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[10/26/20 - 08:27 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top FOX, World Series
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/25/20):

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

NBC (10.436 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) held off the competition on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.494 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (7.683 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (10.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (12.012 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #T1).

FOX (7.159 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) took home the silver with its telecast of the "World Series, Game 5 Pre-Game" (6.400 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and the primetime portion of "World Series, Game 5" (7.411 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

Next up was CBS (7.876 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (16.726 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #T1), "60 Minutes" (15.629 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4), a repeat "The Neighborhood" (7.362 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and the feature "Scream" (1.916 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.665 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11), "Supermarket Sweep" (3.553 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (3.438 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Card Sharks" (2.241 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

And finally, a new "Pandora" (0.344 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.446 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.577 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) on The CW (0.428 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - 60 Minutes
+40.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+28.57% - Sunday Night Football
+27.27% - Football Night in America #1
+15.79% - Football Night in America #2
+7.14% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Pandora
-16.67% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
-20.00% - Supermarket Sweep
-25.00% - Card Sharks

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - World Series, Game 5 Pre-Game
+33.33% - Supermarket Sweep (vs. Kids Say the Darndest Things)
+4.35% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
0.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (vs. Shark Tank)
-6.67% - Football Night in America #1
-21.43% - Football Night in America #2
-29.17% - World Series, Game 5
-29.41% - Sunday Night Football
-30.23% - Football Night in America #3
-50.00% - Card Sharks (vs. The Rookie)
-66.67% - Pandora (vs. Batwoman)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/27/19):

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

NBC (13.820 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.925 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (9.542 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.168 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.3, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.185 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1).

FOX (8.955 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was the silver draw despite its coverage of the "World Series, Game 5 Pre-Game" (5.161 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "World Series, Game 5" (10.219 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5).

Next up was CBS (9.278 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (19.774 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2), "60 Minutes" (12.199 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6), "God Friended Me" (6.735 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.982 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (4.615 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.222 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up an encore of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (3.614 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) followed by originals from "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (3.244 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Shark Tank" (2.841 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) and "The Rookie" (3.190 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.122 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments of "Batwoman" (1.260 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Supergirl" (9.840 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+187.50% - 60 Minutes
+50.00% - God Friended Me
+25.00% - Madam Secretary
+16.67% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Kids Say the Darndest Things
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl
-6.25% - Football Night in America #1
-12.07% - Sunday Night Football
-12.24% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+187.50% - 60 Minutes
+100.00% - The Rookie (vs. The Alec Baldwin Show)
+86.67% - Football Night in America #2
+50.00% - Football Night in America #1
+38.71% - Football Night in America #3
+28.57% - God Friended Me
+27.50% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.29% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
-16.67% - Madam Secretary
-16.67% - Shark Tank
-25.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-38.46% - World Series, Game 5

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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