Top Shows of the Week: NFL, CBS Thankful for Huge Ratings

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Top 100 Programs of the Week (November 23 - November 29)

It's been pretty well-established at this point that football (NFL and college) won Thanksgiving week. The Panthers/Cowboys put up monster numbers on CBS. Bears/Packers set Thanksgiving records for NBC, as did the Sunday Night Football telecast featuring Broncos vs. Patriots.

Notre Dame vs. Stanford was Fox's top-rated and most-watched college football game of the season to-date.

What about entertainment programming?

  • The Big 4 broadcast networks aired more re-runs, specials and live programs than usual last week. The few weeknight series that did air original episodes saw poor numbers relative to the previous week. These include NBC top series like The Voice, Blindspot, and Chicago Med. Even the season finale of Dancing with the Stars was down from 2014.
  • The week to week decline experienced by many broadcast series didn't necessarily translate over to cable.
  • AMC aired the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead this past Sunday, and it once again finished as the top-rated original series of the week. The episode averaged a 7.0 in the demo (up three-tenths from the previous original) and 14 million viewers.
  • Into The Badlands, which has Dead as its lead-in, held steady in the demo but improved in total viewers.
  • ESPN's Monday Night Football was up week-to-week, as were reality mainstays Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo, and Gold Rush on Discovery.

Sorted by Adults 18-49, Live+SD Data

 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>P 18-49 Rtg%</p><p>P 18-49 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P 25-54 Rtg%</p><p>P 25-54 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P2+ Proj (000 s)</p>

CBS

CBS NFL SINGLE - THU (CAR vs. DAL)

11/26/2015

4:31 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

10.31

13078

11.68

13876

32487

NBC

NBC NFL TH SPECIAL (CHI vs. GB)

11/26/2015

8:31 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

8.97

11371

10.46

12431

27751

CBS

CBS NFL-THU POST GUN

11/26/2015

7:45 PM

THURSDAY

(S)(D)

8.59

10892

9.53

11327

26674

NBC

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NE vs. DEN)

11/29/2015

8:31 PM

SUNDAY

8.49

10761

9.98

11854

25188

CBS

CBS NFL NATIONAL (PIT vs. SEA)

11/29/2015

4:36 PM

SUNDAY

(C)

7.99

10129

9.77

11606

26642

AMC

WALKING DEAD

11/29/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

7.02

8899

7.23

8592

13981

CBS

CBS NFL NATL POST GUN

11/29/2015

7:57 PM

SUNDAY

(D)(C)

6.70

8491

8.19

9735

23596

CBS

CBS NFL-THU POST GAME

11/26/2015

7:49 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

6.67

8464

7.45

8854

21514

NBC

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

11/29/2015

8:22 PM

SUNDAY

5.79

7340

7.10

8439

17860

NBC

NBC NFL THURS NIGHT PRE-KICK

11/26/2015

8:20 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

5.56

7052

6.38

7578

17379

ESPN

NFL REGULAR SEASON L

11/23/2015

8:15 PM

MONDAY

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

5.12

6495

5.77

6861

14256

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

11/29/2015

7:59 PM

SUNDAY

4.08

5171

4.92

5846

12648

NBC

NBC NFL TH PRE-GAME

11/26/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

3.99

5059

4.55

5403

12845

CBS

BIG BANG THEORY, THE-SP

11/26/2015

8:03 PM

THURSDAY

(S)(R)

3.19

4043

4.00

4752

12048

FOX

EMPIRE-SP TKG EVE

11/25/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

3.16

4008

3.69

4383

9205

CBS

60 MINUTES

11/29/2015

8:01 PM

SUNDAY

2.58

3270

3.57

4239

14332

NBC

VOICE

11/23/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

2.57

3265

3.53

4194

10293

AMC

INTO THE BADLANDS

11/29/2015

10:01 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

2.46

3123

2.61

3105

5166

ABC

DANCING W/STARS SP-11/24

11/24/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(S)

2.37

3002

3.25

3861

13490

ABC

CHARLIE BRWN THANKSGIVING

11/24/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

(S)(R)

2.18

2759

2.69

3196

7517

CBS

NCIS

11/24/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.17

2747

3.23

3838

16194

ABC

DANCING WITH THE STARS

11/23/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

2.11

2674

2.94

3491

13287

NBC

VOICE-TUE

11/24/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.09

2652

2.97

3532

9970

CBS

LIFE IN PIECES - SPECIAL

11/26/2015

8:34 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

2.06

2611

2.58

3070

7605

FOX

FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL (ND vs. STAN)

11/28/2015

7:36 PM

SATURDAY

2.03

2578

2.43

2892

7319

FOX

FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL-GUN

11/28/2015

10:59 PM

SATURDAY

(D)

2.02

2556

2.39

2841

6496

NBC

BLINDSPOT

11/23/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

1.87

2374

2.45

2914

7026

NBC

CHICAGO MED

11/24/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.84

2331

2.41

2860

7614

NBC

CHICAGO FIRE

11/24/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.83

2315

2.34

2785

7341

CBS

SURVIVOR-SPECIAL

11/25/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

1.80

2279

2.55

3033

8120

CBS

SCORPION

11/23/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

1.67

2121

2.48

2944

8950

CBS

MOM - SPECIAL

11/26/2015

9:04 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

1.65

2095

2.19

2596

6724

CBS

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

11/24/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.65

2087

2.42

2877

11854

CBS

2 BROKE GIRLS-SPECIAL

11/26/2015

9:33 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

1.57

1986

2.05

2438

5929

ESPN

SPORTSCENTER: L

11/23/2015

12:06 AM

MONDAY

(L)(P-O)

1.57

1985

1.68

1994

3481

ABC

ABC COLLEGE FTBL SP-FRI 2 (UCLA vs. USC)

11/27/2015

3:30 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

1.53

1937

1.85

2200

6189

CBS

SUPERGIRL

11/23/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.52

1924

2.08

2474

7187

ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (OKLA vs. OKLA ST.)

11/28/2015

8:07 PM

SATURDAY

1.45

1837

1.72

2045

4794

ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L (FLA vs. FSU)

11/28/2015

7:32 PM

SATURDAY

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

1.44

1831

1.63

1933

4280

ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L

11/27/2015

8:14 PM

FRIDAY

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

1.41

1787

1.72

2040

5108

FOX

GOTHAM

11/23/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.38

1744

1.64

1953

3997

AMC

WALKING DEAD

11/29/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

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

1.36

1721

1.43

1701

3097

CBS

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN

11/28/2015

8:00 PM

SATURDAY

(S)(R)

1.35

1718

1.69

2013

5047

ABC

ONCE UPON A TIME

11/29/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.35

1711

1.65

1955

4379

CBS

CODE BLACK - SPECIAL

11/25/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

1.34

1701

1.87

2218

7447

BRAVO

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

11/29/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.28

1628

1.42

1681

2802

ABC

MIDDLE SP-11/25, THE

11/25/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)

1.28

1624

1.63

1934

5916

AMC

TALKING DEAD

11/29/2015

11:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.27

1617

1.45

1721

2727

CBS

LIMITLESS

11/24/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.26

1598

1.78

2109

6530

VH1

LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 2

11/23/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.25

1591

1.16

1378

2411

ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L

11/28/2015

3:30 PM

SATURDAY

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

1.25

1589

1.46

1732

4503

ABC

GOLDBERGS SP-11/25, THE

11/25/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)

1.25

1586

1.66

1967

5179

CBS

MADAM SECRETARY

11/29/2015

9:01 PM

SUNDAY

1.25

1585

1.87

2217

9960

ABC

QUANTICO

11/29/2015

10:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.24

1567

1.49

1769

4072

CBS

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

11/23/2015

9:59 PM

MONDAY

1.23

1556

1.92

2286

7801

CBS

FROSTY RETURNS

11/28/2015

8:31 PM

SATURDAY

(S)(R)

1.22

1548

1.49

1770

4429

NBC

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS 11/25

11/25/2015

6:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

1.20

1527

1.73

2055

8640

ABC

MODERN FAMILY SP-11/25

11/25/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)

1.19

1503

1.61

1915

4674

FOX

ROSEWOOD-SP TKG EVE

11/25/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

1.18

1490

1.59

1885

4640

BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS

11/29/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(S)(E-O)(P-O)

1.15

1457

1.27

1509

3021

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

NBA BASKETBALL (LAL vs. GSW)

11/24/2015

10:46 PM

TUESDAY

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

1.14

1442

1.19

1411

2717

ABC

CASTLE

11/23/2015

10:01 PM

MONDAY

1.13

1436

1.60

1902

6656

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

GOLD RUSH

11/27/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

(P-O)

1.12

1421

1.46

1734

3810

ABC

SANTA CLAUS COMIN' TO TWN

11/27/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)(R)

1.12

1418

1.59

1894

4452

NBC

SNL THANKSGIVING

11/25/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)

1.08

1376

1.38

1638

3759

ABC

ABC W NEWS TONIGHT-11/25

11/25/2015

6:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)

1.06

1345

1.64

1948

8498

ABC

20/20-FRI SP-11/27

11/27/2015

10:01 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

1.05

1332

1.43

1698

4743

ABC

SHARK TANK SP-11/27

11/27/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)(R)

1.05

1331

1.37

1633

4351

ABC

BLACK-ISH SP-11/25

11/25/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

(S)(R)

1.05

1328

1.43

1698

4056

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

11/23/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.04

1319

1.16

1376

3190

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

11/23/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.01

1285

1.11

1320

2990

FOX

SIMPSONS ENCORE

11/29/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)

1.00

1271

1.12

1328

2319

ABC

SNFTBL NISSAN PRE-GAME

11/28/2015

8:00 PM

SATURDAY

1.00

1269

1.21

1440

4003

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

STREET OUTLAWS

11/23/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(P-O)

0.99

1252

1.10

1304

2452

CBS

AMAZING RACE - SPECIAL

11/27/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

0.99

1250

1.49

1765

5531

CBS

ELEMENTARY - SPECIAL

11/26/2015

10:03 PM

THURSDAY

(S)

0.98

1242

1.33

1575

5316

ABC

AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS

11/29/2015

7:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)

0.97

1230

1.38

1636

5358

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE

11/25/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(P-O)

0.97

1228

1.30

1545

3629

ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L

11/28/2015

12:01 PM

SATURDAY

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

0.96

1217

1.08

1279

2943

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/23/2015

11:30 PM

MONDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.96

1213

0.64

762

1755

UNI

PASION Y PODER MON

11/23/2015

9:01 PM

MONDAY

0.95

1204

1.02

1212

2550

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/23/2015

11:00 PM

MONDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.95

1203

0.65

770

1836

CBS

GOOD WIFE, THE

11/29/2015

10:01 PM

SUNDAY

0.95

1201

1.51

1794

7948

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/28/2015

11:30 PM

SATURDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.95

1200

0.66

783

2039

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/25/2015

11:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.94

1197

0.78

921

1936

VH1

BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO

11/23/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.94

1197

0.80

948

1752

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

11/23/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

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

0.93

1185

1.03

1222

2712

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

11/24/2015

10:30 PM

TUESDAY

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

0.93

1179

1.15

1366

2230

FOX

ICE AGE MAMTH X-MAS 11/29

11/29/2015

8:30 PM

SUNDAY

(S)(R)

0.93

1174

0.97

1155

2243

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/29/2015

11:00 PM

SUNDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.92

1169

0.67

794

1863

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2

11/29/2015

7:30 PM

SUNDAY

0.91

1158

1.09

1300

3081

UNI

PASION Y PODER TUE

11/24/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

0.91

1153

1.01

1195

2368

TBS NETWORK

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

11/25/2015

10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

0.90

1146

1.12

1325

2493

FOX

GRANDFATHERED

11/24/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

0.89

1133

1.14

1349

2717

ADULT SWIM

FAMILY GUY

11/25/2015

11:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(R)(P-A)

0.89

1130

0.72

853

1935

UNI

YO NO CREO EN HOMBRES TUE

11/24/2015

10:03 PM

TUESDAY

0.89

1126

0.99

1171

2342

E!

KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS

11/29/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.89

1125

0.85

1014

1983

NBC

DATELINE CLASSIC-FRI

11/27/2015

10:00 PM

FRIDAY

(R)(P)

0.89

1124

1.30

1543

4241

ESPN

COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD L

11/28/2015

7:03 PM

SATURDAY

(L)(P-O)

0.88

1122

0.99

1180

2794

FOX

MASTERCHEF JR-SP 11/27 8P

11/27/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

0.88

1115

1.16

1381

3196

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