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[10/10/16 - 08:54 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Tops Charts Versus Second Presidential Debate
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 (10/9/16):

NBC (13.856 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its usual combination of "Football Night in America #1" (5.479 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11), "Football Night in America #2" (8.468 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.529 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.8, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.000 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

CBS (14.237 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (16.853 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2), "60 Minutes" (12.428 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #8), "The Second Presidential Debate" (14.866 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #4) and "The Second Presidential Debate - Analysis" (10.740 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #7).

Next up was ABC (7.292 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.137 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15), "Once Upon a Time" (4.562 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14), "The Second Presidential Debate" (9.847 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T5) and "The Second Presidential Debate - Analysis" (7.402 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9).

And finally, a repeat "The Simpsons" (4.326 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12), new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.923 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15) and "The Simpsons" (3.386 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12) plus a repeat "Son of Zorn" (2.369 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #17) and "The Second Presidential Debate" (5.054 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) on FOX (4.024 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - 60 Minutes
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+18.18% - Once Upon a Time
+3.57% - Football Night in America #2
+2.13% - Football Night in America #3
-5.56% - Football Night in America #1
-7.69% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 9/25/16)
-14.75% - Sunday Night Football
-42.31% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Bob's Burgers
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Simpsons
-5.88% - Football Night in America #3
-10.34% - Sunday Night Football
-13.33% - 60 Minutes
-18.75% - Once Upon a Time
-19.05% - Football Night in America #1
-23.68% - Football Night in America #2


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/11/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to NFL coverage, Fast Nationals for CBS from 7-7:30p and NBC for the night are approximate.]

NBC (14.106 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) remained the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.857 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.729 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.8, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.616 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.1, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.130 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.8, #2).

CBS (12.189 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then was a distant second place with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (22.054 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1), "60 Minutes" (15.239 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T), "Madam Secretary" (10.927 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "The Good Wife" (8.462 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.203 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T17).

Next up was ABC (5.020 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and the return of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.370 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T14) followed by originals from "Once Upon a Time" (5.216 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), "Blood & Oil" (3.824 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #19) and "Quantico" (5.670 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

And finally, a repeat of "The Grinder" (2.614 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T17) led into new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.244 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.0, #16), "The Simpsons" (3.293 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.731 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Family Guy" (2.828 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.674 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T14) on FOX (2.731 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 60 Minutes
+5.00% - Football Night in America #1
+2.70% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Good Wife
-10.00% - CSI: Cyber
-11.11% - Once Upon a Time
-15.79% - Quantico
-17.65% - Family Guy
-17.74% - Football Night in America #3
-23.08% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 9/27/15)
-23.68% - Sunday Night Football
-26.67% - The Last Man on Earth
-31.58% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-33.33% - Blood & Oil
-42.31% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - 60 Minutes
+65.22% - Football Night in America #2
+50.00% - Football Night in America #1
+33.33% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+6.25% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Mulaney)
-3.33% - Sunday Night Football
-7.69% - The Good Wife
-8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-35.71% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-38.10% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-38.46% - Once Upon a Time
-42.86% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-54.55% - The Simpsons
-82.76% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The OT)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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