NBC’s live football broadcasts dominated the broadcast top 25 yet again for the week of Sept. 10-16.

The network’s weekly “Sunday Night Football” broadcast, unsurprisingly, led in both the adults 18-49 and total viewers measures with a 7.0 and 20.66 million. The network’s additional “Football Night in America” pre-game special (3.6, 10.89 million) landed in the top 3 in both measures as well. Meanwhile, ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” broadcast found its way into the week’s top 5 with a 2.2.

Despite being pushed from the top by football as well, “America’s Got Talent” continued to land fairly high in the charts, with its Tuesday and Wednesday night broadcasts scoring 10.75 and 10.15 million viewers each.

So thanks to the NFL coverage and “Got Talent,” NBC easily held onto the no. 1 spot in the network standings, with ABC (0.9) and CBS (0.9) tying for second, followed by FOX (0.7) in fourth.

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

Sept. 10-16 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/4 (2t) 0.9/4 (2t) 0.2/1 (7) 0.7/3 (4) 1.7/8 (1) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.96 (3) 4.84 (2) 0.74 (7) 2.26 (4) 6.74 (1) 1.31 (6) 1.38 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.3/6 (2t) 1.3/5 (2t) 0.5/2 (5t) 1.2/5 (4) 1.8/8 (1) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.52 (3) 7.62 (2) 1.51 (5) 4.13 (4) 7.77 (1) 1.23 (7) 1.48 (8)

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 Sept. 10-16, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 7.0 9,051
2 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:52 PM 3.6 4,667
3 60 MINUTES – R CBS Sun. 7:37 PM 2.2 2,839
SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 2.2 2,786
5 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 2.0 2,519
6 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,463
7 BIG BROTHER – SUN CBS Sun. 8:37 PM 1.7 2,253
8 BIG BROTHER – THU CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.6 2,078
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,011
10 BIG BROTHER – WED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,992
11 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUE – F ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,615
12 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR – F NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,526
MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,507
14 BACHELOR IN PARADISE ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,478
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,468
WORLD OF DANCE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,466
17 MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,295
YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.0 1,284
19 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,193
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – R ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,191
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,134
22 CFB – BIG12 PRIME – P FOX Sat. 8:21 PM 0.8 1,054
MATCH GAME ABC Thurs. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,048
THE SIMPSONS – R FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,023
THE SIMPSONS – R FOX Sun. 7:30 PM 0.8 973

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Sept. 10-16, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 20,658
2 60 MINUTES – R CBS Sun. 7:37 PM 11,436
3 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:52 PM 10,894
4 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 10,750
5 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – WED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 10,154
6 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 8:07 PM 7,232
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 6,552
8 BIG BROTHER – SUN CBS Sun. 8:37 PM 6,359
9 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC Sun. 7:30 PM 6,234
10 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 6,151
11 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 6,044
12 BIG BROTHER – WED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 5,708
13 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR – F NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,692
14 BIG BROTHER – THU CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 5,591
15 WORLD OF DANCE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 5,586
16 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 5,460
17 BULL – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 5,247
18 CELEBRITY FAM FEUD – R ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 5,198
19 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 5,011
20 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS – R ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 4,602
21 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – TUE – F ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 4,557
22 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – R CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 4,539
23 THE $100,000 PYRAMID ABC Sun. 9:00 PM 4,394
24 MATCH GAME ABC Thurs. 9:00 PM 4,307
25 CBS FALL PREVIEW – S CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 4,297

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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