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[11/19/12 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Sparks NBC Gold, CBS Silver
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, november 18, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: CBS carried NFL overrun until 7:53 pm, FOX featured NFL from 7:00-7:22 pm in some markets.]

NBC (13.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) continued its Sunday reign last night with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.32 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.9, #14), "Football Night in America #2" (8.02 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7), "Football Night in America #3" (12.75 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2).

CBS (12.59 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then claimed the silver thanks to its mix of (half-hour results only) "NFL Overrun" (19.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.1, #1), "NFL Overrun/60 Minutes" (17.30 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #3), "60 Minutes" (14.15 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #6), "60 Minutes/The Amazing Race 21" (11.45 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "The Amazing Race 21" (9.48 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #11), "The Amazing Race 21/The Good Wife" (9.79 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #12), "The Good Wife" (9.65 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T17) and "The Good Wife/The Mentalist" (9.38 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T17).

Next up was ABC (8.97 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.47 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #16) alongside "The 2012 American Music Awards" (9.47 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.4, #5).

And finally on FOX (4.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), a repeat of "Bob's Burgers" (3.42 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.3, #20) lead into new episodes of "The Cleveland Show" (3.28 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T17), "The Simpsons" (5.19 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (3.98 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.8, #15), "Family Guy" (5.07 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "American Dad" (4.16 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.0, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+5.26% - American Dad (vs. 11/4/12)
0.00% - Family Guy
-10.71% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - Sunday Night Football
-15.79% - The Cleveland Show (vs. 11/4/12)
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Countdown to American Music Awards)
-5.26% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Allen Gregory)
-7.41% - The Simpsons
-9.09% - Sunday Night Football
-11.11% - The Cleveland Show
-16.67% - American Dad
-19.35% - Family Guy
-20.93% - The 2012 American Music Awards (vs. The 2011 American Music Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/20/11):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL overrun, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate on the night. 60 Minutes began at 7:25p with prime sliding. Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate on the night.]

NBC (14.80 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) as usual was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.23 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #11), "Football Night in America #2" (10.26 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.6, #1).

ABC (10.14 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) then took home the silver with its coverage of "Countdown to American Music Awards" (4.46 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #16) and "The 2011 American Music Awards" (12.04 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (11.88 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) and its combination of "NFL Overrun" (19.06 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #2), "60 Minutes" (13.87 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #7), "The Amazing Race" (10.05 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T8), "The Good Wife" (9.65 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T12) and "CSI: Miami" (8.89 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #15).

And finally, a repeat of "The Cleveland Show" (3.01 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #17) led into originals of "The Cleveland Show" (3.82 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.8, #14), "The Simpsons" (5.74 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T8), "Allen Gregory" (3.97 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T12), "Family Guy" (6.04 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 3.1, #6) and "American Dad" (4.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.4, #10) on FOX (4.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.43% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - American Dad
-5.00% - Allen Gregory
-5.00% - The Good Wife
-9.59% - Sunday Night Football
-19.05% - CSI: Miami
-21.74% - The Cleveland Show (vs. 10/30/11)
-22.86% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+4.35% - American Dad
-5.26% - The Cleveland Show (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-6.06% - Family Guy
-6.90% - The Simpsons
-11.76% - 60 Minutes
-12.90% - The Amazing Race
-17.50% - Sunday Night Football
-20.83% - Allen Gregory (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-22.73% - CSI: Miami
-38.71% - The Good Wife (vs. Undercover Boss)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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