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[10/05/15 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts NBC on Top; Sparks FOX Growth
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/4/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL coverage, Fast Nationals for FOX from 7-8p and NBC for the night are approximate.]

NBC (17.643 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1) continued its run on top with new editions of "Football Night in America #1" (6.770 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (10.790 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.7, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (17.551 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (21.207 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.6, #1).

FOX (7.854 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then claimed the silver with a boost from "NFL Overrun" (19.054 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.5, #2), "The OT" (11.077 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4), "The Simpsons" (5.997 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.072 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.626 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.299 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12).

Next up was ABC (5.010 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with repeats of "The Muppets" (2.450 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.5, #19) and another "The Muppets" (2.715 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18) followed by week two of "Once Upon a Time" (5.329 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10), "Blood & Oil" (5.188 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15) and "Quantico" (6.939 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

And finally, CBS (9.976 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) closed out the evening with a new "60 Minutes" (11.595 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12) and the respective returns of "Madam Secretary" (11.928 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12), "The Good Wife" (9.366 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15) and "CSI: Cyber" (7.018 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+73.33% - The Simpsons
+26.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+13.33% - Family Guy
+8.77% - Football Night in America #3
+7.14% - The Last Man on Earth
+4.11% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
-14.29% - Blood & Oil
-15.91% - Football Night in America #2
-16.67% - Football Night in America #1
-48.28% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Mulaney)
+46.15% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+31.91% - Football Night in America #3
+30.00% - The Simpsons
+18.75% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+11.11% - Football Night in America #1
+10.14% - Sunday Night Football
+2.78% - Football Night in America #2
-10.53% - Family Guy
-11.76% - Madam Secretary
-14.29% - The Good Wife
-16.67% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-33.33% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-40.00% - 60 Minutes
-41.94% - Once Upon a Time


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/5/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL coverage, Fast Nationals for CBS from 7-7:30p and NBC for the night are approximate.]

NBC (14.966 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) continued its demo win streak on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.186 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T9), "Football Night in America #2" (9.987 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.6, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.033 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.104 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1).

CBS (12.336 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (16.683 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2), "60 Minutes" (14.278 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6), "Madam Secretary" (12.176 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11), "The Good Wife" (10.504 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T14) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.088 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #17).

Next up was ABC (5.734 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with an encore of "Once Upon a Time" (3.290 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #19) followed by week two of "Once Upon a Time" (8.600 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5), "Resurrection" (6.153 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T9) and "Revenge" (4.893 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #16).

And finally, FOX (3.488 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "The Simpsons" (4.123 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #13) alongside its full Sunday lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (3.158 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T14), "The Simpsons" (4.320 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.305 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12), "Family Guy" (3.678 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8) and the premiere of "Mulaney" (2.342 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.0, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+127.27% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - Football Night in America #2
+21.43% - Madam Secretary
+7.69% - The Good Wife
-7.14% - Revenge
-8.82% - Once Upon a Time
-9.21% - Sunday Night Football
-10.00% - Football Night in America #1
-14.29% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-17.54% - Football Night in America #3
-18.18% - Resurrection
-38.46% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-48.72% - The Simpsons
-55.81% - Family Guy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+24.00% - Once Upon a Time
+21.05% - Sunday Night Football
+18.18% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
-4.08% - Football Night in America #3
-5.26% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-14.29% - Football Night in America #1
-15.79% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-22.22% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-24.00% - Family Guy
-26.32% - The Good Wife
-29.41% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-31.03% - The Simpsons
-32.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-52.38% - Mulaney (vs. American Dad)
-53.70% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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