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[09/10/18 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Dominates for NBC
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 (9/9/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (17.778 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with the formal return of "Football Night in America #1" (6.240 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.164 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (17.279 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.6, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (19.600 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #1).

FOX (7.085 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then was a distant second with its own "NFL Overrun" (17.897 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.7, #2) followed by "The OT" (13.254 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4), a special preview of "Rel" (5.054 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) plus repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.656 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.982 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Family Guy" (1.666 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Next up was CBS (4.701 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.087 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Big Brother 20" (5.693 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8), "Hawaii Five-0" (2.942 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.084 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.010 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.124 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) alongside "The 2019 Miss America Competition" (4.307 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) on ABC (4.187 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Big Brother 20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-6.67% - Football Night in America #3
-17.50% - Sunday Night Football
-21.05% - Big Brother 20
-21.62% - Football Night in America #2
-21.74% - Football Night in America #1
-26.09% - Rel (vs. The Orville)
-41.67% - The 2019 Miss America Competition


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/10/17):

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

NBC (19.265 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.1, #1) began its annual Sunday reign with the return of "Football Night in America #1" (6.988 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.294 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (16.763 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (21.559 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.0, #1).

FOX (8.161 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (17.607 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.9, #3), "The OT" (11.771 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4), the premiere of "The Orville" (7.320 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T6) plus repeats from "The Simpsons" (2.677 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Family Guy" (2.274 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

Next up was ABC (5.494 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its lineup of "20/20 - Hurricane Irma: Monster Storm" (5.692 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), a repeat "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.080 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "The 2018 Miss America Competition" (5.603 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

And finally, CBS (5.445 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the night with "60 Minutes" (8.161 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Big Brother 19" (6.526 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8) and repeats of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.697 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Hawaii Five-0" (3.397 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.75% - Big Brother 19

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - 20/20 - Hurricane Irma: Monster Storm (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+21.05% - The Orville (vs. Son of Zorn/The Simpsons (Repeat))
+15.63% - Football Night in America #2
+9.52% - Football Night in America #1
+6.67% - Sunday Night Football
+5.56% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Football Night in America #3
-7.69% - The 2018 Miss America Competition

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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