NBC coasted to a ratings win during Thanksgiving week thanks to its pair of primetime NFL games.

The Sunday- and Thursday-night games and the final segment of “Football Night in America” on Sunday were the week’s top three shows among adults 18-49. “Sunday Night Football.” The two games also finished 1-2 in viewers.

A “Big Bang Theory” rerun — itself boosted by a late-afternoon NFL game on Thanksgiving — was the top entertainment show of the week in adults 18-49 at 2.9. “NCIS” holds that title in viewers with 12.54 million.

Here are the network standings for the week of Nov. 20-26 and the season so far.

Nov. 20-26 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.0/4 (3) 1.2/5 (2) 0.4/2 (7) 0.8/3 (4) 2.3/9 (1) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.37 (3) 6.96 (2) 1.31 (6) 2.96 (4) 8.61 (1) 1.19 (7) 1.43 (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) 1.9/7 (2) 2.4/9 (1) 0.6/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (7)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.64 (3) 9.93 (1) 1.77 (5) 6.21 (4) 9.02 (2) 1.48 (7) 1.52 (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 Nov. 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PACKERS/STEELERS NBC ……Su 8:31 PM 6.0 7,672
2 NFL FOOTBALL – NY GIANTS/WASHINGTON NBC …Th… 8:31 PM 5.1 6,538
3 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC ……Su 7:54 PM 3.0 3,876
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS …Th… 8:00 PM 2.9 3,796
5 TNF PREGAME NBC …Th… 8:00 PM 2.7 3,422
6 YOUNG SHELDON CBS …Th… 8:31 PM 2.6 3,401
7 THIS IS US NBC .Tu….. 9:00 PM 2.5 3,260
8 60 MINUTES CBS ……Su 7:47 PM 1.9 2,498
9 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC M…… 10:01 PM 1.8 2,309
MOM CBS …Th… 9:01 PM 1.8 2,258
11 THE VOICE NBC M…… 8:00 PM 1.7 2,245
THE VOICE NBC .Tu….. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,207
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING – S ABC ..W…. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,153
14 TROLLS HOLIDAY – S NBC ….F.. 8:30 PM 1.5 1,886
15 SURVIVOR CBS ..W…. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,821
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC M…… 8:00 PM 1.4 1,817
NCIS CBS .Tu….. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,794
18 THE MIDDLE ABC .Tu….. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,739
SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – NOTRE DAME/STANFORD ABC …..Sa. 8:07 PM 1.3 1,727
DANCING WITH THE STARS – F ABC .Tu….. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,719
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS – S NBC ….F.. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,692
LIFE IN PIECES CBS …Th… 9:30 PM 1.3 1,655
CHICAGO MED – P NBC .Tu….. 10:01 PM 1.3 1,643
24 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC ……Su 8:00 PM 1.2 1,578
FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC ……Su 7:30 PM 1.2 1,577
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS M…… 8:00 PM 1.2 1,524
MODERN FAMILY – R ABC ..W…. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,511

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Nov. 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PACKERS/STEELERS NBC ……Su 8:31 PM 18,954
2 NFL FOOTBALL – NY GIANTS/WASHINGTON NBC …Th… 8:31 PM 16,905
3 NCIS CBS .Tu….. 8:00 PM 12,540
4 60 MINUTES CBS ……Su 7:47 PM 12,258
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS …Th… 8:00 PM 12,126
6 YOUNG SHELDON CBS …Th… 8:31 PM 11,431
7 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC M…… 8:00 PM 10,149
8 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC M…… 10:01 PM 9,969
9 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC ……Su 7:54 PM 9,901
10 TNF PREGAME NBC …Th… 8:00 PM 9,544
11 THE VOICE NBC .Tu….. 8:00 PM 9,361
12 THIS IS US NBC .Tu….. 9:00 PM 9,344
13 DANCING WITH THE STARS – F ABC .Tu….. 9:00 PM 9,204
14 THE VOICE NBC M…… 8:00 PM 9,149
15 BULL CBS .Tu….. 9:00 PM 8,986
16 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS .Tu….. 10:00 PM 7,997
17 MOM CBS …Th… 9:01 PM 7,889
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS ……Su 9:47 PM 7,641
19 SURVIVOR CBS ..W…. 8:00 PM 7,419
20 SEAL TEAM CBS ..W…. 9:00 PM 6,944
21 WISDOM OF THE CROWD CBS ……Su 8:47 PM 6,718
22 A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING – S ABC ..W…. 8:00 PM 6,679
23 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS ..W…. 10:00 PM 6,311
24 CHICAGO MED – P NBC .Tu….. 10:01 PM 6,191
25 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS M…… 8:00 PM 6,096

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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