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[10/17/16 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Sparks NBC, FOX to Top Spots
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 (10/16/16):

NBC (11.481 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (4.552 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9), "Football Night in America #2" (5.979 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (10.680 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.6, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (12.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3).

FOX (9.093 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (21.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1), "The OT" (15.336 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.3, #2), "The Simpsons" (7.514 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5), "Son of Zorn" (3.833 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8), "Family Guy" (3.672 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.671 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Next up was CBS (8.825 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.223 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.763 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10), "Madam Secretary" (9.019 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and "Elementary" (5.296 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #18).

And finally, ABC (3.612 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.478 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16), "Once Upon a Time" (3.483 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Secrets & Lies" (3.446 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) and "Quantico" (3.040 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+106.67% - The Simpsons
+10.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 10/2/16)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 10/2/16)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 10/2/16)
0.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. 10/2/16)
-6.25% - Son of Zorn (vs. 10/2/16)
-12.50% - Elementary (vs. 10/2/16)
-13.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 10/2/16)
-13.46% - Sunday Night Football
-15.38% - Once Upon a Time
-17.65% - Football Night in America #1
-20.00% - Quantico (vs. 10/2/16)
-25.00% - Football Night in America #3
-31.03% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-53.85% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+93.75% - The Simpsons
+60.00% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+25.00% - Son of Zorn (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Blood & Oil)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-28.57% - Football Night in America #2
-30.00% - Elementary (vs. The Good Wife)
-30.00% - Football Night in America #1
-31.25% - Once Upon a Time
-35.71% - Football Night in America #3
-40.00% - Sunday Night Football
-43.48% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 60 Minutes)
-50.00% - Quantico
-80.95% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/18/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX (7-7:30P), CBS (7-8P), and NBC prime are approximate.]

NBC (17.005 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (6.933 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.543 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (15.911 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.6, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.930 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 7.5, #1).

CBS (13.160 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its combination of "CBS NFL Sunday" (21.692 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.1, #3), "NFL Overrun" (23.365 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #2) and delayed editions of "60 Minutes" (13.548 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6), "Madam Secretary" (9.131 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and "The Good Wife" (7.431 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T16).

Next up was FOX (3.096 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (5.217 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8), a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.628 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and new episodes of "The Simpsons" (3.630 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.551 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12), a special "Bob's Burgers" (2.230 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T16) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.318 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13).

And finally, originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.046 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #19), "Once Upon a Time" (4.847 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9), "Blood & Oil" (3.496 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #18) and "Quantico" (5.234 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) on ABC (4.656 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+29.31% - Sunday Night Football
+12.50% - Blood & Oil
+9.80% - Football Night in America #3
+6.67% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
-4.76% - Football Night in America #1
-7.69% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-16.67% - The Good Wife
-23.33% - 60 Minutes
-26.32% - Football Night in America #2
-26.67% - Madam Secretary
-27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+91.67% - 60 Minutes
+23.08% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+7.14% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Mulaney)
-20.00% - Football Night in America #1
-21.43% - Madam Secretary
-26.32% - Football Night in America #2
-27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-28.57% - The Good Wife
-35.71% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-40.74% - Once Upon a Time
-52.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-54.29% - The Simpsons
-60.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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