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[10/28/19 - 08:11 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Hold Off FOX, World Series
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 (10/27/19):

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

NBC (13.820 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.925 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (9.542 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.168 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.3, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.185 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1).

FOX (8.955 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was the silver draw despite its coverage of the "World Series, Game 5 Pre-Game" (5.161 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "World Series, Game 5" (10.219 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5).

Next up was CBS (9.278 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (19.774 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2), "60 Minutes" (12.199 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6), "God Friended Me" (6.735 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.982 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (4.615 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.222 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up an encore of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (3.614 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) followed by originals from "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (3.244 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Shark Tank" (2.841 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) and "The Rookie" (3.190 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.122 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments of "Batwoman" (1.260 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Supergirl" (9.840 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+187.50% - 60 Minutes
+50.00% - God Friended Me
+25.00% - Madam Secretary
+16.67% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Kids Say the Darndest Things
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl
-6.25% - Football Night in America #1
-12.07% - Sunday Night Football
-12.24% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+187.50% - 60 Minutes
+100.00% - The Rookie (vs. The Alec Baldwin Show)
+86.67% - Football Night in America #2
+50.00% - Football Night in America #1
+38.71% - Football Night in America #3
+28.57% - God Friended Me
+27.50% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.29% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
-16.67% - Madam Secretary
-16.67% - Shark Tank
-25.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-38.46% - World Series, Game 5


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/28/18):

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

FOX (16.693 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) took home top honors on Sunday with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (23.535 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.7, #1), "The OT" (22.156 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.4, #2) and the concluding "World Series, Game 5" (14.642 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #4).

NBC (7:30-11pm) (11.312 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (3.899 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (5.217 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (10.158 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5) and "Sunday Night Football" (12.762 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.853 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (7.822 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "God Friended Me" (6.982 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.050 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Madam Secretary" (5.557 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.438 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.907 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (3.955 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Shark Tank" (3.236 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "The Alec Baldwin Show" (1.654 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16).

And finally, The CW (1.185 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments of "Supergirl" (1.260 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Charmed" (1.110 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Supergirl
-12.50% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
-13.04% - Sunday Night Football
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-16.22% - Football Night in America #3
-23.08% - Football Night in America #1
-25.00% - Shark Tank
-25.00% - The Alec Baldwin Show
-25.00% - Charmed
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-40.00% - Football Night in America #2
-46.15% - God Friended Me
-70.37% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-6.06% - Football Night in America #3
-6.98% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-16.67% - Football Night in America #1
-30.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
-30.36% - World Series, Game 5
-31.82% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - Shark Tank
-46.67% - 60 Minutes
-66.67% - The Alec Baldwin Show (vs. Shark Tank)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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