“Empire’s” streak as the top-rated scripted series on network TV came to an end — barely — in the week of Oct. 3-9.

“The Big Bang Theory” scored a 3.5 rating among adults 18-49 with its Oct. 3 episode, narrowly beating “Empire’s” 3.4. The last time another scripted broadcast show beat “Empire” was the week of Jan. 26, 2015 — when “Empire” was just four weeks old.

CBS scored a narrow win in adults 18-49 for the week over NBC and had a healthy lead in viewers. Here are the network standings for week 3 and the season to date:

Oct. 3-9 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.4/5 (3) 2.1/8 (1) 0.4/2 (5) 1.1/4 (4) 2.0/7 (2)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 6.10 (3) 9.58 (1) 1.32 (5) 3.44 (4) 7.30 (2)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.7/6 (3) 2.2/8 (2) 0.3/1 (5) 1.5/5 (4) 2.5/9 (1)
Viewers (millions) (rank) 6.82 (3) 10.53 (1) 1.06 (5) 4.50 (4) 8.76 (2)

Current week ratings are live + same-day. Season-to-date ratings are “most current,” a combination of Live +7 and same-day ratings.

Among Spanish-language broadcasters, Telemundo (0.7/3 in adults 18-49) narrowly beat Univision (0.6/2). The two were virtually tied in viewers.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Oct. 3-9, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – GIANTS/PACKERS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 5.9 7,533
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CARDINALS/49ERS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 4.1 5,226
3 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 3.9 4,998
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 3.5 4,492
5 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 3.4 4,326
6 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 3.0 3,828
7 DEBATE ANALYSIS – S CBS Sun. 10:37 PM 2.8 3,571
8 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:45 PM 2.6 3,381
9 DEBATE ANALYSIS – S ABC Sun. 10:37 PM 2.3 2,959
10 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.2 2,884
KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:31 PM 2.2 2,856
MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 2.2 2,834
13 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,582
14 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC SUn. 7:30 PM 1.9 2,422
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,389
16 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,359
TIMELESS – P NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.8 2,354
SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FB – FLORIDA ST/MIAMI ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 1.8 2,351
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,346
SPEECHLESS ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.8 2,280
21 LETHAL WEAPON FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,200
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,179
THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF CBS Thurs. 7:57 PM 1.7 2,133
24 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.6 2,066
SCORPION – P CBS Mon. 9:01 PM 1.6 1,994

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in viewers for Oct. 3-9, 2016

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – GIANTS/PACKERS NBC Sun. 8:31 PM 16,622
2 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 14,441
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 14,320
4 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:45 PM 12,397
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – CARDINALS/49ERS CBS Thurs. 8:27 PM 12,074
6 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 11,783
7 VP DEBATE ANALYSIS – S CBS Sun. 10:37 PM 10,941
8 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:55 PM 10,782
9 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,729
10 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 9,827
11 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 9,626
12 KEVIN CAN WAIT CBS Mon. 8:31 PM 9,616
13 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 9,250
14 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,116
15 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,517
16 SCORPION – P CBS Mon. 9:01 PM 8,353
17 VP DEBATE ANALYSIS – S ABC Sun. 10:37 PM 8,201
18 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 8,082
19 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 8,055
20 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 7,925
21 TIMELESS – P NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 7,597
22 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 7,553
23 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC Weds. 10:00 PM 7,054
24 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 6,969
25 CHICAGO MED NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 6,863

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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