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Primetime Broadcast Ratings: Football Tops the Charts, ‘FBI’ Top Scripted Series

Primetime Broadcast Ratings: Football Tops the Charts, ‘FBI’ Top Scripted Series

With seven of the top ten shows, NFL coverage on NBC, ABC and FOX led the primetime ratings pack during the week of January 2-8, 2023, the most recent week in which Soap Opera Network has obtained primetime broadcast ratings data. Outside of football, only CBS’ “60 Minutes,” “FBI” and “Young Sheldon” managed to rank in the top 10 for the week.

NBC’s broadcast of “Sunday Night Football” was the week’s top show, averaging 22.251 million viewers. The “Sunday Night Football” kickoff show followed in second place, averaging 16.375 million viewers. 

In third place was a special Saturday night broadcast of ABC’s “Monday Night Football,” averaging 12.609 million viewers. “Football Night in America” (11.437 million) and a special Saturday night broadcast of the “Monday Night Football” kickoff show (11.409 million) rounded out the top five.

Featuring an interview with Prince Harry, “60 Minutes” ranked sixth for the week, averaging 11.215 million viewers, followed by the regular broadcast of ABC’s “Monday Night Football” which averaged 11.052 million viewers, ranking seventh. “The OT” on FOX (9.844 million) ranked eighth followed by “FBI” which ranked ninth (7.592 million) and “Young Sheldon” which closed out the top ten with 7.427 million viewers tuning in.

What follows is a look at how the primetime broadcast shows performed during the week of January 2-8, 2023 in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-49 Viewers.

Note: Viewership is in the millions unless otherwise noted.

HOUSEHOLDS/TOTAL VIEWERS (Sorted by HH Rating)

RankShowP/R/SNetworkHH
Rating
Total Viewers
(000)
1NBC NFL SUNDAY NT FOOTBALLNBC11.914730
2NBC NFL SUNDAY NT PRE-KICKNBC8.610695
3ABC NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLABC6.88437
460 MINUTESCBS6.68227
5FOOTBALL NT IN AMERICA 3NBC6.17588
ABC NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLABC6.17551
NFL MNF KICKOFFABC6.17576
8OT- FOXFOX5.06184
9FBICBS4.65655
10CHICAGO FIRENBC4.35321
YOUNG SHELDONCBS4.35360
12CHICAGO MEDNBC4.15081
13FIRE COUNTRYCBS3.84681
GHOSTSCBS3.84728
15BLUE BLOODSCBS3.64459
16CHICAGO PDNBC3.54298
EAST NEW YORKCBS3.54283
18LAW & ORDER:SVUNBC3.44220
19FBI: INTERNATIONALCBS3.34122
20S.W.A.T.CBS3.23959
NFL MNF KICKOFFABC3.23945
22AGT ALL STARSPNBC3.13805
FOOTBALL NT IN AMERICA 2NBC3.13877
24LAW & ORDERNBC3.03691
25FBI: MOST WANTEDCBS2.93531
26NCIS: LACBS2.83518
SO HELP ME TODDCBS2.83482
28MNF COUNTDOWNABC2.73293
ROOKIEPABC2.73367
30PRICE IS RIGHT-PRIMEPCBS2.63243
31CELEBRITY JEOPARDY!PABC2.53132
SHARK TANKABC2.53065
33LAW & ORDER:ORGANIZED CRIMENBC2.42951
34ROOKIE, THE: FEDSPABC2.32809
35NEIGHBORHOOD SPRCBS2.22733
CELEBRITY WHEEL FORTUNEPABC2.22762
WILL TRENTPABC2.22751
ALERT: MPUPFOX2.22732
39CSI: VEGASCBS2.12588
AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOSABC2.12646
41AGT ALL STARS SPRNBC2.02501
NCIS-SPLRCBS2.02449
43ABBOTT ELEMENTARYABC1.92405
44NCIS: HAWAI’I SPRCBS1.82214
20/20-FRIABC1.82274
46DATELINE-FRINBC1.72162
48 HOURSCBS1.72051
BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA SPRCBS1.72092
49EAST NEW YORK SPRCBS1.62030
RESIDENTFOX1.62001
51NEW AMSTERDAMNBC1.51867
BIG SKYABC1.51807
PARENT TEST, THEABC1.51819
54QUANTUM LEAPNBC1.41735
CHASE, THEPABC1.41731
HOME ECONOMICSABC1.41726
57LOPEZ VS LOPEZNBC1.31566
TOUGH AS NAILSPCBS1.31580
HELL’S KITCHENFOX1.31606
WWE SMACKDOWN LIVEFOX1.31638
61WONDERFUL WRLD-DSNYRPABC1.21446
SPECIAL FORCESPFOX1.21516
63PASSWORD SPRNBC1.01280
PASSWORD-SATRNBC1.01291
FANTASY ISLANDPFOX1.01286
66SNL PRIME-SATRNBC0.91114
CBS SATURDAY ENCORE-1RCBS0.91149
CBS SATURDAY ENCORE-2RCBS0.91126
69YOUNG ROCKNBC0.81038
BOB’S BURGERSFOX0.8981
CALL ME KATFOX0.8929
NCIS SUN 7PRION0.8940
NCIS SUN 8PRION0.8930
74ABBOTT ELEMENTARY SPRABC0.7812
FAMILY GUYFOX0.7926
CHICAGO FIRE TUE 9PRION0.7809
NCIS SUN 10PRION0.7863
NCIS SUN 9PRION0.7906
79FANTASY ISLAND SPRFOX0.6782
TMZ PRSNTS: LAMAR ODOM-SPFOX0.6804
WELCOME TO FLATCHFOX0.6701
CHICAGO FIRE TUE 10PRION0.6750
CHICAGO FIRE TUE 8PRION0.6751
CHICAGO PD THU 8PRION0.6706
HAWAII FIVE-0 FRI 8PRION0.6801
HAWAII FIVE-0 FRI 9PRION0.6727
LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT-PRIMERION0.6717
LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT-PRIMERION0.6719
89BLUE BLOODS PRIMETIMERION0.5660
BLUE BLOODS PRIMETIMERION0.5652
BLUE BLOODS PRIMETIMERION0.5624
CHICAGO PD THU 10PRION0.5622
CHICAGO PD THU 9PRION0.5648
CRIMINAL MINDS-MON 10PRION0.5609
CRIMINAL MINDS-MON 8PRION0.5669
CRIMINAL MINDS-MON 9PRION0.5647
HAWAII FIVE-0 FRI 10PRION0.5680
LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT-PRIMERION0.5612
99SPECIAL FORCES SPRFOX0.4434
100HELL’S KITCHEN-SPRFOX0.3375
PENN & TELLER-WEDRPCW0.3410
PENN & TELLER:FOOL USRCW0.3428
WHOSE LINE IS IT-ENCRCW0.3354
WORLDS FUNNIEST ANIMALS 1RCW0.3356
WORLDS FUNNIEST ANIMALS 2RCW0.3352
106CRISS ANGEL’S MAGIC W/ THE STARSRCW0.2217
KUNG FURCW0.2200
MYSTERIES DECODEDRPCW0.2228
WALKERRCW0.2256
WALKER INDEPENDENCERCW0.2285
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAYRCW0.2308
WHOSE LINE-FRI 830PRCW0.2302
WHOSE LINE-FRI 8PRCW0.2266
WINCHESTERSRCW0.2225
WORLDS FUNNIEST ANIMALS 1RCW0.2256
WORLDS FUNNIEST ANIMALS 2RCW0.2280
117ALL AMERICANRCW0.1162
ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMINGRCW0.1155
Source: Nielsen (Live+SD)

ADULTS 18-49 (Sorted by A18-49 Rating)

RankShowP/R/SNetworkA18-49 RatingA18-49 Viewers (000)
1NBC NFL SUNDAY NT FOOTBALLNBC5.87520
2NBC NFL SUNDAY NT PRE-KICKNBC4.35646
3FOOTBALL NT IN AMERICA 3NBC3.03947
4ABC NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLABC2.73523
5OT- FOXFOX2.63373
6ABC NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLABC2.43163
NFL MNF KICKOFFABC2.43121
8FOOTBALL NT IN AMERICA 2NBC1.41844
960 MINUTESCBS1.31659
10NFL MNF KICKOFFABC1.11487
11ALERT: MPUPFOX0.91171
12YOUNG SHELDONCBS0.7851
MNF COUNTDOWNABC0.7940
14AGT ALL STARSPNBC0.6773
CHICAGO FIRENBC0.6845
CHICAGO MEDNBC0.6828
CHICAGO PDNBC0.6732
LAW & ORDER:SVUNBC0.6831
FBICBS0.6779
FIRE COUNTRYCBS0.6736
GHOSTSCBS0.6769
ABBOTT ELEMENTARYABC0.6761
CELEBRITY JEOPARDY!PABC0.6731
CELEBRITY WHEEL FORTUNEPABC0.6723
ROOKIEPABC0.6839
26AGT ALL STARS SPRNBC0.5704
LAW & ORDERNBC0.5617
LAW & ORDER:ORGANIZED CRIMENBC0.5681
EAST NEW YORKCBS0.5674
PRICE IS RIGHT-PRIMEPCBS0.5666
S.W.A.T.CBS0.5678
SHARK TANKABC0.5696
WWE SMACKDOWN LIVEFOX0.5695
34BLUE BLOODSCBS0.4548
FBI: INTERNATIONALCBS0.4527
NCIS: LACBS0.4480
NEIGHBORHOOD SPRCBS0.4509
SO HELP ME TODDCBS0.4482
20/20-FRIABC0.4575
AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOSABC0.4504
HOME ECONOMICSABC0.4493
PARENT TEST, THEABC0.4583
ROOKIE, THE: FEDSPABC0.4571
WILL TRENTPABC0.4497
BOB’S BURGERSFOX0.4512
FAMILY GUYFOX0.4469
HELL’S KITCHENFOX0.4572
SPECIAL FORCESPFOX0.4554
49DATELINE-FRINBC0.3447
LOPEZ VS LOPEZNBC0.3371
NEW AMSTERDAMNBC0.3371
QUANTUM LEAPNBC0.3412
BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA SPRCBS0.3358
CSI: VEGASCBS0.3400
FBI: MOST WANTEDCBS0.3412
NCIS-SPLRCBS0.3328
TOUGH AS NAILSPCBS0.3408
CHASE, THEPABC0.3401
WONDERFUL WRLD-DSNYRPABC0.3389
RESIDENTFOX0.3364
61PASSWORD SPRNBC0.2245
SNL PRIME-SATRNBC0.2287
YOUNG ROCKNBC0.2315
48 HOURSCBS0.2313
EAST NEW YORK SPRCBS0.2272
NCIS: HAWAI’I SPRCBS0.2260
BIG SKYABC0.2304
CALL ME KATFOX0.2274
FANTASY ISLANDPFOX0.2223
FANTASY ISLAND SPRFOX0.2203
TMZ PRSNTS: LAMAR ODOM-SPFOX0.2197
WELCOME TO FLATCHFOX0.2268
CRIMINAL MINDS-MON 10PRION0.2214
CRIMINAL MINDS-MON 8PRION0.2209
CRIMINAL MINDS-MON 9PRION0.2236
LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT-PRIMERION0.2236
NCIS SUN 8PRION0.2203
78PASSWORD-SATRNBC0.1189
CBS SATURDAY ENCORE-1RCBS0.1169
CBS SATURDAY ENCORE-2RCBS0.1151
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY SPRABC0.1159
HELL’S KITCHEN-SPRFOX0.1126
SPECIAL FORCES SPRFOX0.1162
ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMINGRCW0.174
PENN & TELLER-WEDRPCW0.172
PENN & TELLER:FOOL USRCW0.192
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAYRCW0.189
WHOSE LINE IS IT-ENCRCW0.185
WHOSE LINE-FRI 830PRCW0.179
WORLDS FUNNIEST ANIMALS 1RCW0.186
WORLDS FUNNIEST ANIMALS 2RCW0.175
BLUE BLOODS PRIMETIMERION0.1114
BLUE BLOODS PRIMETIMERION0.1111
BLUE BLOODS PRIMETIMERION0.186
CHICAGO FIRE TUE 10PRION0.1170
CHICAGO FIRE TUE 8PRION0.1163
CHICAGO FIRE TUE 9PRION0.1156
CHICAGO PD THU 10PRION0.1169
CHICAGO PD THU 8PRION0.1177
CHICAGO PD THU 9PRION0.1182
HAWAII FIVE-0 FRI 10PRION0.1181
HAWAII FIVE-0 FRI 8PRION0.1178
HAWAII FIVE-0 FRI 9PRION0.1185
LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT-PRIMERION0.1188
LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT-PRIMERION0.1177
NCIS SUN 10PRION0.1132
NCIS SUN 7PRION0.1156
NCIS SUN 9PRION0.1169
109ALL AMERICANRCW0.063
CRISS ANGEL’S MAGIC W/ THE STARSRCW0.053
KUNG FURCW0.046
MYSTERIES DECODEDRPCW0.048
WALKERRCW0.034
WALKER INDEPENDENCERCW0.029
WHOSE LINE-FRI 8PRCW0.060
WINCHESTERSRCW0.063
WORLDS FUNNIEST ANIMALS 1RCW0.063
WORLDS FUNNIEST ANIMALS 2RCW0.051
Source: Nielsen (Live+SD)

Note: The numbers above are calculated using Live+Same Day viewing and DVR playback, defined as 3:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m, and are courtesy of Nielsen. Household ratings are the percentage of TV homes in the U.S. tuned into television.

R=Repeat
S=Special
P=Premiere

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