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[10/22/18 - 08:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Sunday, Another NFL Win for NBC
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 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/21/18):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (7:30-11pm) (13.162 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) continued its NFL reign on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.143 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Football Night in America #2" (8.332 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (11.985 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.363 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2).

CBS (11.419 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (21.206 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) alongside new episodes of "60 Minutes" (14.504 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4), "God Friended Me" (9.206 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.139 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (6.451 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17).

Next up was FOX (2.516 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.360 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.130 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.843 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (2.653 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Family Guy" (2.620 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Rel" (1.488 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.6, #18).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.113 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.487 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (4.816 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "Shark Tank" (3.955 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "The Alec Baldwin Show" (2.193 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T19).

And finally, The CW (1.315 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.326 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T19) and "Charmed" (1.304 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T19).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - Family Guy
+33.33% - Bob's Burgers
+22.22% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+20.00% - The Simpsons
+20.00% - Rel
+18.18% - God Friended Me
+16.67% - Madam Secretary
+14.29% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
+14.29% - Shark Tank
0.00% - The Alec Baldwin Show
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - Supergirl
-20.00% - Charmed
-23.33% - Sunday Night Football
-24.24% - Football Night in America #2
-26.00% - Football Night in America #3
-31.58% - Football Night in America #1

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
+18.18% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+9.09% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
+8.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Alec Baldwin Show (vs. 10 Days in the Valley)
-8.33% - Family Guy
-11.11% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-11.11% - Shark Tank
-11.90% - Football Night in America #3
-16.36% - Sunday Night Football
-19.35% - Football Night in America #2
-22.22% - Madam Secretary
-25.00% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-27.78% - Football Night in America #1


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/22/17):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

It was another Sunday victory for NBC (15.148 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (6.148 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.496 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (12.835 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1).

The silver then went to CBS (10.513 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and its combination of "NFL Overrun" (17.690 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #2), "60 Minutes" (13.946 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (8.010 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.907 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and "Madam Secretary" (6.692 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

Next up was FOX (2.916 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat "The Mick" (3.610 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.991 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "The Simpsons" (3.622 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), "Ghosted" (2.685 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.638 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.949 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Toy Box" (2.325 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.574 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14), "Shark Tank" (4.206 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) and "10 Days in the Valley" (2.250 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) on ABC (3.338 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - The Simpsons
+18.18% - Bob's Burgers
+13.64% - 60 Minutes
+12.50% - Madam Secretary
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+10.00% - Sunday Night Football
+10.00% - Ghosted
+5.88% - Football Night in America #1
+5.00% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - The Toy Box
0.00% - 10 Days in the Valley
-8.33% - Wisdom of the Crowd
-9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-18.18% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Shark Tank (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+12.50% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+10.00% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
+3.77% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
-6.67% - Football Night in America #3
-9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-11.11% - The Last Man on Earth
-11.43% - Football Night in America #2
-18.18% - Football Night in America #1
-18.75% - Bob's Burgers
-21.88% - 60 Minutes
-35.29% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-42.86% - 10 Days in the Valley (vs. Quantico)
-50.00% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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