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[09/24/18 - 08:10 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/23/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (15.472 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) closed the formal 2017-18 season on top with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.886 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.269 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.559 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.3, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.295 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1).

Second place then went to FOX (8.236 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (17.090 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.2, #2), "The OT" (10.921 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4), the season premiere of "9-1-1" (8.470 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6) and encores of "Family Guy" (2.625 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "Rel" (1.837 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was CBS (5.279 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.753 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Big Brother 20" (5.513 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.721 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) and "Madam Secretary" (3.131 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

And finally, a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.357 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by the season finale of "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.068 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.057 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and the season finale of "$100,000 Pyramid" (3.384 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) rounded out the night on ABC (3.966 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - Football Night in America #1
-8.06% - Sunday Night Football
-10.42% - Football Night in America #3
-14.29% - $100,000 Pyramid
-16.13% - Football Night in America #2
-23.53% - Big Brother 20
-33.33% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - 9-1-1 (vs. Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?)
+7.55% - Sunday Night Football
-10.53% - Football Night in America #1
-12.24% - Football Night in America #3
-13.33% - Football Night in America #2
-25.00% - $100,000 Pyramid - 9:00 (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
-37.50% - $100,000 Pyramid - 10:00
-40.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-49.02% - Big Brother 20 (vs. Various)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/24/17):

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

NBC (13.562 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) held off the competition on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.776 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (8.909 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.0, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (13.341 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 4.9, #4) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.537 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 5.3, #2).

Second place then went to CBS (11.787 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and its "NFL Overrun" (21.176 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1) followed by (half-hour results only) "NFL Overrun/60 Minutes" (20.028 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.1, #3), "60 Minutes" (14.651 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6), "60 Minutes/Star Trek: Discovery" (12.384 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7), "Star Trek: Discovery" (8.835 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9), "Star Trek: Discovery/NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.548 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.991 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and "NCIS: Los Angeles/Madam Secretary" (4.680 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Next up was FOX (2.555 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.143 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and another "The Simpsons" (1.837 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) followed by the special "Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?" (2.838 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.477 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and a new "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.123 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12) led into the season finales of "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (3.898 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (3.766 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #19) on ABC (4.316 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+58.06% - Football Night in America #3
+42.86% - Football Night in America #2
+33.33% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
+20.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
+18.75% - Football Night in America #1
-16.67% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 8/27/17)
-17.19% - Sunday Night Football

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+21.74% - 60 Minutes - 8:00
+13.33% - Star Trek: Discovery - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-6.25% - Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? (vs. Various)
-7.55% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-20.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. Secrets & Lies)
-22.06% - Sunday Night Football
-40.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Quantico)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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