Network Rankings: December 28, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Network Performance in Primetime: 12/28/15 - 1/3/16

It was a solid week for The Worldwide Leader in sports, as the network finished #1 by a significant margin thanks to its college football bowl games, specifically the College Football Playoff semifinals.

  • ESPN more than doubled its adults 18-49 average from the previous week, and almost tripled its average total viewers figure from the previous week.

NBC was the #1 broadcast network of the week in adults 18-49, 25-54 and even total viewers, primarily thanks to impressive ratings from the season finale of Sunday Night Football.

  • The network was up three-tenths in the demo week-to-week (1.7 from 1.4) and +1.4 million in total viewers week to week (6.6 million from 5.2 million).
  • CBS, ABC and Fox were also up week to week

TBS was the second-highest-rated primetime cable network of the week in adults 18-49, followed by USA, Discovery, HBO, ABC Family, HGTV, TNT, FX and Adult Swim.

  • ABC Family experienced the most significant fall from grace, week to week, due to the end of its 25 Days of Christmas series for 2015.

TBS was #2 in total viewers for cable followed by HGTV, USA, Discovery, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Hallmark Channel, History, and Encore.

All Nielsen-Measured Networks

Sorted by Adults 18-49, Live+SD Data:

DatesDaypartViewing SourceLive+SD P2+ Est. Median ageP18-49 Rtg%P18-49 Proj (000 s)P25-54 Rtg%P25-54 Proj (000 s)P2+ Proj (000 s)
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeESPN532.6032923.1036839054
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeNBC AFFILIATES54.81.7422042.2526766580
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeCBS AFFILIATES60.91.1013991.5818796510
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeABC AFFILIATES53.91.0212881.3015474147
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeFOX AFFILIATES52.20.8510771.0812882916
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeUNIVISION AFFILIATES42.10.648100.728501738
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeTBS NETWORK47.60.627900.748771701
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeTELEMUNDO AFFILIATES36.80.587330.617241503
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeUSA NETWORK51.60.475960.546471589
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDISCOVERY CHANNEL52.40.455750.586861547
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeHBO - THE WORKS470.425370.505961147
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeABC FAMILY39.80.415220.435061094
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeHOME AND GARDEN TV57.10.394980.505971622
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeALL PBS STATIONS64.599999999999990.394970.556592949
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeTURNER NETWORK TELEVISION47.50.384840.455341082
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFX42.10.384830.41485924
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeADULT SWIM26.40.374670.33393938
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeLIFETIME TELEVISION480.334210.384551022
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimePBS PRIMARY NTWK AFFIL65+0.334170.475582590
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeVH134.80.334150.31372647
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeION AFFILIATES55.30.324060.414931346
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeCW AFFILIATES52.30.324040.404801168
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeHISTORY56.30.313990.425041322
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFOOD NETWORK510.313950.374411001
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeUNIMAS AFFILIATES39.40.313910.34401777
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNICKELODEON10.80.303760.283271471
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeA&E NETWORK48.60.293680.34405832
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeBRAVO45.80.293670.34401735
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSPIKE TV47.80.283530.33394797
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeCOMEDY CENTRAL38.70.273450.27325606
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeAMC47.10.273390.32381757
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDISNEY CHANNEL12.10.263340.253001473
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeENCORE58.40.253170.313741178
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeINVESTIGATION DISCOVERY55.60.243060.32385955
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeE!39.50.243050.24279552
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNICK-AT-NITE21.70.243050.24284815
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSYFY54.10.243050.32375939
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeTLC52.50.243030.28335845
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeMTV30.70.222790.19226478
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeBLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV37.70.222780.20241564
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeHALLMARK CHANNEL620.222770.313711416
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeLIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK54.70.192450.23276744
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFXX32.60.192370.19227442
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSCIENCE36.70.182280.18219422
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSTARZ49.60.172140.21244515
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeTRUTV38.10.172120.18209457
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeANIMAL PLANET520.172110.20237594
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL49.50.162060.19228468
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeCNN58.90.151920.20236680
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDISNEY JUNIOR9.10.151860.14171579
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSHOWTIME51.50.141780.19222444
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeTV LAND56.20.131650.18212550
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeWETV58.30.121580.15178538
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNICK JR7.90.121540.13155592
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeTRAVEL CHANNEL53.30.121490.17196442
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeHBO PRIME49.90.121490.15175352
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeCNBC53.50.121470.12147379
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeBOUNCE TV AFFILIATES400.121470.13149327
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeESPN254.80.111360.13149393
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFOX NEWS CHANNEL65+0.111350.161961148
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeCMT480.111340.12143295
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeMULTIMAX48.90.101310.13149295
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFOX SPORTS 147.30.101230.11132270
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeMTV230.20.101230.08100210
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeGSN59.80.101210.10122448
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeME TV AFFILIATES59.50.091110.16187638
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeH256.20.081060.11133336
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeOPRAH WINFREY NETWORK550.081040.11126325
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeMSNBC610.081030.12139447
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeHALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES63.70.081010.12137544
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeWGN AMERICA58.70.08970.10117366
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeHLN59.10.07950.10115333
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNBA-TV44.50.07950.0893209
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeTV ONE46.70.07950.0899194
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeENCORE PRIMARY54.40.07920.10114261
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDISCOVERY EN ESPANOL36.20.07880.0891148
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeGALAVISION37.10.07880.0784174
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeOXYGEN MEDIA50.80.07880.0899213
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeIFC TV48.40.07830.0894188
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFYI50.20.06810.0892192
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL33.30.06800.0784216
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeVELOCITY54.30.06780.0787208
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSHOWTIME PRIME51.50.06750.0895187
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeBBC-AMERICA51.60.06740.0894195
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNICKTOONS12.20.06730.0670254
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeCOOKING CHANNEL46.80.06720.0780164
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimePOP53.10.06720.0892211
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSUNDANCE TV55.50.06720.0787225
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNAT GEO WILD580.06700.0783258
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDESTINATION AMERICA54.90.05670.0784213
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeESQUIRE NETWORK36.90.05670.0669136
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNBC SPORTS NETWORK51.50.05640.0668159
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSTARZ PRIMARY52.80.05630.0673171
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDIY NETWORK56.10.05610.0676192
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNFL NETWORK50.70.05610.0677152
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeREELZCHANNEL57.10.05600.0779214
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSPROUT10.40.05580.0555176
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeESTRELLA TV AFFILIATES49.70.04570.0561155
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeBOOMERANG12.60.04560.0449193
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeTHE WEATHER CHANNEL600.04550.0672243
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeESPNU53.70.04520.0556145
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeINSP65+0.04520.0560384
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeUP51.30.04520.0554137
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDISNEY XD11.70.04500.0452254
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeMAXPRIME52.60.04500.0561131
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFX MOVIE CHANNEL51.20.04470.0556121
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeTEENNICK140.04470.0338169
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeAMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL59.70.03370.0451157
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeCHILLER48.60.03370.033987
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFOX DEPORTES38.20.03360.033761
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeAZTECA AMERICA AFFILIATES470.03360.034184
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeCOZI TV AFFILIATES60.40.03340.0450160
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeCENTRIC47.30.03330.033567
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFUSE40.20.03320.033069
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDISCOVERY LIFE CHANNEL56.80.02310.0335103
Week of 12/28/2015Broadcast PrimeMUNDOMAX AFFILIATES55.30.02310.0444116
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeLOGO48.70.02300.033066
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeBABY FIRST TV26.70.02290.022655
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeCLOO50.50.02270.033072
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeNBC UNIVERSO390.02270.022749
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeSMITHSONIAN59.60.02260.0337109
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeBEIN SPORT ESPANOL34.10.02250.022540
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeGOLF CHANNEL57.50.02240.022980
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeOVATION58.30.02240.033287
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeGREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY59.10.02220.033090
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeMLB NETWORK49.40.02200.022248
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeDISCOVERY FAMILIA37.10.01180.021836
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeVH1 CLASSIC46.60.01170.022135
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeEL REY52.50.01150.022039
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFOX BUSINESS NETWORK64.099999999999990.01110.011775
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeFOX SPORTS 255.20.01110.011333
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeUNIVISION DEPORTES40.70.01110.011324
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeRFD-TV65+0.0190.0110151
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeAL JAZEERA AMERICA64.400000000000010.0180.01931
Week of 12/28/2015Cable PrimeBEIN SPORT37.60.0180.01713