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[12/14/15 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Continue Their Sunday Reign
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 (12/13/15):

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

NBC (16.897 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) continued its reign on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.083 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (9.318 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (15.231 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.1, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.746 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.2, #2).

FOX (8.628 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (22.519 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1), "The OT" (12.484 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4) and the fall finales of "The Simpsons" (6.132 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.803 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.714 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.117 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Next up was CBS (8.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (10.583 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10), "Madam Secretary" (10.237 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "The Good Wife" (8.516 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.128 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16).

And finally, ABC (4.090 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.286 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15), the special "Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (3.441 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T17), the departing "Blood & Oil" (3.124 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T17) and the fall finale of "Quantico" (4.510 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.91% - Football Night in America #2
+33.33% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+22.22% - The Good Wife (vs. 11/29/15)
+18.60% - Football Night in America #3
+18.18% - Quantico
+12.50% - Football Night in America #1
+8.33% - Madam Secretary (vs. 11/29/15)
+3.33% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Family Guy
-7.14% - The Last Man on Earth
-11.11% - CSI: Cyber (vs. 11/22/15)
-15.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-22.22% - Blood & Oil

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years)
+21.43% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+20.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+13.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+8.33% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-5.88% - 60 Minutes
-7.14% - Quantico (vs. Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014)
-8.82% - Football Night in America #2
-8.93% - Football Night in America #3
-15.38% - The Good Wife (vs. The Mentalist)
-18.18% - Football Night in America #1
-19.48% - Sunday Night Football
-23.53% - Madam Secretary (vs. Undercover Boss)
-33.33% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-50.00% - Blood & Oil (vs. Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014)
-58.82% - Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (vs. Once Upon a Time)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/14/14):

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

NBC (17.901 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.883 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.294 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.4, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (16.925 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.6, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (21.822 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.7, #1).

The silver then went to FOX (6.815 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and its mix of "NFL Overrun" (17.143 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.8, #2), "The OT" (9.517 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4), a repeat "The Simpsons" (5.037 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.531 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11), a repeat "Family Guy" (3.136 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.526 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15).

Next up was CBS (9.087 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a new "60 Minutes" (11.567 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8) followed by the return of "Undercover Boss" (8.949 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8) plus new episodes from "The Mentalist" (8.413 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.417 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15).

And finally, ABC (5.977 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) was out of the hunt with its trio of "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years" (2.931 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17), the fall finale of "Once Upon a Time" (5.645 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T8) and "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014" (7.666 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+26.23% - Sunday Night Football
+21.43% - Football Night in America #2
+18.18% - The Mentalist
+15.79% - Football Night in America #1
+12.00% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-15.00% - Once Upon a Time
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers
-28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.90% - Football Night in America #2
+57.14% - Sunday Night Football
+40.00% - Football Night in America #3
+37.50% - Football Night in America #1
+21.74% - Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 (vs. Revenge/Betrayal)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-10.53% - Once Upon a Time
-32.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. Survivor: Blood vs. Water)
-36.84% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. Survivor: Blood vs. Water - The Reunion)
-37.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-48.00% - The Mentalist (vs. Survivor: Blood vs. Water)
-50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-64.29% - Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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