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[01/04/16 - 08:47 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Wraps Season on Top for NBC
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 (1/3/16):

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

NBC (19.181 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with the season finales of "Football Night in America #1" (7.215 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T8), "Football Night in America #2" (9.331 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (17.466 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.6, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (21.494 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.1, #1).

CBS (11.192 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then was a distant second with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (21.522 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #3), "60 Minutes" (13.432 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6), the Friday-bound "Undercover Boss" (6.642 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and a repeat "Limitless" (3.172 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17).

Next up was FOX (4.814 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with its own "NFL Overrun" (9.989 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4) and "The OT" (6.221 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7) followed by a new "The Simpsons" (4.434 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T8), the launch of "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (2.634 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), a new "Family Guy" (3.250 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) and the debut of "Bordertown" (2.356 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13).

And finally, ABC (3.254 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.923 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13), the return of "Galavant" (3.492 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15), a second "Galavant" (2.956 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16), a repeat "Quantico" (1.866 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) and a second repeat "Quantico" (2.005 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Football Night in America #3
+33.96% - Sunday Night Football
+33.33% - Football Night in America #1
+22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/13/15)
+21.74% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 12/13/15)
0.00% - Undercover Boss
-7.69% - 60 Minutes (vs. 12/20/15)
-16.67% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/13/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+330.77% - Football Night in America #3 (vs. Dateline NBC)
+208.70% - Sunday Night Football (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
+115.38% - Football Night in America #2 (vs. Dateline NBC)
+71.43% - 60 Minutes (vs. Madam Secretary)
+53.85% - Football Night in America #1 (vs. Dateline NBC)
+7.69% - Undercover Boss (vs. The Good Wife)
-15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-39.29% - Family Guy
-42.11% - Bordertown (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-56.52% - The Simpsons
-57.14% - Galavant - 8:00
-57.89% - Galavant - 8:30
-58.62% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/4/15):

FOX (16.870 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) was the top draw on the first Sunday of 2015 thanks to its mix of "NFL Overrun" (40.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 13.1, #1), "The OT" (35.166 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 12.0, #2), "The Simpsons" (10.513 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (6.015 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), "Family Guy" (5.504 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5) and "Bob's Burgers" (3.948 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

The silver then went to NBC (6.514 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with a new "Dateline NBC" (6.239 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) and the return of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.790 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6).

Next up was ABC (5.362 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.077 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) followed by the premiere of "Galavant" (7.875 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), a second "Galavant" (6.801 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8) and originals from "Resurrection" (4.095 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #15) and "Revenge" (3.938 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16).

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (7.516 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17), "Madam Secretary" (11.548 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10), "The Good Wife" (10.242 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.476 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #14) closed out the evening on CBS (9.445 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+93.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 12/14/14)
+64.29% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/7/14)
+58.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/14/14)
+27.27% - Family Guy (vs. 12/7/14)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/7/14)
0.00% - Resurrection (vs. 12/7/14)
-7.14% - The Good Wife (vs. 11/23/14)
-20.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
-25.00% - Revenge (vs. 12/7/14)
-26.32% - Madam Secretary (vs. 11/30/14)
-55.56% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+16.67% - Galavant - 8:00 (vs. The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo)
+15.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special)
+12.50% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+5.56% - Galavant - 8:30 (vs. The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-6.67% - Family Guy
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-9.38% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-11.54% - The Simpsons
-18.75% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. The Mentalist)
-24.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-33.33% - 60 Minutes
-44.44% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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