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[10/23/17 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Sunday Night Football" 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 (10/22/17):

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

It was another Sunday victory for NBC (15.148 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (6.148 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.496 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (12.835 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1).

The silver then went to CBS (10.513 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and its combination of "NFL Overrun" (17.690 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #2), "60 Minutes" (13.946 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (8.010 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.907 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and "Madam Secretary" (6.692 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

Next up was FOX (2.916 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat "The Mick" (3.610 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.991 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "The Simpsons" (3.622 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), "Ghosted" (2.685 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.638 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.949 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Toy Box" (2.325 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.574 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14), "Shark Tank" (4.206 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) and "10 Days in the Valley" (2.250 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) on ABC (3.338 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - The Simpsons
+18.18% - Bob's Burgers
+13.64% - 60 Minutes
+12.50% - Madam Secretary
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+10.00% - Sunday Night Football
+10.00% - Ghosted
+5.88% - Football Night in America #1
+5.00% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - The Toy Box
0.00% - 10 Days in the Valley
-8.33% - Wisdom of the Crowd
-9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-18.18% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Shark Tank (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+12.50% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+10.00% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
+3.77% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
-6.67% - Football Night in America #3
-9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-11.11% - The Last Man on Earth
-11.43% - Football Night in America #2
-18.18% - Football Night in America #1
-18.75% - Bob's Burgers
-21.88% - 60 Minutes
-35.29% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-42.86% - 10 Days in the Valley (vs. Quantico)
-50.00% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/23/16):

NBC (14.511 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.110 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.606 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.809 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.432 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.3, #2).

The silver then went to CBS (12.578 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (21.755 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1), "60 Minutes" (16.104 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.433 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Madam Secretary" (8.905 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and "Elementary" (5.987 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16).

Next up was FOX (3.113 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of a "The Simpsons" (4.561 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) repeat and originals from "Bob's Burgers" (3.756 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "The Simpsons" (3.412 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Son of Zorn" (2.344 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) "Family Guy" (2.529 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.077 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15).

And finally on ABC (3.419 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.435 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16) followed by "Once Upon a Time" (3.350 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "Secrets & Lies" (3.115 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T18) and "Quantico" (2.777 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T18) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - 60 Minutes
+75.00% - Football Night in America #2
+57.14% - Football Night in America #1
+33.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 10/9/16)
+30.77% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+25.00% - Football Night in America #3
+17.78% - Sunday Night Football
+14.29% - Elementary
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-9.09% - Once Upon a Time
-12.50% - Quantico
-18.18% - The Last Man on Earth
-22.22% - Secrets & Lies
-25.00% - Family Guy
-33.33% - Son of Zorn
-48.39% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+146.15% - 60 Minutes
+30.77% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+15.79% - Football Night in America #1
+10.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
+6.06% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-16.67% - Football Night in America #3
-22.22% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Blood & Oil)
-23.19% - Sunday Night Football
-33.33% - Family Guy
-35.71% - The Last Man on Earth
-37.50% - Once Upon a Time
-40.74% - The Simpsons
-50.00% - Son of Zorn (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-53.33% - Quantico
-54.29% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The OT)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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