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[11/24/14 - 08:56 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Holds Off "American Music Awards"
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/23/14):

NBC (17.704 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.513 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (10.446 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.7, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (14.614 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (19.773 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.1, #2).

ABC (10.416 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then took home the silver with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.002 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) followed by "The 2014 American Music Awards" (11.554 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.8, #5).

Next up was CBS (14.577 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (25.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.3, #1), "60 Minutes" (18.448 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #4), "Madam Secretary" (12.573 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8), "The Good Wife" (10.138 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.500 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.532 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.664 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15), the relocated "Mulaney" (1.639 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17) and new episodes of "The Simpsons" (3.486 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.021 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), a repeat "Family Guy" (2.467 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14) and a new "Bob's Burgers" (1.916 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+129.41% - 60 Minutes
+23.33% - Football Night in America #2
+20.00% - Madam Secretary
+16.67% - Football Night in America #1
+14.52% - Sunday Night Football
+10.64% - Football Night in America #3
+7.69% - The Good Wife
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - Mulaney (vs. 11/9/14)
-31.82% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-44.83% - The Simpsons
-47.06% - Bob's Burgers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+143.75% - 60 Minutes
+20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
+7.69% - The Good Wife
-2.63% - Football Night in America #2
-6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Football Night in America #1
-13.33% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-15.56% - The 2014 American Music Awards
-17.46% - Football Night in America #3
-19.32% - Sunday Night Football
-21.05% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-44.83% - The Simpsons
-50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-88.71% - Mulaney (vs. The OT)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/24/13):

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

NBC (19.612 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1) was once again the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.466 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.4, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (10.667 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.8, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (18.828 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.3, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (23.988 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.8, #1).

ABC (11.370 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T2) then claimed the number two spot with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.690 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T13) followed by its telecast of the "American Music Awards 2013" (12.930 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.5, #5).

Next up was FOX (9.766 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T2) with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (22.034 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.3, #2), "The OT" (17.574 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 6.2, #4), "The Simpsons" (6.649 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.9, #7), "Bob's Burgers" (4.022 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10), "Family Guy" (4.511 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.2, #9) and "American Dad" (3.806 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11).

And finally, CBS (9.782 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) closed out the evening with originals from "60 Minutes" (11.027 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12), "The Amazing Race 23" (7.985 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T13), "The Good Wife" (9.497 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #16) and "The Mentalist" (10.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+61.11% - The Simpsons
+26.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/10/13)
+15.38% - The Mentalist
+12.50% - American Dad (vs. 11/10/13)
+7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Family Guy
-3.30% - Sunday Night Football
-5.88% - 60 Minutes
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-8.70% - Football Night in America #3
-13.64% - Football Night in America #2
-17.24% - Football Night in America #1
-25.00% - The Amazing Race 23

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+111.27% - American Music Awards 2013 (vs. Once Upon a Time/Revenge/666 Park Avenue)
+35.71% - Football Night in America #2
+31.34% - Sunday Night Football
+26.32% - Football Night in America #1
+18.87% - Football Night in America #3
-5.00% - Bob's Burgers
-5.26% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-6.25% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.12% - The Simpsons
-16.67% - The Mentalist
-21.43% - Family Guy
-23.53% - The Good Wife
-27.27% - 60 Minutes
-40.00% - The Amazing Race 23

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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