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[12/05/16 - 09:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Posts Another NBC Win
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/4/16):

NBC (13.881 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) continued its Sunday dominance with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.166 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (9.436 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.762 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.1, #2).

FOX (7.764 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then was the silver draw with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (19.419 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1), "The OT" (12.251 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.1, #4), "The Simpsons" (5.849 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6), "Son of Zorn" (3.159 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10), "Family Guy" (3.433 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.477 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Next up was CBS (7.614 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "60 Minutes" (11.689 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9) followed by repeats of "Bull" (7.523 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.637 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) and "MacGyver" (4.610 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16).

And finally, a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.182 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), the fall finale of "Once Upon a Time" (3.246 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) plus a new "Secrets & Lies" (3.281 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16) and the season finale of "Secrets & Lies" (3.491 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16) closed out the evening on ABC (3.800 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+84.62% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/20/16)
+23.08% - Family Guy (vs. 11/20/16)
+22.22% - Football Night in America #1
+22.22% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 11/20/16)
+10.71% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Secrets & Lies
-4.35% - Football Night in America #3
-10.00% - Once Upon a Time
-12.07% - Sunday Night Football
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 11/20/16)
-18.75% - Son of Zorn (vs. 11/13/16)
-61.54% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.91% - Football Night in America #2
+37.50% - Football Night in America #1
+28.57% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+2.33% - Football Night in America #3
-5.88% - Family Guy
-15.00% - Sunday Night Football
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-21.43% - The Last Man on Earth
-22.22% - Secrets & Lies - 9:00 (vs. Blood & Oil)
-35.00% - Son of Zorn (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-35.71% - Once Upon a Time
-36.36% - Secrets & Lies - 10:00 (vs. Quantico)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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