“Sunday Night Football” easily led the broadcast charts for the week of Oct. 29, as it came close to hitting a season high in adults 18-49.

NBC’s broadcast of the Packers vs. Patriots game scored a 7.4 rating, up almost two whole points from the 4.5 that the previous week’s “SNF” game had scored. The game was also the week’s most-watched broadcast with 23.68 million viewers. CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” came second with 12.65 million, while it tied with “This is Us” (2.1) as the week’s highest-rated scripted show.

In the network standings, NBC rose back to the top in adults 18-49 with a 1.9 average, as FOX (1.6) came second and CBS (1.3) came third. CBS won the week, however, in total viewers with 8.02 million, beating NBC’s 7.83 million.

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

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/4 (4) 1.3/6 (3) 0.3/1 (7) 1.6/7 (2) 1.9/8 (1) 0.4/2 (5t) 0.4/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.28 (4) 8.02 (1) 0.99 (7) 5.52 (3) 7.83 (2) 1.23 (6) 1.37 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.3/5 (4) 1.5/6 (3) 0.4/2 (6t) 2.2/9 (1t) 2.2/9 (1t) 0.5/2 (5) 0.4/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.77 (4) 9.13 (1) 1.22 (7) 7.64 (3) 8.90 (2) 1.31 (6) 1.33 (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. 29 – Nov. 4, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:24 PM 7.4 9,586
2 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:41 PM 3.8 4,891
3 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:50 PM 3.4 4,317
4 HOME DEPOT PRIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL – S CBS Sat. 8:00 PM 3.3 4,302
5 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 3.3 4,199
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,745
THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.1 2,723
8 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,505
9 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,301
THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,316
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:07 PM 1.8 2,321
12 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.7 2,154
THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,127
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,005
15 911 FOX Mon. 9:00 PM 1.4 1,774
FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 1.4 1,806
17 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,652
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,706
NEW AMSTERDAM NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 1.3 1,626
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT ABC Tues. 8:31 PM 1.3 1,633
BOB’S BURGERS FOX Sun. 8:30 PM 1.3 1,664
22 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,559
MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.2 1,497
LAST MAN STANDING FOX Fri. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,505
MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,566
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,542

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:24 PM 23,677
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 12,649
3 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 12,321
4 THE OT FOX Sun. 7:41 PM 12,072
5 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:50 PM 11,681
6 HOME DEPOT PRIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL – S CBS Sat. 8:00 PM 11,543
7 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 11,096
8 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 11,075
9 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 9,852
10 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,461
11 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 9,418
12 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,004
13 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 8,887
14 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,718
15 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,974
16 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 7,903
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 7,876
18 THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 7,828
19 CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 7,775
20 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 7,564
21 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 7,402
22 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 7,258
23 BULL CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 7,234
24 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 7,069
25 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,041

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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