NBC dominated the broadcast charts even more than usual Thanksgiving week, with the network capturing all six of the week’s top spots.

The network’s Sunday and Thursday night football broadcasts, as well as its “TNF Pre-Kick” special were the week’s three highest-rated broadcasts with 6.6, 6.1, and 4.4 ratings in adults 18-49. They were also the week’s top 3 most-watched shows.

Since most scripted shows took the week off as well, “This is Us” was the week’s no. 1 show in 18-49 with a 1.8, followed closely behind by FOX’s “MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown” special (1.7). NCIS, however, led scripted for the week in total viewers with 11.95 million.

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

Nov. 19-25 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/4 (3) 1.0/4 (2) 0.3/1 (7) 0.8/3 (4) 2.4/10 (1) 0.4/2 (5t) 0.4/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.58 (3) 6.41 (2) 0.97 (7) 2.89 (4) 9.07 (1) 1.14 (6) 1.24 (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 (5t) 2.0/8 (2) 2.3/10 (1) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.4/2 (7)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.93 (4) 9.07 (2) 1.37 (5t) 6.99 (3) 9.1 (1) 1.25 (7) 1.37 (5t)

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. 19-25, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – S NBC Thurs. 8:23 PM 6.6 8,486
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 6.1 7,835
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-KICK – S NBC Thurs. 8:13 PM 4.4 5,717
4 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:49 PM 3.2 4,070
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME – S NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.6 3,332
6 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 2.1 2,758
7 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:34 PM 2.0 2,524
8 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 1.9 2,443
9 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.8 2,343
10 MASTERCHEF JR – CELEB SHOWDOWN – S FOX Thurs. 8:06 PM 1.7 2,188
11 CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGVING – S ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,886
12 THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,844
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,795
THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,765
15 SURVIVOR – S CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,651
16 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,610
911 FOX Mon. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,571
18 MANIFEST NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,435
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,434
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,424
THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,386
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 1.1 1,361
23 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,321
GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:34 PM 1.0 1,287
SNL THANKSGIVING – S NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,226
COLLEGE FOOTBALL FRI – PAC12 PRIME – S FOX Fri. 8:46 PM 1.0 1,224

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Nov. 19-25, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – S NBC Thurs. 8:23 PM 21,727
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 20,442
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-KICK – S NBC Thurs. 8:13 PM 15,328
4 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:34 PM 12,957
5 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 11,951
6 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:49 PM 10,709
7 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME – S NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 9,597
8 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 8,918
9 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 8,230
10 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:34 PM 8,090
11 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 7,918
12 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 7,884
13 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 7,883
14 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 7,736
15 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 7,472
16 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 7,321
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:34 PM 7,196
18 SURVIVOR – S CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,102
19 THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 6,866
20 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 6,857
21 THE NEIGHBORHOOD CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 6,445
22 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 6,243
23 CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGVING – S ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 6,226
24 SEAL TEAM – S CBS Weds. 9:01 PM 5,930
25 NEW AMSTERDAM NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 5,827

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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