The NFL dominated the broadcast charts for the week of Oct. 14, as FOX scored yet another demo victory over the other networks.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” broadcast topped the week’s adults 18-49 (6.6 rating) and total viewer (16.26 million) charts, rebounding from the season low numbers it scored the week before. “SNF’s” pre-game special (4.7, 14.89 million) came second in both measures, while FOX’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcast placed third in both charts (4.4, 12.41 million) as well.

Also on FOX, “The Masked Singer” (2.2) was the week’s no. 1, non-sports broadcast yet again, while its annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode made “The Simpsons” (2.0) the week’s highest-rated scripted show. CBS’ “NCIS,” however, raked in the largest audience (11.54 million) of any of the week’s scripted broadcasts.

In the network standings, FOX held onto the week’s no. 1 spot among adults 18-49, with a 1.8 average rating. NBC placed second in the demo (1.6), but led the week in total viewers, with its 6.96 million viewer average narrowly beating FOX’s 6.10 million.

Here are the network standings for the week of Oct. 14-20, 2019 and the season so far.

Oct. 14-20 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.8/4 (3) 0.7/3 (4) 0.3/1 (7) 1.8/8 (1) 1.6/8 (2) 0.5/2 (5) 0.4/2 (6)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.34 (4) 5.66 (3) 0.86 (7) 6.10 (2) 6.96 (1) 1.43 (5) 1.32 (6)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.1/5 (3) 1.0/5 (4) 0.2/1 (7) 2.0/9 (1) 1.8/9 (2) 0.4/2 (5t) 0.4/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.35 (4) 7.52 (2) 0.89 (7) 6.74 (3) 7.76 (1) 1.19 (6) 1.35 (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 Oct. 14-20, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 6.6 8,579
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun. 8:14 PM 4.7 6,055
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 4.4 5,649
4 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:53 PM 2.9 3,746
5 THURSDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:07 PM 2.4 3,129
6 THE MASKED SINGER FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 2.2 2,801
7 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:02 PM 2.0 2,642
8 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 7:37 PM 1.7 2,194
9 NFL ON FOX BONUS FOX Sun. 7:32 PM 1.5 1,989
THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,985
CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,883
12 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,806
911 FOX Mon. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,781
THE VOICE – MON NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,775
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.4 1,749
16 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,742
THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,649
18 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,572
FAMILY GUY FOX Sun. 9:32 PM 1.2 1,505
THURSDAY NIGHT NFL PREGAME FOX Thurs. 7:30 PM 1.2 1,498
21 THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,478
BLESS THE HARTS FOX Sun. 8:32 PM 1.1 1,445
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,367
24 BOB’S BURGERS FOX Sun. 9:02 PM 1.0 1,357
MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,355
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,253
YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,237

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Oct. 14-20, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 16,263
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun. 8:14 PM 14,887
3 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 12,408
4 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 11,544
5 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:53 PM 11,205
6 CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 9,734
7 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 9,341
8 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 8,703
9 THURSDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:07 PM 8,546
10 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 8,537
11 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 7,706
12 THE VOICE – MON NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 7,642
13 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,637
14 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 7,473
15 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 7,388
16 THE MASKED SINGER FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 7,359
17 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,265
18 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 7,120
19 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 7:37 PM 7,094
20 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 6,890
21 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 6,694
22 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 6,633
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 6,516
24 911 FOX Mon. 8:00 PM 6,425
25 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 6,398

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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