The arrival of “Thursday Night Football” on NBC’s schedule helped the network earn an across-the-board ratings win in the week of Nov. 6.

NBC’s two primetime NFL games ranked first and second for the week among adults 18-49, with “This Is Us” (2.5 rating) and the Monday edition of “The Voice” (2.0) also making the top 10.

“Thursday Night Football’s” 13.11 million viewers ranked fifth for the week — and were almost three times as many as NBC’s previous lineup averaged a week earlier. That helped propel the network to its first total-viewer win of the season.

ABC also got a bump from the CMA Awards and placed second for the week in adults 18-49.

Here are the network standings for the week of Nov. 6-12 and the season so far.

Nov. 6-12 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.4/5 (2) 1.0/4 (4) 0.4/2 (7) 1.3/5 (3) 2.1/8 (1) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.21 (3) 7.56 (2) 1.34 (6) 3.96 (4) 8.13 (1) 1.33 (7) 1.58 (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) 0.6/2 (5t) 2.0/8 (2) 2.3/9 (1) 0.6/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (7)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.54 (4) 10.00 (1) 1.65 (5) 6.87 (3) 8.66 (2) 1.53 (6) 1.50 (7)

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 Nov. 6-12, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PATRIOTS/BRONCOS NBC Sun. 8:32 PM 5.8 7,523
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SEAHAWKS/CARDINALS NBC Thurs. 8:29 PM 4.0 5,149
3 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:27 PM 3.6 4,601
4 CMA AWARDS – S ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 3.2 4,189
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 3.2 4,064
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.8 3,567
7 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.5 3,283
8 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 2.2 2,819
9 SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – NOTRE DAME/MIAMI ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 2.1 2,663
10 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,535
11 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,496
THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,492
THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,411
14 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 1.8 2,337
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,333
16 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,069
17 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.5 1,939
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,931
TNF PREGAME NBC Thurs. 7:58 PM 1.5 1,931
20 FAMILY GUY FOX Sun. 9:00 PM 1.4 1,825
THE MIDDLE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,745
22 GHOSTED FOX Sun. 8:30 PM 1.3 1,687
23 STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,577
60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 1.2 1,571
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,561
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,560
BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,555
LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.2 1,524

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Nov. 6-12, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PATRIOTS/BRONCOS NBC Sun. 8:32 PM 17,510
2 CMA AWARDS – S ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 14,278
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 13,803
4 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 13,474
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – SEAHAWKS/CARDINALS NBC Thurs. 8:29 PM 13,106
6 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 12,393
7 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 11,274
8 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 10,766
9 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 10,297
10 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:27 PM 10,178
11 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 9,935
12 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 9,888
13 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,628
14 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,475
15 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,318
16 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 9,215
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 9,208
18 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,690
19 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 8,134
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,863
21 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,825
22 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 7,267
23 SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – NOTRE DAME/MIAMI ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 6,727
24 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 10:00 PM 6,625
25 SWAT CBS Thurs. 10:00 PM 6,588

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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