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[12/21/15 - 08:34 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Charts
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/20/15):

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

NBC (14.014 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) was once again the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.697 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (6.514 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (12.298 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.857 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #2).

CBS (12.147 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then took home the silver with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (23.712 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) followed by an abbreviated lineup of "60 Minutes" (11.838 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), the return of "Undercover Boss" (6.890 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.148 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was FOX (6.158 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with its presentation of "The 64th Annual Miss Universe Pageant" (6.158 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6).

And finally, ABC (4.717 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening with its annual "The Sound of Music: Sing-a-Long" (4.717 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - CSI: Cyber
-11.11% - Football Night in America #1
-11.29% - Sunday Night Football
-19.61% - Football Night in America #3
-35.48% - Football Night in America #2

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+5.77% - Sunday Night Football
-6.67% - Undercover Boss
-6.82% - Football Night in America #3
-10.34% - 60 Minutes
-21.43% - CSI: Cyber
-23.81% - Football Night in America #1
-35.48% - Football Night in America #2


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/21/14):

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

NBC (14.008 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its penultimate week of "Football Night in America #1" (7.872 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.600 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.044 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.910 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

CBS (11.145 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (17.598 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #2), "60 Minutes" (14.009 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #5), "Undercover Boss" (9.217 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "The Mentalist" (8.595 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.926 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Next up was ABC (5.578 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with its telecast of "The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long" (5.578 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

And finally, FOX (2.580 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the evening with "NFL Overrun/Mulaney" (3.707 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (2.079 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15), "The Simpsons" (2.857 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.249 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15), "Family Guy" (2.310 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.278 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+70.59% - 60 Minutes
+8.33% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+7.69% - The Mentalist
-4.55% - Football Night in America #1
-8.82% - Football Night in America #2
-11.76% - Undercover Boss
-21.43% - Football Night in America #3
-32.47% - Sunday Night Football

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
+75.00% - The Mentalist (vs. The Good Wife (Repeat))
+40.91% - Football Night in America #2
+40.00% - Football Night in America #1
+7.32% - Football Night in America #3
-5.45% - Sunday Night Football
-16.67% - Undercover Boss (vs. 60 Minutes)
-45.28% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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