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[11/02/15 - 08:52 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL on NBC Holds Off World Series on FOX
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/1/15):

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

NBC (18.272 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.026 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (10.831 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.5, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (16.884 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.8, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.037 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 7.2, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (18.091 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #2) despite big numbers from "NFL Overrun" (25.817 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.3, #1), "The OT" (21.236 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.9, #3) and "World Series, Game 5" (16.279 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.8, #5).

Next up was CBS (8.423 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.894 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Madam Secretary" (9.665 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "The Good Wife" (7.550 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "CSI: Cyber" (5.582 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.920 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12), "Once Upon a Time" (4.819 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Blood & Oil" (3.234 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "Quantico" (4.025 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) on ABC (4.249 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - 60 Minutes
+10.53% - Football Night in America #1
+7.41% - Football Night in America #3
+6.06% - Football Night in America #2
+4.35% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - CSI: Cyber
-6.25% - Once Upon a Time
-9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.00% - The Good Wife
-11.11% - Blood & Oil
-15.38% - Madam Secretary
-20.00% - Quantico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+59.09% - Football Night in America #2
+31.25% - Football Night in America #1
+28.89% - Football Night in America #3
+18.03% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-38.46% - CSI: Cyber (vs. The Good Wife)
-40.00% - Once Upon a Time
-42.86% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-50.00% - The Good Wife (vs. Madam Secretary)
-66.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. 60 Minutes)
-80.26% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/2/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS (7-8P), FOX (7-7:30p) and NBC for the entire night are approximate.]

NBC (13.804 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday thanks to its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.671 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Football Night in America #2" (6.894 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (12.788 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.017 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.1, #2).

CBS (16.444 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) however was the most-watched network with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (26.153 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.6, #1) alongside new episodes of "60 Minutes" (17.224 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "Madam Secretary" (12.799 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8) and "The Good Wife" (9.600 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13).

Next up was ABC (5.755 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.171 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14), "Once Upon a Time" (7.327 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "Resurrection" (4.946 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12) and "Revenge" (4.573 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14).

And finally, FOX (2.887 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.735 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #17) followed by new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.878 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11), "The Simpsons" (4.244 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.363 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Family Guy" (2.496 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14) and "Mulaney" (1.607 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - 60 Minutes
+20.00% - Madam Secretary
+16.67% - Resurrection
+14.29% - Football Night in America #1
+10.00% - Football Night in America #2
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 10/19/14)
+9.09% - Revenge
+8.70% - Once Upon a Time
+7.14% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 10/5/14)
-2.17% - Football Night in America #3
-4.69% - Sunday Night Football
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-36.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 10/19/14)
-36.36% - Mulaney (vs. 10/19/14)
-42.86% - The Simpsons (vs. 10/19/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+8.70% - Once Upon a Time
+7.14% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+7.14% - Football Night in America #3
+7.02% - Sunday Night Football
+3.12% - 60 Minutes
-4.35% - Football Night in America #2
-10.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-11.11% - Football Night in America #1
-11.11% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-18.75% - The Good Wife
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-63.16% - Mulaney (vs. American Dad)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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