The highest-rated “Sunday Night Football” in a month and a week-to-week bump for “This Is Us” helped NBC score an adults 18-49 win in the week of Oct. 16.

“SNF” delivered a 6.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, its best showing since Sept. 24, along with a week-leading 19.24 million viewers. “This Is Us” was the top non-sports show in adults 18-49 at 2.9, up a tenth of a point from the week before.

CBS finished first for the week in total viewers and had the four most-watched shows after “Sunday Night Football”: “60 Minutes” (14.58 million), “Thursday Night Football” (14.39 million), “The Big Bang Theory” (13.08 million) and “NCIS” (12.85 million).

Here are the network standings for the week of Oct. 16-22.

Oct. 16-22 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.2/4 (3) 1.6/6 (2) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.9/3 (4) 2.0/8 (1) 0.6/2 (5) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.08 (3) 8.83 (1) 1.42 (6) 2.73 (4) 7.50 (2) 1.43 (5) 1.40 (7)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.5/6 (3) 1.9/7 (2) 0.4/1 (7) 1.3/5 (4) 2.3/9 (1) 0.6/2 (5) 0.5/2 (6)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.27 (3) 10.09 (1) 1.21 (7) 4.00 (4) 8.46 (2) 1.51 (5) 1.46 (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 Oct. 16-22, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – FALCONS/PATRIOTS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 6.5 8,409
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/RAIDERS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 4.5 5,857
3 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 3.6 4,591
4 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.9 3,716
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 2.8 3,639
6 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:34 PM 2.4 3,135
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.4 3,063
8 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 2.2 2,836
THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.2 2,803
10 SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – MICHIGAN/PENN ST. ABC Sat. 7:36 PM 2.1 2,687
11 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 2.0 2,619
12 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,371
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,301
14 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,245
WILL & GRACE NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,201
16 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,064
17 TNF KICKOFF CBS Thurs. 7:58 PM 1.5 1,967
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,930
19 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,869
IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN – S ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,813
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,805
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.4 1,785
23 THE MIDDLE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,726
BOB’S BURGERS FOX Sun. 7:30 PM 1.3 1,694
STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,661

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Oct. 16-22, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – FALCONS/PATRIOTS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 19,240
2 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:34 PM 14,580
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/RAIDERS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 14,390
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 13,075
5 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 12,847
6 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 10,653
7 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 10,597
8 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 10,493
9 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 10,436
10 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,366
11 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 10,032
12 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,583
13 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 9,543
14 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 9,073
15 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 8,667
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:34 PM 8,184
17 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,125
18 WISDOM OF THE CROWD CBS Sun. 8:34 PM 7,701
19 SEAL TEAM CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 7,119
20 SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – MICHIGAN/PENN ST. ABC Sat. 7:36 PM 6,954
21 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 6,774
22 WILL & GRACE NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 6,689
23 9JKL CBS Mon. 8:31 PM 6,664
24 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 6,591
25 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 10:34 PM 6,429

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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