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[12/11/17 - 08:11 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides "Sunday Night Football" to Another Victory
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/10/17):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (13.908 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) once again was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.160 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (5.660 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (12.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.933 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.9, #3).

FOX (8.752 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then got a boost from its own "NFL Overrun" (17.265 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #2) and "The OT" (18.249 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) followed by "The Simpsons" (7.509 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5), a special "Bob's Burgers" (3.800 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), another "Bob's Burgers" (2.897 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "Family Guy" (2.792 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

Next up was ABC (4.260 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.345 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) alongside the feature "Frozen" (4.885 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and the special "Encore!" (1.926 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

And finally, CBS (7.458 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) rounded out the night with originals from "60 Minutes" (9.878 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (6.230 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.349 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and "Madam Secretary" (6.378 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+58.82% - The Simpsons
+45.45% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/19/17)
+9.09% - Family Guy
-5.77% - Sunday Night Football
-8.33% - 60 Minutes
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 11/26/17)
-12.50% - Madam Secretary (vs. 11/26/17)
-27.66% - Football Night in America #3
-36.36% - Football Night in America #1
-36.36% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. 11/26/17)
-46.88% - Football Night in America #2

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Bob's Burgers - 8:30 (vs. Son of Zorn)
+20.00% - Family Guy (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
+16.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+12.50% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. The Dick Van Dyke Show (Repeat))
-7.14% - Bob's Burgers - 9:00 (vs. Family Guy)
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-15.38% - 60 Minutes
-30.00% - Football Night in America #1
-35.53% - Sunday Night Football
-40.35% - Football Night in America #3
-44.44% - Encore! (vs. The Making of Frozen: A Return to Arendelle)
-48.48% - Football Night in America #2


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/11/16):

NBC (20.886 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.7, #1) saw a big night from its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (7.205 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (10.595 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (18.481 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.7, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (23.426 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.6, #1).

FOX (7.231 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then was the silver draw despite a boost from "NFL Overrun" (17.795 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.5, #3), "The OT" (11.673 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #4) and the fall finales to "The Simpsons" (5.713 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6), "Son of Zorn" (2.954 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), "Family Guy" (3.044 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.210 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12).

Next up was ABC (5.497 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.495 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) followed by "Frozen" (6.496 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "The Making of Frozen: A Return to Arendelle" (3.501 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14).

And finally, CBS (7.790 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with its mix of "60 Minutes" (11.109 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), "Dick Van Dyke Show" (7.408 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15), "Madam Secretary" (7.732 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) and "Elementary" (4.914 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+49.02% - Sunday Night Football
+29.55% - Football Night in America #3
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+6.45% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Son of Zorn
-9.09% - Football Night in America #1
-9.09% - The Last Man on Earth
-12.50% - Family Guy
-13.33% - 60 Minutes
-25.00% - Elementary (vs. 11/27/16)
-41.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. 11/27/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.58% - Sunday Night Football
+11.76% - Football Night in America #3
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+11.11% - Football Night in America #1
+6.45% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - The Simpsons
-17.65% - Family Guy
-18.75% - 60 Minutes
-23.08% - The Last Man on Earth
-23.53% - Son of Zorn (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-25.00% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-30.77% - The Making of Frozen: A Return to Arendelle (vs. Quantico)
-36.36% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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