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[10/24/16 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Keeps NBC on Top
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 (10/23/16):

NBC (14.511 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.110 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.606 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (13.809 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.432 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.3, #2).

The silver then went to CBS (12.578 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (21.755 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1), "60 Minutes" (16.104 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.433 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Madam Secretary" (8.905 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and "Elementary" (5.987 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16).

Next up was FOX (3.113 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of a "The Simpsons" (4.561 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) repeat and originals from "Bob's Burgers" (3.756 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "The Simpsons" (3.412 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8), "Son of Zorn" (2.344 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) "Family Guy" (2.529 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.077 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15).

And finally on ABC (3.419 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.435 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16) followed by "Once Upon a Time" (3.350 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "Secrets & Lies" (3.115 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T18) and "Quantico" (2.777 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T18) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - 60 Minutes
+75.00% - Football Night in America #2
+57.14% - Football Night in America #1
+33.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 10/9/16)
+30.77% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+25.00% - Football Night in America #3
+17.78% - Sunday Night Football
+14.29% - Elementary
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-9.09% - Once Upon a Time
-12.50% - Quantico
-18.18% - The Last Man on Earth
-22.22% - Secrets & Lies
-25.00% - Family Guy
-33.33% - Son of Zorn
-48.39% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+146.15% - 60 Minutes
+30.77% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+15.79% - Football Night in America #1
+10.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
+6.06% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-16.67% - Football Night in America #3
-22.22% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Blood & Oil)
-23.19% - Sunday Night Football
-33.33% - Family Guy
-35.71% - The Last Man on Earth
-37.50% - Once Upon a Time
-40.74% - The Simpsons
-50.00% - Son of Zorn (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-53.33% - Quantico
-54.29% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The OT)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/25/15):

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

NBC (15.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) continued its reign on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.971 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (9.270 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (15.463 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.856 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1).

FOX (8.034 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (20.055 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #2), "The OT" (9.975 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4) and new episodes of "The Simpsons" (6.655 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.7, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.266 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Family Guy" (3.891 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.360 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12).

Next up was ABC (4.784 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.326 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #15), "Once Upon a Time" (5.042 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10), "Blood & Oil" (3.702 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17) and "Quantico" (5.065 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11).

And finally, originals from "60 Minutes" (10.226 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T13), "Madam Secretary" (10.901 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T13), "The Good Wife" (8.823 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #16) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.697 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18) on CBS (9.162 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+68.75% - The Simpsons
+66.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+37.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+28.57% - Family Guy (vs. 10/11/15)
+27.27% - The Last Man on Earth
+18.18% - Madam Secretary
+17.86% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Blood & Oil
-3.57% - Football Night in America #3
-5.00% - Football Night in America #1
-6.25% - Quantico
-8.00% - Sunday Night Football
-11.11% - CSI: Cyber (vs. 10/11/15)
-43.48% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Star Wars Rebels)
+65.00% - Football Night in America #2
+36.36% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+35.71% - Football Night in America #1
+17.39% - Football Night in America #3
+7.81% - Sunday Night Football
-3.57% - The Simpsons (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-25.00% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-30.43% - Once Upon a Time
-33.33% - The Good Wife (vs. Madam Secretary)
-35.71% - Family Guy (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-42.86% - CSI: Cyber (vs. The Good Wife)
-45.83% - Madam Secretary (vs. 60 Minutes)
-50.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. World Series, Game 5)
-77.59% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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