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[09/23/19 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top All Competition
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 (9/22/19):

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

NBC (13.852 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) cruised to another victory on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.738 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (8.925 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.915 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.8, #T2) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.247 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1).

CBS (7.878 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (17.722 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #T2) followed by "60 Minutes" (11.826 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4), "Big Brother 21" (5.814 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.573 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and "Madam Secretary" (2.877 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Next up was FOX (5.970 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its presentation of "FOX's Live Emmy Red Carpet Arrivals" (6.022 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" (5.953 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7). Said numbers were well short of NBC's telecast last year, "The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards" (9.082 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.1), on a Monday night.

Meanwhile, ABC (3.599 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.178 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), a new "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.944 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and the season finales of "The $100,000 Pyramid" (3.512 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "To Tell the Truth" (2.763 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

And finally, The CW (0.600 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.698 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16), "Masters of Illusion" (0.558 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and another "Masters of Illusion" (0.447 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Football Night in America #1
+12.50% - Football Night in America #2
+8.33% - Big Brother 21
+6.67% - Football Night in America #3
+1.89% - Sunday Night Football
-16.67% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-20.00% - To Tell the Truth
-25.00% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.63% - Football Night in America #3
+3.85% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-5.26% - Sunday Night Football
-5.88% - Football Night in America #1
-16.67% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-20.00% - To Tell the Truth
-28.57% - The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (vs. 9/17/18)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/23/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (15.472 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) closed the formal 2017-18 season on top with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.886 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.269 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.559 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.3, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.295 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1).

Second place then went to FOX (8.236 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (17.090 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #2), "The OT" (10.921 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4), the season premiere of "9-1-1" (8.470 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6) and encores of "Family Guy" (2.625 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "Rel" (1.837 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was CBS (5.279 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.753 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Big Brother 20" (5.513 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.721 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) and "Madam Secretary" (3.131 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

And finally, a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.357 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by the season finale of "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.068 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.057 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and the season finale of "$100,000 Pyramid" (3.384 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) rounded out the night on ABC (3.966 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - Football Night in America #1
-8.06% - Sunday Night Football
-10.42% - Football Night in America #3
-14.29% - $100,000 Pyramid
-16.13% - Football Night in America #2
-23.53% - Big Brother 20
-33.33% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - 9-1-1 (vs. Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?)
+7.55% - Sunday Night Football
-10.53% - Football Night in America #1
-12.24% - Football Night in America #3
-13.33% - Football Night in America #2
-25.00% - $100,000 Pyramid - 9:00 (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
-37.50% - $100,000 Pyramid - 10:00
-40.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-49.02% - Big Brother 20 (vs. Various)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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