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[01/05/15 - 08:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Overrun Powers FOX to Victory
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 (1/4/15):

FOX (16.870 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) was the top draw on the first Sunday of 2015 thanks to its mix of "NFL Overrun" (40.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 13.1, #1), "The OT" (35.166 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 12.0, #2), "The Simpsons" (10.513 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (6.015 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), "Family Guy" (5.504 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5) and "Bob's Burgers" (3.948 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

The silver then went to NBC (6.514 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with a new "Dateline NBC" (6.239 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) and the return of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.790 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6).

Next up was ABC (5.362 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.077 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) followed by the premiere of "Galavant" (7.875 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), a second "Galavant" (6.801 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8) and originals from "Resurrection" (4.095 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15) and "Revenge" (3.938 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16).

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (7.516 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17), "Madam Secretary" (11.548 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10), "The Good Wife" (10.242 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.476 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14) closed out the evening on CBS (9.445 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+93.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 12/14/14)
+64.29% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/7/14)
+58.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/14/14)
+27.27% - Family Guy (vs. 12/7/14)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/7/14)
0.00% - Resurrection (vs. 12/7/14)
-7.14% - The Good Wife (vs. 11/23/14)
-20.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-25.00% - Revenge (vs. 12/7/14)
-26.32% - Madam Secretary (vs. 11/30/14)
-55.56% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+16.67% - Galavant - 8:00 (vs. The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo)
+15.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special)
+12.50% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+5.56% - Galavant - 8:30 (vs. The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-6.67% - Family Guy
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-9.38% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-11.54% - The Simpsons
-18.75% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-24.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-33.33% - 60 Minutes
-44.44% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/5/14):

FOX (17.754 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (41.508 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 13.3, #1), "The OT" (35.840 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 12.1, #2), "The Simpsons" (12.039 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.2, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (6.354 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "Family Guy" (5.747 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5) and "American Dad" (5.034 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6).

NBC (5.804 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed a distant second place with a new "Dateline NBC" (5.896 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13) followed by the "Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special" (5.712 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7).

Next up was ABC (5.795 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.795 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10), "The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo" (6.319 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8), "Revenge" (6.691 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8) and "Betrayal" (3.375 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16).

And finally, CBS (8.332 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) closed out the evening with a new "60 Minutes" (7.408 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14), a repeat "Elementary" (6.754 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15) and originals from "The Good Wife" (9.238 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12) and "The Mentalist" (9.929 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+48.57% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/15/13)
+33.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/15/13)
+20.00% - Revenge (vs. 12/15/13)
+14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/15/13)
+4.17% - American Dad (vs. 12/15/13)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 12/15/13)
0.00% - Betrayal (vs. 12/15/13)
-11.76% - The Mentalist (vs. 12/8/13)
-12.50% - The Good Wife (vs. 12/1/13)
-33.33% - 60 Minutes (vs. 12/22/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time (Repeat))
+18.18% - The Simpsons
+3.23% - Bob's Burgers
-10.71% - American Dad
-13.33% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - Family Guy
-15.79% - Betrayal (vs. Happy Endings/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23)
-21.74% - Revenge
-22.22% - The Good Wife
-28.57% - The Mentalist
-31.03% - Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special (vs. The Biggest Loser)
-41.94% - The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo (vs. Once Upon a Time)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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