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[12/30/13 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides "Sunday Night Football" to Big Finish
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/29/13):

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

NBC (21.049 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.1, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its season finales of "Football Night in America #1" (6.485 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (9.378 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (18.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (23.855 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.1, #1).

FOX (8.734 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then took home a distant silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (21.738 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.4, #2), "The OT" (14.546 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #4), "The Simpsons" (5.908 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7), another "The Simpsons" (4.219 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9), "Family Guy" (3.831 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9) and "Animation Domination High-Def" (2.162 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

Next up was CBS (9.782 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (15.709 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #5) followed by "60 Minutes" (9.240 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11) and "The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors" (7.091 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

And finally, ABC (4.229 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) rounded out the night with encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.787 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (3.710 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+51.22% - Football Night in America #3
+47.27% - Sunday Night Football
+40.91% - Football Night in America #2
+26.67% - Football Night in America #1

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-3.23% - The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
-6.06% - Football Night in America #2
-11.96% - Sunday Night Football
-12.68% - Football Night in America #3
-17.39% - Football Night in America #1


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/30/12):

NBC (23.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.1, #1) closed its Sunday lineup with a bang thanks to the season finales of "Football Night in America #1" (7.75 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (10.38 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (21.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 7.1, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (26.39 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.2, #1).

FOX (10.29 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (23.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.8, #2), "The OT" (20.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 7.2, #3) and repeats of "The Simpsons" (6.61 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6), "Bob's Burgers" (3.69 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10), "Family Guy" (3.87 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9) and "American Dad" (3.15 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.49 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) offered up its own "NFL Overrun" (9.36 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8) alongside "60 Minutes" (9.80 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11),"NCIS" (7.29 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14), "The Good Wife" (5.57 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16) and "The Mentalist" (5.21 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16).

And finally, encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.19 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2.98 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) on ABC (3.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+73.58% - Sunday Night Football -67.39% - 60 Minutes (vs. 12/16/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+5.75% - Sunday Night Football -50.00% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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