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[11/29/10 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off FOX Surge
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, november 28, 2010)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (13.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) held off the competition on Sunday thanks to its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.94 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T11), "Football Night in America #2" (8.86 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T8), "Football Night in America #3" (13.32 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2).

FOX (10.36 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2) then took home a strong second place with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (21.03 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1), "The OT" (11.72 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3), "The Simpsons" (9.42 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 4.1, #5), "The Cleveland Show" (7.45 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 3.4, #6), "Family Guy" (6.41 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T8) and "American Dad" (6.15 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.9, #10).

Next up was CBS (12.50 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with fresh installments of "60 Minutes" (12.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T11) and "The Amazing Race 17" (10.92 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.1, #7) followed by the original movie "November Christmas" (13.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.67 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #14), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.44 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #15), "Desperate Housewives" (4.58 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #16) and "Brothers & Sisters" (3.31 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17) on ABC (5.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Cleveland Show (41.70%), The Simpsons (41.40%), American Dad (26.10%), The Amazing Race 17 (0.00%), Sunday Night Football (-25.50%), 60 Minutes (-38.20%).


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/29/09):

NBC (14.00 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) coasted to victory last night with its "Sunday Night Football" (15.76 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.6, #1) coverage. Leading into the broadcast were its usual pre-game specials "Football Night in America #1" (6.46 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.2, #15), "Football Night in America #2" (8.19 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 3.1, #11) and "Football Night in America #3" (13.67 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.9, #3).

FOX (9.46 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (16.71 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #2), "The OT" (8.19 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 3.6, #7), "The Simpsons" (8.99 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 4.2, #6), "The Cleveland Show" (7.19 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 3.5, #8), "Family Guy" (8.48 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4) and "American Dad" (6.39 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 3.3, #10).

Next up was ABC (10.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3) with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (8.32 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T16), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (10.33 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T12), "Desperate Housewives" (12.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.3, #5) and "Brothers & Sisters" (8.84 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (14.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #14) and "The Amazing Race 15" (11.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.4, #9) lead into the original movie "A Dog Named Christmas" (12.26 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T16) on CBS (12.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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