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[01/12/15 - 02:09 PM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Trump NBC, Golden Globes
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 (1/11/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL pre-emptions on CBS and the live broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards on NBC, Fast Nationals for both networks are approximate.]

CBS (18.498 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (36.568 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.4, #1) followed by "60 Minutes" (17.355 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3), "Madam Secretary" (11.590 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "The Good Wife" (8.479 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

NBC (14.462 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2) then was a close second with its coverage of the "Golden Globes Red Carpet" (9.527 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" (16.107 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.057 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its mix of "Mulaney" (1.310 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17), a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.944 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and new episodes of "The Simpsons" (4.385 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.303 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9), "Family Guy" (4.092 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5) and "Bob's Burgers" (3.308 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).

And finally, originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.984 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13), "Galavant" (4.358 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), another "Galavant" (3.836 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), "Resurrection" (3.073 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "Revenge" (3.648 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) on ABC (4.201 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+350.00% - 60 Minutes
+21.43% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Good Wife
-11.11% - Revenge
-15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-15.79% - Bob's Burgers
-20.00% - Resurrection
-28.57% - Family Guy
-36.84% - Galavant - 8:30
-38.10% - Galavant - 8:00
-48.28% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-56.52% - The Simpsons
-58.33% - Mulaney (vs. 12/21/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Galavant - 8:00 (vs. The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes)
+33.33% - Galavant - 8:30 (vs. The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes)
+10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
-5.56% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
-7.41% - The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
-9.09% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - 60 Minutes
-21.05% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-21.43% - Golden Globes Red Carpet
-23.08% - Family Guy
-23.53% - The Good Wife (vs. The Mentalist)
-27.27% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-37.50% - Mulaney (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-50.00% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/12/14):

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

CBS (18.129 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) edged out the top spot with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (36.321 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.3, #1), "60 Minutes" (16.982 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3), "The Good Wife" (9.823 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9) and "The Mentalist" (9.389 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10).

NBC (15.507 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.7, #2) then was a close second place with its presentations of "Golden Globes Red Carpet" (10.742 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4) and "The 71th Annual Golden Globe Awards" (17.095 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.767 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with its lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (2.033 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15) and "American Dad" (2.402 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) repeats followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (4.712 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6), "Bob's Burgers" (4.020 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), "Family Guy" (5.085 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5) and "American Dad" (4.350 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6).

And finally, ABC (4.205 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the night with its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.098 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13), "The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes" (3.291 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14), "Revenge" (5.654 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11) and "Betrayal" (2.776 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+250.00% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - The Good Wife
+13.33% - The Mentalist
0.00% - Betrayal
-11.11% - Revenge
-12.00% - American Dad
-13.33% - Family Guy
-37.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-40.63% - Bob's Burgers
-50.00% - The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes
-57.69% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+13.51% - 60 Minutes
+12.00% - Golden Globes Red Carpet
0.00% - The 71th Annual Golden Globe Awards
-5.26% - The Good Wife
-8.33% - American Dad
-8.33% - The Simpsons
-11.11% - Betrayal (vs. Happy Endings/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23)
-15.00% - The Mentalist
-16.13% - Family Guy
-17.39% - Bob's Burgers
-20.00% - Revenge
-28.57% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-67.86% - The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes (vs. Once Upon a Time)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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