FOX stayed on top of the broadcast charts for the week of Oct. 7, thanks to a live sports broadcast and the reliably strong performance of one unscripted series.

The network’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcast led the week’s adults 18-49 (5.0 rating) and total viewer (16.26 million) charts, up from the 4.5 rating and 14.41 million viewers that the previous week’s “TNF” broadcast scored on FOX. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” broadcast placed second in both charts (4.6, 14.89 million), after its numbers fell noticeably week-to-week.

Meanwhile, FOX’s “The Masked Singer” reclaimed its title as the week’s highest-rated, non-sports broadcast with a 2.0 for the second week in a row. “9-1-1” also tied with NBC’s “This is Us” as the week’s no. 1 scripted broadcast, with the two shows posting matching 1.7 ratings.

In the network standings, FOX reigned supreme in the adults 18-49 demo (1.7), but placed third in total viewers (6.02 million). NBC came second in both measures (1.4, 6.35 million), while CBS scored the week’s highest total viewer average (6.62 million).

Here are the network standings for the week of Oct. 7-13, 2019 and the season so far.

Oct. 7-13 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.7/4 (4) 0.9/4 (3) 0.3/1 (6t) 1.7/8 (1) 1.4/7 (2) 0.3/2 (6t) 0.4/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.02 (4) 6.62 (1) 1.03 (7) 6.02 (3) 6.35 (2) 1.06 (6) 1.33 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.0/5 (3t) 1.0/5 (3t) 0.2/1 (7) 1.9/9 (1) 1.7/8 (2) 0.4/2 (5t) 0.4/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.10 (4) 7.33 (2) 0.83 (7) 6.58 (3) 7.42 (1) 1.09 (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. 7-13, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 5.0 6,474
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 4.6 5,932
3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun. 8:14 PM 3.5 4,472
4 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:52 PM 3.0 3,856
5 THURSDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:07 PM 2.5 3,260
6 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 2.2 2,893
7 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:31 PM 2.1 2,676
8 THE MASKED SINGER FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,645
9 911 FOX Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,162
THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,145
11 THE VOICE – MON NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,938
THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,937
FOX MLB ALCS GAME 1 – S FOX Sat. 8:04 PM 1.5 1,897
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,771
15 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,514
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,498
THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,496
THURSDAY NIGHT NFL PREGAME FOX Thurs. 7:30 PM 1.2 1,494
19 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,459
CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,426
21 THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,305
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,282
YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,260
WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN FOX Fri. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,237
25 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,227
GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:31 PM 0.9 1,202
SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 7:37 PM 0.9 1,167
PRODIGAL SON FOX Mon. 9:01 PM 0.9 1,118
THE GOOD DOCTOR ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 0.9 1,117

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Oct. 7-13, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:23 PM 16,263
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 14,887
3 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:31 PM 12,408
4 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun. 8:14 PM 11,544
5 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 11,205
6 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:52 PM 9,734
7 THURSDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:07 PM 9,341
8 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 8,703
9 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 8,546
10 THE VOICE – MON NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 8,537
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,706
12 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,642
13 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 7,637
14 CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 7,473
15 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 7,388
16 911 FOX Mon. 8:00 PM 7,359
17 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 7,265
18 THE MASKED SINGER FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 7,120
19 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 7,094
20 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:31 PM 6,890
21 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 6,694
22 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:31 PM 6,633
23 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 6,516
24 MAGNUM P.I. CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 6,425
25 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 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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