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[10/31/16 - 08:41 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, World Series Upset NBC, "Sunday Night Football"
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/30/16):

FOX (21.519 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1) pulled into the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (24.687 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.5, #1), "The OT" (18.227 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.5, #4) and "World Series, Game 5" (21.539 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.2, #2).

NBC (15.131 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "Football Night in America #1" (5.142 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.560 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.0, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (13.232 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.7, #5) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.825 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 6.0, #3).

Next up was CBS (8.230 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.340 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.776 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), "Madam Secretary" (7.825 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Elementary" (4.978 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, new episodes from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.544 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Once Upon a Time" (3.045 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Secrets & Lies" (2.701 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Quantico" (2.427 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) on ABC (3.179 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.21% - Sunday Night Football
+4.44% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 10/16/16)
-10.00% - Once Upon a Time
-14.29% - Secrets & Lies
-14.29% - Quantico
-14.29% - Football Night in America #2
-22.73% - Football Night in America #1
-25.00% - Elementary
-27.27% - Madam Secretary
-29.41% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-59.38% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.17% - World Series, Game 5
+9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-11.11% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
-13.33% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - Football Night in America #2
-16.67% - Sunday Night Football
-18.97% - Football Night in America #3
-19.05% - Football Night in America #1
-20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-25.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Blood & Oil)
-25.00% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-40.00% - Once Upon a Time
-50.00% - Quantico


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/1/15):

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

NBC (18.272 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.026 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (10.831 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.5, #6), "Football Night in America #3" (16.884 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.8, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.037 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 7.2, #2).

The silver then went to FOX (18.091 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #2) despite big numbers from "NFL Overrun" (25.817 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.3, #1), "The OT" (21.236 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.9, #3) and "World Series, Game 5" (16.279 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.8, #5).

Next up was CBS (8.423 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.894 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Madam Secretary" (9.665 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "The Good Wife" (7.550 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "CSI: Cyber" (5.582 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.920 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12), "Once Upon a Time" (4.819 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Blood & Oil" (3.234 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "Quantico" (4.025 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) on ABC (4.249 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - 60 Minutes
+10.53% - Football Night in America #1
+7.41% - Football Night in America #3
+6.06% - Football Night in America #2
+4.35% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - CSI: Cyber
-6.25% - Once Upon a Time
-9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.00% - The Good Wife
-11.11% - Blood & Oil
-15.38% - Madam Secretary
-20.00% - Quantico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+59.09% - Football Night in America #2
+31.25% - Football Night in America #1
+28.89% - Football Night in America #3
+18.03% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-38.46% - CSI: Cyber (vs. The Good Wife)
-40.00% - Once Upon a Time
-42.86% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
-50.00% - The Good Wife (vs. Madam Secretary)
-66.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. 60 Minutes)
-80.26% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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