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The Top 100 Shows in Primetime (September 28 - October 04, 2015)

The Sunday Night Football telecast featuring the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints earned the title of "#1 program of the week" by averaging an 8.8 P18-49 rating and 24.2 million total viewers. This represents an improvement from the previous edition of SNF.

Empire was the top-rated entertainment program of the week, despite experiencing its first week-to-week viewership decline in series history. The second episode of the season averaged a 5.5 Live+SD demo rating and 13.7 million total Live+SD viewers. The season premiere earned a 6.7 in the demo and 16.2 million total Live+SD viewers.

The Simpsons was Fox's second-highest-rated series of the week, followed by Empire lead-out Rosewood, Brooklyn Nine NineFamily Guy, and Gotham.

The Big Bang Theory (3.8) continues to lose 18-49 viewers. Despite finishing as the second-highest-rated program of the week, it was down by eight-tenths of a demo point from the season premiere.

The episode barely edged the Tuesday edition of The Voice (3.7) was up by two-tenths, week-to-week.

Modern Family edged Scandal as ABC's top-rated program of the week (3.0), though it was down two-tenths of a point, week-to-week. The Scandal week-to-week decline was even steeper.

Blindspot (2.6) remained the #1 freshman series of the week, despite falling one-half point from the premiere.

Rosewood (2.0) was the second-highest-rated rookie series of the week even though it dropped four-tenths. The Muppets (2.0) fell almost a full demo point, and CBS' Limitless (1.9) held steady.

The Blacklist (1.8) faced stiff competition in its return to primetime, falling victim to ABC's trio of Shonda Rhimes-produced series.

Monday Night Football was the #1 cable program of the week (5.1 Live+SD rating), up one-half of a point from the previous week.

Fear The Walking Dead was the #1 entertainment program of the week (3.8). The episode (which happened to be the season finale) with the previous week. Flagship series The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, October 12th.

 Thursday Night Football on NFL Network was #3 in average 18-49 viewers, followed by Love & Hip Hop Hollywood and Monday Night Raw.

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>

NBC

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

10/04/2015

8:31 PM

SUNDAY

8.75

11090

9.98

11858

24184

FOX

FOX NFL SUNDAY-PST GN-NAT

10/04/2015

7:27 PM

SUNDAY

(D)(C)

7.23

9168

8.41

9993

20569

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL

10/01/2015

8:27 PM

THURSDAY

6.92

8772

7.61

9043

19435

NBC

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

10/04/2015

8:20 PM

SUNDAY

6.19

7851

7.18

8528

17845

FOX

EMPIRE

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

5.49

6961

5.88

6981

13742

ESPN

NFL REGULAR SEASON L

09/28/2015

8:15 PM

MONDAY

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

5.13

6507

5.66

6728

13514

FOX

OT, THE

10/04/2015

7:32 PM

SUNDAY

(P)

4.90

6216

5.64

6701

13279

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

10/04/2015

7:56 PM

SUNDAY

4.43

5619

5.11

6071

12664

CBS

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

3.82

4843

5.29

6288

15231

NBC

VOICE-TUE

09/29/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

3.74

4743

4.85

5760

13603

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK

10/01/2015

8:20 PM

THURSDAY

3.64

4619

4.20

4991

11281

AMC

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

10/04/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

3.37

4270

3.63

4313

6861

NBC

VOICE

09/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

3.36

4262

4.31

5116

12086

ABC

MODERN FAMILY

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.96

3755

3.86

4589

8723

ABC

SCANDAL

10/01/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.83

3585

3.22

3831

9119

FOX

SIMPSONS

10/04/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

2.68

3404

2.84

3376

6016

NBC

BLINDSPOT

09/28/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

2.56

3250

3.28

3900

9105

ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

10/03/2015

8:07 PM

SATURDAY

2.53

3208

2.84

3377

7647

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF2

10/01/2015

7:58 PM

THURSDAY

2.50

3173

3.02

3583

8331

CBS

SURVIVOR

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.38

3022

3.25

3856

9429

ABC

GOLDBERGS, THE

09/30/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.38

3021

3.13

3715

7389

ABC

GREY'S ANATOMY

10/01/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.33

2957

2.78

3302

8582

ABC

HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER

10/01/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.33

2952

2.74

3256

7529

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2

10/04/2015

7:30 PM

SUNDAY

2.32

2940

2.68

3188

6757

CBS

NCIS

09/29/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.18

2762

3.35

3977

16526

ABC

MIDDLE, THE

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.16

2744

2.96

3516

7913

CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

2.03

2574

2.72

3230

10075

FOX

ROSEWOOD

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.99

2517

2.48

2945

6236

ABC

MUPPETS, THE

09/29/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.97

2498

2.32

2758

5783

CBS

LIMITLESS

09/29/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.94

2459

2.61

3100

9734

CBS

LIFE IN PIECES

09/28/2015

8:31 PM

MONDAY

1.94

2456

2.82

3346

8712

FOX

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

10/04/2015

8:30 PM

SUNDAY

1.91

2427

2.00

2374

4103

ABC

QUANTICO

10/04/2015

10:01 PM

SUNDAY

1.90

2413

2.22

2640

6983

NBC

BEST TIME EVER WITH NPH

09/29/2015

10:01 PM

TUESDAY

1.89

2397

2.39

2842

5992

NBC

BLACKLIST

10/01/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(P)

1.83

2322

2.41

2861

7765

ABC

BLACK-ISH

09/30/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.82

2311

2.44

2901

5936

ABC

ONCE UPON A TIME

10/04/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.82

2302

2.10

2498

5379

FOX

FAMILY GUY

10/04/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.73

2195

1.88

2229

3562

ABC

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

09/29/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(P)

1.72

2184

2.00

2379

4902

NBC

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

09/30/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.72

2178

1.96

2327

6728

CBS

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

09/29/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.71

2173

2.59

3078

12862

NBC

CHICAGO PD

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

1.70

2159

2.09

2488

6652

ABC

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

09/29/2015

8:30 PM

TUESDAY

1.69

2145

2.10

2495

4735

ABC

SHARK TANK

10/02/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.69

2137

2.21

2629

6817

CBS

SCORPION

09/28/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

1.68

2127

2.51

2977

9495

ABC

DANCING WITH THE STARS

09/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.66

2100

2.30

2732

11145

FOX

GOTHAM

09/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.63

2062

1.90

2262

4645

NFL NETWORK

NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL

10/01/2015

8:27 PM

THURSDAY

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

1.60

2025

1.73

2054

3607

NBC

HEROES REBORN

10/01/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.58

1998

1.95

2321

5004

CBS

CODE BLACK

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P)

1.54

1949

2.13

2533

8581

FOX

GRINDER, THE

09/29/2015

8:30 PM

TUESDAY

(P)

1.52

1925

2.08

2469

4982

FOX

GRANDFATHERED

09/29/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

(P)

1.49

1894

2.03

2418

5337

ABC

DR. KEN

10/02/2015

8:31 PM

FRIDAY

(P)

1.48

1871

2.08

2468

6714

FOX

LAST MAN ON EARTH

10/04/2015

9:30 PM

SUNDAY

1.45

1842

1.69

2013

3302

FOX

SCREAM QUEENS

09/29/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.42

1802

1.52

1810

3465

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF1

10/01/2015

7:30 PM

THURSDAY

1.41

1794

1.75

2081

5285

CBS

MADAM SECRETARY

10/04/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(P)

1.41

1793

2.21

2622

11794

CBS

60 MINUTES

10/04/2015

7:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.41

1783

2.18

2595

11807

FOX

BONES

10/01/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(P)

1.37

1738

1.87

2219

6197

VH1

LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 2

09/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.37

1734

1.25

1483

2494

CBS

BLUE BLOODS

10/02/2015

10:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.33

1687

2.06

2449

11414

ABC

BLOOD & OIL

10/04/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.26

1592

1.63

1939

5275

CBS

GOOD WIFE, THE

10/04/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(P)

1.23

1559

1.85

2202

9248

NBC

MYSTERIES OF LAURA

09/30/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.23

1558

1.72

2042

7355

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

09/28/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.22

1553

1.32

1563

3476

CBS

AMAZING RACE

10/02/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.22

1551

1.77

2099

5983

ABC

LAST MAN STANDING

10/02/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.22

1548

1.88

2233

6549

ABC

CASTLE

09/28/2015

10:01 PM

MONDAY

1.19

1512

1.64

1945

6700

CBS

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

09/28/2015

9:59 PM

MONDAY

1.19

1507

1.68

1992

7662

AMC

TALKING DEAD SPECIAL

10/04/2015

10:11 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.19

1505

1.33

1585

2384

VH1

BLACK INK CREW 3

09/28/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.17

1481

1.04

1239

2172

ABC

NASHVILLE

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.14

1446

1.52

1800

4720

NBC

DATELINE FRI

10/02/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.10

1391

1.56

1852

5686

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

09/28/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.10

1389

1.22

1451

3326

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

09/28/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.09

1383

1.22

1444

3188

ABC

20/20-FRI

10/02/2015

10:01 PM

FRIDAY

1.08

1373

1.37

1631

4437

CBS

HAWAII FIVE-0

10/02/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.06

1349

1.72

2042

9245

UNI

BANDA, LA SUN

10/04/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.05

1333

1.15

1371

2967

CBS

CSI: CYBER

10/04/2015

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

(P)

0.99

1255

1.48

1756

6786

FOX

SLEEPY HOLLOW

10/01/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(P)

0.98

1247

1.39

1655

3456

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO WED

09/30/2015

9:05 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.98

1242

1.10

1302

2604

ABC

QUANTICO SP-9/29

09/29/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

(S)(R)

0.98

1239

1.28

1517

4205

NBC

PLAYER

10/01/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.95

1209

1.32

1566

4578

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO THU

10/01/2015

9:02 PM

THURSDAY

0.95

1204

1.12

1336

2743

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - R

10/01/2015

9:59 PM

THURSDAY

0.93

1183

1.03

1223

2065

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - T

09/29/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

0.91

1158

0.97

1157

1907

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO MON

09/28/2015

9:04 PM

MONDAY

0.90

1147

1.03

1218

2700

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - W

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.90

1146

0.99

1171

1953

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/29/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

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

0.90

1140

0.95

1132

2202

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO FRI

10/02/2015

9:04 PM

FRIDAY

0.90

1136

1.02

1218

2535

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/30/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.89

1135

0.95

1130

2299

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/29/2015

8:30 PM

TUESDAY

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

0.89

1124

0.93

1105

2089

FOX

MINORITY REPORT

09/28/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

0.89

1123

1.12

1334

2565

VH1

SHES GOT GAME

09/28/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.88

1117

0.76

906

1583

ADULT SWIM

AMERICAN DAD

09/30/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.88

1114

0.67

799

1943

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO TUE

09/29/2015

9:04 PM

TUESDAY

0.88

1110

1.01

1204

2600

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/30/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.87

1099

1.00

1194

2387

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

09/30/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.86

1095

0.99

1171

2231

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - M

09/28/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(P)

0.86

1085

0.96

1138

1945

NBC

SNL PRIME-SAT

10/03/2015

10:00 PM

SATURDAY

(R)(P)

0.85

1080

1.26

1494

3455

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