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[11/03/14 - 08:45 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Helps NBC Top Demos, CBS Lead Viewers
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 (11/2/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS (7-8P), FOX (7-7:30p) and NBC for the entire night are approximate.]

NBC (13.804 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday thanks to its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.671 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Football Night in America #2" (6.894 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (12.788 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.017 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.1, #2).

CBS (16.444 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) however was the most-watched network with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (26.153 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.6, #1) alongside new episodes of "60 Minutes" (17.224 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "Madam Secretary" (12.799 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8) and "The Good Wife" (9.600 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13).

Next up was ABC (5.755 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.171 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14), "Once Upon a Time" (7.327 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "Resurrection" (4.946 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12) and "Revenge" (4.573 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14).

And finally, FOX (2.887 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.735 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #17) followed by new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.878 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11), "The Simpsons" (4.244 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.363 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Family Guy" (2.496 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14) and "Mulaney" (1.607 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - 60 Minutes
+20.00% - Madam Secretary
+16.67% - Resurrection
+14.29% - Football Night in America #1
+10.00% - Football Night in America #2
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 10/19/14)
+9.09% - Revenge
+8.70% - Once Upon a Time
+7.14% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 10/5/14)
-2.17% - Football Night in America #3
-4.69% - Sunday Night Football
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-36.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 10/19/14)
-36.36% - Mulaney (vs. 10/19/14)
-42.86% - The Simpsons (vs. 10/19/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+8.70% - Once Upon a Time
+7.14% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+7.14% - Football Night in America #3
+7.02% - Sunday Night Football
+3.12% - 60 Minutes
-4.35% - Football Night in America #2
-10.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-11.11% - Football Night in America #1
-11.11% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-18.75% - The Good Wife
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-63.16% - Mulaney (vs. American Dad)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/3/13):

NBC (12.624 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) was back in front on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.708 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T11), "Football Night in America #2" (6.649 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7), "Football Night in America #3" (11.867 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.354 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.7, #2).

CBS (14.346 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) then snagged the silver behind a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (23.107 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (15.087 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "The Amazing Race 23" (9.398 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9) and "The Good Wife" (9.792 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T14).

Next up was FOX (4.258 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (4.258 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T14) and "The Simpsons" (3.484 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T16) alongside the return of "The Simpsons" (5.457 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5), "Bob's Burgers" (3.745 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T11), "Family Guy" (4.865 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5) and "American Dad" (3.738 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10).

And finally, ABC (6.062 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) closed out the evening with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.972 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T16), "Once Upon a Time" (7.478 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7), "Revenge" (6.292 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #13) and "Betrayal" (3.507 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+113.33% - 60 Minutes
+17.65% - The Amazing Race 23
+14.29% - The Good Wife
+13.33% - Revenge
+12.50% - Football Night in America #1
+4.55% - Once Upon a Time
+1.79% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 10/6/13)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Betrayal
-2.33% - Football Night in America #3
-5.26% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 10/6/13)
-8.00% - Football Night in America #2
-9.52% - American Dad (vs. 10/6/13)
-13.79% - The Simpsons (vs. 10/6/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - American Dad
-3.85% - The Simpsons
-5.88% - The Good Wife
-15.79% - 60 Minutes
-17.65% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-18.18% - Football Night in America #1
-20.00% - The Amazing Race 23
-21.92% - Sunday Night Football
-27.59% - Football Night in America #3
-28.57% - Betrayal (vs. 666 Park Avenue)
-34.29% - Once Upon a Time
-34.62% - Revenge
-48.89% - Football Night in America #2

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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