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[10/12/20 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top ABC, NBA Finals
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/11/20):

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

NBC (10.085 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) held off the competition on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.389 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (7.037 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (11.146 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (11.422 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2).

ABC (5.068 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) took home the silver with its final installments of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (4.402 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7), "NBA Countdown" (5.604 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5) and "NBA Finals, Game 6" (2.513 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was CBS (8.802 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (20.699 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1), "60 Minutes" (14.529 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4), another "60 Minutes" (6.530 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and the feature "Clueless" (2.532 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.198 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.211 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Bob's Burgers" (0.962 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) followed by originals from "The Simpsons" (1.298 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Bless the Harts" (1.022 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Bob's Burgers" (1.251 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Family Guy" (1.441 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, a new "Pandora" (0.429 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) and a rebroadcast of "Devils" (0.277 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) rounded out the night on The CW (0.353 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - 60 Minutes - 7:30
+33.33% - Bless the Harts
+25.00% - Bob's Burgers
+20.00% - Family Guy
+14.29% - 60 Minutes - 8:30
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Pandora
-6.06% - Football Night in America #3
-8.57% - Sunday Night Football
-14.29% - Football Night in America #1
-18.18% - Football Night in America #2

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 60 Minutes - 7:30
-11.11% - 60 Minutes - 8:30 (vs. God Friended Me)
-11.43% - Football Night in America #3
-14.29% - Family Guy
-14.29% - Football Night in America #1
-17.95% - Sunday Night Football
-28.57% - Bob's Burgers
-33.33% - Bless the Harts
-34.38% - NBA Countdown (vs. 6/13/19)
-35.71% - Football Night in America #2
-37.50% - The Simpsons
-46.15% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. 6/13/19)
-66.67% - Pandora (vs. Batwoman)
-83.67% - NBA Finals, Game 6 (vs. 6/13/19)


Here are the highlights of the 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/13/19):

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

NBC (11.143 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.348 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.398 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (11.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (12.526 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2).

CBS (9.705 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then got another boost from "NFL Overrun" (22.371 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) followed by "60 Minutes" (12.009 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "God Friended Me" (6.970 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.374 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Madam Secretary" (4.566 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #19).

Next up was ABC (4.264 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.062 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (4.813 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Shark Tank" (3.638 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "The Rookie" (3.544 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.859 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.392 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.693 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16) alongside originals from "The Simpsons" (2.090 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Bless the Harts" (1.473 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16), "Bob's Burgers" (1.682 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Family Guy" (1.825 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.218 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with week two of "Batwoman" (1.461 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T20) and "Supergirl" (0.974 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T20).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - 60 Minutes
+55.56% - Football Night in America #2
+28.57% - God Friended Me
+25.00% - Madam Secretary
+16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - The Rookie
-16.67% - Football Night in America #3
-22.00% - Sunday Night Football
-22.22% - Kids Say the Darndest Things
-22.22% - Family Guy
-25.00% - Supergirl
-36.36% - Bob's Burgers
-40.00% - Batwoman
-53.85% - Bless the Harts
-69.23% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Rookie (vs. The Alec Baldwin Show)
+40.00% - Family Guy (vs. Rel)
+16.67% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-12.50% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-15.15% - Football Night in America #2
-16.67% - Madam Secretary
-18.18% - God Friended Me
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-26.32% - Football Night in America #1
-30.00% - Football Night in America #3
-33.33% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-35.00% - Sunday Night Football
-40.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-40.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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