NBC easily maintained its dominance over all of the other broadcast networks in both the total viewers and adults 18-49 measures for the week of July 30 – August 5.

The network landed both of the two top spots of the week in adults 18-49 with “America’s Got Talent” (2.1) leading, and it’s broadcast of the NFL preseason game between the Ravens and the Bears following closely behind with its own 2.0 rating in the demographic. “Got Talent” was up one-tenth week-to-week as well from the 2.0 it had scored the week before.

In total viewers, it was actually an encore broadcast of CBS’ “60 Minutes” that scored the second-highest spot of the week – behind “America’s Got Talent” – with 7.54 million. With the help of football and shows like “Got Talent,” NBC stayed on top in the network rankings once again, while ABC and CBS tied for the second spot in 18-49.

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

July 30 – August 5 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.6/3 (2t) 0.6/3 (2t) 0.2/1 (7) 0.5/2 (4t) 1.0/5 (1) 0.5/2 (4t) 0.4/2 (6)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.09 (3) 3.81 (2) 0.84 (7) 1.93 (4) 4.70 (1) 1.24 (5) 1.13 (6)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.4/6 (2t) 1.4/6 (2t) 0.5/2 (5t) 1.3/5 (4) 1.9/8 (1) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.71 (3) 8.06 (1) 1.59 (5) 4.36 (4) 7.98 (2) 1.23 (7) 1.51 (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 July 30 – August 5, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,717
2 NBC NFL PRE-SEASON NBC Thurs. 8:10 PM 2.0 2,525
3 BIG BROTHER – SUN CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,007
4 BIG BROTHER – THU CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,939
BIG BROTHER – WED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,932
6 THE BACHELORETTE ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,697
7 WORLD OF DANCE NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,412
MAKING IT – P NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,409
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,390
10 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,308
THE FOUR FOX Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,274
12 MASTERCHEF WED FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,203
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,200
YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 0.9 1,108
15 THE $100,000 PYRAMID ABC Sun. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,075
DATELINE NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,058
17 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS – R ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 0.7 929
TO TELL THE TRUTH ABC Sun. 10:00 PM 0.7 919
BEAT SHAZAM FOX Tues. 8:00 PM 0.7 873
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – R NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.7 854
60 MINUTES – R CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 0.7 851
24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK – R FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 0.7 841
23 THE GOLDBERGS – R ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 0.6 826
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE FOX Mon. 8:00 PM 0.6 819
DATELINE CLASSIC – R NBC Fri. 10:00 PM 0.6 815
MOM – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 0.6 809
THE PROPOSAL ABC Mon. 10:01 PM 0.6 797
TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 0.6 738

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for July 30 – August 5, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 11,830
2 60 MINUTES – R CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 7,539
3 NBC NFL PRE-SEASON NBC Thurs. 8:10 PM 6,774
4 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 5,957
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 5,863
6 BIG BROTHER – THU CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 5,621
7 BIG BROTHER – SUN CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 5,570
8 BIG BROTHER – WED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 5,545
9 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 5,503
10 THE BACHELORETTE ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,479
11 WORLD OF DANCE NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 5,330
12 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,309
13 MAKING IT – P NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 5,192
14 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 4,958
15 THE $100,000 PYRAMID ABC Sun. 9:00 PM 4,847
16 DATELINE NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 4,619
17 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO – R ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 4,530
18 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – R CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 4,313
19 BULL – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 4,265
20 MOM – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 4,234
21 BLUE BLOODS – R CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 4,060
22 TO TELL THE TRUTH ABC Sun. 10:00 PM 3,724
23 DATELINE CLASSIC – R NBC Fri. 10:00 PM 3,553
24 MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 3,514
25 LIFE IN PIECES – R CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 3,413

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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