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[10/13/14 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Continue Win Streak
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 (10/12/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL coverage, Fast Nationals for FOX (7-8p), CBS (7-7:30p) and NBC for the night are approximate.]

NBC (13.468 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) continued its win streak on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (4.515 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "Football Night in America #2" (6.850 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "Football Night in America #3" (13.547 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.8, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.567 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (9.613 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (24.472 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.3, #1), "The OT" (15.715 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.8, #3), "The Simpsons" (7.343 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.520 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8), a repeat "Family Guy" (3.439 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9) and "Mulaney" (2.192 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.1, #19).

Next up was ABC (5.820 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its full combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.485 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T16), "Once Upon a Time" (7.734 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Resurrection" (5.474 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "Revenge" (4.589 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T16).

And finally, CBS (10.086 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) closed out the evening with its own "NFL Overrun" (8.860 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T16) followed by "60 Minutes" (10.606 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "Madam Secretary" (11.447 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), "The Good Wife" (10.315 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.847 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+65.00% - The Simpsons
+31.25% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+16.67% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+10.00% - Mulaney
+2.13% - Football Night in America #3
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-7.69% - Revenge
-11.76% - Madam Secretary
-13.04% - Sunday Night Football
-16.13% - Once Upon a Time
-22.22% - Resurrection
-22.22% - Football Night in America #1
-36.11% - Football Night in America #2
-44.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - The Simpsons (vs. ALCS, Game 2)
+33.33% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+13.04% - Once Upon a Time
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+8.33% - The Good Wife
+7.69% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-6.67% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. ALCS, Game 2)
-16.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-17.24% - Football Night in America #3
-17.65% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-17.81% - Sunday Night Football
-26.32% - Football Night in America #1
-28.13% - Football Night in America #2
-54.17% - Mulaney (vs. ALCS, Game 2)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/13/13):

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

NBC (17.512 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.674 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (8.725 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (15.631 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.8, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (19.645 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.3, #2).

FOX (11.355 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) then had to settle for second place with its coverage of the "NFL Overrun" (23.126 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.0, #1), "The OT" (18.145 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.3, #3) and "ALCS, Game 2" (8.261 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6).

Next up was CBS (9.091 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.580 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11), "The Amazing Race 23" (8.073 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9), "The Good Wife" (8.358 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) and "The Mentalist" (9.196 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12).

And finally, the return of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.150 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14) led into new episodes of "Once Upon a Time" (7.357 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "Revenge" (6.018 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) and "Betrayal" (3.005 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) on ABC (5.382 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) to round out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.07% - Sunday Night Football
+18.37% - Football Night in America #3
-8.00% - Once Upon a Time
-9.52% - Football Night in America #1
-10.53% - Revenge
-11.11% - Football Night in America #2
-18.18% - Betrayal
-23.53% - The Mentalist
-28.00% - The Amazing Race 23
-36.84% - The Good Wife
-72.22% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+26.32% - ALCS, Game 2 (vs. NLCS, Game 1)
+9.43% - Football Night in America #3
+5.80% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-3.03% - Football Night in America #2
-21.43% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-23.33% - Once Upon a Time
-29.41% - The Good Wife
-30.77% - The Amazing Race 23
-35.00% - The Mentalist
-37.04% - Revenge
-40.00% - Betrayal (vs. 666 Park Avenue)
-42.31% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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