Unlike the previous week, it was FOX that led the broadcast charts for the week of Nov. 26.

The network’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcast captured the no. 1 spot in adults 18-49 with a 6.4 rating, and in total viewers with 21.39 million. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” broadcast came second in both measures (5.4, 17.83 million). The fall finale of “This is Us” was the week’s highest-rated scripted show yet again, and rose three-tenths from the 1.8 it had scored the week before to a 2.1.

CBS’ annual broadcast of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” landed high in the charts as well, with a 1.8 rating and 8.15 million viewers. FOX won the network standings for the week with a 2.3 average in 18-49, followed by NBC (1.5) in second. CBS (0.9) and ABC (0.9) tied for third.

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

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/4 (3t) 0.9/4 (3t) 0.3/1 (7) 2.3/10 (1) 1.5/7 (2) 0.4/2 (6) 0.5/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.11 (4) 6.19 (3) 1.08 (7) 8.28 (1) 6.89 (2) 1.15 (6) 1.51 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.3/6 (4) 1.5/6 (3) 0.5/2 (6t) 2.0/9 (2) 2.2/10 (1) 0.4/2 (7) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.89 (4) 9.03 (2) 1.42 (5) 7.20 (3) 9.08 (1) 1.24 (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 Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 6.4 8,249
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 5.4 6,999
3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun. 8:12 PM 3.4 4,379
4 THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:05 PM 3.2 4,133
5 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:28 PM 3.1 3,943
6 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:51 PM 2.4 3,103
BIG TEN FOOTBALL CH GAME – S FOX Sat. 8:19 PM 2.4 3,029
8 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.1 2,663
9 RUDOLPH RED-NOSE REINDEER – S CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,256
10 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,071
THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,051
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,036
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,011
14 THURSDAY NIGHT PREGAME FOX Thurs. 7:30 PM 1.5 1,997
THE VOICE – TUES NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,956
16 THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,862
911 FOX Mon. 9:00 PM 1.4 1,787
18 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,715
CHRISTMAS-ROCKEFELLER CEN – S NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,688
FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 1.3 1,639
21 BOB’S BURGERS FOX Sun. 8:30 PM 1.2 1,606
GARTH BROOKS: NOTRE DAME – S CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,590
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,503
FAMILY GUY FOX Sun. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,493
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,490

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 21,394
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 17,830
3 THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:05 PM 12,196
4 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun. 8:12 PM 11,907
5 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 10,410
6 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:28 PM 10,101
7 THE VOICE – TUES NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,574
8 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,382
9 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 8,993
10 BIG TEN FOOTBALL CH GAME – S FOX Sat. 8:19 PM 8,659
11 GARTH BROOKS: NOTRE DAME – S CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 8,631
12 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:51 PM 8,528
13 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,404
14 CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CEN – S NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 8,393
15 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 8,152
16 RUDOLPH RED-NOSE REINDEER – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 8,151
17 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 7,936
18 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,612
19 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 7,472
20 THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 7,319
21 HAWAII FIVE CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 7,279
22 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 9:01 PM 6,826
23 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 6,672
24 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 6,470
25 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 6,276

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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