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[10/21/19 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides "Sunday Night Football" to 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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/20/19):

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

NBC (15.639 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) coasted to another victory on Sunday with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (6.304 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (8.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (16.636 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.767 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1).

Second place then went to FOX (7.249 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) with a full hour of "The OT" (14.889 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (5.674 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "Bless the Harts" (2.880 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (2.528 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "Family Guy" (2.634 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).

Next up was CBS (6.333 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.070 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "God Friended Me" (6.449 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.303 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Madam Secretary" (4.507 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.068 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.995 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (4.177 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Shark Tank" (3.291 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "The Rookie" (3.809 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, The CW (1.067 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening with fresh installments from "Batwoman" (1.230 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #18) and "Supergirl" (0.904 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.2, #19).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+162.50% - The Simpsons
+83.33% - Bless the Harts
+71.43% - Family Guy
+57.14% - Bob's Burgers
+48.72% - Sunday Night Football
+40.00% - Football Night in America #3
+14.29% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - Batwoman
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.29% - Football Night in America #2
-14.29% - Kids Say the Darndest Things
-14.29% - Shark Tank
-20.00% - Madam Secretary
-33.33% - Supergirl
-33.33% - God Friended Me
-61.90% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Family Guy (vs. Rel)
+75.00% - The Simpsons
+50.00% - The Rookie (vs. The Alec Baldwin Show)
+32.43% - Football Night in America #3
+26.09% - Sunday Night Football
+23.08% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-4.00% - Football Night in America #2
-8.33% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-25.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-25.00% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
-25.00% - Shark Tank
-36.36% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-42.86% - Madam Secretary
-50.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-53.85% - God Friended Me
-70.37% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/21/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (13.162 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) continued its NFL reign on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.143 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Football Night in America #2" (8.332 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (11.985 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.363 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2).

CBS (11.419 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (21.206 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) alongside new episodes of "60 Minutes" (14.504 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4), "God Friended Me" (9.206 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.139 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (6.451 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17).

Next up was FOX (2.516 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.360 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.130 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.843 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (2.653 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Family Guy" (2.620 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Rel" (1.488 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.6, #18).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.113 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.487 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (4.816 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "Shark Tank" (3.955 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "The Alec Baldwin Show" (2.193 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T19).

And finally, The CW (1.315 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.326 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T19) and "Charmed" (1.304 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T19).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - Family Guy
+33.33% - Bob's Burgers
+22.22% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+20.00% - The Simpsons
+20.00% - Rel
+18.18% - God Friended Me
+16.67% - Madam Secretary
+14.29% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
+14.29% - Shark Tank
0.00% - The Alec Baldwin Show
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - Supergirl
-20.00% - Charmed
-23.33% - Sunday Night Football
-24.24% - Football Night in America #2
-26.00% - Football Night in America #3
-31.58% - Football Night in America #1

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
+18.18% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+9.09% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
+8.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Alec Baldwin Show (vs. 10 Days in the Valley)
-8.33% - Family Guy
-11.11% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-11.11% - Shark Tank
-11.90% - Football Night in America #3
-16.36% - Sunday Night Football
-19.35% - Football Night in America #2
-22.22% - Madam Secretary
-25.00% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-27.78% - Football Night in America #1

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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