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[10/09/17 - 08:36 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Gives Boost to NBC, FOX
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 (10/8/17):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (13.430 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (4.575 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (7.166 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (12.576 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.853 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #2).

FOX (8.658 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then got a boost with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (23.687 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.4, #1), "The OT" (13.938 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3), "The Simpsons" (5.365 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "Ghosted" (3.605 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.090 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.263 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12).

Next up was CBS (8.325 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (9.846 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (7.947 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.383 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) plus the return of "Madam Secretary" (7.126 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16).

And finally, a new "The Toy Box" (1.920 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T17), the season premiere of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.527 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) and new episodes from "Shark Tank" (4.656 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "10 Days in the Valley" (2.616 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T17) rounded out the night on ABC (3.429 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - The Simpsons
+11.11% - The Last Man on Earth
+7.69% - Family Guy
+6.12% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Ghosted
0.00% - The Toy Box
-6.67% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-21.43% - Shark Tank
-28.57% - Wisdom of the Crowd
-31.82% - Football Night in America #1
-33.33% - 10 Days in the Valley
-33.33% - Football Night in America #2
-45.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - The Simpsons
+40.00% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn (Repeat))
0.00% - Sunday Night Football
-11.76% - Football Night in America #1
-12.50% - Football Night in America #3
-17.24% - Football Night in America #2
-26.32% - Family Guy (vs. The Second Presidential Debate)
-30.77% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-47.37% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. The Second Presidential Debate)
-61.54% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. 60 Minutes)
-62.07% - Shark Tank (vs. The Second Presidential Debate)
-66.67% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-73.68% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The Second Presidential Debate)
-75.76% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Second Presidential Debate)
-77.55% - 60 Minutes (vs. NFL Overrun)
-84.00% - 10 Days in the Valley (vs. The Second Presidential Debate)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/9/16):

NBC (13.856 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its usual combination of "Football Night in America #1" (5.479 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11), "Football Night in America #2" (8.468 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.529 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.8, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.000 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

CBS (14.237 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (16.853 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2), "60 Minutes" (12.428 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #8), "The Second Presidential Debate" (14.866 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #4) and "The Second Presidential Debate - Analysis" (10.740 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #7).

Next up was ABC (7.292 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.137 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15), "Once Upon a Time" (4.562 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14), "The Second Presidential Debate" (9.847 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T5) and "The Second Presidential Debate - Analysis" (7.402 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9).

And finally, a repeat "The Simpsons" (4.326 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12), new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.923 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15) and "The Simpsons" (3.386 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12) plus a repeat "Son of Zorn" (2.369 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #17) and "The Second Presidential Debate" (5.054 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) on FOX (4.024 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - 60 Minutes
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+18.18% - Once Upon a Time
+3.57% - Football Night in America #2
+2.13% - Football Night in America #3
-5.56% - Football Night in America #1
-7.69% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 9/25/16)
-14.75% - Sunday Night Football
-42.31% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Bob's Burgers
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Simpsons
-5.88% - Football Night in America #3
-10.34% - Sunday Night Football
-13.33% - 60 Minutes
-18.75% - Once Upon a Time
-19.05% - Football Night in America #1
-23.68% - Football Night in America #2

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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