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[11/07/11 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "SNF" Makes It Two In a Row for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, november 6, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to live NFL coverage, Fast Nationals are approximate for FOX during the 7p hour and on the night for NBC. Due to local NFL overrun until roughly 7:30p in at least 12.7% of the country, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate on the night.]

NBC (16.35 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1) held onto top honors last night with its coverage of "Sunday Night Football" (19.67 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.9, #2). As usual, pre-game specials "Football Night in America #1" (6.21 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #15), "Football Night in America #2" (9.50 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.4, #7) and "Football Night in America #3" (16.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.1, #4) opened the evening.

FOX (10.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (25.99 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.6, #1), "The OT" (16.42 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 6.4, #3), "The Simpsons" (7.97 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 3.7, #6), "Allen Gregory" (4.31 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T13), "Family Guy" (5.73 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 3.0, #8) and "American Dad" (4.78 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.5, #11).

Next up was ABC (7.36 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) with new episodes of "Once Upon a Time" (11.38 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.7, #5), "Desperate Housewives" (8.69 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.8, #9) and "Pan Am" (5.24 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.8, #17). A repeat of last week's "Once Upon a Time" (4.12 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.1, #18) kicked off the evening at 7:00/6:00c.

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (13.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #12), "The Amazing Race" (9.98 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #10), "The Good Wife" (8.99 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T13) and "CSI: Miami" (8.57 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #16) on CBS (10.32 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.00% - The Good Wife
-3.66% - Sunday Night Football
-5.00% - CSI: Miami
-5.13% - Once Upon a Time
-5.26% - Pan Am
-6.25% - Family Guy
-7.41% - American Dad (vs. 10/2/11)
-7.50% - The Simpsons
-9.68% - Desperate Housewives
-10.34% - The Amazing Race
-12.50% - Allen Gregory
-47.62% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+48.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+17.91% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - The Simpsons
-13.79% - American Dad
-21.05% - Family Guy
-26.92% - CSI: Miami (vs. Undercover Boss)
-30.00% - Desperate Housewives
-30.77% - Pan Am (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-32.26% - Allen Gregory (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-34.38% - The Good Wife (vs. The Amazing Race 17)
-35.00% - The Amazing Race (vs. 60 Minutes)
-74.71% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/7/10):

NBC (14.03 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) held onto the adults 18-49 crown last night with its coverage of "Sunday Night Football" (17.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.7, #2). Leading into the broadcast were the usual pre-game specials "Football Night in America #1" (6.36 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.0, #15), "Football Night in America #2" (6.84 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.3, #14) and "Football Night in America #3" (13.12 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3).

CBS (16.09 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2) however was the most-watched network with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (27.61 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.7, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (15.59 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #T4), "The Amazing Race 17" (11.27 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.2, #8) and "Undercover Boss" (9.90 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T11).

Next up was FOX (6.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.46 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.4, #18) and another "The Simpsons" (4.46 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.9, #16) followed by the return of "The Simpsons" (8.20 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.7, #7), "The Cleveland Show" (6.70 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 3.1, #9), "Family Guy" (7.97 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 3.8, #6) and "American Dad" (6.30 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.9, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.63 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #17), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (9.28 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #13), "Desperate Housewives" (12.57 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.0, #T4) and "Brothers & Sisters" (8.84 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T11) on ABC (9.58 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): 60 Minutes (150.00%), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (38.90%), The Amazing Race 17 (28.00%), The Simpsons (23.30% vs. 10/10/10), The Cleveland Show (19.20% vs. 10/10/10), American Dad (16.00% vs. 10/10/10), America's Funniest Home Videos (14.30%), Desperate Housewives (14.30%), Brothers & Sisters (13.00%), Family Guy (11.80% vs. 10/10/10), Sunday Night Football (1.50%), Undercover Boss (-13.30%).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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