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[10/29/18 - 08:22 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Clincher Pushes FOX in Front
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 (10/28/18):

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

FOX (16.693 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) took home top honors on Sunday with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (23.535 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.7, #1), "The OT" (22.156 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.4, #2) and the concluding "World Series, Game 5" (14.642 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #4).

NBC (7:30-11pm) (11.312 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (3.899 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (5.217 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (10.158 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5) and "Sunday Night Football" (12.762 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.853 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (7.822 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "God Friended Me" (6.982 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.050 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Madam Secretary" (5.557 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.438 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.907 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (3.955 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Shark Tank" (3.236 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "The Alec Baldwin Show" (1.654 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16).

And finally, The CW (1.185 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments of "Supergirl" (1.260 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Charmed" (1.110 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Supergirl
-12.50% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
-13.04% - Sunday Night Football
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-16.22% - Football Night in America #3
-23.08% - Football Night in America #1
-25.00% - Shark Tank
-25.00% - The Alec Baldwin Show
-25.00% - Charmed
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-40.00% - Football Night in America #2
-46.15% - God Friended Me
-70.37% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-6.06% - Football Night in America #3
-6.98% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-16.67% - Football Night in America #1
-30.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-30.36% - World Series, Game 5
-31.82% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - Shark Tank
-46.67% - 60 Minutes
-66.67% - The Alec Baldwin Show (vs. Shark Tank)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/29/17):

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

FOX (20.456 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1) rocketed to the top spot on Sunday thanks to its coverage of "NFL Overrun" (23.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1), "The OT" (20.017 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2) and "World Series, Game 5" (20.002 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.6, #3).

NBC (11.344 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2) then got bumped to second place with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (3.978 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (6.220 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (9.856 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5) and "Sunday Night Football" (12.666 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (8.060 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (11.480 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (7.380 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.429 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Madam Secretary" (5.952 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

And finally, a new "The Toy Box" (2.084 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15), a repeat "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (3.478 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), a new "Shark Tank" (3.491 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and a second "Shark Tank" (3.170 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) on ABC (3.055 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - The Toy Box
-20.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-21.43% - Football Night in America #3
-21.82% - Sunday Night Football
-27.27% - Wisdom of the Crowd
-29.03% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - Football Night in America #1
-33.33% - Madam Secretary
-40.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Shark Tank - 9:00 (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+50.00% - Shark Tank - 10:00 (vs. Quantico)
+15.38% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-9.68% - World Series, Game 5
-26.67% - Football Night in America #2
-28.33% - Sunday Night Football
-29.41% - Football Night in America #1
-29.79% - Football Night in America #3
-33.33% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-50.00% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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