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[12/02/19 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Remain 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 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/1/19):

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

NBC (16.260 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) cruised to another Sunday victory thanks to its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.263 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (11.766 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (16.450 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.920 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1).

CBS (9.527 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (18.784 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) followed by its combination of "60 Minutes" (12.288 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "60 Minutes Presents" (8.135 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.191 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Madam Secretary" (4.208 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18).

Next up was ABC (3.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.476 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (3.119 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) followed by originals of "Shark Tank" (2.959 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "The Rookie" (3.325 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.566 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.400 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.395 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), a new "The Simpsons" (2.037 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), an encore of "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (1.433 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), a new "Bob's Burgers" (1.599 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and a repeat "Family Guy" (1.532 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, originals from "Batwoman" (1.011 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.3, #20) and "Supergirl" (0.884 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.2, #21) rounded out the night on The CW (0.948 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+171.43% - 60 Minutes
+16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+14.58% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/17/19)
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. 11/17/19)
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. 11/17/19)
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. 11/17/19)
-15.00% - Football Night in America #1
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers
-61.11% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.15% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - Football Night in America #2
+15.00% - Football Night in America #3
+14.58% - Sunday Night Football
+13.33% - Football Night in America #1
-14.29% - Shark Tank
-23.08% - 60 Minutes Presents (vs. Garth Brooks: Live at Notre Dame!)
-25.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - Madam Secretary (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-33.33% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-44.44% - The Rookie (vs. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special)
-46.15% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Garth Brooks: Live at Notre Dame!)
-50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-56.25% - The Simpsons


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/2/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (14.474 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) once again took home top honors on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.989 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.549 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.416 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.671 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1).

FOX (6.036 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then was the silver draw with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (15.851 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2), "The OT" (8.602 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), "The Simpsons" (4.389 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Bob's Burgers" (3.030 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10), "Family Guy" (2.731 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and "Rel" (1.612 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Next up was CBS (8.272 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and a new "60 Minutes" (10.524 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) followed by the special "Garth Brooks: Live at Notre Dame!" (8.846 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and a repeat "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.871 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.981 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.402 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (3.781 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and "Shark Tank" (3.466 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) plus the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special" (3.274 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, fresh installments from "Supergirl" (1.262 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #18) and "Charmed" (0.923 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.3, #19) rounded out the night on The CW (1.093 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Charmed
+33.33% - Supergirl
+9.09% - Family Guy (vs. 11/18/18)
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/18/18)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/18/18)
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
0.00% - Rel (vs. 11/18/18)
-6.25% - Football Night in America #1
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-11.11% - Sunday Night Football
-13.04% - Football Night in America #3
-27.27% - Football Night in America #2
-38.10% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
+12.50% - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+9.09% - Family Guy
+8.33% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-5.88% - The Simpsons
-7.69% - Sunday Night Football
-13.33% - Garth Brooks: Live at Notre Dame! (vs. The Carol Burnett Show's 50th Anniversary)
-14.89% - Football Night in America #3
-22.22% - Shark Tank
-25.00% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-25.00% - Football Night in America #2
-31.82% - Football Night in America #1
-40.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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