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[10/12/15 - 08:44 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Continues NBC's Reign on Sundays
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/11/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL coverage, Fast Nationals for CBS from 7-7:30p and NBC for the night are approximate.]

NBC (14.106 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) remained the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.857 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.729 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.8, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.616 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.1, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.130 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.8, #2).

CBS (12.189 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then was a distant second place with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (22.054 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1), "60 Minutes" (15.239 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T), "Madam Secretary" (10.927 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "The Good Wife" (8.462 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.203 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T17).

Next up was ABC (5.020 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and the return of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.370 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T14) followed by originals from "Once Upon a Time" (5.216 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), "Blood & Oil" (3.824 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #19) and "Quantico" (5.670 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

And finally, a repeat of "The Grinder" (2.614 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T17) led into new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.244 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.0, #16), "The Simpsons" (3.293 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.731 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Family Guy" (2.828 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.674 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T14) on FOX (2.731 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 60 Minutes
+5.00% - Football Night in America #1
+2.70% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Good Wife
-10.00% - CSI: Cyber
-11.11% - Once Upon a Time
-15.79% - Quantico
-17.65% - Family Guy
-17.74% - Football Night in America #3
-23.08% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 9/27/15)
-23.68% - Sunday Night Football
-26.67% - The Last Man on Earth
-31.58% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-33.33% - Blood & Oil
-42.31% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - 60 Minutes
+65.22% - Football Night in America #2
+50.00% - Football Night in America #1
+33.33% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+6.25% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Mulaney)
-3.33% - Sunday Night Football
-7.69% - The Good Wife
-8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-35.71% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-38.10% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-38.46% - Once Upon a Time
-42.86% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-54.55% - The Simpsons
-82.76% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The OT)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/12/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL coverage, Fast Nationals for FOX (7-8p), CBS (7-7:30p) and NBC for the night are approximate.]

NBC (13.468 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) continued its win streak on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (4.515 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "Football Night in America #2" (6.850 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "Football Night in America #3" (13.547 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.8, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.567 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (9.613 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (24.472 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.3, #1), "The OT" (15.715 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.8, #3), "The Simpsons" (7.343 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.520 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.1, #8), a repeat "Family Guy" (3.439 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9) and "Mulaney" (2.192 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.1, #19).

Next up was ABC (5.820 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its full combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.485 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T16), "Once Upon a Time" (7.734 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Resurrection" (5.474 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "Revenge" (4.589 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T16).

And finally, CBS (10.086 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) closed out the evening with its own "NFL Overrun" (8.860 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T16) followed by "60 Minutes" (10.606 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "Madam Secretary" (11.447 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), "The Good Wife" (10.315 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.847 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+65.00% - The Simpsons
+31.25% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+16.67% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+10.00% - Mulaney
+2.13% - Football Night in America #3
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-7.69% - Revenge
-11.76% - Madam Secretary
-13.04% - Sunday Night Football
-16.13% - Once Upon a Time
-22.22% - Resurrection
-22.22% - Football Night in America #1
-36.11% - Football Night in America #2
-44.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - The Simpsons (vs. ALCS, Game 2)
+33.33% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+13.04% - Once Upon a Time
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+8.33% - The Good Wife
+7.69% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-6.67% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. ALCS, Game 2)
-16.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-17.24% - Football Night in America #3
-17.65% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-17.81% - Sunday Night Football
-26.32% - Football Night in America #1
-28.13% - Football Night in America #2
-54.17% - Mulaney (vs. ALCS, Game 2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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