“Sunday Night Football” hit its best ratings since the beginning of the season, and election night brought in sizable audiences for ABC, CBS and NBC for the week of Nov. 7-13. That in turn pushed some entertainment programming out of the Top 25.

“SNF” scored a 7.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 22.51 million viewers, the biggest audience for a primetime NFL game since Sept. 18. The game led both the 18-49 and viewer rankings by a sizable margin.

NBC fared the best with its election coverage, finishing third overall in adults 18-49 with a 4.0 and seventh in viewers with 11.21 million. The top entertainment show of the week was “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS (3.4, 14.47 million).

Here are the network standings for the week and the season to date.

Nov. 7-13 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.5/5 (3t) 1.5/5 (3t) 0.4/1 (7) 1.8/6 (2) 2.4/8 (1) 0.7/2 (6) 0.8/3 (5)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 6.01 (4) 8.00 (2) 1.29 (7) 5.46 (4) 8.44 (1) 1.69 (6) 2.21 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.9/6 (4) 2.1/7 (3) 0.6/2 (6t) 2.5/9 (2) 2.6/9 (1) 0.7/2 (5) 0.6/2 (6t)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 7.23 (4) 10.64 (1) 1.73 (7) 8.02 (3) 9.09 (2) 1.75 (6) 1.82 (5)

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. 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PATRIOTS/SEAHAWKS NBC Sun. 8:32 PM 7.7 9,848
2 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:48 PM 6.7 8,645
3 DECISION ’16 – S NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 4.0 5,127
4 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:53 PM 3.7 4,806
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 3.4 4,395
60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 3.4 4,315
7 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 3.1 3,982
8 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 2.9 3,687
9 VOTE 2016 – S ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.7 3,469
10 CAMPAIGN 2016: ELECTION NIGHT – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 2.4 3,049
11 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.3 2,963
MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 2.3 2,950
13 SNL ELECTION SPECIAL NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 2.1 2,746
14 THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,540
15 SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – MICHIGAN/IOWA ABC Sat. 8:06 PM 1.9 2,500
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,459
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,431
18 LETHAL WEAPON FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,319
19 SPEECHLESS ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.7 2,201
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,194
WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: MEXICO/UNITED STATES UNI Fri. 7:30 PM 1.7 2,192
THE GREAT INDOORS CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.7 2,145
23 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,116
SON OF ZORN FOX Sun. 8:30 PM 1.6 2,098
FAMILY GUY FOX Sun. 9:01 PM 1.6 2,081
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,025

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Nov. 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – PATRIOTS/SEAHAWKS NBC Sun. 8:32 PM 22,513
2 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 20,000
3 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:48 PM 18,557
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 14,473
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 12,113
6 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:53 PM 11,324
7 DECISION ’16 – S NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 11,219
8 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,848
9 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 10,266
10 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,968
11 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 9,842
12 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 9,265
13 VOTE 2016 – S ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,161
14 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,811
15 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 8,151
16 CAMPAIGN 2016: ELECTION NIGHT – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 8,144
17 SNL ELECTION SPECIAL NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 8,022
18 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 7,687
19 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 7,647
20 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 7,415
21 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 7,372
22 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,248
23 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,230
24 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 7,101
25 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 7,099

All numbers 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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