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[11/23/15 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Holds Off "American Music Awards"
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/22/15):

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

NBC (14.742 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "NASCAR Overrun" (10.358 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7), "NASCAR Post-Race" (13.231 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.6, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.415 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.8, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.986 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.6, #2).

FOX (8.240 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (20.107 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1), "The OT" (13.200 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.6, #4), "The Simpsons" (5.648 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.870 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9), "Family Guy" (3.343 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.274 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12).

Next up was ABC (9.647 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.665 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and its annual telecast of "The 2015 American Music Awards" (10.975 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #6).

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (10.935 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11), "Madam Secretary" (9.938 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13), "The Good Wife" (7.825 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.267 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) closed out the night on CBS (8.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/8/15)
+30.77% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+14.29% - Family Guy
+12.50% - CSI: Cyber (vs. 11/8/15)
+8.33% - The Last Man on Earth
-7.69% - Football Night in America #3
-13.85% - Sunday Night Football
-15.38% - Madam Secretary
-18.18% - The Good Wife
-53.13% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+43.75% - The Simpsons
+33.33% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+13.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-7.69% - Football Night in America #3
-7.89% - The 2015 American Music Awards (vs. The 2014 American Music Awards)
-21.13% - Sunday Night Football
-21.43% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-30.77% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-35.71% - The Good Wife
-38.89% - Madam Secretary
-61.54% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/23/14):

NBC (17.704 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.513 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (10.446 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.7, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (14.614 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (19.773 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.1, #2).

ABC (10.416 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then took home the silver with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.002 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) followed by "The 2014 American Music Awards" (11.554 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.8, #5).

Next up was CBS (14.577 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (25.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.3, #1), "60 Minutes" (18.448 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #4), "Madam Secretary" (12.573 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8), "The Good Wife" (10.138 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.500 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.532 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.664 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15), the relocated "Mulaney" (1.639 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17) and new episodes of "The Simpsons" (3.486 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.021 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10), a repeat "Family Guy" (2.467 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14) and a new "Bob's Burgers" (1.916 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+129.41% - 60 Minutes
+23.33% - Football Night in America #2
+20.00% - Madam Secretary
+16.67% - Football Night in America #1
+14.52% - Sunday Night Football
+10.64% - Football Night in America #3
+7.69% - The Good Wife
0.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - Mulaney (vs. 11/9/14)
-31.82% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-44.83% - The Simpsons
-47.06% - Bob's Burgers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+143.75% - 60 Minutes
+20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
+7.69% - The Good Wife
-2.63% - Football Night in America #2
-6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Football Night in America #1
-13.33% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-15.56% - The 2014 American Music Awards
-17.46% - Football Night in America #3
-19.32% - Sunday Night Football
-21.05% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-44.83% - The Simpsons
-50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-88.71% - Mulaney (vs. The OT)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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