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Final Broadcast Ratings: September 26, 2016

The first Presidential debate aired on multiple networks last night, including the Big 4 broadcast networks. together, the drew 45.4 million viewers (prelim numbers), a 9.9 rating in Adults 18-34 and a 13.1 rating in Adults 18-49. NBC was the top network during the debate, grabbing 16.6 million viewers and a 5.4 rating in the A18-49 demo. It helped that it had the best lead in for the debate, as THE VOICE delivered 12.1 million viewers and a 3.3 demo rating.

NBC was tops in the Debate Analysis, keeping 12.8 million viewers. CBS only retained 8.2 of its 11 million viewers and ABC was in the middle with 9.0 million viewers.

At 8 PM, DANCING WITH THE STARS was slightly up from last week's two hour program, while THE VOICE was flat, week-to-week. CBS was down from the premieres of the two comedies and FOX was also down.

Final L+SD Network Averages:

Total viewers A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
ABC 10.20 million 1.5 1.9 2.5
CBS 11.00 million 1.8 2.8 3.7
CW 1.00 million 0.2 0.3 0.4
FOX 3.50 million 0.9 1.2 1.4
NBC 12.10 million 2.5 3.5 4.3

Time Net Program P2* A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8:00 ABC DWTS 10.83 1.3 1.8 2.4
9:00 ABC Presidential Debate
10:30 ABC Debate Analysis 8.98 1.8 2.2 2.7
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 14.24 2.3 3.6 4.9
8:30 CBS Kevin Can Wait  10.62 1.6 2.7 3.7
9:00 CBS Presidential Debate
10:30 CBS Debate Analysis 8.23 1.5 2.1 2.6
8:00 CW Supergirl [R] 0.96 0.2 0.2 0.3
9:00 CW Supergirl [R] 1.11 0.2 0.3 0.4
8:00 FOX Gotham 3.54 0.9 1.2 1.4
9:00 FOX Presidential Debate
8:00 NBC The Voice  11.72 2.3 3.2 4.0
9:00 NBC Presidential Debate
10:30 NBC Debate Analysis 12.76 2.9 4.0 4.8
* - viewers in millions

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