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[12/03/12 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Cowboys/Eagles Showdown Keeps NBC in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, december 2, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX (from 7-7:30p), CBS and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (15.10 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.04 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T12), "Football Night in America #2" (9.55 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.52 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.9, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.13 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.6, #2).

CBS (13.31 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (23.97 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.2, #1), "60 Minutes" (16.92 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #4), "The Amazing Race 21" (10.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7), "The Good Wife" (9.50 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T12) and a repeat of "The Mentalist" (8.20 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T17).

Next up was ABC (7.00 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.38 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T15) followed by the fall finales of "Once Upon a Time" (9.05 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.1, #6), "Revenge" (7.57 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #8) and "666 Park Avenue" (4.02 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T17).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.91 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) offered up its combination of a "Bob's Burgers" (3.51 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.3, #19) repeat, a new "The Cleveland Show" (3.35 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T15), a repeat of "The Simpsons" (4.37 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10), a new "Bob's Burgers" (3.92 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T12), a repeat of "Family Guy" (4.13 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T10) and a new "American Dad" (4.17 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - 60 Minutes
+16.67% - 666 Park Avenue
+9.09% - Revenge
+8.00% - The Amazing Race 21
+5.88% - The Good Wife
+3.33% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - American Dad (vs. 11/18/12)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-1.49% - Sunday Night Football
-10.00% - Bob's Burgers
-15.79% - The Cleveland Show

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+122.22% - 60 Minutes
+14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+1.54% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - The Amazing Race 21
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
-5.26% - The Good Wife
-7.69% - Revenge (vs. Desperate Housewives)
-12.50% - 666 Park Avenue (vs. Pan Am)
-20.00% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Allen Gregory)
-80.72% - The Cleveland Show (vs. The OT)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/4/11):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX are approximate from 7-8p and for NBC on the night.]

NBC (13.72 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1) topped a tight race on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.28 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.7, #16), "Football Night in America #2" (7.42 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T9), "Football Night in America #3" (14.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.1, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.58 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.5, #3).

FOX (12.64 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.1, #2) then got a boost with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (26.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.6, #1), "The OT" (22.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 8.3, #2), "The Simpsons" (9.01 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 4.0, #5), "Allen Gregory" (5.22 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.4, #12), "Family Guy" (7.05 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 3.5, #6) and "The Cleveland Show" (5.43 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.5, #11).

Next up was ABC (7.08 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.96 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #18), "Once Upon a Time" (9.61 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.1, #7) - a series low, "Desperate Housewives" (8.09 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T9) and "Pan Am" (4.67 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.6, #17) - likewise a series low.

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.94 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #15), "The Amazing Race" (9.64 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.7, #8) - tied with its season low, "The Good Wife" (9.79 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #14) - tied with its series low, and "CSI: Miami" (10.37 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #13) on CBS (10.43 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Allen Gregory
+53.85% - The Simpsons
+31.58% - The Cleveland Show
+29.41% - CSI: Miami (vs. 11/20/11)
+25.00% - Family Guy
+12.50% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - The Good Wife (vs. 11/20/11)
-2.99% - Sunday Night Football
-8.82% - Once Upon a Time
-11.11% - Pan Am (vs. 11/13/11)
-13.33% - Desperate Housewives (vs. 11/13/11)
-22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-50.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.91% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+25.00% - Family Guy
+0.00% - The Cleveland Show (vs. American Dad)
-3.57% - The Amazing Race
-4.76% - The Simpsons
-8.33% - CSI: Miami
-10.96% - Sunday Night Football
-25.00% - Allen Gregory (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-25.71% - Desperate Housewives
-26.32% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-27.27% - Pan Am (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-29.63% - The Good Wife (vs. Undercover Boss)
-33.33% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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