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[10/01/18 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Stay on Top
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/30/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (14.451 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" (5.142 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9), "Football Night in America #2" (7.673 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (12.798 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.138 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1).

CBS (11.156 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then took home the silver with half-hour of "NFL Overrun" (17.035 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2) followed by the premieres of "60 Minutes" (13.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), "God Friended Me" (10.448 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.679 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) plus a repeat "Magnum P.I." (6.521 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Next up was FOX (3.816 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (5.170 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "Bob's Burgers" (5.634 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) followed by the season openers to "The Simpsons" (4.847 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "Bob's Burgers" (2.614 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.662 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11) and "Rel" (1.971 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

And finally, ABC (3.221 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up the return of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.397 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) alongside repeats of "Frozen" (2.800 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17) and "Shark Tank" (1.887 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-2.33% - Football Night in America #3
-3.51% - Sunday Night Football
-7.69% - Football Night in America #2
-17.65% - Football Night in America #1
-52.94% - Rel (vs. 9/9/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
+30.00% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - The Simpsons
+12.24% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-6.67% - Football Night in America #3
-7.69% - Family Guy
-8.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-11.11% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-14.29% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
-33.33% - Football Night in America #2
-36.36% - Football Night in America #1


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/1/17):

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

NBC (13.420 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) kept the top spot on Sunday with its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (7.452 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Football Night in America #2" (10.697 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.6, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.198 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.009 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1).

CBS (9.776 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (14.450 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3), "60 Minutes" (12.008 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), the premieres of "Wisdom of the Crowd" (8.880 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.483 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14) and a repeat "SEAL Team" (5.017 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17).

Next up was FOX (3.406 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a repeat "The Simpsons" (5.403 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) alongside the season openers to "Bob's Burgers" (3.025 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T12), "The Simpsons" (3.254 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "Ghosted" (3.562 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "Family Guy" (2.849 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T12) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.341 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16).

And finally, ABC (3.940 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) rounded out the night with the season debuts of "The Toy Box" (2.217 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #19), "Shark Tank" (4.713 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #15), another "Shark Tank" (5.359 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and the bow of "10 Days in the Valley" (3.473 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Football Night in America #2
+15.79% - Football Night in America #1
-7.55% - Sunday Night Football
-8.16% - Football Night in America #3
-28.57% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Shark Tank - 9:00 (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+42.86% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - Football Night in America #2
+22.22% - Football Night in America #1
+9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Shark Tank - 8:00 (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-4.26% - Football Night in America #3
-6.67% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-10.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-12.50% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
-18.75% - Family Guy
-19.67% - Sunday Night Football
-40.00% - 10 Days in the Valley (vs. Quantico)
-46.15% - The Simpsons
-60.00% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-69.77% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The OT)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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