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[10/03/16 - 08:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Tops Charts Despite Blowout
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 (10/2/16):

NBC (15.055 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday despite a blowout Steelers victory with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.808 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.018 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.984 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.676 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.1, #1).

FOX (7.511 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (17.532 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #2) and "The OT" (11.979 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #4) with new episodes of "The Simpsons" (5.964 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Son of Zorn" (3.578 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.469 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.545 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14).

Next up was CBS (9.387 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.272 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.523 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) followed by the return of "Madam Secretary" (9.428 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and "Elementary" (6.328 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18).

And finally, the season premiere of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.762 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14) and new episodes of "Once Upon a Time" (3.674 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Secrets & Lies" (3.660 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17) and "Quantico" (3.570 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14) on ABC (3.916 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - The Simpsons
+33.33% - Son of Zorn
+14.29% - Family Guy
+11.11% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Quantico
-5.26% - Football Night in America #1
-6.67% - Football Night in America #2
-8.33% - Once Upon a Time
-10.00% - Secrets & Lies
-10.29% - Sunday Night Football
-11.32% - Football Night in America #3
-39.13% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Muppets (Repeats))
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-5.88% - Family Guy
-6.67% - 60 Minutes
-8.33% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
-10.00% - Football Night in America #1
-15.79% - Son of Zorn (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-19.74% - Sunday Night Football
-20.00% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-24.19% - Football Night in America #3
-24.32% - Football Night in America #2
-25.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Blood & Oil)
-33.33% - The Last Man on Earth
-38.89% - Once Upon a Time
-47.37% - Quantico


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/4/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL coverage, Fast Nationals for FOX from 7-8p and NBC for the night are approximate.]

NBC (17.643 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1) continued its run on top with new editions of "Football Night in America #1" (6.770 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (10.790 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.7, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (17.551 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 6.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (21.207 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.6, #1).

FOX (7.854 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) then claimed the silver with a boost from "NFL Overrun" (19.054 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.5, #2), "The OT" (11.077 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4), "The Simpsons" (5.997 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.072 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.626 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.299 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12).

Next up was ABC (5.010 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with repeats of "The Muppets" (2.450 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.5, #19) and another "The Muppets" (2.715 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18) followed by week two of "Once Upon a Time" (5.329 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #10), "Blood & Oil" (5.188 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15) and "Quantico" (6.939 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

And finally, CBS (9.976 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) closed out the evening with a new "60 Minutes" (11.595 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12) and the respective returns of "Madam Secretary" (11.928 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12), "The Good Wife" (9.366 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15) and "CSI: Cyber" (7.018 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+73.33% - The Simpsons
+26.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+13.33% - Family Guy
+8.77% - Football Night in America #3
+7.14% - The Last Man on Earth
+4.11% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
-14.29% - Blood & Oil
-15.91% - Football Night in America #2
-16.67% - Football Night in America #1
-48.28% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Mulaney)
+46.15% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+31.91% - Football Night in America #3
+30.00% - The Simpsons
+18.75% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+11.11% - Football Night in America #1
+10.14% - Sunday Night Football
+2.78% - Football Night in America #2
-10.53% - Family Guy
-11.76% - Madam Secretary
-14.29% - The Good Wife
-16.67% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-33.33% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-40.00% - 60 Minutes
-41.94% - Once Upon a Time

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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