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[11/28/16 - 08:31 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Take Home Another Victory
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 (11/27/16):

NBC (15.707 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1) continued its reign on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.514 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.139 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.115 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.339 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.8, #2).

CBS (14.205 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then got another boost from "NFL Overrun" (24.343 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) followed by "60 Minutes" (19.338 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (12.722 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6), "Madam Secretary" (9.184 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "Elementary" (6.807 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Next up was FOX (2.144 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (3.256 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), a new "Bob's Burgers" (2.406 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and repeats from "The Simpsons" (2.574 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Son of Zorn" (1.508 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #18), "Family Guy" (1.781 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.342 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.5, #19).

And finally, a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.571 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) alongside new episodes of "Once Upon a Time" (3.282 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "Secrets & Lies" (2.781 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16) and "Quantico" (2.297 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16) closed out the night on ABC (3.482 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.88% - 60 Minutes
+11.11% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 11/13/16)
+10.00% - Bob's Burgers
+9.09% - Madam Secretary
+5.88% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+4.55% - Football Night in America #3
+3.57% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. 11/13/16)
0.00% - Quantico (vs. 11/13/16)
-3.45% - Football Night in America #2
-21.74% - Football Night in America #1

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-3.45% - Football Night in America #2
-11.11% - Elementary (vs. The Good Wife)
-18.18% - Football Night in America #1
-19.30% - Football Night in America #3
-22.22% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Blood & Oil)
-23.08% - Once Upon a Time
-24.68% - Sunday Night Football
-28.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 60 Minutes)
-41.67% - Quantico
-47.30% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/29/15):

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

NBC (20.261 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.8, #1) was of course the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.961 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.438 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (18.035 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.7, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (22.871 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.7, #1).

CBS (14.366 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then got a boost from a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (26.527 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.4, #2) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (14.063 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "Madam Secretary" (9.542 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "The Good Wife" (7.332 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Next up was ABC (4.213 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.287 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) alongside originals from "Once Upon a Time" (4.317 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "Blood & Oil" (3.184 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Quantico" (4.066 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

And finally, encores of "Breakthrough Prize" (1.437 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17), "The Simpsons" (2.336 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.223 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "Family Guy" (2.124 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.804 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) on FOX (1.895 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - Sunday Night Football
+18.75% - Football Night in America #3
+12.50% - Blood & Oil (vs. 11/8/15)
+9.09% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Good Wife
-6.45% - Football Night in America #2 (vs. 11/15/15)
-7.69% - Quantico (vs. 11/15/15)
-15.38% - Football Night in America #1 (vs. 11/15/15)
-18.75% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 11/15/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Sunday Night Football
+20.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+12.50% - Blood & Oil (vs. Resurrection)
+10.00% - Football Night in America #1
+7.55% - Football Night in America #3
-32.43% - 60 Minutes
-32.56% - Football Night in America #2
-35.00% - Once Upon a Time
-36.84% - Madam Secretary
-43.75% - The Good Wife (vs. The Mentalist)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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