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[09/12/16 - 08:36 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Dominates Competition
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 (9/11/16):

NBC (18.521 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.7, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with the return of "Football Night in America #1" (6.433 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (9.286 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (17.136 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.645 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.5, #2).

Second place then went to FOX (8.997 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (23.214 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1), "The OT" (16.646 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.8, #4), a special preview of "Son of Zorn" (6.041 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6) and repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.280 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9), "Family Guy" (2.894 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.906 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

Next up was ABC (5.727 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.855 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.602 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and "The 96th Miss America Pageant" (6.225 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

And finally, CBS (4.738 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "60 Minutes" (8.050 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) followed by originals from "Big Brother 18" (6.503 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8), "BrainDead" (2.366 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and the season finale of "BrainDead" (2.033 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - Big Brother 18
+30.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 8/28/16)
0.00% - BrainDead

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Son of Zorn (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+44.44% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-12.50% - Football Night in America #1
-13.04% - Football Night in America #3
-13.33% - The 96th Miss America Pageant
-16.67% - BrainDead - 9:00 (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
-18.18% - Big Brother 18
-18.48% - Sunday Night Football
-36.00% - Football Night in America #2
-50.00% - BrainDead - 10:00 (vs. CSI: Cyber (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/13/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL coverage, Fast Nationals for FOX from 7-8p and CBS/NBC for the night are approximate.]

NBC (7:30-11P) (22.107 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.3, #1) dominated the competition on Sunday with the return of "Football Night in America #1" (7.184 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (13.466 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.0, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (18.898 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.9, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (24.477 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.2, #1).

CBS (8.115 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home a distant second place with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (19.704 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.2, #3), "60 Minutes" (11.130 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "Big Brother 17" (6.768 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7), "Madam Secretary" (3.227 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and "CSI: Cyber" (2.966 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

Next up was ABC (5.662 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.632 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Shark Tank" (4.046 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) followed by "The 95th Miss America Pageant" (6.985 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (3.942 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9), another "Bob's Burgers" (2.116 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "The Simpsons" (2.303 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.468 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15), "Family Guy" (1.581 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.206 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #18) closed out the evening on FOX (2.103 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Big Brother 17

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Football Night in America #2
+21.05% - Sunday Night Football
+9.52% - Football Night in America #3
+9.09% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - The 95th Miss America Pageant

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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