or


[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





  [december 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/21/21 - 03:22 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Delivers 13.8 Million Viewers, The Second-Most-Watched "MNF" Week 2 Telecast Since 2014
"Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli's" audience increased by 138% in week 2, as 1.9 million viewers watched their alternate telecast of Lions-Packers, up from 800,000 viewers in Week 1.

[09/21/21 - 11:06 AM]
Auburn-Penn State Registers 7.6 Million Viewers for ABC's "Saturday Night Football," ABC/ESPN Win the Night in Week 3
ABC's telecast averaged 7,606,000 viewers, the second-most-watched Week 3 game across all networks and fifth-best game of the year.

[09/21/21 - 09:31 AM]
NBC Wins 52-Week Season in 18-49 and Total Viewers for First Time Since 2018
"In an era with no shortage of viewing options, the reach and impact of broadcast television is still undeniable," said Frances Berwick.

[09/21/21 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Sports' Presentation of Alabama-Florida Delivers Massive Viewership
The game peaked with 11.587 million viewers from 6:45 to 7:00 PM, ET.

[09/21/21 - 08:47 AM]
"NFL on CBS" Continues Strong Start to Season with Impressive Week 2 Viewership
Highlighted by Dallas' last-second win over the L.A. Chargers and Tennessee's overtime win over Seattle, the 4:25 PM, ET game window is CBS' most-watched national game window in September since 2014.

[09/20/21 - 02:09 PM]
Chiefs-Ravens Thriller Is Most-Watched Week 2 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Game Since 2018, With Total Audience Delivery of Nearly 21 Million Viewers
The Average Minute Audience (AMA) for last night's live stream via Peacock, NBC Sports Digital platforms, NFL Digital platforms, Chiefs and Ravens mobile properties, and Yahoo Sports mobile properties was approximately 630,000 viewers.

[09/14/21 - 03:28 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Season-Opening MegaCast: 15.3 Million Viewers, Delivering "MNF's" Most-Watched Week 1 Game Since 2013
"Monday Night Football" also helped ESPN and ABC become the most-watched networks (broadcast and cable) in prime time among households, viewers and the same key male and people demos.

[09/14/21 - 02:14 PM]
US Open Viewership Up 33% in Prime Time, 13% Overall
Coverage totaled 153 hours across ESPN and ESPN2, an increase of 15% over the 133 that had been scheduled.

[09/14/21 - 09:46 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Delivers Massive Week 1 Audience
The combined average viewership for Sunday's doubleheader windows totaled 33.472 million viewers.

[09/10/21 - 12:39 PM]
Cowboys-Buccaneers on NBC and Peacock Is Most-Watched NFL Kickoff Game Since 2015 with Total Audience Delivery of 26 Million Viewers
With an average of approximately 24.4 million viewers on NBC, the NFL Kickoff Game is television's most-watched show since Super Bowl LV in February.

[09/08/21 - 01:40 PM]
ABC's "Saturday Night Football" and "Sunday Kickoff" Are Two Most-Watched Games of the Week, Multi-Year Viewership Highs in Week 1 as ESPN Platforms Welcome CFB Viewers Home
College football fans flocked to ESPN networks over the six-day stretch, including on the first full CFB Saturday of the season.

[09/07/21 - 08:41 AM]
"Renovation Island" Season Two Performance Bolsters HGTV Sunday Night Ratings
HGTV's breakout hit attracted more than 17 million total viewers during its 10-week run on Sundays at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/25/21 - 03:11 PM]
BET Continues Its Winning Ratings Streak with Over 2.6 Million Total Viewers Tuning in to the Midseason Finale of "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Season Three and "The Tyler Perry Show: The Sistas After-Show Edition" Last Wednesday Night
BET and Tyler Perry now have the top three scripted series on cable this season with African Americans 18-49.

[08/24/21 - 02:59 PM]
"Paw Patrol: The Movie" Proves Its Pedigree with Fans
The film, which premiered on the service the same day it hit theaters on August 20, ranked as one of the service's most-watched originals.

[08/24/21 - 01:38 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Latest "Aurora Teagarden Mysteries" Premiere Boosts Network to Be #1 in the Sunday 9P-11P Time Slot and #2 Most-Watched in Total Day
"Honeymoon, Honeymurder" - the 17th world premiere of the series - averaged 1.9 million Total Viewers, 1.6 million Homes, 88,000 Women 25-54, and reached over 2.2 million Total Viewers.