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[11/12/18 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Cruises to Victory with "Sunday Night Football"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/11/18):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (7:30-11pm) (16.302 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.013 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.509 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (15.195 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.8, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.882 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1).

CBS (10.228 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (19.328 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3) followed by "60 Minutes" (13.307 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "God Friended Me" (8.298 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.860 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Madam Secretary" (5.560 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Next up was FOX (1.903 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "Last Man Standing" (1.901 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T17) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.526 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) followed by originals from "The Simpsons" (2.378 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (2.191 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Family Guy" (2.220 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Rel" (1.203 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T17).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.667 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.709 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (4.008 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "20/20: Becoming Michelle: A First Lady's Journey with Robin Roberts" (5.486 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "Country Music's Biggest Stars: In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts" (3.463 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #19).

And finally, new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.160 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T20) and "Charmed" (9.470 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T20) on The CW (1.053 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - God Friended Me
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Charmed
-5.88% - Football Night in America #1
-9.09% - Family Guy
-11.11% - Football Night in America #3
-13.43% - Sunday Night Football
-14.29% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. 10/28/18)
-16.67% - Rel
-23.08% - Bob's Burgers
-25.00% - Supergirl
-47.37% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 60 Minutes
+60.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
+37.50% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
+20.83% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-12.73% - Football Night in America #3
-22.22% - 20/20: Becoming Michelle: A First Lady's Journey with Robin Roberts (vs. Shark Tank)
-23.08% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
-28.57% - Football Night in America #2
-28.57% - Family Guy
-40.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-44.44% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-46.67% - Football Night in America #1
-47.37% - The Simpsons
-50.00% - Country Music's Biggest Stars: In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts (vs. Shark Tank)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/12/17):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (14.208 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) was the top broadcaster on Sunday thanks to its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (6.475 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T5), "Football Night in America #2" (9.261 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.548 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.329 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #3).

Second place then went to FOX (6.153 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (15.178 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2), "The OT" (8.432 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T5), "The Simpsons" (4.761 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7), "Ghosted" (3.280 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "Family Guy" (3.089 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.176 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Next up was CBS (8.040 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (11.030 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (6.789 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.733 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Madam Secretary" (6.608 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17).

And finally, new episodes of "The Toy Box" (2.341 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #18), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.217 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11), "Shark Tank" (4.240 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and a second "Shark Tank" (3.630 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15) rounded out the night on ABC (3.856 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+57.89% - Football Night in America #1
+46.15% - The Simpsons
+40.00% - Family Guy
+37.50% - Football Night in America #3
+30.00% - Ghosted
+27.27% - Football Night in America #2
+25.00% - The Toy Box
+20.00% - Sunday Night Football
+14.29% - Shark Tank - 10:00
+12.50% - The Last Man on Earth
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Shark Tank - 9:00
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-27.27% - Wisdom of the Crowd
-50.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+35.48% - Football Night in America #2
+30.43% - Football Night in America #1
+28.57% - Shark Tank - 9:00 (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+14.29% - Shark Tank - 10:00 (vs. Quantico)
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-8.33% - Football Night in America #3
-12.50% - Family Guy
-14.29% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-18.18% - The Last Man on Earth
-18.18% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-18.75% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
-27.27% - Sunday Night Football
-37.50% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-38.71% - The Simpsons
-57.89% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-62.50% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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