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[01/18/16 - 09:13 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Give Big Boost to CBS
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/17/16):

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

CBS (20.077 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) got a huge boost on Sunday with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (40.607 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 12.0, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (20.272 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.7, #2), "Madam Secretary" (11.340 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and "The Good Wife" (8.091 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

NBC (7.219 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a distant second place with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (5.562 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), another "Dateline NBC" (5.879 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and the "Democratic Presidential Primary Debate" (8.718 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Next up was FOX (2.793 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its combination of a "The Simpsons" (1.965 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) repeat alongside the return of "Bob's Burgers" (2.276 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and originals from "The Simpsons" (4.000 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (2.546 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.399 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6) and "Bordertown" (2.569 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.744 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "Galavant" (2.509 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15), another "Galavant" (2.123 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and repeats of "Quantico" (1.339 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #18) and another "Quantico" (1.592 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) on ABC (2.498 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
487.50% - 60 Minutes
100.00% - Madam Secretary
30.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/15/15)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Galavant - 8:00
0.00% - Galavant - 8:30
-20.00% - Family Guy
-25.00% - Bordertown
-57.14% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
-73.13% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+90.00% - Democratic Presidential Primary Debate (vs. Bridesmaids (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+45.45% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+33.33% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat))
+20.00% - Bordertown (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
+14.29% - Dateline NBC - 7:00
+10.00% - Dateline NBC - 8:00 (vs. Bridesmaids (Repeat))
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-33.33% - Galavant - 8:00
-33.33% - Galavant - 8:30
-61.79% - 60 Minutes (vs. AFC Championship)
-69.77% - The Good Wife (vs. AFC Championship Post-Game/Scorpion)
-83.74% - Madam Secretary (vs. AFC Championship)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/18/15):

CBS (31.579 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its coverage of "AFC Championship" (37.323 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 12.3, #1), the "AFC Championship Post-Game" (17.987 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.6, #2) and a special "Scorpion" (10.712 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3).

FOX (2.866 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun/Mulaney" (4.344 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) followed by repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.616 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), another "The Simpsons" (3.093 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.267 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Family Guy" (2.511 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.365 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.550 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its duo of "Dateline NBC" (4.231 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) and the feature "Bridesmaids" (3.323 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

And finally, ABC (3.847 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.788 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Galavant" (3.418 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), another "Galavant" (3.333 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Resurrection" (3.215 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) and "Revenge" (4.009 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Revenge
-12.50% - Resurrection
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-25.00% - Galavant - 8:30
-30.77% - Galavant - 8:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Galavant - 8:30 (vs. The Bachelor Love Stories)
0.00% - Galavant - 8:00 (vs. The Bachelor Love Stories)
-46.15% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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