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[12/10/18 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Stay on Top
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 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/9/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (15.496 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) as usual was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.861 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Football Night in America #2" (7.026 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (15.535 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.183 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.3, #3).

FOX (10.671 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (23.712 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.7, #T1) and "The OT" (22.834 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.7, #T1) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (7.537 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "Bob's Burgers" (4.369 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "Family Guy" (3.506 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) and "Rel" (2.065 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

Next up was CBS (7.273 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.811 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "God Friended Me" (7.486 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.450 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (5.345 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.537 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.171 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) alongside the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (4.095 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15), a new "Shark Tank" (3.426 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.456 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #19).

And finally, The CW (1.376 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night with a special "The Flash" (1.790 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and the fall finale of "Charmed" (0.963 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.3, #20).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - The Simpsons
+50.00% - Bob's Burgers
+33.33% - Rel
+25.00% - Family Guy
+10.42% - Sunday Night Football
+10.00% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 11/25/18)
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 11/25/18)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
0.00% - Charmed
-14.29% - The Flash (vs. 12/4/18)
-20.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 11/25/18)
-20.83% - Football Night in America #2
-30.77% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - Football Night in America #3
+15.38% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+14.29% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
+12.50% - Bob's Burgers
+12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+11.76% - Football Night in America #2
+8.16% - Sunday Night Football
+7.14% - Football Night in America #1
+3.70% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-18.18% - 60 Minutes
-33.33% - Rel (vs. Family Guy)
-41.67% - Shark Tank (vs. Frozen (Repeat))
-50.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. Frozen (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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