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[11/16/15 - 08:42 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Ride NFL Coverage to Top Spots
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 (11/15/15):

[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 (15.212 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 with its usual lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (8.786 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.596 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (15.030 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.657 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.5, #2).

CBS (16.136 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster thanks to a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (29.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.5, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (16.856 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "Madam Secretary" (10.104 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and "The Good Wife" (8.031 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T15).

Next up was ABC (4.788 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.319 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #18), "Once Upon a Time" (5.038 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), a second "Once Upon a Time" (4.573 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Quantico" (4.224 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

And finally, repeat of "The Simpsons" (2.986 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T15) followed by a new "Bob's Burgers" (2.269 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.0, #17), a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.776 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13) and originals from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.692 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), "Family Guy" (2.869 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.826 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13) on FOX (2.736 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Family Guy
+23.81% - Football Night in America #1
+20.00% - The Last Man on Earth
+8.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+6.67% - Once Upon a Time
+3.23% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - The Good Wife
-7.14% - Madam Secretary
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.47% - Sunday Night Football
-14.75% - Football Night in America #3
-27.91% - Football Night in America #2
-28.57% - Bob's Burgers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+113.33% - 60 Minutes (vs. Madam Secretary)
+44.44% - Football Night in America #1
+10.64% - Football Night in America #3
+4.84% - Sunday Night Football
+3.33% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
-13.33% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
-15.38% - The Good Wife (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-29.41% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-30.43% - Once Upon a Time - 9:00
-33.33% - Once Upon a Time - 8:00
-36.36% - Family Guy
-40.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-40.91% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-70.59% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The OT)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/16/14):

[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 (16.361 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.279 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11), "Football Night in America #2" (9.110 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.445 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.194 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1).

FOX (7.667 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then took home the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (17.669 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.0, #2), "The OT" (9.462 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.4, #4), "The Simpsons" (6.635 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.503 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9), "Family Guy" (4.395 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T9) and the relocated "Bob's Burgers" (3.340 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T12).

Next up was ABC (6.311 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with fresh installments of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.729 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T14), "Once Upon a Time" (6.831 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7), a second "Once Upon a Time" (6.466 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8) and "Revenge" (5.221 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (12.462 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T12), "Madam Secretary" (12.708 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T14), "The Good Wife" (10.520 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T17) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.414 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T17) closed out the evening on CBS (11.026 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+22.22% - Family Guy
+15.38% - Revenge
+13.33% - 60 Minutes
+13.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/2/14)
+8.33% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+7.14% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-3.23% - Football Night in America #2
-4.00% - Once Upon a Time
-6.00% - Football Night in America #3
-7.14% - The Good Wife

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+53.33% - Once Upon a Time - 9:00 (vs. Revenge)
+26.32% - Once Upon a Time - 8:00
+22.22% - Family Guy (vs. The Simpsons)
+7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-6.45% - The Simpsons (vs. Almost Human)
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-22.73% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-25.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-29.03% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Almost Human)
-31.82% - Football Night in America #2
-31.87% - Sunday Night Football
-31.88% - Football Night in America #3
-37.93% - Football Night in America #1

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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