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[11/18/13 - 08:50 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Reign with "Sunday Night Football"
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 22 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/17/13):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX (from 7-8p) & NBC are approximate.]

NBC (20.764 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.5, #1) was once again the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (8.560 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.9, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (12.270 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.4, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (20.002 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.9, #T2) and "Sunday Night Football" (25.057 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.1, #1).

FOX (10.365 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (20.335 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.9, #T2), "The OT" (15.196 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.4, #4), the premiere of "Almost Human" (9.100 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.1, #6) plus new episodes of "The Simpsons" (4.133 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11) and "Family Guy" (4.327 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.2, #8).

Next up was CBS (10.024 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (11.885 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #12), "The Amazing Race 23" (9.086 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9), "The Good Wife" (9.652 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T14) and "The Mentalist" (9.475 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #16).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.801 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T14), "Once Upon a Time" (6.644 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10), "Revenge" (5.752 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #13) and "Betrayal" (3.351 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17) on ABC (5.637 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+45.00% - Football Night in America #1
+37.50% - Football Night in America #2
+32.69% - Football Night in America #3
+30.00% - Sunday Night Football
+12.50% - Betrayal
+10.00% - Family Guy
+7.69% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+7.14% - Revenge
-5.26% - The Simpsons
-9.52% - Once Upon a Time
-13.33% - The Mentalist
-20.00% - The Amazing Race 23
-22.22% - The Good Wife
-64.58% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.96% - Football Night in America #2
+53.33% - Football Night in America #3
+52.63% - Football Night in America #1
+51.67% - Sunday Night Football
+44.19% - Almost Human (vs. The Simpsons/Bob's Burgers)
+10.00% - Family Guy (vs. American Dad)
-17.65% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-18.75% - The Mentalist
-20.00% - The Amazing Race 23
-28.00% - The Simpsons (vs. Family Guy)
-33.33% - The Good Wife
-44.12% - Once Upon a Time (vs. The 2012 American Music Awards)
-55.88% - Revenge (vs. The 2012 American Music Awards)
-65.31% - 60 Minutes
-73.53% - Betrayal (vs. The 2012 American Music Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/18/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: CBS carried NFL overrun until 7:53 pm, FOX featured NFL from 7:00-7:22 pm in some markets.]

NBC (13.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) continued its Sunday reign last night with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.32 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.9, #14), "Football Night in America #2" (8.02 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7), "Football Night in America #3" (12.75 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2).

CBS (12.59 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then claimed the silver thanks to its mix of (half-hour results only) "NFL Overrun" (19.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.1, #1), "NFL Overrun/60 Minutes" (17.30 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #3), "60 Minutes" (14.15 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #6), "60 Minutes/The Amazing Race 21" (11.45 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "The Amazing Race 21" (9.48 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #11), "The Amazing Race 21/The Good Wife" (9.79 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #12), "The Good Wife" (9.65 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T17) and "The Good Wife/The Mentalist" (9.38 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T17).

Next up was ABC (8.97 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.47 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #16) alongside "The 2012 American Music Awards" (9.47 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.4, #5).

And finally on FOX (4.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), a repeat of "Bob's Burgers" (3.42 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.3, #20) lead into new episodes of "The Cleveland Show" (3.28 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T17), "The Simpsons" (5.19 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (3.98 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.8, #15), "Family Guy" (5.07 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "American Dad" (4.16 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.0, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+5.26% - American Dad (vs. 11/4/12)
0.00% - Family Guy
-10.71% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - Sunday Night Football
-15.79% - The Cleveland Show (vs. 11/4/12)
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Countdown to American Music Awards)
-5.26% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Allen Gregory)
-7.41% - The Simpsons
-9.09% - Sunday Night Football
-11.11% - The Cleveland Show
-16.67% - American Dad
-19.35% - Family Guy
-20.93% - The 2012 American Music Awards (vs. The 2011 American Music Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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