Like it had the week before, NBC continued to expand its dominance over the other broadcast networks in both the total viewers and adults 18-49 races for the week of August 27 – Sept. 2.

The network’s broadcast of the Saturday night Notre Dame vs Michigan NCAA football game was the highest-rated program of the week with a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.72 million viewers in the demo. In addition, the network’s Tuesday and Wednesday night “America’s Got Talent” broadcasts also landed in the top 5 of the week with their respective 1.9 and 1.5 ratings.

NBC also grabbed all of the top 3 spots of the week in total viewers with “America’s Got Talent” and Saturday night college football raking in 10.78 – 7.09 million viewers. Meanwhile, ABC scored second-highest in adults 18-49 for the week, with its own Sunday Night Football coverage landing it a 2.0.

In the network race, NBC led again with a 1.0 overall for the week and 5.10 million average viewers. ABC came in second in the demo with a 0.9, followed by a 3-way tie between CBS, FOX, and TEL for third place with matching 0.5s.

Here are the network standings for last week and the season so far.

August 27 – Sept. 2 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/5 (2) 0.5/3 (3t) 0.2/1 (7) 0.5/2 (3t) 1.0/5 (1) 0.5/2 (3t) 0.3/2 (6)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.69 (2) 3.51 (3) 0.78 (7) 1.67 (4) 5.10 (1) 1.17 (6) 1.18 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.3/6 (2t) 1.3/5 (2t) 0.5/2 (5t) 1.2/5 (4) 1.8/8 (1) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.59 (3) 7.74 (2) 1.54 (5) 4.18 (4) 7.75 (1) 1.23 (7) 1.49 (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 August 27 – Sept. 2, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL – P NBC Sat. 7:30 PM 2.1 2,720
2 SUNDAY NIGHT KICKOFF – S ABC Sun. 7:36 PM 2.0 2,613
3 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,395
4 BIG BROTHER – WED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,067
5 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,991
6 BIG BROTHER – THU CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,684
BIG BROTHER – SUN CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,642
8 BACHELOR IN PARADISE ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,580
SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – P ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 1.2 1,558
10 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,468
WORLD OF DANCE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,459
BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,459
13 MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,267
MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,263
15 MAKING IT NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 0.8 1,022
16 THE GOLDBERGS – R ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 0.6 815
SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE FOX Mon. 8:00 PM 0.6 813
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – R NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 0.6 812
DATELINE CLASSIC – R NBC Sun. 7:00 PM 0.6 782
MODERN FAMILY – R ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 0.6 760
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – R ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 0.6 711
22 ELLENS GAME OF GAMES – R NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.5 706
NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 0.5 705
FAMILY GUY – R FOX Sun. 9:30 PM 0.5 698
MOM – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 0.5 694

*22 shows tied for 25th place.

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for August 27 – Sept. 2, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 10,782
2 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 9,906
3 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL – P NBC Sat. 7:30 PM 7,091
4 SUNDAY NIGHT KICKOFF – S ABC Sun. 7:36 PM 6,553
5 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,857
6 60 MINUTES – R CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 5,840
7 BIG BROTHER – WED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 5,780
8 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 5,741
9 WORLD OF DANCE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 5,064
10 DATELINE CLASSIC – R NBC Sun. 7:00 PM 4,933
11 BIG BROTHER – THU CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 4,671
12 BIG BROTHER – SUN CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 4,660
13 BULL – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 4,627
14 BACHELOR IN PARADISE ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 4,623
15 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – R CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 4,551
16 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – P ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 4,540
17 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 4,157
18 MOM – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 3,883
19 MAKING IT NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 3,657
20 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,600
21 ELEMENTARY CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 3,570
22 MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 3,562
23 BLUE BLOODS – R CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 3,293
24 MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 3,218
25 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – R NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 3,132

All program ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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