“Sunday Night Football” led the broadcast top 25 yet again for the week of Oct. 15, in both the adults 18-49 and total viewers measures, despite falling noticeably week-to-week.

The NBC broadcast scored a 5.1 rating in adults 18-49 with 16.02 million viewers, down almost two full points from the previous week’s “SNF” broadcast. Outside of sports, the series premiere of ABC’s “Roseanne” spin-off, “The Conners,” was the week’s highest-rated scripted show with a 2.4, followed by “This is Us” (2.2) in second.

In the network standings, NBC led in 18-49 with a 1.7 average, while FOX (1.3) took second, and CBS (1.1) came third.  NBC was beaten, however, by CBS in total viewers (7.16 vs. 7.56 million).

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

Oct. 15-22 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.0/4 (4) 1.1/5 (3) 0.3/1 (7) 1.3/5 (2) 1.7/7 (1) 0.5/2 (5) 0.4/2 (6)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.71 (3) 7.56 (1) 1.06 (7) 4.31 (4) 7.16 (2) 1.29 (5) 1.21 (6)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.3/5 (4) 1.4/6 (3) 0.3/1 (7) 1.8/8 (2) 2.1/9 (1) 0.5/2 (5) 0.4/2 (6)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.79 (4) 8.84 (1) 0.94 (7) 5.89 (3) 8.69 (2) 1.28 (6) 1.31 (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. 15-21, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 5.1 6,582
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 2.9 3,689
3 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:51 PM 2.7 3,497
4 THE CONNERS – P ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.4 3,030
5 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:37 PM 2.3 3,018
6 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.2 2,845
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,673
8 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,514
9 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,262
10 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.7 2,163
11 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 7:36 PM 1.6 2,123
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,099
THURSDAY NIGHT PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:05 PM 1.6 2,087
FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 1.6 2,048
15 MANIFEST NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.5 1,929
16 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,857
911 FOX Mon. 9:00 PM 1.4 1,848
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – P ABC Tues. 8:31 PM 1.4 1,834
19 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,720
MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.3 1,678
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,645
LAST MAN STANDING FOX Fri. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,629
THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,626
BOB’S BURGERS FOX Sun. 8:29 PM 1.3 1,622
25 CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,602
GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:37 PM 1.2 1,595
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,583
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 1.2 1,539
STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,505
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,483

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Oct. 15-21, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 16,015
2 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:37 PM 14,068
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 12,230
4 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 11,871
5 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 11,001
6 THE CONNERS – P ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 10,567
7 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,992
8 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 9,312
9 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 9,125
10 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 8,991
11 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 8,925
12 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:37 PM 8,862
13 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:51 PM 8,849
14 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,462
15 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:37 PM 8,349
16 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,126
17 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,883
18 CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 7,736
19 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 7,484
20 MANIFEST NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 7,468
21 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 7,248
22 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,223
23 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,956
24 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 6,890
25 THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 6,684

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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