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[11/30/20 - 04:00 PM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Continues Reign 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 (11/29/20):

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

NBC (12.059 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (5.007 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.115 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (12.730 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (13.923 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2).

CBS (8.144 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) claimed the silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (23.373 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1), "60 Minutes" (13.132 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "The Neighborhood" (4.231 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7) and the feature "Coming to America" (2.822 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was FOX (1.300 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.613 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.173 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) followed by a new "The Simpsons" (1.582 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8), a repeat "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (1.160 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), a new "Bob's Burgers" (1.209 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and a repeat "Family Guy" (1.062 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.358 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its annual telecasts of "Disney Prep & Landing" (2.576 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice" (2.325 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) alongside originals from "Supermarket Sweep" (2.458 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (2.706 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Card Sharks" (1.817 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #19).

And finally, The CW (0.299 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.0, #5) closed out the night fresh installments of "Pandora" (0.332 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.1, #20) and "The Outpost" (0.266 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.0, #21).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - 60 Minutes
+36.84% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Card Sharks
0.00% - Pandora
-2.38% - Sunday Night Football
-7.50% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers
-20.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
-20.00% - Football Night in America #1
-37.50% - Supermarket Sweep
-60.00% - The Simpsons
-100.00% - The Outpost

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - The Simpsons
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers
-18.75% - Football Night in America #2
-19.57% - Football Night in America #3
-25.45% - Sunday Night Football
-28.57% - Supermarket Sweep (vs. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (Repeat))
-29.41% - Football Night in America #1
-33.33% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (vs. Shark Tank)
-40.00% - Card Sharks (vs. The Rookie)
-66.67% - Pandora (vs. Batwoman)
-100.00% - The Outpost (vs. Supergirl)


Here are the highlights of the 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/1/19):

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

NBC (16.260 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) cruised to another Sunday victory thanks to its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.263 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (11.766 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (16.450 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.920 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1).

CBS (9.527 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (18.784 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) followed by its combination of "60 Minutes" (12.288 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "60 Minutes Presents" (8.135 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.191 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Madam Secretary" (4.208 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18).

Next up was ABC (3.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.476 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (3.119 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) followed by originals of "Shark Tank" (2.959 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "The Rookie" (3.325 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.566 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.400 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.395 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), a new "The Simpsons" (2.037 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), an encore of "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (1.433 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), a new "Bob's Burgers" (1.599 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and a repeat "Family Guy" (1.532 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, originals from "Batwoman" (1.011 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.3, #20) and "Supergirl" (0.884 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.2, #21) rounded out the night on The CW (0.948 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+171.43% - 60 Minutes
+16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+14.58% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 11/17/19)
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. 11/17/19)
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. 11/17/19)
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. 11/17/19)
-15.00% - Football Night in America #1
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers
-61.11% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.15% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - Football Night in America #2
+15.00% - Football Night in America #3
+14.58% - Sunday Night Football
+13.33% - Football Night in America #1
-14.29% - Shark Tank
-23.08% - 60 Minutes Presents (vs. Garth Brooks: Live at Notre Dame!)
-25.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - Madam Secretary (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-33.33% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-44.44% - The Rookie (vs. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special)
-46.15% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Garth Brooks: Live at Notre Dame!)
-50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-56.25% - The Simpsons

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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