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[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/29/15):

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

NBC (20.261 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.8, #1) was of course the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.961 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.438 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (18.035 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (22.871 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.7, #1).

CBS (14.366 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then got a boost from a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (26.527 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.4, #2) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (14.063 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "Madam Secretary" (9.542 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "The Good Wife" (7.332 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Next up was ABC (4.213 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.287 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) alongside originals from "Once Upon a Time" (4.317 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "Blood & Oil" (3.184 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Quantico" (4.066 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

And finally, encores of "Breakthrough Prize" (1.437 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17), "The Simpsons" (2.336 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.223 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "Family Guy" (2.124 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.804 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) on FOX (1.895 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - Sunday Night Football
+18.75% - Football Night in America #3
+12.50% - Blood & Oil (vs. 11/8/15)
+9.09% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Good Wife
-6.45% - Football Night in America #2 (vs. 11/15/15)
-7.69% - Quantico (vs. 11/15/15)
-15.38% - Football Night in America #1 (vs. 11/15/15)
-18.75% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 11/15/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Sunday Night Football
+20.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+12.50% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
+10.00% - Football Night in America #1
+7.55% - Football Night in America #3
-32.43% - 60 Minutes
-32.56% - Football Night in America #2
-35.00% - Once Upon a Time
-36.84% - Madam Secretary
-43.75% - The Good Wife (vs. The Mentalist)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/30/14):

NBC (15.641 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.621 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6), "Football Night in America #2" (12.190 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (15.386 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.3, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.187 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.3, #2).

CBS (15.337 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then claimed the silver with a monster "NFL Overrun" (31.166 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.2, #1) followed by "60 Minutes" (18.299 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.7, #5), the fall finale of "Madam Secretary" (12.988 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), the season premiere of "The Mentalist" (10.366 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9) and a new "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.227 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

Next up was ABC (4.969 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and the return of its regular lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.938 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Once Upon a Time" (6.298 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6), "Resurrection" (3.573 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T17) and "Revenge" (4.068 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14).

And finally, FOX (2.403 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening with its combination of "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.592 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T17), "Mulaney" (1.544 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T17), a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.566 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.093 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10), a repeat "Family Guy" (2.414 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and a new "Bob's Burgers" (2.209 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.22% - Football Night in America #2
+11.11% - Bob's Burgers
+7.69% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+5.56% - Madam Secretary
+1.92% - Football Night in America #3
-4.76% - Football Night in America #1
-5.13% - 60 Minutes
-6.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-11.27% - Sunday Night Football
-14.29% - Mulaney
-16.67% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 11/16/14)
-21.43% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-33.33% - Resurrection (vs. 11/9/14)
-33.33% - Revenge (vs. 11/16/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+86.96% - Football Night in America #2
+33.33% - Football Night in America #1
+32.50% - Football Night in America #3
+16.67% - Sunday Night Football
+8.82% - 60 Minutes
+5.26% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
0.00% - The Mentalist (vs. The Good Wife)
-8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-9.09% - Revenge (vs. Christmas in Conway)
-12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-27.27% - Resurrection (vs. Christmas in Conway)
-41.18% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-45.45% - Mulaney (vs. American Dad (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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