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[12/16/13 - 08:59 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Claims Demo Crown with NFL Overrun
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 (12/15/13):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX (from 7-8p) & NBC are approximate.]

FOX (10.999 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) pulled in front on Sunday thanks to its mix of "NFL Overrun" (21.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1), "The OT" (19.498 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.5, #2), "The Simpsons" (8.383 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.5, #5), "Bob's Burgers" (5.530 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T8), "Family Guy" (6.267 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 3.0, #6) and "American Dad" (4.938 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T8).

NBC (12.196 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2) then had to settle for second place among adults 18-49 despite its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (5.394 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.6, #14), "Football Night in America #2" (6.724 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #10), "Football Night in America #3" (12.655 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.559 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.9, #3).

Next up was CBS (9.662 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with a new "60 Minutes" (10.611 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #13) followed by the season finale of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (10.167 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7) and the "Survivor: Blood vs. Water - The Reunion" (7.704 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T11).

And finally, ABC (5.723 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) closed out the night with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.646 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #16), "Once Upon a Time" (6.423 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T11), "Revenge" (6.140 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #15) and "Betrayal" (3.685 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Simpsons
+15.38% - Family Guy
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers
+14.29% - American Dad
0.00% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water (vs. 12/11/13)
0.00% - Revenge
0.00% - Betrayal
-6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-11.11% - Football Night in America #3
-13.64% - Once Upon a Time
-15.79% - Football Night in America #1
-18.33% - Sunday Night Football
-22.73% - 60 Minutes
-27.59% - Football Night in America #2

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. FOX News Special)
+87.50% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+84.21% - The Simpsons
+66.67% - Revenge (vs. The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding)
+58.33% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Winter Wipeout (Repeat))
+50.00% - American Dad (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-11.11% - Betrayal (vs. The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding)
-21.88% - Survivor: Blood vs. Water
-29.82% - Football Night in America #3
-34.38% - Football Night in America #2
-35.53% - Sunday Night Football
-38.46% - Football Night in America #1
-63.04% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/16/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS, FOX and NBC are approximate. Network prime was interrupted in the 8:30-9:00p time period by President Obama's speech from Newtown, Conn.]

NBC (16.69 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) was the top demo draw on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.98 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (9.14 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T5), "Football Night in America #3" (15.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.6, #2).

CBS (16.96 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2) however was the most-watched network with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (27.80 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.5, #1), a new "60 Minutes" (17.79 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #4) and the two-hour season finale of "Survivor: Philippines" (11.12 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T5).

Next up was FOX (3.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a repeat of "The Cleveland Show" (3.15 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14) followed by originals from "The Cleveland Show" (3.02 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12), "The Simpsons" (4.41 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), "FOX News Special" (2.79 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15) and "Bob's Burgers" (3.25 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) plus repeats of "Family Guy" (3.32 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) and "American Dad" (3.75 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

And finally, ABC (4.19 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) was out of the hunt with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.31 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12) and "Winter Wipeout" (3.74 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15) plus the new special "The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding" (3.35 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+142.11% - 60 Minutes
+14.29% - Survivor: Philippines (vs. 12/12/12)
+10.14% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - The Cleveland Show (vs. 12/2/12)
-23.81% - Bob's Burgers
-44.12% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.15% - Sunday Night Football (vs. Sunday Night Football)
+6.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Allen Gregory)
+4.55% - 60 Minutes
-6.67% - The Cleveland Show (vs. The Cleveland Show (Repeat))
-13.64% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-20.00% - Survivor: Philippines
-30.77% - The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding (vs. The Santa Clause 3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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