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[10/26/15 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Continues Its Reign for NBC
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/25/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX (7-8P) and NBC prime are approximate.]

NBC (15.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) continued its reign on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.971 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (9.270 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (15.463 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.856 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1).

FOX (8.034 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (20.055 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #2), "The OT" (9.975 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4) and new episodes of "The Simpsons" (6.655 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.266 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Family Guy" (3.891 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.360 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12).

Next up was ABC (4.784 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.326 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #15), "Once Upon a Time" (5.042 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10), "Blood & Oil" (3.702 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17) and "Quantico" (5.065 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

And finally, originals from "60 Minutes" (10.226 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T13), "Madam Secretary" (10.901 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T13), "The Good Wife" (8.823 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #16) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.697 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18) on CBS (9.162 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+68.75% - The Simpsons
+66.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+37.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+28.57% - Family Guy (vs. 10/11/15)
+27.27% - The Last Man on Earth
+18.18% - Madam Secretary
+17.86% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Blood & Oil
-3.57% - Football Night in America #3
-5.00% - Football Night in America #1
-6.25% - Quantico
-8.00% - Sunday Night Football
-11.11% - CSI: Cyber (vs. 10/11/15)
-43.48% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Star Wars Rebels)
+65.00% - Football Night in America #2
+36.36% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+35.71% - Football Night in America #1
+17.39% - Football Night in America #3
+7.81% - Sunday Night Football
-3.57% - The Simpsons (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-25.00% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-30.43% - Once Upon a Time
-33.33% - The Good Wife (vs. Madam Secretary)
-35.71% - Family Guy (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-42.86% - CSI: Cyber (vs. The Good Wife)
-45.83% - Madam Secretary (vs. 60 Minutes)
-50.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-77.59% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/26/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS (7-8P), and FOX and NBC for the entire night are approximate.]

NBC (15.014 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.002 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "Football Night in America #2" (6.314 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9), "Football Night in America #3" (12.762 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.204 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1).

FOX (10.989 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then had to settle for second place despite its combination of "NFL Overrun" (11.739 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #5), "The OT" (12.121 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #4) and "World Series, Game 5" (10.519 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6).

Next up was CBS (13.770 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (20.470 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #2) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (13.457 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7), "Madam Secretary" (11.592 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "The Good Wife" (9.563 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Star Wars Rebels" (2.543 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) led into originals from "Once Upon a Time" (6.609 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8), "Resurrection" (4.389 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) and "Revenge" (4.336 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14) on ABC (4.469 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 60 Minutes
+7.14% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Good Wife
-8.57% - Sunday Night Football
-14.29% - Resurrection
-14.81% - Once Upon a Time
-15.38% - Revenge
-17.86% - Football Night in America #3
-44.00% - Football Night in America #1
-47.37% - Football Night in America #2

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+41.18% - 60 Minutes (vs. The Amazing Race)
+14.29% - Sunday Night Football
+10.00% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+7.69% - The Good Wife (vs. The Mentalist)
+7.14% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
+6.98% - Football Night in America #3
+4.55% - Once Upon a Time
-12.50% - Football Night in America #1
-20.00% - Football Night in America #2
-20.00% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-36.36% - World Series, Game 5 (vs. World Series, Game 4)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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