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[10/28/13 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series, NFL Overrun Hand Victory to FOX
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/27/13):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX and NBC are unreliable and should not be used.]

FOX (16.682 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its top flight mix of "NFL Overrun" (22.779 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1), "The OT" (18.370 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.2, #2) and the "World Series, Game 4" (15.385 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4).

NBC (12.310 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2) then had to settle for second place with its usual combination of "Football Night in America #1" (5.115 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9), "Football Night in America #2" (6.955 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (11.881 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.3, #5) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.905 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.6, #3).

Next up was CBS (9.110 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) with new episodes of "60 Minutes" (10.314 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10), "The Amazing Race 23" (8.231 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8), "The Good Wife" (9.090 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12) and "The Mentalist" (8.806 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14).

And finally, originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.123 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12), "Once Upon a Time" (6.995 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7), "Revenge" (5.645 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10) and "Betrayal" (3.421 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15) on ABC (5.546 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+11.11% - Betrayal
+10.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Revenge
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - The Mentalist
-10.53% - The Amazing Race 23
-38.46% - Football Night in America #1
-40.28% - Football Night in America #3
-41.05% - Sunday Night Football
-47.92% - Football Night in America #2
-53.13% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+4.76% - World Series, Game 4
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
-11.11% - Sunday Night Football
-11.76% - 60 Minutes
-12.24% - Football Night in America #3
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-15.79% - Football Night in America #1
-22.22% - The Good Wife
-27.78% - The Mentalist
-29.17% - The Amazing Race 23
-35.29% - Once Upon a Time
-37.50% - Betrayal (vs. 666 Park Avenue)
-44.44% - Revenge


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/28/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX and NBC are unreliable and should not be used.]

FOX (17.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #T1) was the most-watched network on Sunday with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (28.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.9, #1), "The OT" (27.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 9.8, #2) and the "World Series, Game 4" (13.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #5).

NBC (14.29 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.6, #T1) then shared the demo crown with its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (5.28 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10), "Football Night in America #2" (6.58 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8), "Football Night in America #3" (12.61 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.9, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.17 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.3, #3).

Next up was ABC (7.25 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and its original combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.52 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T14), "Once Upon a Time" (9.66 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.4, #6), "Revenge" (8.05 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7) and "666 Park Avenue" (4.77 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (10.80 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #13), "The Amazing Race 21" (9.38 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #9), "The Good Wife" (9.54 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T11) and "The Mentalist" (10.09 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T11) closed out the night on CBS (9.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
23.08% - America's Funniest Home Videos
5.00% - Sunday Night Football
4.35% - The Amazing Race 21
3.03% - Once Upon a Time
-3.57% - Revenge
-5.26% - The Good Wife
-10.00% - The Mentalist (vs. 10/14/12)
-11.11% - 666 Park Avenue
-51.43% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time (Repeat))
-10.00% - The Good Wife
-10.00% - The Mentalist (vs. CSI: Miami)
-12.82% - Once Upon a Time
-12.90% - Revenge (vs. Desperate Housewives)
-15.79% - 666 Park Avenue (vs. Pan Am)
-17.24% - The Amazing Race 21
-23.17% - Sunday Night Football
-59.52% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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