NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Is No. 1 Primetime Show on Big 4
NBC has claimed the primetime ratings week of Oct. 16-22 in the key demographic of adults 18-49, with SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL the #1 primetime show on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers and "This Is Us," two editions of "The Voice" and "Will & Grace" accounting for four of the top ten entertainment shows, according to "live plus same day" figures from Nielsen Media Research. Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows."This Is Us" finished #1 for the week among all entertainment programs on the broadcast networks in 18-49. NBC also ranked #1 for the week among the Big 4 networks in nearly every other key demographic - adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults and women 25-54 - while maintaining 100% versus the same week last year in adults 18-49 (with a 2.0 rating vs. a 2.0). NBC also won the week counting entertainment programs only in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and ranked #1 or tied for #1 in that category in adults and women 18-34, men and women 18-49 and adults and women 25-54. NBC has finished #1 for four of four weeks this season in the key adult 18-49 demographic counting all programs and counting entertainment programs only. In adults 18-49, "Sunday Night Football" ranked as the week's #1 primetime program on the broadcast networks, while "This Is Us" finished #3, the Monday edition of "The Voice" tied for #5 and Tuesday's telecast ranked #7, while "Will & Grace" tied for #12. Counting entertainment programs only, "Us" finished #1, Monday's "Voice" tied for #3, Tuesday's "Voice" was #5 and "Will & Grace" tied for #9.