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[09/18/17 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL on NBC, FOX Overshadow Emmys on 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/17/17):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (15.533 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (5.279 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (6.658 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5), "Football Night in America #3" (9.770 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.460 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.4, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (12.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2) with a full 90-minutes of "NFL Overrun" (18.856 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1) followed by (half-hour results only) "NFL Overrun/The Orville" (10.243 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #3), "The Orville" (5.036 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "The Orville/Family Guy" (3.597 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was CBS (9.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and its telecasts of "60 Minutes" (8.901 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards" (9.576 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.133 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.621 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) plus originals from "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (2.979 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (2.906 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) rounded out the night on ABC (3.409 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-20.00% - Sunday Night Football
-25.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. 8/27/17)
-26.09% - The Orville - 9:00
-28.57% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 8/27/17)
-30.43% - Football Night in America #1
-43.24% - Football Night in America #2
-48.33% - Football Night in America #3

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+112.50% - The Orville - 9:00 (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-13.51% - Sunday Night Football
-16.00% - The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
-23.81% - Football Night in America #1
-40.00% - Football Night in America #2
-42.59% - Football Night in America #3
-76.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards)
-80.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/18/16):

NBC (18.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with week two of "Football Night in America #1" (6.901 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (10.419 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (15.708 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.491 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.4, #1).

CBS (11.941 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (19.280 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.7, #2), "60 Minutes" (14.243 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #5), "The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey" (10.730 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7), a second "The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey" (9.846 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9) and a repeat "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.609 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Next up was ABC (8.850 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and its presentation of "Countdown to the Emmy Awards: Red Carpet Live" (6.344 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10) and "The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards" (9.686 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (2.871 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.813 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "The Simpsons" (1.845 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), another "The Simpsons" (1.802 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "Family Guy" (1.918 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.289 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) closed out the night on FOX (1.923 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.38% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-1.33% - Sunday Night Football
-10.00% - Football Night in America #3

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-12.94% - Sunday Night Football
-21.88% - The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
-22.86% - Football Night in America #3
-23.91% - Football Night in America #2
-25.00% - Football Night in America #1

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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