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[10/07/19 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another Victory for "Sunday Night Football"
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/6/19):

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

NBC (13.341 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its NFL mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.152 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (6.417 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.276 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.177 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2).

FOX (9.429 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then got a boost into second thanks to a full hour of "The OT" (20.867 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (6.976 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), "Bless the Harts" (3.181 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "Bob's Burgers" (2.454 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "Family Guy" (2.229 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was CBS (6.583 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (8.381 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "God Friended Me" (6.488 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.556 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) plus the return of "Madam Secretary" (4.905 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.301 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.147 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) alongside the debut of "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (5.399 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) plus new episodes of "Shark Tank" (3.900 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "The Rookie" (3.758 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

And finally, The CW (1.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with the launch of "Batwoman" (1.799 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) and the season premiere of "Supergirl" (1.299 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+188.89% - The Simpsons
+85.71% - Bless the Harts
+57.14% - Bob's Burgers
+28.57% - Family Guy
0.00% - Shark Tank
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.29% - The Rookie
-25.37% - Sunday Night Football
-27.59% - Football Night in America #3
-30.00% - God Friended Me
-33.33% - Football Night in America #1
-45.45% - Football Night in America #2
-64.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Batwoman (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1)
+100.00% - Supergirl (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1)
+44.44% - The Simpsons
+28.57% - Family Guy (vs. Rel)
+28.57% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
+12.50% - 60 Minutes
+8.33% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers)
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-4.55% - Football Night in America #3
-8.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-10.71% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - God Friended Me
-25.00% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - Madam Secretary


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/7/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (15.408 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) was once again the top draw on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.168 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (7.790 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.088 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.195 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

FOX (6.554 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (16.842 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.1, #2), "The OT" (10.112 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "The Simpsons" (4.570 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Bob's Burgers" (3.087 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Family Guy" (2.790 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "Rel" (1.922 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Next up was CBS (7.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.218 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "God Friended Me" (8.397 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.484 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and the season premiere of "Madam Secretary" (6.148 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.427 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.706 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), the premiere of "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (4.976 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and the return of "Shark Tank" (3.050 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

And finally, The CW (0.805 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) kicked off its Sunday lineup with "The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1" (0.805 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.76% - Football Night in America #3
+1.82% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Family Guy
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Rel
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-35.71% - God Friended Me
-69.23% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+50.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 10 Days in the Valley)
+7.69% - Sunday Night Football
+4.76% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
-6.67% - Football Night in America #1
-10.00% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-14.29% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
-14.29% - Family Guy
-18.18% - The Simpsons
-20.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-25.00% - Madam Secretary
-27.27% - 60 Minutes
-30.00% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-30.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos/Shark Tank)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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