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[09/16/19 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Puts NBC 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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/15/19):

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

NBC (13.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its NFL mix of "Football Night in America #1" (4.982 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (7.945 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.256 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.873 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1).

FOX (6.576 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (15.781 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2), "The OT" (10.546 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4) and "The Masked Singer: Super Sneak Peek" (4.581 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6) plus repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.239 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Family Guy" (1.730 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Next up was CBS (4.676 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (7.778 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Big Brother 21" (4.865 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.019 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.043 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.860 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its mainstays of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.732 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.713 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (3.909 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.086 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15).

And finally, The CW (0.442 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with its two-hour special "Warigami" (0.442 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - To Tell the Truth
+20.00% - The $100,000 Pyramid
+7.14% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 8/25/19)
-17.24% - Football Night in America #2
-19.70% - Sunday Night Football
-27.78% - Football Night in America #1

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Masked Singer: Super Sneak Peek (vs. The Simpsons/Bob's Burgers (Repeats))
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
-6.25% - Football Night in America #3
-11.11% - Celebrity Family Feud
-14.29% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-14.52% - Sunday Night Football
-18.75% - Football Night in America #1
-22.58% - Football Night in America #2
-29.41% - Big Brother 21


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/16/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (16.442 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) coasted to victory on Sunday with its combination of "Football Night in America #1" (5.796 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (9.792 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.462 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.8, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.168 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1).

CBS (8.377 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then was a distant second with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (19.915 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #2), "60 Minutes" (11.912 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5), "Big Brother 20" (6.500 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.510 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and another "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.254 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T18).

Next up was ABC (4.364 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.723 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.009 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.411 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.315 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T18).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (2.752 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "The Simpsons" (2.033 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), another "The Simpsons" (2.029 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.570 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15), "Family Guy" (1.549 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and another "Family Guy" (1.486 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) rounded out the night on FOX (1.903 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.33% - Big Brother 20
+6.90% - Football Night in America #2
-6.06% - Sunday Night Football
-11.11% - Football Night in America #1
-14.29% - Football Night in America #3
-18.18% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 8/26/18)
-22.22% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 8/26/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+54.84% - Football Night in America #3
+50.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
+47.62% - Football Night in America #2
+16.67% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-3.13% - Sunday Night Football
-19.05% - Big Brother 20 (vs. The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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