) 0.9/4 (2t) 0.4/2 (70) 0.8/3 (4) 1.1/4 (1) 0.5/2 (6) 0.6/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.05 (3) 6.21 (1) 1.23 (6) 2.43 (4) 5.32 (2) 1.21 (7) 1.67 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.6/6 (4) 1.8/7 (3) 0.7/2 (5) 1.9/7 (2) 2.1/8 (1) 0.6/2 (6t) 0.6/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.24 (3) 9.75 (1) 1.81 (6) 6.08 (4) 8.27 (2) 1.57 (7) 1.83 (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 April 24-30, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.6 3,279
2 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 2.1 2,739
3 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,432
4 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,306
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,278
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,249
7 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,114
8 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,893
9 SCANDAL ABC Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.4 1,798
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,792
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.3 1,681
MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.3 1,624
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,620
BLACK-ISH ABC Weds. 9:30 PM 1.3 1,619
15 BLACK-ISH ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,600
SPEECHLESS ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.2 1,576
THE GREAT INDOORS CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.2 1,559
GREAT NEWS – P NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,526
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,517
AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 1.2 1,501
FAMILY GUY FOX Sun. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,501
22 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,417
LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.1 1,406
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,400
CHICAGO JUSTICE NBC Sun. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,395
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,381


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op 25 broadcast shows in viewers for April 24-30, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 12,517
2 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,382
3 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,631
4 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,288
5 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 9,115
6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 9,075
7 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 8,888
8 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,737
9 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,497
10 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 8,056
11 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,878
12 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 7,297
13 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 7,058
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,025
15 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 6,910
16 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 6,909
17 BULL – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 6,788
18 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 6,376
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 6,371
20 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 6,312
21 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,270
22 CHICAGO JUSTICE NBC Sun. 9:00 PM 6,151
23 CHICAGO MED NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 6,039
24 LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 5,507
25 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 5,448

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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