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[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/15/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for FOX (7-8:13p) and NBC are approximate.]

NBC (25.460 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.2, #1) got a big spark from its coverage of the "AFC Divisional Game: Pittsburgh at Kansas City" (32.044 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 10.5, #3). Leading off the night were a repeat of "The Wall" (8.476 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7) and a "Football Night in America Special" (17.491 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 5.4, #5).

FOX (21.643 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.2, #2) likewise received a boost from "NFL Overrun" (44.423 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 14.1, #2), "The OT" (48.706 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 15.4, #1), "The Simpsons" (21.659 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 7.6, #4), another "The Simpsons" (6.493 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), a special "The Mick" (4.882 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8) and "Family Guy" (3.696 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Next up was CBS (6.997 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.422 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.575 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "Madam Secretary" (7.545 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Elementary" (4.447 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.039 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "To Tell the Truth" (3.955 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), another "To Tell the Truth" (3.885 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and "Conviction" (2.411 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) closed out the night for ABC (3.572 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+55.10% - The Simpsons - 8:00
0.00% - Conviction
-10.00% - To Tell the Truth - 9:00
-11.11% - Family Guy
-11.11% - Madam Secretary
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.29% - Elementary
-16.67% - The Mick (vs. 1/1/17)
-20.00% - To Tell the Truth - 8:00
-23.08% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-30.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+322.22% - The Simpsons - 8:00
+200.00% - To Tell the Truth - 9:00 (vs. Quantico (Repeat))
+116.67% - The Simpsons - 8:30 (vs. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life)
+33.33% - Family Guy (vs. Bordertown)
+33.33% - To Tell the Truth - 8:00 (vs. Galavant)
+25.00% - Conviction (vs. Quantico (Repeat))
+25.00% - The Mick (vs. Family Guy)
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-53.85% - Elementary (vs. The Good Wife)
-60.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Madam Secretary)
-78.72% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 60 Minutes)
-94.17% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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