Top Shows of the Week: Live & Reality Reeled in Viewers

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Top Programs of the Week (12/7/2015 - 12/13/2015)

  • Sunday Night Football, featuring the Patriots and Texans, was the #1 primetime program of the week, averaging a 7.0 in adults 18-49 and almost 22 million viewers in total. SNF was +4% week over week in adults 18-49, and +9% week over week in total viewers.
  • The 12/7 edition of Monday Night Football (Cowboys vs. Redskins) was the #1 cable program of the week. The game pulled in a 4.8 rating in 18-49 and 14.1 million total viewers. That's a 42% bump from the previous week in  18-49, and a 40% bump in total viewers.
  • The Big Bang Theory was the #1 entertainment program of the week in adults 18-49, averaging a 3.8.
  • The Big Bang Theory was the #1 entertainment program of the week in total viewers (15.3 million). CBS did not air an original episode of the series during the week ending 12/6.
  • The Voice finished second in 18-49 among all broadcast entertainment programs, averaging a 2.8 and over 12.5 million viewers in total. That's a 1% decline from the previous Monday in 18-49, and a 2.5% drop in total viewers.
  • With Empire on the bench until the spring, Modern Family took over the #1 spot last night in adults 18-49.
  • Modern Family was ABC's top-rated program of the week, as is often the case when in-season. Thanks to the end of Empire, Modern Family was +10% week to week in adults 18-49 (2.6), and +11.5% in total viewers (8.2 million).
  • The Simpsons was Fox's highest-rated primetime program of the week, up 2% week to week in adults 18-49 (2.4), and +8% in total viewers (6 million).

CABLE

Football topped the primetime cable landscape this week (Monday Night Football, followed by Thursday Night Football), but how about entertainment programming? Here are the top ten primetime cable programs of the week (non-sports) in P 18-49, live + same day:

  1. Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta (1.4) / Sunday, Dec 13
  2. VH1's Love & Hip Hop Hollywood 2 (1.3) / Monday, Dec 7
  3. Discovery's Street Outlaws (1.3) / Monday, Dec 7
  4. ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas - Elf (1.2) / Saturday, Dec 12
  5. Comedy Central's South Park (1.1) / Wednesday, Dec 9
  6. USA's WWE Monday Night Raw (1.1) / Monday, Dec 7
  7. FX's American Horror Story (1.1) / Wednesday, Dec 9
  8. Adult Swim's Family Guy (1.1) - repeat / Tuesday, Dec 8
  9. Discovery's Alaskan Bush People (1.05) / Wednesday, Dec 9
  10. TBS' The Big Bang Theory (1.0) repeat / Wednesday, Dec 9

Discovery's Alaskan Bush People was the #1 primetime cable entertainment program of the week in total viewers (3.8 million).

 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>Common Start Time</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 (PATRIOTS/TEXANS)

12/13/2015

8:31 PM

SUNDAY

8:31 PM

7.00

8872

8.18

9722

20993

NBC

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

12/13/2015

8:22 PM

SUNDAY

8:22 PM

5.32

6751

6.23

7403

16251

ESPN

NFL REGULAR SEASON L (COWBOYS/REDSKINS)

12/07/2015

8:15 PM

MONDAY

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

8:15 PM

4.81

6100

5.58

6629

14151

FOX

OT, THE

12/13/2015

7:37 PM

SUNDAY

7:37 PM

4.33

5497

5.16

6126

13052

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

12/13/2015

7:57 PM

SUNDAY

7:57 PM

3.95

5014

4.61

5475

11946

CBS

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/10/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

8:00 PM

3.81

4834

5.37

6379

15270

NFL NETWORK

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (VIKINGS/CARDINALS)

12/10/2015

8:27 PM

THURSDAY

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

8:27 PM

2.93

3717

3.43

4076

8742

NBC

VOICE

12/07/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

8:00 PM

2.78

3524

3.77

4480

12248

NBC

VOICE-TUE

12/08/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

8:00 PM

2.76

3499

3.83

4554

13129

NFL NETWORK

TNF POST-GUN

12/10/2015

11:24 PM

THURSDAY

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

11:24 PM

2.71

3443

3.09

3677

7191

ABC

MODERN FAMILY

12/09/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

9:00 PM

2.63

3329

3.40

4039

8197

FOX

SIMPSONS

12/13/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

8:00 PM

2.39

3028

2.70

3210

5970

CBS

SURVIVOR

12/09/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

8:00 PM

2.34

2962

3.41

4049

9907

CBS

VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION

12/08/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

(S)

10:00 PM

2.33

2954

2.05

2433

6612

NBC

CHICAGO MED

12/08/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

9:00 PM

2.10

2664

2.75

3268

9595

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2

12/13/2015

7:30 PM

SUNDAY

7:30 PM

2.00

2534

2.27

2699

5691

NBC

CHICAGO FIRE

12/08/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

10:00 PM

2.00

2532

2.61

3095

9134

ABC

MIDDLE, THE

12/09/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

8:00 PM

1.99

2521

2.65

3146

8058

ABC

GOLDBERGS, THE

12/09/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

8:30 PM

1.99

2518

2.61

3107

7017

CBS

LIFE IN PIECES

12/10/2015

8:31 PM

THURSDAY

8:31 PM

1.95

2470

2.84

3377

8240

CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS

12/09/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

9:00 PM

1.92

2429

2.67

3175

9274

ESPN

SPORTSCENTER: L

12/07/2015

11:48 PM

MONDAY

(L)(P-O)

11:48 PM

1.84

2329

1.94

2303

4271

NBC

NBC MOVIE SPECIAL 12/10

12/10/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

9:00 PM

1.84

2328

2.71

3218

13028

FOX

FAMILY GUY

12/13/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

9:00 PM

1.72

2175

1.90

2260

3739

CBS

SCORPION

12/07/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

9:00 PM

1.71

2165

2.43

2890

9304

ABC

BLACK-ISH

12/09/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

9:31 PM

1.69

2139

2.31

2749

5970

FOX

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

12/13/2015

8:30 PM

SUNDAY

8:30 PM

1.68

2135

1.92

2276

3824

CBS

MOM

12/10/2015

9:01 PM

THURSDAY

9:01 PM

1.60

2034

2.44

2899

6870

CBS

SUPERGIRL

12/07/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

8:00 PM

1.53

1936

2.05

2434

7665

CBS

2 BROKE GIRLS

12/10/2015

9:30 PM

THURSDAY

9:30 PM

1.51

1912

2.19

2605

5701

CBS

60 MINUTES

12/13/2015

7:00 PM

SUNDAY

7:00 PM

1.50

1903

2.19

2597

10653

FOX

TARAJI & TERRENCE'S HDAYS

12/09/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

9:00 PM

1.47

1862

1.90

2260

5099

CBS

CODE BLACK

12/09/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

10:00 PM

1.45

1837

2.07

2462

8385

CBS

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

12/07/2015

9:59 PM

MONDAY

9:59 PM

1.44

1827

2.20

2608

9523

CBS

NCIS

12/08/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)

8:00 PM

1.42

1795

2.13

2530

11415

NBC

TELENOVELA

12/07/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(P)

10:00 PM

1.40

1775

1.78

2117

5338

ABC

SHARK TANK

12/11/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

9:00 PM

1.39

1764

1.93

2291

5995

BRAVO

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

12/13/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

8:00 PM

1.39

1764

1.54

1831

3016

ABC

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

12/08/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

9:00 PM

1.35

1707

1.63

1934

3849

FOX

LAST MAN ON EARTH

12/13/2015

9:30 PM

SUNDAY

9:30 PM

1.33

1686

1.50

1787

3160

CBS

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

12/08/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)

9:00 PM

1.33

1680

1.88

2229

9381

VH1

LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 2

12/07/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

8:00 PM

1.32

1672

1.24

1474

2522

ABC

QUANTICO

12/13/2015

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

10:00 PM

1.29

1639

1.62

1927

4557

CBS

RUDOLPH-RED-NOSE-REINDEER

12/12/2015

8:00 PM

SATURDAY

(S)(R)

8:00 PM

1.29

1632

1.74

2068

4616

UniMas

LIGA MX APRTURA FNL 12/13

12/13/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(S)

9:00 PM

1.27

1607

1.34

1593

2821

ABC

LAST MAN STANDING

12/11/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

8:00 PM

1.27

1606

1.84

2190

6836

CBS

MADAM SECRETARY

12/13/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

8:00 PM

1.26

1600

1.95

2316

10136

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

STREET OUTLAWS

12/07/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(P-O)

9:00 PM

1.26

1596

1.37

1631

2960

CW

FLASH

12/08/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

8:00 PM

1.26

1592

1.41

1675

3554

NFL NETWORK

TNF POST-GAME

12/10/2015

11:27 PM

THURSDAY

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

11:27 PM

1.23

1561

1.38

1643

3048

ABC FAMILY

SATURDAY MOVIE

12/12/2015

9:00 PM

SATURDAY

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

9:00 PM

1.23

1556

1.24

1471

2792

ABC

GREAT XMAS LIGHT FIGHT-1

12/07/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(S)

8:00 PM

1.20

1524

1.61

1915

5164

ABC

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

12/08/2015

8:30 PM

TUESDAY

8:30 PM

1.18

1498

1.52

1809

3942

FOX

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR

12/11/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

8:00 PM

1.17

1489

1.44

1715

3793

NBC

M BUBLE XMAS IN HOLLYWOOD

12/10/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

8:00 PM

1.15

1459

1.48

1759

7260

CBS

GOOD WIFE, THE

12/13/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

9:00 PM

1.12

1425

1.73

2054

8493

COMEDY CENTRAL

SOUTH PARK

12/09/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

10:00 PM

1.12

1418

0.81

959

1825

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

12/07/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

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

8:00 PM

1.09

1380

1.14

1353

3270

ABC

DR. KEN

12/11/2015

8:31 PM

FRIDAY

8:31 PM

1.07

1363

1.54

1828

4795

FX

AMERICAN HORROR STORY

12/09/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

10:00 PM

1.07

1362

1.12

1329

2142

CBS

BLUE BLOODS

12/11/2015

10:00 PM

FRIDAY

10:00 PM

1.07

1359

1.67

1987

9946

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

12/08/2015

11:00 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(P-A)

11:00 PM

1.07

1357

0.75

892

2076

ABC

MUPPETS, THE

12/08/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

8:00 PM

1.06

1345

1.32

1571

3812

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - W

12/09/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

10:00 PM

1.06

1344

1.10

1305

2219

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE

12/09/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

9:00 PM

1.05

1337

1.40

1660

3767

CBS

AMAZING RACE

12/11/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

8:00 PM

1.05

1326

1.65

1963

6159

CBS

HAWAII FIVE-0

12/11/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

9:00 PM

1.04

1325

1.56

1859

8125

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/09/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

10:00 PM

1.04

1315

1.28

1520

2836

ABC

TOY STORY

12/10/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)(R)

9:00 PM

1.04

1315

1.21

1441

3127

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - T

12/08/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

10:00 PM

1.03

1308

1.07

1275

2114

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/09/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

10:30 PM

1.03

1301

1.20

1431

2580

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

GOLD RUSH

12/11/2015

9:01 PM

FRIDAY

(P-O)

9:01 PM

1.03

1301

1.33

1582

3745

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

12/07/2015

11:30 PM

MONDAY

(R)(P-A)

11:30 PM

1.02

1299

0.70

834

1916

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

12/07/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

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

10:00 PM

1.02

1297

1.08

1278

2850

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

12/08/2015

11:30 PM

TUESDAY

(R)(P-A)

11:30 PM

1.02

1297

0.70

831

1995

ABC FAMILY

SUNDAY MOVIE

12/13/2015

6:45 PM

SUNDAY

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

6:45 PM

1.01

1286

0.85

1011

2529

CW

ARROW

12/09/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

8:00 PM

1.01

1281

1.14

1353

2820

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/08/2015

9:30 PM

TUESDAY

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

9:30 PM

1.01

1280

1.19

1410

2749

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

12/09/2015

11:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

11:00 PM

1.00

1274

0.64

761

2010

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

12/07/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

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

9:00 PM

1.00

1272

1.07

1269

3042

ABC FAMILY

BIG SCREEN MOVIE

12/09/2015

8:45 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

8:45 PM

0.99

1251

0.88

1043

2218

FOX

EMPIRE ENCORE

12/09/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P)

8:00 PM

0.98

1247

1.29

1528

3377

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - R

12/10/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

10:00 PM

0.98

1247

1.02

1206

2163

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

12/07/2015

11:00 PM

MONDAY

(R)(P-A)

11:00 PM

0.98

1241

0.68

812

1830

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

12/09/2015

11:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

11:30 PM

0.97

1233

0.63

748

1927

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/09/2015

9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

9:30 PM

0.97

1224

1.21

1440

2913

NFL NETWORK

TNF PRE-KICK

12/10/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

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

8:00 PM

0.96

1221

1.17

1391

2922

NBC

MAT FRANCO'S GOT MAGIC

12/09/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)

8:00 PM

0.96

1219

1.27

1505

4282

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

12/10/2015

11:30 PM

THURSDAY

(R)(P-A)

11:30 PM

0.96

1219

0.73

868

1908

AMC

INTO THE BADLANDS

12/13/2015

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

10:00 PM

0.96

1218

1.09

1300

2209

CBS

ELEMENTARY

12/10/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

10:00 PM

0.96

1217

1.35

1606

5004

ABC FAMILY

BIG SCREEN MOVIE

12/10/2015

6:30 PM

THURSDAY

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

6:30 PM

0.96

1213

0.89

1056

2377

ABC FAMILY

BIG SCREEN MOVIE

12/10/2015

8:45 PM

THURSDAY

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

8:45 PM

0.95

1207

0.99

1175

2236

FOX

BONES-SP 12/10 9P

12/10/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

9:00 PM

0.95

1207

1.32

1567

4423

ABC FAMILY

BIG SCREEN MOVIE

12/07/2015

6:30 PM

MONDAY

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

6:30 PM

0.95

1205

0.98

1167

2398

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

12/08/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

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

10:00 PM

0.95

1203

1.13

1340

2527

E!

KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS

12/13/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

9:00 PM

0.94

1198

0.96

1141

2053

FOX

BONES

12/10/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

8:00 PM

0.94

1192

1.38

1637

4627

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - M

12/07/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

10:00 PM

0.94

1190

1.01

1197

1985

FOX

SCREAM QUEENS

12/08/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

8:00 PM

0.94

1190

1.06

1255

2526

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