Top Shows of the Week: 'Dead' Rose to #1

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Top 100 Programs of the Week (November 16 - November 22)

The Walking Dead moved past Sunday Night Football to regain its status as television's top-rated program (at least for one week). How did other top programs fare against the competition and against their previous episodes? We'll show you:

  • With a 6.65 P 18-49 Live+SD rating, The Walking Dead won Sunday in the demo. The episode improved by a tenth from last week in the demo, and was+300,000 from last week in Total Viewers (13.2 mil vs. 12.9 mil). Its new lead-out, Into the Badlands, averaged a 2.3 in P 18-49 and over 4.8 million viewers. Last week’s series premiere averaged a 3.15 in the demo and 6.4 million viewers. It will be interesting to see how much of a boost this series earns from time-delayed data (likely a significant one).
  • Sunday Night Football struggled, as the Bengals and Cardinals failed to match the numbers put up by the Cardinals and Seahawks on 11/15. SNF on 11/22 averaged a 6.35 in P 18-49 and 18 million viewers. The 11/15 telecast averaged a 7.0 in P 18-49 and 19.4 million viewers.
  • Empire was the highest-rated entertainment series on broadcast yet again. The 11/18 episode averaged a 4.4 Live+SD rating in the demo, a two-tenths improvement from the 11/11 episode.
  • Monday Night Football (11/16) finished second behind The Walking Dead across cable, averaging a 4.2 in P 18-49 and 12.2 million viewers.
  • The Big Bang Theory was CBS' top program among Adults 18-49 and the top sitcom of the week once again. The 11/19 episode was even with last week in P 18-49 (3.7) but slightly up in Total Viewers (15.2 mil vs. 14.9 mil).
  • NCIS was the #1 entertainment program of the week in Total Viewers (16.6 million), only -100,000 down from the 11/10 installment.
  • The American Music Awards was ABC's top-rated program of the week (3.5), finishing ahead of Modern Family (2.8). That said, the telecast was down -9% from last year in Adults 18-49, and down -5% in Total Viewers.
  • The 11/16 episode of The Voice was NBC's top-rated entertainment program of the week (3.0), though it was down two-tenths from the previous Monday edition.
  • AMC aired the three-highest-rated cable entertainment programs of the week. New kung fu-themed drama Into the Badlands predictably fell in its sophomore episode (11/22). Talking Dead also fell a tenth from the previous Sunday episode.
  • American Horror Story and Love & Hip Hop Hollywood were the 4th and 5th-highest-rated cable entertainment programs of the week ending Nov. 22.

Sorted by Adults 18-49, Live+SD Data

<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>

AMC

WALKING DEAD

11/22/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

6.65

8435

6.79

8070

13224

NBC

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: CIN vs. AZ

11/22/2015

8:31 PM

SUNDAY

6.35

8050

7.44

8842

18007

FOX

FOX NFL SUNDAY-PST GN-NAT

11/22/2015

7:40 PM

SUNDAY

(D)(C)

5.82

7379

6.83

8114

16657

FOX

OT, THE

11/22/2015

7:45 PM

SUNDAY

4.52

5728

5.39

6404

12730

NBC

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

11/22/2015

8:22 PM

SUNDAY

4.49

5690

5.38

6397

13690

FOX

EMPIRE

11/18/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

4.43

5615

4.97

5908

11336

ESPN

NFL REGULAR SEASON L

11/16/2015

8:15 PM

MONDAY

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

4.23

5368

4.74

5635

12185

CBS

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

11/19/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

3.75

4757

5.33

6330

15195

ABC

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

11/22/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(S)

3.49

4426

3.98

4734

11007

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

11/22/2015

7:56 PM

SUNDAY

3.39

4301

4.24

5032

10884

NBC

THE VOICE - MONDAY

11/16/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

3.00

3804

3.98

4732

11208

ABC

MODERN FAMILY

11/18/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.80

3550

3.58

4256

8376

NBC

VOICE-TUE

11/17/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.64

3343

3.54

4210

11183

ABC

GREY'S ANATOMY

11/19/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.45

3113

2.98

3537

8498

ABC

SCANDAL

11/19/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.44

3096

2.94

3490

8132

FOX

SIMPSONS

11/22/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

2.32

2936

2.69

3195

5639

ABC

HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER

11/19/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.31

2932

2.75

3265

7187

AMC

INTO THE BADLANDS

11/22/2015

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

2.27

2885

2.33

2771

4828

ABC

GOLDBERGS, THE

11/18/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.23

2822

2.82

3348

7081

NFL NETWORK

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

11/19/2015

8:27 PM

THURSDAY

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

2.20

2786

2.63

3123

6640

NBC

CHICAGO MED

11/17/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(P)

2.19

2772

2.89

3432

8638

CBS

NCIS

11/17/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.17

2758

3.27

3882

16588

NBC

BLINDSPOT

11/16/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

2.13

2704

2.76

3280

7736

ABC

MIDDLE, THE

11/18/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.06

2616

2.76

3284

7926

CBS

SURVIVOR

11/18/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.05

2600

2.95

3502

9050

NBC

CHICAGO FIRE

11/17/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.89

2392

2.53

3005

7945

ABC

BLACK-ISH

11/18/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.86

2365

2.47

2931

6075

ABC

DANCING WITH THE STARS

11/16/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.84

2333

2.65

3145

12351

CBS

LIFE IN PIECES

11/19/2015

8:31 PM

THURSDAY

1.83

2319

2.72

3237

8349

NFL NETWORK

TNF POST-GUN

11/19/2015

11:34 PM

THURSDAY

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

1.76

2234

2.07

2465

4797

CBS

SUPERGIRL

11/16/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.75

2221

2.34

2779

7770

UNI

LATIN GRAMMY 15 11/19

11/19/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

1.72

2180

1.82

2164

4030

FOX

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

11/22/2015

8:30 PM

SUNDAY

1.71

2173

1.98

2352

3883

CBS

2 BROKE GIRLS

11/19/2015

9:30 PM

THURSDAY

1.71

2168

2.50

2976

6423

ABC

SHARK TANK

11/20/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.67

2117

2.28

2711

6900

CBS

SCORPION

11/16/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

1.66

2105

2.48

2941

9164

CBS

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

11/17/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.66

2099

2.49

2960

13009

CBS

MOM

11/19/2015

9:01 PM

THURSDAY

1.65

2095

2.58

3063

7465

FOX

FAMILY GUY

11/22/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.60

2033

1.72

2048

3372

FOX

GOTHAM

11/16/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.55

1962

1.76

2086

4349

CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS

11/18/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.53

1940

2.29

2719

8145

CBS

60 MINUTES

11/22/2015

7:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.52

1923

2.25

2678

10994

AMC

TALKING DEAD

11/22/2015

11:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.51

1914

1.58

1882

3208

NBC

BLACKLIST

11/19/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.48

1878

1.98

2353

6913

FOX

ROSEWOOD

11/18/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.46

1852

1.80

2143

4723

NBC

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

11/18/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.43

1817

1.84

2186

6287

ABC

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

11/17/2015

8:30 PM

TUESDAY

1.42

1807

1.73

2056

3898

FX

AMERICAN HORROR STORY

11/18/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.41

1788

1.36

1614

2637

CBS

LIMITLESS

11/17/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.40

1778

1.91

2272

7520

ESPN

SPORTSCENTER: L

11/16/2015

11:32 PM

MONDAY

(L)(P-O)

1.40

1777

1.44

1705

3202

ABC

20/20-FRI

11/20/2015

10:01 PM

FRIDAY

1.38

1744

2.00

2376

7072

CW

FLASH

11/17/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.37

1736

1.46

1733

3458

NBC

CHICAGO PD

11/18/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.36

1723

1.80

2139

6471

VH1

LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 2

11/16/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.35

1709

1.29

1538

2700

ESPN

NBA REGULAR SEASON L

11/20/2015

10:35 PM

FRIDAY

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

1.34

1698

1.24

1476

2853

FOX

FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL

11/21/2015

7:36 PM

SATURDAY

1.29

1638

1.59

1885

4277

FOX

LAST MAN ON EARTH

11/22/2015

9:30 PM

SUNDAY

1.29

1637

1.43

1703

3269

ESPN

CFP RANKINGS SHOW L

11/17/2015

9:42 PM

TUESDAY

(L)(P-O)

1.28

1620

1.17

1389

3033

ABC

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

11/17/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.28

1617

1.53

1815

3602

CBS

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

11/16/2015

9:59 PM

MONDAY

1.27

1608

1.88

2237

7912

ABC

LAST MAN STANDING

11/20/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.23

1563

1.87

2221

7290

ABC

DR. KEN

11/20/2015

8:31 PM

FRIDAY

1.20

1527

1.80

2133

6072

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

NBA BASKETBALL

11/19/2015

10:50 PM

THURSDAY

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

1.19

1514

1.17

1385

2741

ABC

MUPPETS, THE

11/17/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.19

1508

1.46

1738

3885

BRAVO

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

11/22/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.19

1503

1.41

1673

2617

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

11/16/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.18

1500

1.27

1510

3541

CBS

CODE BLACK

11/18/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.18

1491

1.71

2032

6586

NBC

DATELINE FRI

11/20/2015

10:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.16

1468

1.60

1899

4648

FOX

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

11/20/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.14

1447

1.45

1724

3810

NBC

MYSTERIES OF LAURA

11/18/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.12

1425

1.62

1920

7406

ABC

CASTLE

11/16/2015

10:01 PM

MONDAY

1.12

1423

1.50

1783

6662

NBC

HEROES REBORN

11/19/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.11

1411

1.35

1608

3719

ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

11/21/2015

8:06 PM

SATURDAY

1.11

1406

1.29

1535

3856

CBS

MADAM SECRETARY

11/22/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.11

1403

1.69

2007

9906

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

11/16/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.10

1396

1.16

1375

3290

CW

ARROW

11/18/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.10

1395

1.24

1469

2691

CBS

HAWAII FIVE-0

11/20/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.10

1395

1.61

1917

9098

ESPN

COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L: KENTUCKY/DUKE

11/17/2015

7:30 PM

TUESDAY

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

1.10

1393

1.15

1368

3120

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

GOLD RUSH

11/20/2015

9:01 PM

FRIDAY

(P-O)

1.10

1390

1.45

1719

3495

ABC

AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS

11/22/2015

7:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.09

1386

1.41

1670

5407

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

11/16/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.09

1380

1.16

1375

3047

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/18/2015

11:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

1.08

1372

0.81

961

2015

CBS

BLUE BLOODS

11/20/2015

10:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.08

1369

1.71

2037

11010

UNI

NOCHE DE ESTRELLAS 11/19

11/19/2015

7:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

1.06

1343

1.14

1356

2760

DISNEY CHANNEL

LION GUARD:RETURN OF ROAR

11/22/2015

7:00 PM

SUNDAY

(S)(P)(P-O)

1.06

1341

0.95

1131

4101

ABC

NASHVILLE

11/18/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.05

1328

1.38

1640

4436

CBS

AMAZING RACE

11/20/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.03

1312

1.61

1914

6028

AMC

WALKING DEAD

11/22/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(E-O)(P-O)

1.03

1308

1.10

1301

2522

FOX

BONES

11/19/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.02

1299

1.50

1777

5246

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/16/2015

11:30 PM

MONDAY

(R)(P-A)

1.02

1298

0.70

827

1998

UNI

PASION Y PODER MON

11/16/2015

9:03 PM

MONDAY

1.01

1281

1.07

1276

2510

FOX

GRANDFATHERED

11/17/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.01

1281

1.23

1456

2978

CBS

48 HOURS

11/21/2015

10:00 PM

SATURDAY

1.01

1280

1.44

1711

5353

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

STREET OUTLAWS

11/16/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(P-O)

1.00

1272

1.12

1328

2432

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE

11/18/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.99

1252

1.27

1511

3621

UNI

PASION Y PODER FRI

11/20/2015

9:01 PM

FRIDAY

0.96

1215

1.01

1205

2503

UNI

PASION Y PODER WED

11/18/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.95

1206

1.04

1236

2353

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/18/2015

11:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.95

1200

0.68

803

1841

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

11/17/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

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

0.94

1191

1.12

1327

2351

UNI

ANTES MUERTA LICHITA MON

11/16/2015

8:03 PM

MONDAY

0.93

1183

0.99

1177

2427

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