Thanksgiving week was relatively light on original programming, and that’s reflected in the rankings for shows with three days of DVR and on-demand viewing.

NBC’s two primetime NFL games are the top shows in both viewers and adults 18-49, per usual virtually unchanged from their live numbers. Only one show, “This Is Us,” grew by more than a point in adults 18-49 — it rose by 1.4, from 2.4 to 3.8. Several shows usually near the top of the rankings, including “The Big Bang Theory,” “Empire,” “Designated Survivor” and “Modern Family,” had the week off.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Nov. 21-27, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating Gain vs. Live + SD % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL FOOTBALL THANKSGIVING – STEELERS/COLTS NBC 6.9 0.0 0%
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/BRONCOS NBC 6.2 0.0 0%
3 THIS IS US NBC 3.8 1.4 58%
4 60 MINUTES CBS 2.8 0.0 0%
5 NCIS CBS 2.5 0.6 32%
THE VOICE – MON. NBC 2.5 0.4 19%
7 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.3 0.8 53%
8 ACHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING – S ABC 2.2 0.2 10%
9 DANCING WITH THE STARS – MON. ABC 2.1 0.3 17%
THE MIDDLE ABC 2.1 0.5 31%
SURVIVOR CBS 2.1 0.6 40%
BULL CBS 2.1 0.6 40%
THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 2.1 0.3 17%
14 SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – FLORIDA/FLORIDA ST. ABC 2.0 0.0 0%
DANCING WITH THE STARS – TUES. – F ABC 2.0 0.2 11%
16 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 1.9 0.4 27%
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 1.9 0.4 27%
NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.9 0.4 27%
TIMELESS NBC 1.9 0.7 58%
20 SCORPION CBS 1.8 0.6 50%
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.8 0.6 50%
SNL THANKSGIVING 2016 – S NBC 1.8 0.2 12%
23 GOTHAM FOX 1.7 0.6 55%
2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 0.3 21%
25 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 1.6 0.6 60%
MOM CBS 1.6 0.4 33%
THE FLASH CW 1.6 0.5 45%

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Nov. 21-27, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s) Gain vs. Live + SD (000s) % gain vs. Live + SD
1 NFL FOOTBALL THANKSGIVING – STEELERS/COLTS NBC 20,973 91 0%
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CHIEFS/BRONCOS NBC 18,524 88 0%
3 NCIS CBS 17,688 2,830 19%
4 60 MINUTES CBS 17,687 421 2%
5 BULL CBS 13,930 3,037 28%
6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 13,384 1,995 18%
7 DANCING WITH THE STARS – MON. ABC 13,219 1,140 9%
8 THIS IS US NBC 12,931 3,931 44%
9 DANCING WITH THE STARS – TUES. – F ABC 12,135 1,159 11%
10 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 11,758 3,256 38%
11 MADAM SECRETARY CBS 11,623 2,653 30%
12 THE VOICE – MON. NBC 10,852 1,215 13%
13 THE VOICE – TUES. NBC 10,491 1,023 11%
14 SURVIVOR CBS 9,697 1,955 25%
15 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 9,696 3,220 50%
16 SCORPION CBS 9,501 2,434 34%
17 CODE BLACK CBS 8,818 2,642 43%
18 THE MIDDLE ABC 8,268 1,387 20%
19 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS 8,194 1,224 18%
20 A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING – S ABC 8,018 798 11%
21 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC 7,484 1,341 22%
22 MOM CBS 7,414 1,597 27%
23 TIMELESS NBC 7,126 2,412 51%
24 ELEMENTARY CBS 7,031 2,081 42%
25 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 7,028 1,760 33%

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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