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David Boreanaz, Primetime’s Most Valuable Player, Has Another Hit With ‘SEAL Team’ — Ratings Watch

is once again proving his primetime power. Fresh off a 12-season run on the Fox staple “Bones,” Boreanaz didn’t miss a beat: His new CBS drama, “SEAL Team,” has already been given a full 22-episode first season order, and is shoo-in for a sophomore renewal.

Not many performers can brag about starring in back-to-back-to-back hits, which makes Boreanaz a TV heavy hitter on par with stars like Ted Danson and William Shatner — the rare actors who have enjoyed multiple hits on unrelated shows. Boreanaz, of course, top-lined the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff “Angel” for several years (and 110 episodes) before moving on to 246 episodes of “Bones.”

“SEAL Team” stars Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, the leader of the Tier One team, a group deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice. The show has been consistently making the top 25 ratings among both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

“David Boreanaz is a star, he’s worked in every show he’s ever done on TV,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said in May while unveiling CBS’ fall 2017 schedule.

In other ratings news, History’s “Knightfall” premiered Dec. 6 with an audience of more than 3.0 million Total Viewers based on Live+3 viewing (+71% over Live+SD). It currently ranks in the top 5 cable drama launches in 2017 among Total Viewers in L+3. Syfy’s “Happy!” debuted on Dec. 6 to 1.7 million viewers. Both shows averaged a 0.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

Returning hits with season premieres included Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” (2.1 million viewers) and “Top Chef” (1.9 million).

Meanwhile, the eleventh week of the season (Dec. 4-10) saw MTV’s “Floribama Shore” and “Teen Mom OG” both make it on to Xfinity’s video on demand list.

Here are this week’s rankers:

Adults 18-49 ranker, week ending Dec. 10, 2017:

RANK SHOW & NETWORK LIVE+3
DAYS
DVR/VOD

RATING

WATCHED
LIVE/
SAME
DAY

RATING

1 NFL Sunday Night Football: Steelers vs. Ravens NBC  5.4 5.4
2 The Walking Dead AMC 5.1 3.4
3 NFL Thursday Night Football: Falcons vs. Saints NBC/NFL Network  4.3 4.3
4 The Big Bang Theory CBS 4.1 2.8
5 NFL Monday Night Football: Steelers vs. Bengals ESPN 3.5 3.5
6 Young Sheldon CBS 3.0 2.2
7 The Good Doctor ABC 2.9 1.6
8 Will & Grace NBC 2.7 1.8
9 Empire Fox 2.6 1.8
tie Modern Family ABC  2.6 1.7
11 The Simpsons Fox 2.5 2.3
12 Survivor CBS  2.4 1.8
13 The Voice (Monday) NBC 2.1 1.8
14 The Voice (Tuesday) NBC 2.0 1.8
tie Chicago PD NBC 2.0 1.2
16 The Goldbergs ABC 1.9 1.5
tie Law & Order: SVU NBC 1.9 1.3
18 American Housewife ABC 1.8 1.2
tie Talking Dead AMC 1.8 1.4
tie Mom CBS 1.8 1.4
tie Chicago Med NBC 1.8 1.2
22 Bob’s Burgers Fox 1.7 1.4
tie Star Fox 1.7 1.2
tie Criminal Minds CBS 1.7 0.9
25 The Orville Fox 1.6 0.9
tie Family Guy Fox 1.6 1.2
tie The Middle ABC 1.6 1.2
tie SEAL Team CBS 1.6 1.1
tie S.W.A.T. CBS 1.6 0.9
tie Hawaii Five-0 CBS 1.6 1.1
tie Superstore NBC 1.6 1.1

 

Adults 18-49; ratings points. Source: Nielsen Media Research

Total viewers ranker, week ending Dec. 10, 2017:

RANK SHOW & NETWORK LIVE+3
DAYS
DVR/VOD
WATCHED
LIVE/
SAME
DAY
1 The Big Bang Theory CBS  18.27 14.41
2 NFL Sunday Night Football: Steelers vs. Ravens NBC
17.34 17.21
3 Young Sheldon CBS  15.46 12.50
4 NFL Thursday Night Football: Falcons vs. Saints NBC/NFL Network 14.71 14.61
5 The Good Doctor ABC  14.19 9.04
6 Blue Bloods CBS
12.86 9.40
7 The Walking Dead AMC 11.51 7.90
8 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 11.48 9.07
9 NFL Monday Night Football: Steelers vs. Bengals ESPN 10.97 10.91
10 The Voice (Monday) NBC 10.96 9.87 
11 The Voice (Tuesday) NBC 10.94 10.00
12 Survivor CBS 10.69 8.97
13 Mom CBS  10.46 8.78
 tie 60 Minutes CBS 10.46 10.00
15 Chicago PD NBC 9.93 6.52
16 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 9.83 7.53
17 Will & Grace NBC 9.56 7.19
18 Chicago Med NBC 9.50 6.62
19 SEAL Team CBS 9.25 6.90
20 S.W.A.T. CBS 9.02 6.26
21 Madam Secretary CBS 9.01 6.46
22 NCIS CBS  8.77 8.42
23 Criminal Minds CBS  8.61 5.34
24 MacGyver CBS  8.55 7.21
25 Law & Order: SVU NBC 8.23 6.18

 

Total viewers; in millions. Source: Nielsen Media Research

Here is this week’s Xfinity On Demand ranker:

Top 20 TV Series, Dec. 4-10, 2017:

RANK SHOW NETWORK
1 The Good Doctor ABC
2 Vikings History
3 Shameless  Showtime
4 Game of Thrones HBO
5 This Is Us  NBC
6 The Walking Dead AMC
7 Outlander  Starz
8 Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO
9 Will & Grace NBC
10 The Simpsons Fox/FXX
11 The Big Bang Theory CBS
12 Empire Fox
13 Teen Mom OG MTV
14 Chrisley Knows Best USA
15 Floribama Shore MTV
16 Young Sheldon CBS
17  Family Guy Fox/Adult Swim
18 S.W.A.T. CBS
19 The Voice NBC
20 The Orville Fox

 

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