Top Shows of the Week: 'SNF' Tackles Competition

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The Top 100 Shows in Primetime (October 12 - October 18, 2015)

BROADCAST

  • An enticing matchup between the defending champion New England Patriots and rival Indianapolis Colts averaged a 8.2 rating in P18-49 and almost 23 million total viewers. The previous SNF matchup, between the Giants and 49ers, averaged a 6.9 rating in P18-49 and 20 million total viewers.
  • Thursday Night Football (4.9) on CBS/NFL Network fell one-tenth from the previous week.
  • Empire continues to decline, though it remained the highest-rated broadcast entertainment program of the week. The episode pulled in a 4.7 live+same day rating in the demo, down four-tenths from the previous week.
  • The Big Bang Theory held steady in demo viewership, week-to-week, while 60 Minutes dropped three-tenths.
  • On NBC, The Voice (3.3) held steady, and Blindspot improved one-tenth from the previous week.
  • On ABC, Modern Family (2.7) held steady. Scandal (2.4) the top-rated Thursday entertainment series, fell two-tenths from the previous week.
  • NCIS (16 million) lost -900,000 average total viewers, week-to-week. That said, it was still the most-watched entertainment program of the week.

CABLE

  • CNN's Democratic Presidential Debate was the most-watched cable program of the week (15.8 million total viewers), and the third-highest-rated cable program of the week in P18-49 and 25-54.
  • Sunday Night Football influenced live+same day viewership for Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead. One week after averaging a 7.4 rating in the demo, TV's top-rated entertainment series averaged a 6.2 rating.
  • The Walking Dead edged Monday Night Football by the slimmest of margins in average total viewership (~12.2 million). Dead will easily surpass MNF after time-shifted data arrives.
  • MNF averaged a 4.5 in the demo, down seven-tenths from the previous week
  • TBS' presentation of the MLB NLCS Game 1 (Mets vs. Cubs) was the highest-rated and most-watched MLB playoff game to air on the network in over 4 years (2.3 P18-49, 2.6 P25-54, 7.9 million total viewers)
  • American Horror Story was the #2 cable entertainment series of the week (2.2 P18-49), though it was down eight-tenths from last week's season premiere.

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

10/18/2015

8:31 PM

SUNDAY

8.23

10431

9.35

11115

22816

CBS

CBS NFL NATIONAL

10/18/2015

4:46 PM

SUNDAY

(C)

7.66

9716

9.01

10709

25027

AMC

WALKING DEAD

10/18/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

6.17

7822

6.39

7589

12183

NBC

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

10/18/2015

8:22 PM

SUNDAY

5.83

7395

6.65

7900

16298

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL

10/15/2015

8:27 PM

THURSDAY

4.89

6199

5.76

6842

14784

FOX

EMPIRE

10/14/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

4.66

5907

5.20

6173

12223

ESPN

NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

10/12/2015

8:15 PM

MONDAY

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

4.48

5684

5.07

6024

12182

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

10/18/2015

7:57 PM

SUNDAY

4.25

5390

4.88

5795

12013

CBS

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

10/12/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

3.92

4969

5.33

6330

14958

CNN

NEVADA DEM DEBATE

10/13/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

(P)(P-O)

3.59

4552

4.21

4998

15791

NBC

VOICE

10/12/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

3.26

4130

4.20

4993

11960

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK

10/15/2015

8:20 PM

THURSDAY

2.70

3430

3.24

3846

8465

ABC

MODERN FAMILY

10/14/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.66

3373

3.42

4060

7876

NBC

VOICE-TUE

10/13/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.56

3245

3.52

4176

10135

NBC

BLINDSPOT

10/12/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

2.48

3146

3.09

3666

8447

ABC

SCANDAL

10/15/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.37

3002

2.82

3345

8058

CBS

60 MINUTES

10/18/2015

7:59 PM

SUNDAY

2.36

2994

3.35

3984

13788

TBS NETWORK

MLB NLCS - GM 1

10/17/2015

8:00 PM

SATURDAY

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

2.26

2871

2.56

3045

7891

ABC

GREY'S ANATOMY

10/15/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.25

2854

2.79

3314

8248

CBS

SURVIVOR

10/14/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.16

2734

3.02

3592

9076

FX

AMERICAN HORROR STORY

10/14/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

2.15

2728

1.73

2051

4061

TBS NETWORK

MLB DIVISION SERIES

10/15/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

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

2.11

2682

2.37

2821

7384

AMC

TALKING DEAD

10/18/2015

10:02 PM

SUNDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

2.08

2638

2.27

2694

4308

CBS

NCIS

10/13/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

2.05

2601

3.17

3772

16042

ABC

GOLDBERGS, THE

10/14/2015

8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

2.04

2587

2.59

3083

6346

ABC

HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER

10/15/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

2.03

2572

2.46

2924

6812

CBS

CBS+NFLN THU NT KICK-OFF2

10/15/2015

7:58 PM

THURSDAY

1.99

2521

2.49

2954

6745

ABC

MIDDLE, THE

10/14/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.97

2504

2.54

3022

7116

TBS NETWORK

MLB DIVISION SERIES

10/13/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

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

1.97

2500

2.33

2767

6347

TBS NETWORK

MLB NLCS

10/18/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

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

1.92

2439

2.25

2673

6567

CBS

LIFE IN PIECES

10/12/2015

8:31 PM

MONDAY

1.81

2293

2.58

3062

7837

ABC

BLACK-ISH

10/14/2015

9:31 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.79

2276

2.35

2786

5664

NBC

CHICAGO FIRE

10/13/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

(P)

1.79

2267

2.40

2855

7373

FOX SPORTS 1

MLB AL DIVISION SERIES L

10/14/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

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

1.79

2267

2.02

2395

5944

CBS

SCORPION

10/12/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

1.74

2209

2.50

2975

9406

FOX

FOX MLB ALCS GAME 1

10/16/2015

8:04 PM

FRIDAY

(S)

1.73

2195

2.04

2427

6539

CBS

CRIMINAL MINDS

10/14/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.73

2188

2.42

2872

9083

ABC

DANCING WITH THE STARS

10/12/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.67

2123

2.43

2882

11651

FOX

SIMPSONS

10/18/2015

7:59 PM

SUNDAY

1.66

2105

1.78

2115

3687

ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

10/17/2015

8:06 PM

SATURDAY

1.65

2088

1.92

2287

5867

ABC

ONCE UPON A TIME

10/18/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

1.61

2047

1.93

2296

4922

ABC

QUANTICO

10/18/2015

10:01 PM

SUNDAY

1.61

2037

1.95

2311

5299

NBC

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

10/14/2015

9:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.52

1926

1.85

2201

6199

FOX

GOTHAM

10/12/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

1.52

1925

1.77

2098

4170

CBS

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

10/13/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.51

1915

2.31

2750

12471

NBC

CHICAGO PD

10/14/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.50

1901

1.89

2242

6577

CBS

LIMITLESS

10/13/2015

10:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.43

1815

1.91

2275

8031

VH1

LOVE & HIP HOP HLLYWD 2

10/12/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.43

1813

1.27

1506

2564

FOX

ROSEWOOD

10/14/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.42

1806

1.84

2184

5029

ABC

SHARK TANK

10/16/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.39

1758

1.88

2238

5845

ABC

FRESH OFF THE BOAT

10/13/2015

8:30 PM

TUESDAY

1.38

1755

1.63

1938

3958

NBC

BLACKLIST

10/15/2015

9:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.38

1755

1.96

2328

6929

ABC

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

10/13/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.37

1741

1.56

1849

3740

CW

FLASH

10/13/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.35

1714

1.30

1545

3491

ABC

MUPPETS, THE

10/13/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.31

1662

1.59

1885

4340

ABC

LAST MAN STANDING

10/16/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.28

1627

1.92

2285

6579

ABC

DR. KEN

10/16/2015

8:31 PM

FRIDAY

1.27

1613

1.83

2176

5759

ABC

20/20-FRI

10/16/2015

10:01 PM

FRIDAY

1.22

1550

1.76

2088

5171

TBS NETWORK

MLB DIVISION SERIES

10/12/2015

9:37 PM

MONDAY

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

1.22

1547

1.42

1687

3960

FOX

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

10/18/2015

8:30 PM

SUNDAY

1.22

1544

1.34

1592

2568

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

GOLD RUSH

10/16/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

(P)(P-O)

1.21

1539

1.57

1869

3886

NBC

BEST TIME EVER WITH NPH

10/13/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

1.18

1497

1.66

1967

4478

CBS

CODE BLACK

10/14/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.17

1481

1.75

2074

6960

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

10/12/2015

8:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.16

1474

1.26

1500

3518

CBS

MADAM SECRETARY

10/18/2015

8:59 PM

SUNDAY

1.15

1462

1.84

2184

9606

NFL NETWORK

NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL

10/15/2015

8:27 PM

THURSDAY

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

1.15

1458

1.28

1526

2660

ABC

NASHVILLE

10/14/2015

10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

1.15

1457

1.56

1851

4543

FOX

BONES

10/15/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.13

1433

1.67

1982

5793

FOX

SIMPSONS-SP 10/18 730P

10/18/2015

7:30 PM

SUNDAY

(S)(R)

1.13

1430

1.20

1429

2639

NBC

HEROES REBORN

10/15/2015

8:00 PM

THURSDAY

1.12

1424

1.42

1691

4013

CBS

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

10/12/2015

9:59 PM

MONDAY

1.12

1418

1.71

2036

7841

ABC

CASTLE

10/12/2015

10:01 PM

MONDAY

1.12

1415

1.60

1899

6777

VH1

BLACK INK CREW 3

10/12/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

1.11

1412

1.04

1231

2074

CBS

BLUE BLOODS

10/16/2015

10:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.10

1394

1.66

1975

10606

ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L

10/17/2015

10:46 PM

SATURDAY

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

1.10

1391

1.19

1420

3059

CBS

AMAZING RACE

10/16/2015

8:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.09

1389

1.59

1886

5917

FOX

GRINDER, THE-SP 10/18 7P

10/18/2015

7:25 PM

SUNDAY

(S)(R)

1.09

1383

1.27

1503

3014

NBC

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2

10/18/2015

7:30 PM

SUNDAY

1.09

1379

1.38

1638

3647

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

10/12/2015

9:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.08

1371

1.18

1402

3254

CBS

GOOD WIFE, THE

10/18/2015

9:59 PM

SUNDAY

1.08

1367

1.77

2106

8089

USA NETWORK

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

10/12/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

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

1.06

1345

1.20

1420

3082

CBS

HAWAII FIVE-0

10/16/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

1.05

1332

1.67

1981

9076

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO MON

10/12/2015

9:02 PM

MONDAY

1.05

1329

1.20

1427

2883

FOX

LAST MAN ON EARTH

10/18/2015

9:30 PM

SUNDAY

1.03

1311

1.18

1404

2289

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO THU

10/15/2015

9:02 PM

THURSDAY

1.03

1303

1.18

1402

2950

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO WED

10/14/2015

9:02 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.99

1260

1.14

1350

2764

FOX

BOB'S BURGERS

10/18/2015

9:00 PM

SUNDAY

0.99

1257

1.13

1345

2092

FOX

GRANDFATHERED

10/13/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

0.99

1254

1.30

1549

3172

NBC

MYSTERIES OF LAURA

10/14/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.99

1249

1.49

1770

6920

NBC

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL

10/17/2015

7:30 PM

SATURDAY

0.98

1247

1.21

1443

3958

ABC

SNFTBL NISSAN PRE-GAME

10/17/2015

8:00 PM

SATURDAY

0.97

1231

1.16

1382

4341

UNI

IMPERDONABLE, LO TUE

10/13/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

0.95

1210

1.12

1335

2778

FOX

SCREAM QUEENS

10/13/2015

9:00 PM

TUESDAY

0.95

1209

1.07

1271

2393

CW

ARROW

10/14/2015

8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

0.95

1208

1.04

1234

2501

BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV

BET HIP HOP AWARDS

10/13/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

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

0.93

1180

0.86

1019

1807

TEL

SENORA ACERO II - R

10/15/2015

10:00 PM

THURSDAY

0.93

1177

0.97

1158

2106

NBC

DATELINE FRI

10/16/2015

9:00 PM

FRIDAY

0.92

1170

1.38

1638

4461

UNI

BANDA, LA SUN

10/18/2015

8:00 PM

SUNDAY

0.91

1154

1.01

1204

2521

VH1

SHES GOT GAME

10/12/2015

10:00 PM

MONDAY

(E-O)(P-O)

0.90

1145

0.83

982

1783

CNN

ANDERSON COOPER 360

10/13/2015

8:00 PM

TUESDAY

(P-O)

0.90

1143

1.02

1208

4662

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