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[11/20/17 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Cowboys-Eagles Showdown Puts 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/19/17):

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

NBC (16.978 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) once again claimed the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.552 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.702 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (14.289 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.772 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (7.655 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with the season finale of "The Toy Box" (3.478 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17) followed by "The 2017 American Music Awards" (9.048 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5).

Next up was CBS (9.040 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (17.291 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3), "60 Minutes" (11.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T6), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (6.278 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.787 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Madam Secretary" (5.954 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, FOX (2.114 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) rounded out the night with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.970 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.363 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "The Simpsons" (2.717 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Ghosted" (1.953 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.078 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.600 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - 60 Minutes
+20.00% - The Toy Box
+16.67% - Madam Secretary
+8.33% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Wisdom of the Crowd
-16.36% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - Football Night in America #2
-22.22% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-22.22% - The Last Man on Earth
-31.25% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/5/17)
-33.33% - Football Night in America #1
-35.71% - Family Guy
-38.46% - Ghosted
-42.11% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.69% - Football Night in America #2
+10.00% - Bob's Burgers
+4.55% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - The 2017 American Music Awards
-7.14% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-13.04% - Football Night in America #1
-15.38% - The Simpsons
-22.22% - The Last Man on Earth
-30.77% - Family Guy
-33.33% - Ghosted (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-36.36% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-37.50% - 60 Minutes
-45.45% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-52.94% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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