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[12/23/13 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Pulls Back in Front with "Sunday Night Football"
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 (12/22/13):

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

NBC (13.076 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its penultimate weeks of "Football Night in America #1" (5.305 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11), "Football Night in America #2" (6.754 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (12.340 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.042 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1).

CBS (10.289 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then claimed the silver with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (21.005 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #2) followed by "60 Minutes" (10.145 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and repeats of "The Good Wife" (5.073 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and "The Mentalist" (4.934 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

Next up was FOX (3.997 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with its repeat lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (6.639 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5), "American Dad" (4.664 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7), "The Simpsons" (3.529 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (3.541 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Family Guy" (3.430 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "American Dad" (2.177 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "The Sound of Music" (6.506 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) on ABC (6.506 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.24% - Sunday Night Football
+5.88% - 60 Minutes
+4.76% - Football Night in America #2
+2.50% - Football Night in America #3
-6.25% - Football Night in America #1

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+157.14% - 60 Minutes (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
+3.77% - Sunday Night Football
-10.87% - Football Night in America #3
-33.33% - Football Night in America #2
-40.00% - Football Night in America #1


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/23/12):

NBC (13.67 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) overshadowed its holiday competition with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (8.13 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.97 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3) and of course "Sunday Night Football" (15.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.3, #2).

FOX (7.71 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then snagged the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (16.25 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) and "The OT" (10.08 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #4), repeats of "The Simpsons" (5.55 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8) and "Bob's Burgers" (4.88 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9) plus originals from "Family Guy" (5.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T6) and "American Dad" (4.14 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10).

Next up was ABC (5.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with its annual rebroadcast of "The Sound of Music" (5.23 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, CBS (6.40 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the night with its second run combination of "60 Minutes" (8.88 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11), "Blue Bloods" (6.27 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "The Good Wife" (5.03 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and "The Mentalist" (5.44 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-10.71% - Family Guy (vs. 12/9/12)
-13.64% - American Dad (vs. 12/9/12)
-30.26% - Sunday Night Football

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+90.00% - American Dad (vs. American Dad (Repeat))
-22.06% - Sunday Night Football

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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