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[09/07/15 - 09:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Fuels NBC Victory
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/6/15):

NBC (5.666 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its primetime coverage of the "NASCAR Sprint Cup" (5.666 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

CBS (4.596 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.720 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), "Big Brother 17" (5.515 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "Madam Secretary" (3.131 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "CSI: Cyber" (3.019 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was ABC (3.549 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.083 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), a new "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.805 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and a repeat "Castle" (2.502 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.028 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.048 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "The Simpsons" (1.507 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.252 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Family Guy" (1.700 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.325 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) on FOX (1.310 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-15.38% - Bachelor in Paradise
-23.81% - Big Brother 17

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Bachelor in Paradise
-30.43% - Big Brother 17


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/7/14):

NBC (18.030 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.7, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with the return of "Football Night in America #1" (7.569 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (11.946 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (18.604 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (21.224 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.0, #1).

FOX (7.983 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then was a distant second place with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (19.095 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.1, #2), "The OT" (10.372 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.1, #5) and the two-hour premiere of "Utopia" (4.609 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8).

Next up was CBS (6.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.913 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Big Brother 16" (7.134 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "Unforgettable" (6.993 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "Reckless" (4.728 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, ABC (2.515 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with the special "The ABC's of Schoolhouse Rock" (2.122 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15), a new "Wipeout" (2.345 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), the season finale of "Wipeout" (2.541 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and a repeat of "Shark Tank" (3.053 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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