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[10/20/14 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Continues NBC's Reign
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/19/14):

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

NBC (18.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) was still the top draw on Sunday thanks to its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.973 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "Football Night in America #2" (11.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (17.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.6, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.524 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.0, #2).

FOX (9.001 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) then was a distant second place with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (22.030 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.4, #1), "The OT" (11.922 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4), "The Simpsons" (7.641 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 3.5, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (5.201 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "Family Guy" (4.870 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8) and "Mulaney" (2.344 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T17).

Next up was ABC (5.812 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.328 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T17), "Once Upon a Time" (7.904 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7), "Resurrection" (5.009 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "Revenge" (5.007 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #15).

And finally, CBS (10.775 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.117 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #16), "Madam Secretary" (12.369 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "The Good Wife" (10.829 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.785 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+78.57% - Football Night in America #1
+65.22% - Football Night in America #2
+31.58% - Family Guy (vs. 10/5/14)
+19.05% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+16.67% - Sunday Night Football
+16.67% - Football Night in America #3
+8.33% - Revenge
+7.69% - The Good Wife
+6.06% - The Simpsons
+3.85% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
0.00% - Resurrection
0.00% - Mulaney
-6.67% - Madam Secretary
-8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.29% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+169.23% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+108.33% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+92.31% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+44.44% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+35.00% - Once Upon a Time
+7.69% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Mulaney (vs. American Dad (Repeat))
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-3.85% - Football Night in America #1
-6.67% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-20.83% - Football Night in America #2
-22.22% - Football Night in America #3
-26.32% - Sunday Night Football
-26.32% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-62.50% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/20/13):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX (from 7-7:30p), CBS and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (21.451 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (8.441 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (13.814 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.8, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (20.011 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 7.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (25.869 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.5, #1).

CBS (12.272 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (24.437 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.4, #2), "60 Minutes" (14.923 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5), "The Amazing Race 23" (9.018 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), "The Good Wife" (8.972 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) and "The Mentalist" (7.913 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Next up was ABC (5.584 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its original combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.723 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T15), "Once Upon a Time" (6.978 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Revenge" (6.056 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) and "Betrayal" (3.578 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T17).

And finally, FOX (2.687 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (2.628 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T17), "Family Guy" (2.281 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T17), "The Simpsons" (3.156 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), another "The Simpsons" (3.074 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.745 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14) and "American Dad" (2.240 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+113.33% - 60 Minutes
+50.00% - Football Night in America #2
+36.84% - Football Night in America #1
+30.14% - Sunday Night Football
+24.14% - Football Night in America #3
+16.67% - The Good Wife
+5.56% - The Amazing Race 23
0.00% - The Mentalist
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Betrayal
-11.76% - Revenge
-13.04% - Once Upon a Time

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Football Night in America #2
+73.33% - Football Night in America #1
+58.33% - Sunday Night Football
+56.52% - Football Night in America #3
-15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-31.58% - The Mentalist (vs. The Good Wife)
-39.13% - The Good Wife (vs. The Amazing Race 21)
-39.39% - Once Upon a Time
-45.71% - The Amazing Race 23 (vs. 60 Minutes)
-46.43% - Revenge
-50.00% - Betrayal (vs. 666 Park Avenue)
-57.89% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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