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[01/07/19 - 08:07 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Night with NFL, Golden Globes
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/6/19):

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

NBC (21.220 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) cruised to victory on Sunday with the primetime portion of the "NFC Wild Card Game: Eagles at Bears" (37.680 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.2, #1) followed by "The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards" (15.734 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2).

CBS (6.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was a distant second with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.069 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "God Friended Me" (7.192 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.514 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Madam Secretary" (5.446 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was ABC (3.774 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.133 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) alongside originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.812 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Shark Tank" (3.704 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) plus a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.445 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.733 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up second runs of "The Simpsons" (0.996 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.055 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) alongside new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.419 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (2.288 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Family Guy" (2.412 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Rel" (1.226 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (0.459 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Charmed" (0.400 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) on The CW (0.429 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Shark Tank (vs. 12/9/18)
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/2/18)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 12/16/18)
-18.18% - God Friended Me (vs. 12/16/18)
-25.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 12/23/18)
-33.33% - Family Guy (vs. 12/9/18)
-37.50% - Rel (vs. 12/9/18)
-50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/9/18)
-55.56% - 60 Minutes (vs. 12/23/18)
-67.86% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/9/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
+7.14% - The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-30.77% - Shark Tank
-35.71% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-37.50% - Family Guy
-50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
-54.55% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-73.53% - The Simpsons


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/7/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for FOX are approximate.]

FOX (12.652 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of playoffs "NFL Overrun" (28.258 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.6, #1), "The OT" (28.108 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 8.5, #2), "The Simpsons" (9.057 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4), "Ghosted" (4.320 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Family Guy" (3.466 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.723 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

The silver then went to NBC (14.456 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) with the "2018 Golden Globe Arrivals Special" (10.029 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards" (15.932 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3).

Next up was ABC (4.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.497 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) followed by new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.044 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8), "Shark Tank" (4.677 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and another "Shark Tank" (3.843 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

And finally, CBS (6.873 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the night with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.794 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (5.788 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.839 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "Madam Secretary" (6.071 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Ghosted (vs. 12/3/17)
+55.56% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/10/17)
+44.44% - Shark Tank - 9:00 (vs. 12/3/17)
+37.50% - Shark Tank - 10:00 (vs. 11/12/17)
+37.50% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 12/3/17)
+33.33% - Family Guy (vs. 12/10/17)
+25.93% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/10/17)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 12/17/17)
-14.29% - Madam Secretary (vs. 12/17/17)
-36.36% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. 12/17/17)
-71.43% - 60 Minutes (vs. 12/17/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Shark Tank - 10:00 (vs. Conviction)
+40.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. To Tell the Truth)
+30.00% - Shark Tank - 9:00 (vs. To Tell the Truth)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - 2018 Golden Globe Arrivals Special
-11.11% - Family Guy
-12.50% - The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
-14.29% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-20.00% - 60 Minutes
-21.74% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
-26.67% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-30.61% - The Simpsons
-46.15% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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