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[11/26/18 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Tops Charts for NBC
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 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/25/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (16.828 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) cruised to another victory on Sunday with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (6.391 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (11.234 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (15.691 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.175 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #2).

The silver then went to CBS (10.651 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and its "NFL Overrun" (23.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) fueled lineup of "60 Minutes" (13.025 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "God Friended Me" (8.226 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.041 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Madam Secretary" (5.389 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Next up was ABC (4.040 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.220 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (3.974 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and "Shark Tank" (3.491 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) plus a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.478 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.644 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "The Cool Kids" (1.624 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18), "Bob's Burgers" (1.424 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16), "The Simpsons" (2.152 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.984 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.638 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Rel" (1.040 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18).

And finally, new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.208 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.3, #20) and "Charmed" (0.871 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.2, #21) on The CW (1.039 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+110.00% - 60 Minutes
+43.48% - Football Night in America #2
+25.00% - God Friended Me
+12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+9.52% - Football Night in America #3
+6.67% - Football Night in America #1

+1.89% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Supergirl
-12.50% - Shark Tank
-14.29% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
-33.33% - Charmed

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+26.92% - Football Night in America #2
+12.20% - Football Night in America #3
+5.88% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-9.09% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-19.23% - 60 Minutes
-25.00% - Madam Secretary
-30.00% - Shark Tank
-50.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/26/17):

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

NBC (14.807 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) was back on top last night with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.152 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (8.422 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.436 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.358 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1).

CBS (10.175 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then was a distant second with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (18.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2), "60 Minutes" (13.266 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T4), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (7.788 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.175 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Madam Secretary" (6.797 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13).

Next up was FOX (4.410 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its coverage of "Miss Universe 2017" (4.410 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.072 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Shark Tank" (3.184 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) bookended new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.261 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "Shark Tank" (4.095 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) on ABC (4.403 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Wisdom of the Crowd
+30.00% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 11/12/17)
+14.29% - Madam Secretary
+11.11% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/12/17)
-1.92% - Sunday Night Football
-10.87% - Football Night in America #3
-20.00% - Football Night in America #1
-25.71% - Football Night in America #2

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Shark Tank (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+22.22% - Miss Universe 2017 (vs. Various)
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-7.14% - Football Night in America #2
-10.87% - Football Night in America #3
-11.11% - Football Night in America #1
-12.07% - Sunday Night Football
-25.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-33.33% - 60 Minutes
-38.89% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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