NBC Dominates Week 2 of New Season with WILL & GRACE, THE VOICE & More
NBC has won the primetime ratings week of Oct. 2-8 in the key demographic of adults 18-49, claiming five of the week's top 10 primetime program on the broadcast networks with "Sunday Night Football," "This Is Us," two editions of "The Voice" and "Will & Grace," according to "live plus same day" figures from Nielsen Media Research. Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows.NBC also won the week among the Big 4 networks in every other key demographic - adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54. "This Is Us" tied as the #1 entertainment telecast of the week in adults 18-49 with CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" (and broke that tie to move ahead of "Big Bang" when three days of time-shifted viewers were counted), while the Monday and Tuesday editions of "The Voice" joined "Us" to give NBC three of the week's top four entertainment programs. "Sunday Night Football," ranked as the week's overall #1 primetime program on the broadcast networks in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in every key demographic - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 (including a tie in men 25-54). Counting entertainment programming only, NBC leads the season in adults 18-49, and also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 in adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults and women 25-54.