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[12/04/17 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Continue Reign
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 (12/3/17):

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

NBC (15.095 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.608 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.074 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.746 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.7, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.169 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

Second place then went to FOX (5.773 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (14.855 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3), "The OT" (8.335 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5), "The Simpsons" (4.310 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Ghosted" (2.620 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.606 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.912 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Next up was CBS (11.995 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "60 Minutes" (11.320 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), the special "The Carol Burnett Show's 50th Anniversary" (15.200 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and a repeat "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.262 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17).

And finally, ABC (4.014 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) rounded out the night with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.546 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Shark Tank" (3.693 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) surrounded by repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.480 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "Shark Tank" (3.339 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/19/17)
+37.50% - Football Night in America #1
+25.00% - Ghosted (vs. 11/19/17)
+23.08% - Football Night in America #2
+22.22% - Family Guy (vs. 11/19/17)
+14.63% - Football Night in America #3
+14.29% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 11/19/17)
+1.96% - Sunday Night Football
-10.00% - Shark Tank
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-53.85% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+76.47% - The Carol Burnett Show's 50th Anniversary (vs. Various (Repeats))
+28.57% - Shark Tank (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time)
+6.82% - Football Night in America #3
+3.23% - Football Night in America #2
+1.96% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-20.00% - 60 Minutes
-23.08% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
-27.27% - The Last Man on Earth
-29.17% - The Simpsons
-31.25% - Family Guy


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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