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[12/14/20 - 09:07 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Lifts NBC to Another Victory
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/13/20):

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

NBC (12.056 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) went home with the top honors on Sunday thanks to "Football Night in America #1" (4.916 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (7.140 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.478 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.183 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1).

FOX (6.296 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) got a spark from a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (14.284 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) followed by "The Simpsons" (3.842 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "Bless the Harts" (1.907 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.711 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.746 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was CBS (5.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.839 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.873 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.058 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and a repeat "NCIS" (3.109 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.231 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a rebroadcast of "The Disney Holiday Singalong" (2.393 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) plus originals from "Supermarket Sweep" (2.369 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (2.446 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Card Sharks" (1.716 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17).

And finally, the season finale of "Pandora" (0.283 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.0, #T18) and a new "The Outpost" (0.264 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.0, #T18) rounded out the night on The CW (0.273 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.0, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+160.00% - The Simpsons
+50.00% - Bless the Harts
+20.00% - Bob's Burgers
+16.67% - Family Guy
+6.06% - Football Night in America #3
+2.63% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-15.38% - Football Night in America #1
-16.67% - Supermarket Sweep
-20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 11/22/20)
-30.77% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - Card Sharks
-40.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
-53.33% - 60 Minutes
-100.00% - Pandora
-100.00% - The Outpost

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-5.41% - Football Night in America #3
-11.36% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - Football Night in America #2
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The 42nd Kennedy Center Honors)
-16.67% - Supermarket Sweep (vs. The Sound of Music (Repeat))
-21.43% - Football Night in America #1
-22.22% - Family Guy
-27.78% - The Simpsons
-33.33% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. The 42nd Kennedy Center Honors)
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers
-40.00% - Bless the Harts
-50.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (vs. The Sound of Music (Repeat))
-66.67% - Card Sharks (vs. The Sound of Music (Repeat))
-100.00% - Pandora (vs. The Christmas Caroler Challenge)
-100.00% - The Outpost (vs. The Christmas Caroler Challenge)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/15/19):

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

NBC (13.474 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) cruised to another victory on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.068 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (8.355 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.483 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.778 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1).

FOX (6.497 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) got a boost from a full hour of "The OT" (13.221 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2) followed by the 2019 finales of "The Simpsons" (5.038 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Bless the Harts" (2.776 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Bob's Burgers" (2.416 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Family Guy" (2.311 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was CBS (6.515 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (8.316 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "The 42nd Kennedy Center Honors" (6.957 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and a repeat "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.830 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.008 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up its annual rebroadcast of "The Sound of Music" (4.008 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, the premiere of "The Christmas Caroler Challenge" (0.577 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and a second "The Christmas Caroler Challenge" (0.440 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) on The CW (0.509 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+157.14% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/1/19)
+50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/1/19)
+7.32% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Bless the Harts (vs. 11/24/19)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 11/24/19)
-9.76% - Football Night in America #3
-22.22% - Football Night in America #2
-26.32% - Football Night in America #1
-75.76% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+63.64% - The Simpsons (vs. 2018 Miss Universe)
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - The 42nd Kennedy Center Honors (vs. 12/26/18)
-9.09% - Bless the Harts (vs. 2018 Miss Universe)
-9.76% - Football Night in America #3
-10.20% - Sunday Night Football
-18.18% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 2018 Miss Universe)
-18.18% - Family Guy (vs. 2018 Miss Universe)
-27.59% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - The Christmas Caroler Challenge - 9:00 (vs. iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018/Discontinued)
-50.00% - The Christmas Caroler Challenge - 8:00 (vs. iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018)
-66.67% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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