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[01/07/13 - 08:31 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Overrun Sparks FOX's Animated Lineup
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, january 6, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (13.676 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) got a big boost on Sunday thanks to its "NFL Overrun" (33.938 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 12.1, #1) and "The OT" (19.286 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.6, #2) followed by originals from "The Simpsons" (9.648 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (6.518 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T5), "Family Guy" (7.095 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4) and "American Dad" (5.574 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.8, #8).

NBC (6.434 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with the Sunday bows of "Dateline NBC" (5.900 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #12) and "The Biggest Loser" (6.968 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.9, #7).

Next up was ABC (5.454 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a repeat of "Once Upon a Time" (3.385 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T16) followed by originals from "Once Upon a Time" (9.037 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T5), "Revenge" (6.997 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #9) plus new episodes of "Happy Endings" (2.566 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15) and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (2.231 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T16).

And finally, a new "60 Minutes" (9.518 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #13), a repeat of "Person of Interest" (8.429 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14) and the return of "The Good Wife" (9.985 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11) and "The Mentalist" (10.730 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #10) on CBS (9.665 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+131.58% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/16/12)
+93.75% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/16/12)
+47.37% - American Dad (vs. 12/23/112)
+40.00% - Family Guy (vs. 12/23/112)
+31.25% - The Mentalist (vs. 12/9/12)
0.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 12/2/12)
0.00% - The Good Wife (vs. 12/2/12)
-4.17% - Revenge (vs. 12/2/12)
-6.67% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+107.14% - The Biggest Loser (vs. The Firm)
+91.30% - The Simpsons
+47.62% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Cleveland Show)
+33.33% - American Dad
+25.00% - Dateline NBC
+16.67% - Family Guy
-16.00% - The Mentalist (vs. CSI: Miami)
-16.22% - Once Upon a Time
-23.08% - Happy Endings (vs. Pan Am)
-23.33% - Revenge (vs. Desperate Housewives)
-30.77% - Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (vs. Pan Am)
-33.33% - The Good Wife
-65.00% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/8/13):

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

CBS (22.64 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.1, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with a massive 90-minute "NFL Overrun" (39.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 13.7, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (15.72 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2), "The Good Wife" (11.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6) and "CSI: Miami" (10.13 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7).<,/p>

ABC (7.23 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then was the king of the leftovers with fresh installments of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.78 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "Once Upon a Time" (10.33 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #3), "Desperate Housewives" (8.79 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T4) and "Pan Am" (4.04 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T13).

Next up was FOX (4.04 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.84 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17) and "The Cleveland Show" (2.32 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (5.11 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8), "The Cleveland Show" (4.37 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T9), "Family Guy" (6.04 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T4) and "American Dad" (4.59 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T9).

And finally, NBC (6.25 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up a special "Dateline NBC" (6.22 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #15) followed by the premiere of "The Firm" (6.78 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11) and a second hour of "The Firm" (5.79 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+35.59% - 60 Minutes
+27.59% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 12/11/11)
+25.00% - CSI: Miami (vs. 12/11/11)
+15.38% - Desperate Housewives (vs. 12/4/11)
+12.50% - The Good Wife (vs. 12/11/11)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/4/11)
-3.23% - Family Guy (vs. 12/11/11)
-8.70% - The Cleveland Show (vs. 12/11/11)
-16.00% - American Dad (vs. 12/11/11)
-18.75% - Pan Am (vs. 12/4/11)
-23.33% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/11/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. CSI: Miami)
+42.31% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+38.89% - CSI: Miami (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+9.09% - Dateline NBC
-10.00% - The Good Wife (Vs. Undercover Boss)
-21.05% - Desperate Housewives
-22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-36.17% - Family Guy
-40.00% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-42.31% - The Firm - 9:00 (vs. The Cape)
-43.48% - Pan Am (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-50.00% - The Firm - 10:00 (vs. The Cape)
-53.33% - The Cleveland Show (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-59.65% - The Simpsons

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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