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[12/26/17 - 07:34 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Overrun Hands Christmas Eve Victory to FOX
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/24/17):

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

FOX (6.808 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) led the network race on Sunday with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (16.544 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) and "The OT" (9.873 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) plus repeats of "The Simpsons" (5.132 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (3.640 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "Family Guy" (3.150 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.507 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

The silver then went to NBC (3.808 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) with its holiday encores of "DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" (1.215 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16), "How Murray Saved Christmas" (1.246 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (4.667 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Next up was ABC (2.980 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its trio of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.444 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Beauty and the Beast" (3.133 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Shark Tank" (2.212 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, CBS (4.166 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out Christmas Eve with "60 Minutes" (6.391 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (3.878 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Dick Van Dyke - Now in Living Color! Special" (3.176 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Blue Bloods" (3.220 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/25/16):

NBC (18.223 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) easily took care of its repeat competition on Christmas Day with "Football Night in America #1" (8.785 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Football Night in America #2" (11.844 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3), "Football Night in America #3" (16.417 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (19.860 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1).

ABC (3.187 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant silver with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.404 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), the feature "Beauty and the Beast" (3.669 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Speechless" (2.089 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Black-ish" (1.923 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was CBS (3.278 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (4.671 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "I Love Lucy Christmas" (3.418 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Dick Van Dyke Show" (2.505 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "MacGyver" (2.520 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.158 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.234 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "The Simpsons" (1.511 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Son of Zorn" (1.021 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "Family Guy" (1.311 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.165 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on FOX (1.233 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.52% - Football Night in America #1
-10.81% - Football Night in America #2
-15.71% - Sunday Night Football
-16.36% - Football Night in America #3

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - Football Night in America #1
+43.48% - Football Night in America #2
+15.00% - Football Night in America #3
+11.32% - Sunday Night Football

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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