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[10/19/15 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos 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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/18/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX (7-7:30P), CBS (7-8P), and NBC prime are approximate.]

NBC (17.005 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (6.933 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.543 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (15.911 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.6, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.930 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 7.5, #1).

CBS (13.160 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its combination of "CBS NFL Sunday" (21.692 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.1, #3), "NFL Overrun" (23.365 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #2) and delayed editions of "60 Minutes" (13.548 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6), "Madam Secretary" (9.131 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and "The Good Wife" (7.431 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T16).

Next up was FOX (3.096 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (5.217 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8), a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.628 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and new episodes of "The Simpsons" (3.630 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.551 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), a special "Bob's Burgers" (2.230 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T16) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.318 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13).

And finally, originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.046 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #19), "Once Upon a Time" (4.847 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Blood & Oil" (3.496 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #18) and "Quantico" (5.234 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) on ABC (4.656 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+29.31% - Sunday Night Football
+12.50% - Blood & Oil
+9.80% - Football Night in America #3
+6.67% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
-4.76% - Football Night in America #1
-7.69% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-16.67% - The Good Wife
-23.33% - 60 Minutes
-26.32% - Football Night in America #2
-26.67% - Madam Secretary
-27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+91.67% - 60 Minutes
+23.08% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+7.14% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Mulaney)
-20.00% - Football Night in America #1
-21.43% - Madam Secretary
-26.32% - Football Night in America #2
-27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-28.57% - The Good Wife
-35.71% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-40.74% - Once Upon a Time
-52.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-54.29% - The Simpsons
-60.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/19/14):

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

NBC (18.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) was still the top draw on Sunday thanks to its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.973 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "Football Night in America #2" (11.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (17.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.6, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.524 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.0, #2).

FOX (9.001 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) then was a distant second place with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (22.030 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.4, #1), "The OT" (11.922 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.4, #4), "The Simpsons" (7.641 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 3.5, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (5.201 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8), "Family Guy" (4.870 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8) and "Mulaney" (2.344 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T17).

Next up was ABC (5.812 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.328 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T17), "Once Upon a Time" (7.904 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7), "Resurrection" (5.009 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "Revenge" (5.007 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #15).

And finally, CBS (10.775 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.117 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #16), "Madam Secretary" (12.369 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "The Good Wife" (10.829 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.785 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+78.57% - Football Night in America #1
+65.22% - Football Night in America #2
+31.58% - Family Guy (vs. 10/5/14)
+19.05% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+16.67% - Sunday Night Football
+16.67% - Football Night in America #3
+8.33% - Revenge
+7.69% - The Good Wife
+6.06% - The Simpsons
+3.85% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
0.00% - Resurrection
0.00% - Mulaney
-6.67% - Madam Secretary
-8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.29% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+169.23% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+108.33% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+92.31% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+44.44% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+35.00% - Once Upon a Time
+7.69% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Mulaney (vs. American Dad (Repeat))
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-3.85% - Football Night in America #1
-6.67% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
-20.83% - Football Night in America #2
-22.22% - Football Night in America #3
-26.32% - Sunday Night Football
-26.32% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-62.50% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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