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[10/16/17 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Powers Another NBC Victory
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/15/17):

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

NBC (13.380 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (5.951 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.567 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (11.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.423 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2).

Second place then went to CBS (10.592 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (19.451 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1), "60 Minutes" (12.810 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (8.264 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.376 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (6.385 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Next up was FOX (2.500 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a repeat "Ghosted" (2.738 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.451 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "The Simpsons" (2.899 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "Ghosted" (2.420 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13), "Family Guy" (2.545 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.949 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Toy Box" (2.324 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.360 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "Shark Tank" (4.663 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "10 Days in the Valley" (2.620 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) on ABC (3.492 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 60 Minutes
+29.17% - Football Night in America #2
+20.00% - Wisdom of the Crowd
+13.33% - Football Night in America #1
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - 10 Days in the Valley
0.00% - The Toy Box
-3.85% - Sunday Night Football
-4.76% - Football Night in America #3
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.29% - Family Guy
-15.38% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 10/1/17)
-20.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-28.57% - Ghosted
-40.91% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - 60 Minutes
+55.00% - Football Night in America #2
+22.22% - Shark Tank (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+21.43% - Football Night in America #1
+14.29% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+11.11% - Sunday Night Football
+11.11% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-7.69% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-25.00% - Family Guy
-27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-27.27% - The Last Man on Earth
-33.33% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
-50.00% - 10 Days in the Valley (vs. Quantico)
-50.00% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-58.06% - The Simpsons
-79.25% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The OT)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/16/16):

NBC (11.481 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (4.552 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9), "Football Night in America #2" (5.979 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (10.680 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.6, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (12.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3).

FOX (9.093 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (21.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1), "The OT" (15.336 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.3, #2), "The Simpsons" (7.514 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5), "Son of Zorn" (3.833 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8), "Family Guy" (3.672 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.671 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Next up was CBS (8.825 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.223 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.763 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10), "Madam Secretary" (9.019 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and "Elementary" (5.296 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #18).

And finally, ABC (3.612 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.478 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16), "Once Upon a Time" (3.483 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Secrets & Lies" (3.446 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) and "Quantico" (3.040 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+106.67% - The Simpsons
+10.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 10/2/16)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 10/2/16)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 10/2/16)
0.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. 10/2/16)
-6.25% - Son of Zorn (vs. 10/2/16)
-12.50% - Elementary (vs. 10/2/16)
-13.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 10/2/16)
-13.46% - Sunday Night Football
-15.38% - Once Upon a Time
-17.65% - Football Night in America #1
-20.00% - Quantico (vs. 10/2/16)
-25.00% - Football Night in America #3
-31.03% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-53.85% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+93.75% - The Simpsons
+60.00% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+25.00% - Son of Zorn (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Blood & Oil)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-28.57% - Football Night in America #2
-30.00% - Elementary (vs. The Good Wife)
-30.00% - Football Night in America #1
-31.25% - Once Upon a Time
-35.71% - Football Night in America #3
-40.00% - Sunday Night Football
-43.48% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 60 Minutes)
-50.00% - Quantico
-80.95% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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