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[01/25/16 - 08:53 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFC Championship Delivers Huge Numbers for FOX
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/24/16):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX are approximate.]

FOX (34.777 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 12.3, #1) not surprisingly overshadowed the competition on Sunday with its coverage of the "NFC Championship" (40.685 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 14.3, #1) followed by the "NFC Championship Post-Game" (20.637 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.7, #2) and "The X-Files" (13.470 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.1, #3).

Said numbers marked huge gains from the comparable "AFC Championship" (37.323 million viewers; adults 18-49: 12.3 on 1/18/15) a year ago.

CBS (7.394 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then led the leftover audience with repeats of "60 Minutes" (10.131 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), another "60 Minutes" (8.365 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Madam Secretary" (5.223 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "NCIS" (5.856 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was NBC (2.953 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Dateline NBC" (3.600 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and the feature "Bridesmaids" (2.738 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

And finally, ABC (2.351 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.439 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), a new "Galavant" (2.314 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), a second "Galavant" (1.894 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and encores of "Marvel's Agent Carter" (1.419 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and another "Marvel's Agent Carter" (1.444 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Galavant - 8:00
-16.67% - Galavant - 8:30
-25.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-50.00% - Galavant - 8:00
-50.00% - Galavant - 8:30
-50.00% - Dateline NBC


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/25/15):

NBC (7.363 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) claimed top demo honors on Sunday with a new "Dateline NBC" (6.665 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and its presentation of "The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant" (7.596 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

CBS (8.571 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (9.138 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), a special "Undercover Boss" (8.756 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.190 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and another "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.201 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Next up was ABC (4.760 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.253 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Galavant" (4.528 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), the season finales of "Galavant" (4.158 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "Resurrection" (3.699 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) plus a new "Revenge" (3.745 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15).

And finally, FOX (2.425 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the evening with a new "Mulaney" (0.999 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17), a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.702 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16) and originals from "The Simpsons" (3.402 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.791 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Family Guy" (3.188 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.466 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+42.86% - Resurrection
+33.33% - Galavant - 8:00
+11.11% - Galavant - 8:30
+8.33% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. 1/4/15)
0.00% - Revenge
-7.69% - Dateline NBC (vs. 1/4/15)
-20.00% - Family Guy
-20.00% - Mulaney
-20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers
-30.00% - The Simpsons
-69.44% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/11/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Revenge (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+13.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - The Simpsons
-20.00% - Family Guy
-20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-20.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-25.00% - Galavant (vs. The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding)
-33.33% - Mulaney (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-37.50% - Resurrection (vs. The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding)
-37.50% - Galavant (vs. The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding)
-37.50% - The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant (vs. 2014 NFL Pro Bowl)
-47.62% - 60 Minutes
-47.83% - Dateline NBC (vs. Chris Collinsworth Super Bowl Special)
-85.15% - Undercover Boss (vs. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards)
-87.13% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - 10:00 (vs. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards)
-88.12% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - 9:00 (vs. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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