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[02/06/17 - 09:03 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Super Bowl LI" Draws Over 100 Million for 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/5/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for FOX are approximate.]

FOX (94.599 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 31.9, #1) was the ratings king on Sunday with its coverage of "Super Bowl LI" (100.753 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 33.8, #1) and "Super Bowl LI Post-Game" (51.517 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 18.5, #2).

ABC (1.778 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then was a very distant second place with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.724 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.264 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Shark Tank" (1.404 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and another "Shark Tank" (1.722 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Next up was CBS (2.972 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its second run lineup of "60 Minutes" (2.269 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), "NCIS" (2.895 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.122 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.604 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

And finally, the feature "Safe Haven" (1.237 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Ride Along" (1.337 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) on NBC (1.287 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) closed out the night.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+3.35% - Super Bowl LI Post-Game
-2.59% - Super Bowl LI


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/7/16):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (93.617 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 32.0, #1) was of course the top draw on Super Bowl Sunday with its primetime coverage of "Super Bowl L" (102.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 34.7, #1), a "Super Bowl L Overrun" (86.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 30.3, #2) and the "Super Bowl L Post-Game" (48.660 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 17.9, #3).

For the night, the Eye was up from NBC's overall coverage (89.787 million viewers; adults 18-49: 30.9) a year ago.

NBC (1.808 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was king of the leftovers with "Dateline NBC" (1.717 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Pitch Perfect" (1.863 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Next up was FOX (0.896 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its repeat lineup of "The Simpsons" (0.835 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (0.844 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "The Simpsons" (1.187 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (0.677 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "Family Guy" (0.949 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Bordertown" (0.884 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, ABC (1.793 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the evening with encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.997 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.032 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Beyond the Tank" (1.293 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Shark Tank" (1.851 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-0.86% - Super Bowl L (vs. Super Bowl XLIX on 2/1/15)
16.09% - Super Bowl L Overrun (vs. Super Bowl XLIX Post-Game on 2/1/15)
59.82% - Super Bowl L Post-Game (vs. The Blacklist on 2/1/15)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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