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[12/18/17 - 08:21 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/17/17):

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

NBC (15.393 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.238 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.018 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.977 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.751 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #2).

CBS (11.579 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was the silver draw with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (27.974 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1), "60 Minutes" (15.004 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (7.331 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.035 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9) and "Madam Secretary" (5.920 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

Next up was FOX (4.481 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with its presentation of "A Christmas Story Live!" (4.481 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7).

And finally, ABC (4.538 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) rounded out the night with its annual telecast of "The Sound of Music" (4.538 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+154.55% - 60 Minutes
+76.47% - Football Night in America #2
+57.14% - Wisdom of the Crowd
+26.47% - Football Night in America #3
+21.43% - Football Night in America #1
+12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+6.12% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Madam Secretary

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - A Christmas Story Live! (vs. Various)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-18.18% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-18.92% - Football Night in America #2
-19.05% - Football Night in America #1
-21.43% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-21.82% - Football Night in America #3
-22.22% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-25.71% - Sunday Night Football


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/18/16):

NBC (19.016 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1) coasted to victory on Sunday behind its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.556 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (11.880 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (16.837 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.5, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.880 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1).

CBS (11.953 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was the silver draw with "NFL Overrun" (21.562 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #3), "60 Minutes" (14.728 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.508 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7), "Madam Secretary" (8.687 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "Elementary" (6.214 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Next up was ABC (5.336 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its annual telecast of "The Sound of Music" (5.336 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

And finally, encores of "Breakthrough Prize" (2.296 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "The Simpsons" (1.842 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Son of Zorn" (1.390 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14), "Family Guy" (1.521 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.096 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on FOX (1.740 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+115.38% - 60 Minutes
+57.14% - Madam Secretary
+50.00% - Elementary
+12.12% - Football Night in America #2
+5.00% - Football Night in America #1
-3.51% - Football Night in America #3
-7.89% - Sunday Night Football
-22.22% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 11/27/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+85.00% - Football Night in America #2
+34.15% - Football Night in America #3
+31.25% - Football Night in America #1
+27.27% - Sunday Night Football
-18.18% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-21.43% - Madam Secretary (vs. Undercover Boss)
-46.15% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 60 Minutes)
-56.25% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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