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[12/03/18 - 11:04 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Continues Reign for NBC
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 (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)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/3/17):

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

NBC (15.095 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.608 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.074 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.746 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.7, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.169 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

Second place then went to FOX (5.773 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (14.855 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3), "The OT" (8.335 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5), "The Simpsons" (4.310 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Ghosted" (2.620 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.606 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.912 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Next up was CBS (11.995 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "60 Minutes" (11.320 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), the special "The Carol Burnett Show's 50th Anniversary" (15.200 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and a repeat "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.262 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17).

And finally, ABC (4.014 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) rounded out the night with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.546 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Shark Tank" (3.693 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) surrounded by repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.480 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "Shark Tank" (3.339 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/19/17)
+37.50% - Football Night in America #1
+25.00% - Ghosted (vs. 11/19/17)
+23.08% - Football Night in America #2
+22.22% - Family Guy (vs. 11/19/17)
+14.63% - Football Night in America #3
+14.29% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 11/19/17)
+1.96% - Sunday Night Football
-10.00% - Shark Tank
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-53.85% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.47% - The Carol Burnett Show's 50th Anniversary (vs. Various (Repeats))
+28.57% - Shark Tank (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time)
+6.82% - Football Night in America #3
+3.23% - Football Night in America #2
+1.96% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-20.00% - 60 Minutes
-23.08% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
-27.27% - The Last Man on Earth
-29.17% - The Simpsons
-31.25% - Family Guy

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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