NBC’s broadcast of the Seahawks vs. Chiefs game kept “Sunday Night Football” at the top of the charts for the week of Dec. 17, with the same 5.4 rating in adults 18-49 as the previous week’s “SNF” game.

The Seahawks vs. Chiefs game also won the week in total viewers with 19.57 million, while CBS’ “60 Minutes” came second in the measure with 12.01 million viewers. The season finale of “The Voice” landed high in both measures as well, with a 1.7 rating and a 9.90 million viewer audience.

In the network standings, NBC completely won the week with a 1.4 average in 18-49 and 6.68 million viewers. CBS (1.0, 6.41 million) came second in both measures, followed by ABC (0.6, 2.98) in third.

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

Dec. 17-23 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.6/3 (3) 1.0/5 (2) 0.2/1 (7) 0.4/2 (4t) 1.4/7 (1) 0.3/2 (6) 0.4/2 (4t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 2.98 (3) 6.41 (2) 0.79 (7) 1.72 (4) 6.68 (1) 1.01 (6) 1.18 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.2/6 (4) 1.4/6 (3) 0.5/2 (5t) 1.9/8 (2) 2.1/9 (1) 0.4/2 (7) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.59 (4) 8.94 (1) 1.49 (5) 6.72 (3) 8.80 (2) 1.21 (7) 1.39 (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 Dec. 17-23, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 5.4 7,001
2 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:49 PM 2.1 2,714
3 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:57 PM 2.0 2,559
4 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,239
5 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,943
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,896
7 THE VOICE – R NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,587
CHARLIE BRWN CHRISTMAS – R ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,524
9 AGT: HOLIDAY – S NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,414
10 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,340
THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,325
SURVIVOR REUNION – S CBS Weds. 10:28 PM 1.0 1,315
13 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 0.9 1,210
YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 0.9 1,199
15 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 8:57 PM 0.8 1,069
THE CONNERS – R ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,019
17 OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE – R ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 0.7 965
ICE AGE MAMMOTH X-MAS – R FOX Sun. 7:18 PM 0.7 946
SHREK THE HALLS – R ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 0.7 945
MURPHY BROWN CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 0.7 942
GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW – S ABC Thurs. 9:00 PM 0.7 919
GREAT XMAS LIGHT FIGHT ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 0.7 898
HAPPY TOGETHER CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 0.7 882
I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS – R ABC Fri. 8:00 PM 0.7 882
25 SNL PRIME – R NBC Sat. 10:00 PM 0.6 835
MODERN FAMILY – R ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 0.6 822
NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 0.6 816
TIMELESS – S NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.6 760
2018: IN MEMORIAM – S ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 0.6 758
BULL – R CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 0.6 753
FBI – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 0.6 744
MAGNUM P.I. – R CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 0.6 738
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – R ABC Tues. 8:31 PM 0.6 738
DATELINE MYSTERY NBC Sat. 8:00 PM 0.6 718
ELLENS GAME OF GAMES – R NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 0.6 717
THE SIMPSONS – R FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 0.6 717

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Dec. 17-23, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 19,567
2 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:57 PM 12,012
3 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 9,897
4 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,490
5 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:49 PM 8,099
6 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,726
7 THE VOICE – R NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 7,213
8 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 7,133
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,057
10 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 8:57 PM 6,598
11 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 6,570
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 6,439
13 AGT: HOLIDAY – S NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 6,197
14 THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 6,079
15 FBI – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 5,596
16 MURPHY BROWN CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 5,227
17 CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – R ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 5,189
18 BLUE BLOODS – R CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 5,187
19 SURVIVOR REUNION – S CBS Weds. 10:28 PM 5,179
20 BULL – R CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 4,901
21 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – R CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 4,575
22 THE CONNERS – R ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 4,513
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 – R CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 4,155
24 HAPPY TOGETHER CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 4,107
25 MAGNUM P.I. – R CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 4,070

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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