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[11/21/16 - 09:07 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Once Again Leads the Night
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 (11/20/16):

NBC (15.287 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) led the broadcast charge on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (8.343 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (9.038 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.9, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.422 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.910 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

CBS (12.109 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (19.401 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #2), "60 Minutes" (15.806 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.233 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8), "Madam Secretary" (8.571 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and "Elementary" (6.254 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17).

Next up was ABC (7.825 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.805 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and its annual coverage of "The 2016 American Music Awards" (8.165 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6).

And finally, FOX (2.540 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.829 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) followed by new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.322 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14), "The Simpsons" (2.889 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), another "Bob's Burgers" (2.438 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), "Family Guy" (2.720 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.043 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+14.29% - Elementary
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/6/16)
-6.45% - Football Night in America #2
-10.53% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-15.15% - Sunday Night Football
-18.18% - The Last Man on Earth
-18.75% - Family Guy
-26.67% - Football Night in America #3
-58.06% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+113.33% - 60 Minutes
+54.55% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+22.22% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Sunday Night Football
-8.33% - Football Night in America #3
-11.11% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-11.54% - Football Night in America #1
-18.75% - Family Guy
-19.44% - Football Night in America #2
-29.41% - Bob's Burgers - 8:30 (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-30.77% - The Last Man on Earth
-31.43% - The 2016 American Music Awards
-43.48% - The Simpsons
-78.26% - Bob's Burgers - 7:30 (vs. The OT)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/22/15):

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

NBC (14.742 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "NASCAR Overrun" (10.358 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7), "NASCAR Post-Race" (13.231 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.6, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.415 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.8, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.986 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.6, #2).

FOX (8.240 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (20.107 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1), "The OT" (13.200 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.6, #4), "The Simpsons" (5.648 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.870 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9), "Family Guy" (3.343 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.274 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12).

Next up was ABC (9.647 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.665 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13) and its annual telecast of "The 2015 American Music Awards" (10.975 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.5, #6).

And finally, new episodes of "60 Minutes" (10.935 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11), "Madam Secretary" (9.938 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T13), "The Good Wife" (7.825 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.267 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T15) closed out the night on CBS (8.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/8/15)
+30.77% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+14.29% - Family Guy
+12.50% - CSI: Cyber (vs. 11/8/15)
+8.33% - The Last Man on Earth
-7.69% - Football Night in America #3
-13.85% - Sunday Night Football
-15.38% - Madam Secretary
-18.18% - The Good Wife
-53.13% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+43.75% - The Simpsons
+33.33% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+13.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-7.69% - Football Night in America #3
-7.89% - The 2015 American Music Awards (vs. The 2014 American Music Awards)
-21.13% - Sunday Night Football
-21.43% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-30.77% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-35.71% - The Good Wife
-38.89% - Madam Secretary
-61.54% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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