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[01/23/12 - 09:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFC Championship Delivers Over 50 Million Viewers in Prime
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, january 22, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (50.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 18.7, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with its coverage of the "NFC Championship: New York at San Francisco" (50.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 18.7, #1). "American Idol" (19.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.9, #2) followed at 10:57pm in Time Zone Adjusted Fast Nationals.

A distant silver then went to ABC (6.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.19 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), "Once Upon a Time" (9.30 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #3), "Desperate Housewives" (7.46 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) and "Pan Am" (3.86 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Next up was CBS (7.23 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with original installments of "60 Minutes" (7.90 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Undercover Boss" (9.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) followed by repeats of "The Good Wife" (5.61 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "CSI: Miami" (6.23 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7).

And finally, a two-hour repeat of "Dateline NBC" (5.12 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) led into a new "Prime Suspect" (4.26 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and the finale of "Prime Suspect" (3.64 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) on NBC (4.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Pan Am
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-3.03% - Once Upon a Time
-3.70% - Desperate Housewives
-20.00% - Prime Suspect - 9:00 (vs. 12/22/11)
-26.67% - Undercover Boss
-30.00% - Prime Suspect - 10:00 (vs. 12/22/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+136.36% - Desperate Housewives
+85.71% - Pan Am
+68.42% - Once Upon a Time
-11.11% - Prime Suspect - 9:00
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - Prime Suspect - 10:00
-68.12% - Undercover Boss
-91.33% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/23/11):

CBS (40.90 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 14.4, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its coverage of the "AFC Championship: New York at Pittsburgh" (48.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 17.3, #1). Leading out of the broadcast were "AFC Championship Post-Game/Hawaii Five-0" (20.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.9, #2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (15.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3).

FOX (5.30 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then was tops with the leftovers thanks to its mix of a repeat "The Simpsons" (5.10 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9), "American Dad" (4.80 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T7), "The Simpsons" (6.50 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "Bob's Burgers" (4.84 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T7), a repeat of "Family Guy" (5.39 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5) and "The Cleveland Show" (5.20 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6).

Next up was ABC (5.17 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with fresh installments of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.45 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.98 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) followed by repeats of "Desperate Housewives" (4.13 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and "Brothers & Sisters" (3.14 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

And finally, a new "Dateline NBC" (4.58 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) led into the theatrical "Sex and the City" (3.22 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) on NBC (3.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): American Dad (29.40%), America's Funniest Home Videos (27.30%), The Simpsons (0.00%), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (-5.00%), The Cleveland Show (-11.10%), Bob's Burgers (-15.40%), Dateline NBC (-45.50% vs. 1/9/11).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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