Top Shows of the Week: Broadcast Eased Past Cable

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Top 100 Programs of the Week (November 30 - December 6)

With The Walking Dead now on hiatus, the week's highest-rated and most-watched programs hailed from the big broadcast networks.

  • NBC's Sunday Night Football (Indianapolis vs. Pittsburgh) was the #1 primetime program of the week, though its ratings were down from the previous week's contest (New England vs. Denver)
  • The fall finale of Empire was the highest-rated entertainment program of the week, averaging a 4.5 rating in P 18-49, a figure which is significantly up from the Thanksgiving Eve episode, and in line with the 11/18 installment.
  • NBC's live musical The Wiz Live! was the #2 entertainment program of the week, hauling a 3.4 live + sd rating in the demo and 11.5 million live + sd viewers in total. These figures are up from last year's Peter Pan Live!, but down from previous year's The Sound of Music Live! 
  • The Voice (Monday) was the most-watched entertainment program of the week, averaging 12.6 million total live + sd viewers.

CABLE

  • Monday Night Football (Baltimore vs. Cleveland) was the #1 cable program of the week in all key measurements, though it was significantly down from the previous week's MNF telecast.
  •  Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta was the highest-rated cable entertainment program of the week, averaging a 1.44 live + sd in P 18-49. The episode was up over one tenth of a point week to week, and +200,000 in overall viewers (3.0 million vs. 2.8 million).
  • ABC Family's presentation of Elf was the second-highest-rated cable entertainment telecast of the week (1.41), followed by VH1's Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Discovery's Gold Rush, and FX's American Horror Story in P 18-49 viewers.
  • Cable news programming won the week in average total audience, headlined by The O'Reilly Factor with Anderson Cooper 360 not far behind.
  • Into the Badlands struggled without its The Walking Dead lead, averaging just under a 1.1 in P 18-49 and over 2.4 million live + sd viewers. Numbers will surely improve with time-shifted data, but still a bit disconcerting.

 Overnights

<p>Originator</p><p>Program</p><p>Telecast Date</p><p>Telecast Time</p><p>Common Day of Week</p><p>Indicators</p><p>P18-49 Rtg %</p><p>P18-49 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P25-54 Rtg%</p><p>P25-54 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P2+ Proj (000 s)</p>

FOX

FOX NFL SUNDAY-PST GN-NAT

12/06/2015

7:47 PM

SUNDAY

(D)(C)

7.58

9615

8.86

10529

21940

NBC

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - IND vs. PIT

12/06/2015

8:31 PM

SUNDAY

6.71

8513

7.80

9266

19185

FOX

OT, THE

12/06/2015

7:50 PM

SUNDAY

5.79

7340

6.76

8026

16763

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL - GB vs. DET

12/03/2015

8:26 PM

THURSDAY

5.26

6668

6.41

7618

17845

NBC

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

12/06/2015

8:22 PM

SUNDAY

4.92

6241

5.86

6962

14649

FOX

EMPIRE

12/02/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

4.52

5729

5.03

5980

11812

NBC

WIZ LIVE!

12/03/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

3.38

4291

4.03

4785

11498

ESPN

NFL REGULAR SEASON L - BAL vs. CLE

11/30/2015

8:15 PM

MONDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

3.38

4283

3.86

4584

10116

FOX

BIG TEN FOOTBALL CH GAME - MICH ST vs. IOWA

12/05/2015

8:19 PM

SATURDAY

(S)

3.00

3802

3.53

4196

9818

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

12/06/2015

7:50 PM

SUNDAY

(G)

2.97

3766

3.62

4295

9034

NBC

VOICE

11/30/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

2.81

3558

3.93

4670

12560

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK

12/03/2015

8:20 PM

THURSDAY

2.68

3393

3.47

4124

10821

NBC

VOICE-TUE

12/01/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.57

3264

3.53

4200

12127

ABC

MODERN FAMILY

12/02/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.39

3032

3.03

3595

7350

CBS

RUDOLPH RED-NOSE REINDEER

12/01/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

(S)(R)

2.36

2987

3.30

3924

9024

FOX

SIMPSONS

12/06/2015

8:15 PM

SUNDAY

2.34

2970

2.54

3020

5528

ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - UNC vs. CLEM

12/05/2015

8:07 PM

SATURDAY

2.30

2912

2.46

2924

6919

CBS

SURVIVOR

12/02/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.10

2668

3.09

3673

9424

CBS

SEC CHAMP POST GAME - FLA vs. ALABAMA

12/05/2015

7:54 PM

SATURDAY

(S)

2.06

2616

2.64

3134

7300

ABC

GOLDBERGS, THE

12/02/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.05

2597

2.57

3048

6458

ABC

MIDDLE, THE

12/02/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.04

2587

2.70

3205

7637

NBC

CHICAGO MED

12/01/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.00

2532

2.74

3261

9874

NBC

SUPERSTORE

11/30/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(P)

1.99

2526

2.62

3115

7229

ABC

CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

11/30/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(S)(R)

1.98

2509

2.63

3129

7333

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF2

12/03/2015

7:57 PM

THURSDAY

1.96

2487

2.60

3093

7874

FOX

BIG 10 FTBL CHAMP GM-KICK

12/05/2015

8:11 PM

SATURDAY

(S)

1.89

2399

2.15

2553

6379

NBC

CHICAGO FIRE

12/01/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.88

2387

2.60

3093

8623

ABC

50TH CHRISTMAS, C. BROWN

11/30/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(S)

1.78

2258

2.42

2869

7184

FOX

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

12/06/2015

8:45 PM

SUNDAY

1.73

2198

1.87

2225

3945

FOX

FAMILY GUY

12/06/2015

9:15 PM

SUNDAY

1.66

2108

1.77

2103

3631

CBS

SUPERGIRL

11/30/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.64

2080

2.30

2731

8019

NBC

SUPERSTORE 11/30

11/30/2015

10:30 PM

MONDAY

(S)

1.64

2074

2.06

2453

5365

ABC

BLACK-ISH

12/02/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.63

2063

2.10

2499

5446

ABC

SHARK TANK

12/04/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.62

2057

2.12

2515

6164

FOX

GOTHAM

11/30/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.57

1991

1.80

2143

4508

CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS

12/02/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.56

1983

2.28

2708

8753

NBC

CHRISTMAS-ROCKEFELLER CEN

12/02/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

1.53

1943

2.02

2400

8071

CBS

CODE BLACK

12/02/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.47

1868

2.09

2485

8496

NBC

HOW GRINCH STOLE XMAS

12/02/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)

1.46

1855

1.97

2340

5604

FOX

ROSEWOOD

12/02/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.46

1854

1.82

2167

5043

NFL NETWORK

NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL- GB vs. DET

12/03/2015

8:26 PM

THURSDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.46

1845

1.72

2038

3798

NFL NETWORK

NFLN THU NT POST-GUN

12/03/2015

11:41 PM

THURSDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.45

1844

1.68

1990

3433

BRAVO

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

12/06/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.44

1832

1.63

1932

2986

NBC

SNL CHRISTMAS

12/02/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)

1.44

1822

1.81

2148

4417

CW

FLASH

12/01/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.42

1795

1.57

1862

3937

ABC FAMILY

SATURDAY MOVIE: ELF

12/05/2015

7:15 PM

SATURDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-V)

1.41

1794

1.38

1642

3721

CW

ARROW

12/02/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.38

1752

1.49

1773

3664

ESPN

SPORTSCENTER: L

11/30/2015

11:46 PM

MONDAY

(L)(P-O)

1.35

1715

1.43

1694

2907

FOX

LAST MAN ON EARTH

12/06/2015

9:45 PM

SUNDAY

1.35

1712

1.58

1881

3577

ABC

ONCE UPON A TIME

12/06/2015

8:16 PM

SUNDAY

1.33

1692

1.55

1838

4561

ABC

LAST MAN STANDING

12/04/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.33

1685

1.87

2220

6669

VH1

LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 2

11/30/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.31

1665

1.26

1494

2592

ABC

MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D

12/01/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.31

1658

1.55

1844

3844

ABC

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

12/01/2015

8:30 PM

TUESDAY

1.25

1589

1.59

1886

3661

ABC

20/20-FRI

12/04/2015

10:01 PM

FRIDAY

1.25

1581

1.68

2001

4939

ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L

12/05/2015

12:01 PM

SATURDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.23

1564

1.28

1518

3943

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

GOLD RUSH

12/04/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

(P-O)

1.23

1558

1.64

1947

3996

ABC

SNFTBL NISSAN PRE-GAME

12/05/2015

8:00 PM

SATURDAY

1.21

1533

1.34

1587

4649

FX

AMERICAN HORROR STORY

12/02/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.20

1528

1.24

1469

2310

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

STREET OUTLAWS

11/30/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(P-O)

1.20

1520

1.32

1569

2795

ABC

QUANTICO

12/06/2015

10:16 PM

SUNDAY

1.19

1507

1.50

1778

4390

ABC FAMILY

SUNDAY MOVIE

12/06/2015

6:30 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-V)

1.18

1490

1.09

1290

2976

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/01/2015

9:30 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

1.17

1487

1.35

1610

3288

ABC

GREAT HOLIDAY BAKING SHOW

11/30/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(P)

1.17

1486

1.50

1786

4377

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF1

12/03/2015

7:30 PM

THURSDAY

1.17

1483

1.59

1891

4968

ABC

DR. KEN

12/04/2015

8:31 PM

FRIDAY

1.17

1481

1.68

1994

5317

CBS

60 MINUTES - 8PM SPECIAL

12/06/2015

8:18 PM

SUNDAY

(S)(R)

1.16

1473

1.82

2162

9331

CBS

AMAZING RACE

12/04/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.15

1454

1.63

1932

5754

CBS

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

11/30/2015

9:59 PM

MONDAY

(R)

1.12

1422

1.59

1886

7467

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/01/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

1.12

1417

1.36

1618

2917

CBS

SCORPION

11/30/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(R)

1.11

1413

1.62

1924

6615

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/01/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

1.11

1404

1.31

1553

3153

E!

KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS

12/06/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.10

1395

1.07

1271

2311

CNN

ANDERSON COOPER 360

12/02/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)(N)

1.10

1391

1.45

1723

4559

CBS

60 MINUTES

12/06/2015

7:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.09

1385

1.68

1996

8676

ABC FAMILY

SATURDAY MOVIE: GRINCH

12/05/2015

9:30 PM

SATURDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-V)

1.08

1373

1.06

1264

2785

ABC FAMILY

BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE SANTA CLAUSE

12/02/2015

8:45 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-V)

1.08

1370

0.90

1072

2601

AMC

INTO THE BADLANDS

12/06/2015

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.06

1345

1.27

1508

2424

ABC

MUPPETS, THE

12/01/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.05

1338

1.36

1614

3781

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

11/30/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.05

1331

1.17

1394

3190

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

11/30/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.05

1328

1.17

1384

3005

CBS

LIMITLESS - SPECIAL

12/01/2015

9:01 PM

TUESDAY

(S)(R)

1.04

1317

1.40

1669

4864

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

11/30/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(L)(E-O)(P-O)

1.02

1292

1.17

1395

3309

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/30/2015

11:30 PM

MONDAY

(R)(P-A)

1.02

1287

0.72

854

2122

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/30/2015

11:00 PM

MONDAY

(R)(P-A)

1.01

1276

0.70

830

2023

ABC FAMILY

BIG SCREEN MOVIE: GRINCH

12/02/2015

6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-V)

0.99

1250

0.77

914

2456

VH1

BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO

11/30/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.98

1248

0.88

1051

1929

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/01/2015

10:30 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.98

1245

1.22

1445

2577

ABC

SHREK THE HALLS

12/03/2015

8:30 PM

THURSDAY

(S)(R)

0.98

1242

1.22

1454

4145

ESPN

NBA REGULAR SEASON L: CLE vs. NOP

12/04/2015

9:35 PM

FRIDAY

(T)(L)(E-O)(P-O)

0.97

1235

0.77

920

2145

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/02/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.97

1233

1.12

1331

2612

UNI

NOTICIERO UNIVISION 12/2

12/02/2015

6:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

0.97

1233

1.03

1224

2476

CBS

60 MINUTES 12/6

12/06/2015

7:47 PM

SUNDAY

(B)

0.97

1229

1.52

1810

8124

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/06/2015

10:30 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.97

1226

1.06

1256

2323

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/02/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.97

1224

1.13

1344

2563

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

12/02/2015

11:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.96

1217

0.66

781

2057

CBS

48 HOURS

12/05/2015

10:07 PM

SATURDAY

0.96

1217

1.27

1512

5042

FOX

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

12/04/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

0.96

1214

1.23

1457

3514

ABC FAMILY

BIG SCREEN MOVIE: ELF

12/04/2015

9:30 PM

FRIDAY

(R)(M)(E-A)(P-V)

0.96

1212

0.95

1130

2509

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/06/2015

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-A)(P-A)

0.95

1205

1.09

1290

2455

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