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[11/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Keeps NBC Unstoppable
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 (11/16/14):

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

NBC (16.361 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.279 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11), "Football Night in America #2" (9.110 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.445 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.194 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1).

FOX (7.667 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then took home the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (17.669 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2), "The OT" (9.462 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4), "The Simpsons" (6.635 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.503 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9), "Family Guy" (4.395 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9) and the relocated "Bob's Burgers" (3.340 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T12).

Next up was ABC (6.311 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with fresh installments of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.729 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T14), "Once Upon a Time" (6.831 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7), a second "Once Upon a Time" (6.466 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8) and "Revenge" (5.221 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (12.462 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T12), "Madam Secretary" (12.708 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T14), "The Good Wife" (10.520 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T17) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.414 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T17) closed out the evening on CBS (11.026 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+22.22% - Family Guy
+15.38% - Revenge
+13.33% - 60 Minutes
+13.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/2/14)
+8.33% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+7.14% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-3.23% - Football Night in America #2
-4.00% - Once Upon a Time
-6.00% - Football Night in America #3
-7.14% - The Good Wife

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+53.33% - Once Upon a Time - 9:00 (vs. Revenge)
+26.32% - Once Upon a Time - 8:00
+22.22% - Family Guy (vs. The Simpsons)
+7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-6.45% - The Simpsons (vs. Almost Human)
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-22.73% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-25.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-29.03% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Almost Human)
-31.82% - Football Night in America #2
-31.87% - Sunday Night Football
-31.88% - Football Night in America #3
-37.93% - Football Night in America #1


Here are the highlights of the 22 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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