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[11/10/14 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Reign with "Sunday Night Football"
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/9/14):

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

NBC (14.514 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) continued its Sunday dominance with new episodes of "Football Night in America #1" (6.202 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8), "Football Night in America #2" (8.951 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.465 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.299 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1).

FOX (6.665 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (15.645 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.3, #2), "The OT" (8.193 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T4), "The Simpsons" (6.592 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.958 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.597 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8) and "Mulaney" (2.005 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #18).

Next up was ABC (5.956 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.621 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11), "Once Upon a Time" (7.414 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7), "Resurrection" (4.544 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T16) and "Revenge" (5.243 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #15).

And finally, CBS (10.976 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) closed out the evening with "60 Minutes" (12.035 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T11), "Madam Secretary" (12.589 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T13), "The Good Wife" (10.687 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T13) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.591 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+45.00% - The Simpsons
+40.91% - Football Night in America #2
+28.57% - Mulaney
+25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+12.50% - Football Night in America #1
+12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+11.11% - Football Night in America #3
+8.33% - Revenge
+7.69% - The Good Wife
1.64% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
-14.29% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. 10/19/14)
-14.29% - Resurrection
-22.22% - Madam Secretary
-28.00% - Family Guy (vs. 10/19/14)
-54.55% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+52.63% - The Simpsons
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+19.05% - Once Upon a Time
+15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-3.13% - Football Night in America #2
-3.85% - Football Night in America #3
-10.00% - Football Night in America #1
-10.00% - Family Guy
-11.43% - Sunday Night Football
-14.29% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-20.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Good Wife)
-26.32% - The Good Wife (vs. The Amazing Race)
-43.75% - Mulaney (vs. American Dad)
-51.72% - Madam Secretary (vs. 60 Minutes)
-73.68% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)


Here are the highlights of the 22 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/10/13):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS & NBC are approximate.]

NBC (15.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.885 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9), "Football Night in America #2" (9.418 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.2, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (14.597 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 5.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (19.295 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1).

CBS (13.136 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of (half-hour results only) "NFL Overrun" (21.953 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #2), "NFL Overrun/60 Minutes" (18.013 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.8, #4), "60 Minutes" (15.138 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5), "60 Minutes/The Amazing Race 21" (11.888 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #7), "The Amazing Race 21" (9.037 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9), "The Amazing Race 21/The Good Wife" (9.621 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #13), "The Good Wife" (10.179 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T14) and "The Good Wife/The Mentalist" (9.258 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T16).

Next up was FOX (3.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (3.663 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T19) and "American Dad" (2.692 million viewers, #22; adults 18-49: 1.1, #21) followed by originals from "The Simpsons" (4.266 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.9, #12), "Bob's Burgers" (3.215 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T16), "Family Guy" (4.158 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T9) and "American Dad" (3.524 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.972 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T19), "Once Upon a Time" (6.633 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8), "Revenge" (5.501 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #18) and "Betrayal" (3.251 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.8, #22) on ABC (5.589 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+39.13% - Football Night in America #2
+23.81% - Football Night in America #3
+22.81% - Sunday Night Football
+11.11% - Football Night in America #1
+3.12% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Amazing Race 21
0.00% - The Good Wife
-7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-8.70% - Once Upon a Time
-15.79% - American Dad
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers
-17.65% - Revenge
-20.00% - Family Guy
-20.00% - Betrayal
-24.00% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+94.12% - 60 Minutes
+18.52% - Football Night in America #2
+18.18% - Football Night in America #3
+5.26% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - Sunday Night Football
-5.88% - The Good Wife
-7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-16.67% - The Amazing Race 21
-22.22% - Once Upon a Time
-25.93% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers/Family Guy)
-36.00% - American Dad (vs. Family Guy/Family Guy)
-38.46% - Betrayal (vs. 666 Park Avenue)
-41.67% - Revenge
-46.43% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons/Bob's Burgers)
-66.07% - The Simpsons (vs. NFL Overrun/The Simpsons)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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