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[10/02/17 - 08:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Remain on Top
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 (10/1/17):

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

NBC (13.420 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) kept the top spot on Sunday with its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (7.452 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Football Night in America #2" (10.697 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.6, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.198 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.009 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1).

CBS (9.776 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (14.450 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3), "60 Minutes" (12.008 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), the premieres of "Wisdom of the Crowd" (8.880 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.483 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14) and a repeat "SEAL Team" (5.017 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17).

Next up was FOX (3.406 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a repeat "The Simpsons" (5.403 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) alongside the season openers to "Bob's Burgers" (3.025 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T12), "The Simpsons" (3.254 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "Ghosted" (3.562 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "Family Guy" (2.849 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T12) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.341 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16).

And finally, ABC (3.940 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) rounded out the night with the season debuts of "The Toy Box" (2.217 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #19), "Shark Tank" (4.713 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #15), another "Shark Tank" (5.359 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and the bow of "10 Days in the Valley" (3.473 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Football Night in America #2
+15.79% - Football Night in America #1
-7.55% - Sunday Night Football
-8.16% - Football Night in America #3
-28.57% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Shark Tank - 9:00 (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+42.86% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - Football Night in America #2
+22.22% - Football Night in America #1
+9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Shark Tank - 8:00 (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-4.26% - Football Night in America #3
-6.67% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-10.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-12.50% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
-18.75% - Family Guy
-19.67% - Sunday Night Football
-40.00% - 10 Days in the Valley (vs. Quantico)
-46.15% - The Simpsons
-60.00% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-69.77% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The OT)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/2/16):

NBC (15.055 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday despite a blowout Steelers victory with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.808 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.018 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.984 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.676 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.1, #1).

FOX (7.511 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (17.532 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #2) and "The OT" (11.979 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4) with new episodes of "The Simpsons" (5.964 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Son of Zorn" (3.578 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.469 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.545 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14).

Next up was CBS (9.387 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.272 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.523 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) followed by the return of "Madam Secretary" (9.428 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and "Elementary" (6.328 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18).

And finally, the season premiere of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.762 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14) and new episodes of "Once Upon a Time" (3.674 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Secrets & Lies" (3.660 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17) and "Quantico" (3.570 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14) on ABC (3.916 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - The Simpsons
+33.33% - Son of Zorn
+14.29% - Family Guy
+11.11% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Quantico
-5.26% - Football Night in America #1
-6.67% - Football Night in America #2
-8.33% - Once Upon a Time
-10.00% - Secrets & Lies
-10.29% - Sunday Night Football
-11.32% - Football Night in America #3
-39.13% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Muppets (Repeats))
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-5.88% - Family Guy
-6.67% - 60 Minutes
-8.33% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
-10.00% - Football Night in America #1
-15.79% - Son of Zorn (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-19.74% - Sunday Night Football
-20.00% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-24.19% - Football Night in America #3
-24.32% - Football Night in America #2
-25.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Blood & Oil)
-33.33% - The Last Man on Earth
-38.89% - Once Upon a Time
-47.37% - Quantico

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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