A pair of live football broadcasts dominated the broadcast charts for the week of Sept. 30.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” broadcast topped both the adults 18-49 (5.6 rating) and total viewer (18.13 million) charts, despite being down from the previous week’s “SNF” broadcast (7.8, 24.11 million). FOX’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcast came second in both measures (4.5, 14.41 million) yet again.

A late-afternoon NFL boost on Sunday made FOX’s “The Simpsons” (2.1) the week’s highest-rated scripted show, while “The Masked Singer” (2.0) remained the week’s no. 1 unscripted, non-sports broadcast.

FOX’s dominance in the broadcast charts was mirrored in the week’s network standings, as it beat all the other networks in both the adults 18-49 demo (2.0) and in total viewers (6.69 million). Meanwhile, NBC placed second in both measures (1.4, 6.52 million).

Here are the network standings for the week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2019 and the season so far.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/4 (3) 0.7/3 (4) 0.2/1 (7) 2.0/10 (1) 1.4/7 (2) 0.3/2 (6) 0.4/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.65 (4) 6.16 (3) 0.79 (7) 6.69 (1) 6.52 (2) 1.06 (6) 1.31 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/4 (3t) 0.9/4 (3t) 0.2/1 (7) 1.9/9 (1) 1.6/8 (2) 0.4/2 (5t) 0.4/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.68 (4) 6.52 (2) 0.67 (7) 6.24 (3) 7.00 (1) 1.08 (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 Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 5.6 7,190
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:24 PM 4.5 5,803
3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun. 8:14 PM 3.8 4,861
4 THE SIMPSONS FOX Sun. 8:04 PM 2.1 2,772
5 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:52 PM 2.0 2,609
THE MASKED SINGER FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,606
THURSDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:07 PM 2.0 2,579
8 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,169
9 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 7:36 PM 1.6 2,093
911 FOX Mon. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,088
THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,045
12 THE VOICE – MON NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,969
13 WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – P FOX Fri. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,785
14 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,698
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,677
16 BLESS THE HARTS FOX Sun. 8:34 PM 1.2 1,564
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,538
THE CONNERS ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,491
19 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,453
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,429
CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,369
YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,360
23 BOB’S BURGERS FOX Sun. 9:04 PM 1.0 1,321
FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,282
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,277
PRODIGAL SON FOX Mon. 9:01 PM 1.0 1,276
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,249

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2019

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun. 8:23 PM 18,129
2 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOX Thurs. 8:24 PM 14,407
3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun. 8:14 PM 12,887
4 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 12,523
5 FBI CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 9,468
6 THE VOICE – TUE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,037
7 THE VOICE – MON NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 8,751
8 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 8,616
9 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 8,352
10 CHICAGO MED NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 7,676
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 7,650
12 911 FOX Mon. 8:00 PM 7,478
13 THIS IS US NBC Tues. 9:00 PM 7,456
14 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 7,439
15 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PT 3 NBC Sun. 7:52 PM 7,285
16 THURSDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK FOX Thurs. 8:07 PM 7,273
17 THE MASKED SINGER FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 6,985
18 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 6,908
19 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 6,703
20 SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC Sat. 7:36 PM 6,677
21 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 6,588
22 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 6,580
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 6,556
24 GOD FRIENDED ME CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 6,407
25 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 6,283

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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