Predictably, football continued to lead the broadcast charts for the week of Nov. 12.

NBC’s broadcast of the Bears vs. Vikings “Sunday Night Football” game won the week with a 5.8 rating in adults 18-49, despite being down seven-tenths from the previous week’s “SNF” game. Outside of sports, “The Big Bang Theory” remained the highest-rated (2.3) and most-watched (12.56 million viewers) scripted show, while this year’s annual CMA Awards was the week’s seventh highest-rated broadcast with a 2.1.

In the network standings, FOX took the no. 1 spot among adults 18-49 with a 1.7, closely followed by NBC (1.6) in second place and ABC (1.0) in third. NBC was, however, the week’s most-watched network with 7.05 million viewers.

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

Nov. 12-18 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.0/4 (3) 0.9/4 (4) 0.3/1 (7) 1.7/7 (1) 1.6/7 (2) 0.4/2 (6) 0.5/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.25 (4) 6.81 (2) 1.03 (7) 6.00 (3) 7.05 (1) 1.08 (6) 1.56 (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) 0.4/2 (6t) 2.1/9 (2) 2.2/9 (1) 0.5/2 (5) 0.4/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.93 (4) 9.15 (1) 1.34 (6) 7.35 (3) 8.92 (2) 1.25 (7) 1.38 (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. 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 5.8 7,525
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 5.0 6,429
3 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:37 PM 2.8 3,624
4 THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:05 PM 2.6 3,287
FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:50 PM 2.6 3,415
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.3 3,022
7 CMA AWARDS – S ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,764
8 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.0 2,558
9 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.8 2,275
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,259
11 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,152
12 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,044
THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,100
14 THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,891
15 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,757
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,863
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,859
FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 1.4 1,748
19 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.3 1,637
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,658
21 CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,569
STATION 19 ABC Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.2 1,512
THURSDAY NIGHT PREGAME FOX Thurs. 7:30 PM 1.2 1,493
BOB’S BURGERS FOX Sun. 8:30 PM 1.2 1,527
25 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,394
THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,428
MANIFEST NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,474
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 1.1 1,437
LAST MAN STANDING FOX Fri. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,454
STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,395
FAMILY GUY FOX Sun. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,457

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Nov. 12-18, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 18,843
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 16,885
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 12,563
4 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 12,473
5 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 10,779
6 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 10,293
7 CMA AWARDS – S ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 10,108
8 THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:05 PM 9,458
9 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:50 PM 9,218
10 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 9,199
11 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,004
12 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 8,853
13 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:37 PM 8,712
14 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,628
15 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 8,482
16 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 7,933
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 7,882
18 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 7,583
19 CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 7,531
20 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 7,510
21 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,304
22 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 7,296
23 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,294
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,223
25 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,209

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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