The Media Chart for March 18: The Biggest Ben Affleck

And NBC Gives CBS a Challenge in Broadcast Ratings

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'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Credit: Warner Bros.

The Media Chart is a weekly look at what's topping the rankings and the ratings.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens next week. And since Ben Affleck is starring as the Caped Crusader, we thought we'd look at his biggest box-office performances over a pretty varied career. Despite Oscars for "Argo" and "Good Will Hunting," the top moneymakers were 1998's "Armageddon" and 2001's "Pearl Harbor." "Good Will Hunting" comes in at No. 3 and "Argo" at No. 8. "Dogma" didn't make the list.

Also of note, with "The Voice" coming back to the schedule and the debut of "Little Big Shots," NBC was able to bust up CBS's chokehold on the broadcast ratings. And we've got a pile-up of cable programs with a 2.3 rating, so the "Top 10" looks a little funky this week.

TV RATINGSWeek Ending Sunday, March 13
BROADCAST
Rank Program Network Rating
1 The Big Bang Theory (Thur., 8 p.m.) CBS 9.0
2 Little Big Shots (Sun., 8 p.m.) NBC 8.5
3 The Voice (Tuesday) NBC 8.2
4 The Voice (Monday) NBC 8.1
5 Little Big Shots (Tues., 10 p.m.) NBC 7.8
6 Blue Bloods CBS 6.2
7 The Voice (Wednesday) NBC 5.8
8 NCIS: New Orleans CBS 5.5
9 Survivor CBS 5.5
10 60 Minutes CBS 5.4
CABLE
Rank Program Network Rating
1 Republican Presidential Debate, Florida CNN 7.2
2 Walking Dead AMC 6.8
3 Talking Dead AMC 2.8
4 Primary Coverage (Tues., 9 p.m.) FOXNC 2.8
5 Anderson Cooper 360 (Thur., 8 p.m.) CNN 2.7
6 Democratic Presidential Debate, Florida CNN 2.5
7 WWE Raw (Mon., 8 p.m.) USA 2.4
8 Primary Coverage (Tues., 8 p.m.) FOXNC 2.3
9 On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (Friday) FOXNC 2.3
10 Major Crimes TNT 2.3
Rizzoli & Isles TNT 2.3
The O'Reilly Factor (Monday) FOXNC 2.3
WWE Raw (Mon., 8 p.m.) USA 2.3
The O'Reilly Factor (Wednesday) FOXNC 2.3
Source: The Nielsen Company. Television rating is based on 115.8 million households for live and same-day viewing of programs of at least 30 minutes duration.
DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE 2016Year-to-Date Through Sunday, March 13
Rank Film Studio Gross (Millions)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens* Buena Vista $930.7
2 Deadpool* Fox 328.1
3 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Lionsgate 281.7
4 The Martian* Fox 228.4
5 Spectre* Sony 200.0
6 The Revenant* Fox 179.1
7 Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony 169.7
8 Daddy's Home* Paramount 149.3
9 Zootopia* Buena Vista 142.6
10 Kung Fu Panda 3* Fox 133.8
Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com. Box office gross for films in theaters since Jan. 1; films marked with an asterisk are still in theaters.
DVD RENTALSWeek Ending Sunday, March 13
Rank Film Days in Release Studio
1 Spectre 33 Fox/MGM
2 Black Mass 26 Warner
3 The Night Before 12 Sony Pictures
4 The Good Dinosaur 19 Disney/Pixar
5 The Intern 54 Warner
6 The Martian 61 Fox
7 Room 12 Lionsgate
8 The 33 26 Warner
9 Crimson Peak 33 Universal
10 Straight Outta Compton 54 Universal
Source: Home Media Magazine.
MAGAZINE AUDIENCEJanuary 2016
Sports
Rank Property Audience (Millions) Change
1 ESPN The Magazine 103.8 -12.5%
2 Sports Illustrated 38.1 0.6
3 Golf Digest 6.8 -6.9
4 Golf Magazine 6.0 -0.7
5 Ski 1.4 -3.6
Parenting/Youth
Rank Property Audience (Millions) Change
1 Parents 21.5 1.8%
2 Seventeen 11.5 11.8
3 National Geographic Kids 7.1 -9.2
4 Teen Vogue 6.7 32.1
5 American Baby 4.7 -4.5
Source: MPA - The Magazine Association. Total print and digital audience. Change is over January 2015.
DIGITAL SONGSWeek Ending Thursday, March 10
Rank Title Artist Label
1 7 Years Lukas Graham Warner
2 No Meghan Trainor Epic
3 Work Rihanna Roc Nation
4 Piece By Piece Kelly Clarkson RCA
5 My House Flo Rida Atlantic/Poe Boy
6 Stressed Out twenty one pilots Fueled By Ramen
7 Love Yourself Justin Bieber Island/Def Jam
8 Pillowtalk Zayn Malik RCA
9 I Took a Pill in Ibiza Mike Posner Monster Mtn./Island
10 Me, Myself & I G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha RCA
Source: Billboard.
BEN AFFLECK MOVIESThrough February 2016
Rank Film (Year) Studio Domestic Box Office
1 Armageddon (1998) Buena Vista $373.9
2 Pearl Harbor (2001) Buena Vista 305.2
3 Good Will Hunting (1997) Miramax 256.8
4 The Sum of All Fears (2002) Paramount 178.1
5 Gone Girl (2014) Fox 175.9
6 Shakespeare in Love (1998) Miramax 172.6
7 Daredevil (2003) Fox 147.9
8 Argo (2012) Warner Bros. 147.4
9 He's Just Not That Into You (2009) Warner/New Line 113.8
10 The Town (2010) Warner Bros. 100.9
Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com. Domestic gross, adjusted for inflation; Mr. Affleck was also the director for "Argo" and "The Town."
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