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[12/07/15 - 08:14 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Disrupted Night
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 (12/6/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX (7-8p) and NBC prime are approximate. ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC all carried President Obama's address from 8-8:15p ET live across country. These numbers reflect the previously announced time periods and should be considered approximate.]

NBC (15.005 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.500 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9), "Football Night in America #2" (7.169 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (13.039 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.966 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.0, #3).

FOX (11.023 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (24.730 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.0, #1) and "The OT" (21.605 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.1, #2) with new episodes of "The Simpsons" (8.195 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.518 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Family Guy" (3.689 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.402 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

Next up was CBS (9.182 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with a new "60 Minutes" (9.357 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13), a second hour of "60 Minutes" (9.895 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) and "Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert" (8.738 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16).

And finally, a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.518 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17), the fall finale of "Once Upon a Time" (4.833 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10) and originals from "Blood & Oil" (3.452 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) and "Quantico" (3.965 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14) on ABC (4.192 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.43% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/22/15)
+17.65% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 11/22/15)
+7.69% - Once Upon a Time
+7.69% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 11/22/15)
+6.25% - Family Guy (vs. 11/22/15)
0.00% - Blood & Oil
-8.33% - Quantico
-22.08% - Sunday Night Football
-24.14% - Football Night in America #2
-24.56% - Football Night in America #3
-27.27% - Football Night in America #1
-36.36% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 11/22/15)
-52.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - The Simpsons
-1.64% - Sunday Night Football
-4.76% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-7.14% - 60 Minutes - 8:00 (vs. I Love Lucy Christmas Special)
-8.33% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
-10.00% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-12.50% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-14.00% - Football Night in America #3
-15.79% - Football Night in America #1
-21.43% - Football Night in America #2
-22.73% - Family Guy
-29.41% - 60 Minutes
-30.00% - Once Upon a Time
-30.43% - Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert (vs. The Mentalist/CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-46.15% - America's Funniest Home Videos


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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