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[12/08/14 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another NFL Victory for NBC
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 (12/7/14):

NBC (16.471 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) continued its Sunday reign last night with "Football Night in America #1" (6.539 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10), "Football Night in America #2" (9.004 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T5), "Football Night in America #3" (15.443 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.170 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.1, #1).

FOX (8.355 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (17.945 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.9, #2), "The OT" (14.009 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.9, #4), "The Simpsons" (6.405 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.260 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8), "Family Guy" (4.347 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7) and "Bob's Burgers" (3.163 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12).

Next up was CBS (9.387 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (11.756 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11), "I Love Lucy Christmas Special?" (9.361 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #13), "The Mentalist" (8.572 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #17) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.861 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.975 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14), "Once Upon a Time" (6.129 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9), "Resurrection" (3.922 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #18) and "Revenge" (4.569 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15) closed out the evening on ABC (5.148 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/23/14)
+60.00% - Bob's Burgers
+50.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+25.00% - Resurrection
+20.00% - Revenge
+18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 11/16/14)
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
-3.17% - Sunday Night Football
-5.00% - Football Night in America #1
-5.66% - Football Night in America #3
-14.29% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-31.25% - The Mentalist
-34.88% - Football Night in America #2
-54.05% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+11.11% - Football Night in America #3
+1.67% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-3.45% - Football Night in America #2
-6.67% - The Simpsons
-9.09% - Once Upon a Time
-13.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-15.38% - Family Guy
-22.73% - 60 Minutes
-23.81% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-29.41% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-33.33% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-47.62% - The Mentalist (vs. The Amazing Race)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/8/13):

NBC (14.925 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its NFL infused lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (6.157 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #14), "Football Night in America #2" (8.166 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (13.446 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.572 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.0, #T1).

FOX (8.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (18.272 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #T1), "The OT" (11.904 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4), "The Simpsons" (6.819 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5), "Bob's Burgers" (4.581 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T10), "Family Guy" (5.232 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7) and "American Dad" (4.266 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T10).

Next up was CBS (9.875 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (11.440 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T8), "The Amazing Race 23" (9.454 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T10), the season finale of "The Amazing Race 23" (8.972 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T10) and "The Mentalist" (9.635 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #15).

And finally, originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.979 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T16), "Once Upon a Time" (6.883 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T8), "Revenge" (5.978 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T16) and "Betrayal" (3.101 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18) on ABC (5.735 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.25% - Bob's Burgers
+26.67% - Football Night in America #1
+26.09% - Football Night in America #2
+25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+23.53% - American Dad
+18.18% - Family Guy (vs. 11/24/13)
+15.79% - Once Upon a Time
+13.33% - The Mentalist (vs. 11/17/13)
+12.50% - Football Night in America #3
+11.11% - Sunday Night Football
+10.53% - The Amazing Race 23
+3.45% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/24/13)
0.00% - Revenge (vs. 11/17/13)
-11.11% - Betrayal (vs. 11/17/13)
-35.29% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Disney Prep & Landing/Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (Repeats))
+15.79% - 60 Minutes
+7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+6.25% - The Mentalist
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
-4.55% - American Dad
-7.14% - Family Guy
-11.76% - The Simpsons
-12.12% - Football Night in America #2
-13.04% - Sunday Night Football
-16.67% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - Revenge (vs. Christmas with Holly)
-17.39% - Football Night in America #1
-19.23% - The Amazing Race 23
-55.56% - Betrayal (vs. Christmas with Holly)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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