“Sunday Night Football” reclaimed the top spot in the broadcast charts for the week of Dec. 3.

NBC’s broadcast of the Rams vs. Bears game scored a 5.9 rating in adults 18-49, up five-tenths from the previous week’s “SNF” game. It also led the week in total viewers with 19.39 million, while FOX’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcast came second in 18-49 (3.1) and fifth in viewers (10.79 million).

Elsewhere, a big NFL overrun boosted “The Simpsons” to being the week’s highest-rated show in scripted with a 2.8. “The Big Bang Theory” led scripted in viewers with 12.53 million, as CBS won the week in viewers (6.92 million) but FOX led in 18-49 (1.7).

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

Dec. 3-9 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.7/3 (4) 0.9/4 (3) 0.4/2 (6t) 1.7/7 (1) 1.5/7 (2) 0.4/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.56 (4) 6.92 (1) 1.10 (6) 5.89 (3) 6.78 (2) 1.09 (7) 1.41 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.3/5 (4) 1.4/6 (3) 0.5/2 (5t) 2.0/9 (2) 2.2/9 (1) 0.4/2 (7) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.78 (4) 8.99 (1t) 1.44 (5) 7.14 (3) 8.99 (1t) 1.23 (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. 3-9, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 5.9 7,640
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 3.1 4,021
3 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 2.8 3,645
4 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:50 PM 2.3 3,026
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,741
6 BOB’S BURGERS FOX Sun. 8:30 PM 1.8 2,332
7 THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:05 PM 1.7 2,172
8 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.6 2,024
9 FAMILY GUY FOX Sun. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,980
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,948
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,930
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,904
13 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,829
14 THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,709
MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,630
16 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,606
STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,563
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,557
CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,543
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,538
CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – S ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,517
22 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.1 1,475
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,442
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,419
LAST MAN STANDING FOX Fri. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,370

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Dec. 3-9, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 19,388
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 12,529
3 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 12,046
4 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 10,914
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 10,791
6 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 9,721
7 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 8,997
8 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 8,918
9 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,895
10 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 8,889
11 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:50 PM 8,639
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 8,329
13 CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 7,944
14 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,943
15 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 7,925
16 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 7,809
17 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 7,527
18 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,518
19 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 7,513
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,503
21 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,818
22 THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 6,635
23 BULL CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 6,595
24 THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 6,501
25 THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:05 PM 6,488

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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