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[12/09/19 - 08:11 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/8/19):

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

NBC (12.465 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.520 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.108 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.266 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #T2) and "Sunday Night Football" (13.566 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.1, #T2).

CBS (11.722 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then got a huge spark from its "NFL Overrun" (26.924 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) followed by a new "60 Minutes" (16.515 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), the fall finales of "God Friended Me" (7.824 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.423 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) plus the series finale of "Madam Secretary" (5.331 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Next up was FOX (3.815 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its presentation of "Miss Universe 2019" (3.815 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.798 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.893 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), the special "America's Funniest Home Videos: This Is You!" (3.990 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Shark Tank" (2.639 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and the fall finale of "The Rookie" (3.669 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.184 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with its crossover premiere of "Supergirl" (1.673 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by "Crisis Aftermath" (0.695 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Supergirl
+73.68% - 60 Minutes
+66.67% - God Friended Me (vs. 11/24/19)
+25.00% - Madam Secretary
+20.00% - The Rookie
+11.76% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-10.87% - Football Night in America #3
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 11/24/19)
-15.63% - Football Night in America #2
-25.45% - Sunday Night Football
-33.33% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+266.67% - 60 Minutes
+42.11% - Football Night in America #2
+26.67% - Football Night in America #1
+25.00% - God Friended Me
+20.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. The Flash)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos: This Is You! (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
-6.82% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - Madam Secretary
-18.18% - Miss Universe 2019 (vs. 12/16/18)
-22.22% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-22.64% - Sunday Night Football
-33.33% - Crisis Aftermath (vs. Charmed)
-42.86% - Shark Tank


Here are the highlights of the 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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