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[12/28/15 - 09:03 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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/27/15):

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

NBC (14.385 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.675 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (7.334 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (12.743 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.124 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1).

FOX (6.565 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its "NFL Overrun" (16.285 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #2) and "The OT" (11.408 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.7, #4) followed by repeats of "The Simpsons" (4.982 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.631 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10), "Family Guy" (2.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.725 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).

Next up was CBS (7.599 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and a repeat "60 Minutes" (10.498 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), a new "Undercover Boss" (7.894 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and an encore of the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.003 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) finale.

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.401 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13), "The Muppets" (1.912 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16), another "The Muppets" (1.287 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17), yet another "The Muppets" (0.963 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17), even more "The Muppets" (0.961 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17) and "Shark Tank" (1.912 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on ABC (2.219 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Undercover Boss
-2.44% - Football Night in America #3
-3.64% - Sunday Night Football
-6.25% - Football Night in America #1

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-8.62% - Sunday Night Football
-13.04% - Football Night in America #3
-17.65% - Undercover Boss


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/28/14):

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

NBC (14.956 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) wrapped the final Sunday of 2014 on top with the season finales of "Football Night in America #1" (5.470 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10), "Football Night in America #2" (7.684 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.530 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.6, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.392 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.8, #2).

FOX (9.082 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (23.174 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1), "The OT" (16.833 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.3, #3) and repeats of "The Simpsons" (5.756 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.111 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14), "Family Guy" (3.088 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.527 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #15).

Next up was CBS (9.269 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with "NFL Overrun" (9.838 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T5), a new "60 Minutes" (10.789 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8), the Friday-bound "Undercover Boss" (9.387 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9), the Wednesday-bound "The Mentalist" (8.136 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T12) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.694 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.886 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #16), "Revenge" (1.937 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17), another "Revenge" (1.544 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17) and yet another "Revenge" (1.641 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17) on ABC (2.752 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
+13.33% - Undercover Boss
+11.54% - Sunday Night Football
+4.55% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - The Mentalist
-25.81% - Football Night in America #2
-28.57% - Football Night in America #1
-37.93% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors)
+55.56% - The Mentalist (vs. The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors)
+13.33% - Undercover Boss (vs. 60 Minutes)
-21.05% - Football Night in America #1
-25.81% - Football Night in America #3
-25.81% - Football Night in America #2
-28.40% - Sunday Night Football
-55.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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