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[12/10/12 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Continues Reign for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, december 9, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 18 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 and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (15.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1) once again was the network to beat with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.10 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.3, #10), "Football Night in America #2" (9.63 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.3, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (16.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.94 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1).

FOX (8.55 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (17.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.1, #2), "The OT" (11.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4), "The Simpsons" (7.50 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 3.4, #5), "Bob's Burgers" (4.59 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 2.1, #12), "Family Guy" (5.62 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.8, #7) and "American Dad" (4.65 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.2, #11).

Next up was CBS (9.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.77 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #13), "The Amazing Race 21" (9.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T8), the season finale of "The Amazing Race 21" (9.20 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T8) and "The Mentalist" (7.89 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #15).

And finally, ABC (6.67 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) closed out the evening with its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.49 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T16), "Disney Prep & Landing" (4.90 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T16), "Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" (4.78 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T16) and the original movie "Christmas with Holly" (7.68 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Bob's Burgers
+10.00% - American Dad
+4.55% - Sunday Night Football
+3.03% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/25/12)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 11/25/12)
-3.70% - The Amazing Race 21
-11.11% - The Mentalist (vs. 11/25/12)
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-52.50% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - Christmas with Holly (vs. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
+13.33% - The Simpsons
+8.33% - The Amazing Race 21 - 9:00 (vs. The Good Wife)
-8.70% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-9.68% - Family Guy
-12.00% - American Dad
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-18.75% - The Amazing Race 21 - 8:00
-18.82% - Sunday Night Football
-20.00% - The Mentalist (vs. CSI: Miami)
-48.65% - 60 Minutes


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

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals are approximate for FOX from 7-730p and for CBS and NBC on the night.]

NBC (18.64 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1) dominated the competition on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.84 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T11), "Football Night in America #2" (11.85 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (16.88 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.2, #2) and of course "Sunday Night Football" (22.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.5, #1).

CBS (13.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then took home a distant second place with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (17.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #3), "60 Minutes" (15.66 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #5), "The Amazing Race" (11.88 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.2, #7), "The Good Wife" (11.24 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #13) and "CSI: Miami" (10.38 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #15).

Next up was FOX (5.99 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) served up its mix of "NFL Overrun/Bob's Burgers" (9.36 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.5, #6), a repeat of "The Cleveland Show" (4.12 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.8, #16) and new episodes of "The Simpsons" (6.45 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 3.0, #9), "The Cleveland Show" (4.98 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.3, #14), "Family Guy" (6.05 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 3.1, #8) and "American Dad" (4.99 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T11).

And finally, a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.36 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #17) led into a new "Once Upon a Time" (8.91 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.9, #10) and the feature "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (3.70 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.3, #18) on ABC (5.92 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+105.56% - 60 Minutes
+30.77% - Sunday Night Football
+26.32% - The Good Wife
+18.52% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - American Dad
-4.17% - The Cleveland Show
-6.45% - Once Upon a Time
-9.09% - CSI: Miami
-11.43% - Family Guy
-25.00% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.83% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
0.00% - Sunday Night Football
-7.50% - 60 Minutes
-8.57% - The Amazing Race
-9.09% - The Simpsons
-9.09% - CSI: Miami
-19.35% - American Dad
-20.00% - The Good Wife (vs. Undercover Boss)
-22.50% - Family Guy
-42.50% - The Cleveland Show (vs. Family Guy)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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