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[01/09/17 - 09:04 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Boost from NFL Playoffs
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/8/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for FOX (7-8:10p) and NBC are approximate.]

FOX (15.670 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) got a huge boost on Sunday with its playoff driven "NFL Overrun" (36.491 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.4, #1) and "The OT" (32.061 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 10.1, #2) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (12.707 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.9, #3), "Son of Zorn" (5.290 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5), "Family Guy" (4.069 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) and "Bob's Burgers" (3.401 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8).

NBC (14.987 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2) then was the silver draw with its annual "Golden Globes Red Carpet" (9.760 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6) and "The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards" (16.730 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.8, #4).

Next up was CBS (8.155 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.214 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.354 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "Madam Secretary" (8.900 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "Elementary" (5.154 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

And finally, ABC (4.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.598 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14), "To Tell the Truth" (4.623 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), another "To Tell the Truth" (4.281 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Conviction" (2.684 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+104.17% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/11/16)
+76.92% - Son of Zorn (vs. 12/11/16)
+42.86% - To Tell the Truth - 9:00
+36.36% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/27/16)
+28.57% - Family Guy (vs. 12/11/16)
+25.00% - Conviction
-7.14% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 12/18/16)
-18.18% - Madam Secretary (vs. 12/18/16)
-20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - Elementary (vs. 12/18/16)
-41.18% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - To Tell the Truth - 9:00 (vs. Quantico (Repeat))
+66.67% - Conviction (vs. Quantico (Repeat))
+66.67% - To Tell the Truth - 8:00 (vs. Galavant)
+30.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+2.13% - The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-4.35% - Golden Globes Red Carpet
-6.25% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bordertown)
-10.00% - Family Guy
-10.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
-17.86% - Son of Zorn (vs. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life)
-26.87% - The Simpsons
-30.00% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/10/16):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for FOX (7-8:15p) and NBC approximate.]

FOX (16.558 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1) claimed top honors on Sunday thanks to a big boost from "NFL Overrun" (33.047 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.7, #1) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (19.000 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.7, #2), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (6.443 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4), "Family Guy" (4.299 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6) and "Bordertown" (3.510 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

NBC (13.940 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with its "Golden Globes Red Carpet" (9.384 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5) and "The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards" (15.459 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3).

Next up was CBS (7.517 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and originals from "60 Minutes" (7.214 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Madam Secretary" (8.920 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "The Good Wife" (7.581 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.356 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.357 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Galavant" (2.592 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), another "Galavant" (2.234 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and repeats of "Quantico" (1.544 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Quantico" (1.703 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) on ABC (2.504 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+235.00% - The Simpsons
+133.33% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
+45.45% - Bordertown
+17.65% - Family Guy
-9.09% - The Good Wife (vs. 12/13/15)
-9.09% - CSI: Cyber (vs. 12/20/15)
-23.08% - Madam Secretary (vs. 12/13/15)
-25.00% - Galavant - 8:30
-27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-33.33% - Galavant - 8:00
-66.67% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+235.00% - The Simpsons
+86.67% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
+4.55% - Golden Globes Red Carpet
0.00% - Bordertown (vs. Bob's Burgers)
0.00% - Family Guy
-6.00% - The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
-23.08% - CSI: Cyber (vs. The Good Wife)
-27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-41.18% - The Good Wife (vs. Madam Secretary)
-50.00% - Galavant - 8:30
-53.85% - Galavant - 8:00
-72.22% - Madam Secretary (vs. 60 Minutes)
-92.98% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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