Top 20 TV Ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Voice’ Break Football’s Domination

NBC nabs five of the top seven spots in key demo last week

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Watch your back, football: “The Big Bang Theory” is coming for you.

NBC’s Sunday night NFL game (7.4) handily topped last week’s network primetime ratings in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic, with CBS’s Thursday game coming in second (5.9). The NBC pregame show was third with a 5.2 rating, while CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” was fourth with a 4.8.

“The Voice” (a 4.1 on Tuesday and a 4.0 on Monday) followed, but then it was back to football, as Part 3 of NBC’s “Football Night in America” (3.9) coverage and CBS’ Sunday postgame show (3.8) bested “Modern Family” (3.7) and “Scandal” (3.4), rounding out the Top 10.

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Noteworthy mentions in the bottom half of the Top 20 include Shonda Rhimes‘ newest ABC Thursday night hit “How to Get Away With Murder” (3.3) and ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” (tied with a 3.3 as well), coming in at No. 11.

CBS’s “Scorpion” tied with a “Big Bang Theory” rerun at No. 14, both pulling a 3.1. NBC’s “Blacklist” and Fox’s Batman prequel “Gotham” were up next, each getting in a 2.8 rating.

To make the Top 20 this week a show had to earn at least a 2.7.

Here is the full list:

Top 20 TV Ratings