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[11/18/19 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Stays on Top 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 (11/17/19):

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

NBC (11.981 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) continued its Sunday reign with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.511 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (8.019 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (12.727 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (13.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2).

CBS (11.693 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then got a giant boost from "NFL Overrun" (24.878 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1) into new episodes of "60 Minutes" (17.039 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "God Friended Me" (8.140 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.455 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Madam Secretary" (5.394 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Next up was FOX (1.774 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.788 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.371 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) alongside originals from "The Simpsons" (2.108 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Bless the Harts" (1.647 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.844 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Family Guy" (1.887 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.484 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (4.090 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Shark Tank" (3.314 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "The Rookie" (3.595 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #19).

And finally, fresh installments from "Batwoman" (1.018 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.3, #20) and "Supergirl" (0.801 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.2, #21) on The CW (0.909 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+312.50% - 60 Minutes
+100.00% - Madam Secretary
+66.67% - God Friended Me
+16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+9.52% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl
-6.25% - Football Night in America #1
-11.11% - Family Guy
-14.29% - Kids Say the Darndest Things
-16.67% - The Rookie
-22.45% - Football Night in America #3
-25.00% - Shark Tank
-27.12% - Sunday Night Football
-33.33% - Bless the Harts
-61.90% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+230.00% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - Family Guy (vs. Rel)
+25.00% - God Friended Me
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-9.52% - Football Night in America #3
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.29% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
-16.67% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-18.87% - Sunday Night Football
-25.00% - Shark Tank
-27.27% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-33.33% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-50.00% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-50.00% - The Simpsons


Here are the highlights of the 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/18/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (15.278 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) was the ratings champ on Sunday thanks to its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.819 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.319 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.649 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.2, #T2) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.796 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1).

FOX (5.564 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (13.263 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #T2) and "The OT" (8.499 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (4.371 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Bob's Burgers" (2.980 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "Family Guy" (2.657 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "Rel" (1.614 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

Next up was CBS (7.678 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.219 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "God Friended Me" (7.603 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.231 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Madam Secretary" (5.659 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.605 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (4.241 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15), "Shark Tank" (3.525 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.775 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

And finally, fresh installments from "Supergirl" (1.146 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T19) and "Charmed" (0.971 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T19) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.059 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - The Simpsons
+33.33% - Shark Tank (vs. 10/28/18)
+20.00% - Bob's Burgers
+20.00% - Rel
+16.67% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
+10.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-6.25% - Football Night in America #1
-8.62% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - Football Night in America #3
-23.33% - Football Night in America #2
-27.27% - God Friended Me
-58.33% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
+45.45% - The Simpsons
+33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
+22.22% - Family Guy
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+1.92% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-8.70% - Football Night in America #3
-14.29% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-25.00% - Football Night in America #1
-34.29% - Football Night in America #2
-50.00% - 60 Minutes
-66.67% - Shark Tank (vs. The 2017 American Music Awards)
-70.83% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. The 2017 American Music Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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