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[09/28/20 - 08:20 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Leads NBC to Another Victory
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 (9/27/20):

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

NBC (12.199 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) was still the network to beat with its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (4.890 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (6.142 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.022 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.707 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2).

FOX (6.998 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) got a boost from a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (15.346 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) followed by the season premieres of "The Simpsons" (5.539 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Bless the Harts" (2.222 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.802 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.731 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was CBS (3.685 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.307 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Big Brother 22" (4.123 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Love Island" (1.752 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and a repeat "NCIS: New Orleans" (1.557 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.030 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.252 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) followed by the two-hour "$ellebrity: The Go-To Girls - A Special Edition of 20/20" (1.857 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a repeat "Card Sharks" (1.156 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16).

And finally, The CW (0.475 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with its annual "iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 2020" (0.475 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+2.38% - Sunday Night Football
-2.70% - Football Night in America #3
-14.29% - Football Night in America #1
-18.18% - Big Brother 22
-27.27% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - Love Island
-73.08% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+122.22% - The Simpsons
+14.29% - Bless the Harts
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 2020 (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival Greatest Moments/Mysteries Decoded)
-10.00% - Big Brother 22 (vs. God Friended Me)
-35.82% - Sunday Night Football
-37.93% - Football Night in America #3
-42.86% - Football Night in America #1
-50.00% - Love Island (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-51.52% - Football Night in America #2
-64.71% - $ellebrity: The Go-To Girls - A Special Edition of 20/20 (vs. Celebrity Family Feud/Shark Tank)
-72.00% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/29/19):

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

NBC (17.610 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) hit a season high on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.274 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.593 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (18.036 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.8, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.7, #1).

CBS (9.575 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was silver draw with its own "NFL Overrun" (18.239 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3) followed by the season premieres of "60 Minutes" (12.941 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "God Friended Me" (7.827 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.234 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) plus a repeat "Evil" (4.359 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #19).

Next up was ABC (4.589 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with the return of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.075 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), the season finale of "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.415 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) alongside the season premieres of "Shark Tank" (3.818 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "The Rookie" (4.048 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.252 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.041 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.633 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) alongside the season openers to "The Simpsons" (2.305 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Bless the Harts" (1.808 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.855 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Family Guy" (1.869 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, The CW (0.503 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with its special "iHeartRadio Music Festival Greatest Moments" (0.496 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T20) and the season finale of "Mysteries Decoded" (0.509 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T20).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
+31.25% - Football Night in America #1
+24.07% - Sunday Night Football
+22.22% - Football Night in America #2
+20.83% - Football Night in America #3

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Frozen (Repeat))
+50.00% - Football Night in America #1
+40.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+38.10% - Football Night in America #3
+37.50% - Football Night in America #2
+21.82% - Sunday Night Football
+16.67% - Shark Tank (vs. Frozen (Repeat))
-3.85% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Family Guy (vs. Rel)
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-28.57% - God Friended Me
-41.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-41.67% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-50.00% - The Simpsons

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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