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[10/08/18 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Powers NBC to Top Honors
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 (10/7/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (15.408 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) was once again the top draw on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.168 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (7.790 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.088 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.4, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (17.195 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

FOX (6.554 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "NFL Overrun" (16.842 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.1, #2), "The OT" (10.112 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "The Simpsons" (4.570 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Bob's Burgers" (3.087 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Family Guy" (2.790 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "Rel" (1.922 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Next up was CBS (7.562 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.218 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "God Friended Me" (8.397 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.484 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and the season premiere of "Madam Secretary" (6.148 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.427 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.706 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), the premiere of "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (4.976 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and the return of "Shark Tank" (3.050 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

And finally, The CW (0.805 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) kicked off its Sunday lineup with "The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1" (0.805 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.76% - Football Night in America #3
+1.82% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Family Guy
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Rel
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-35.71% - God Friended Me
-69.23% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+50.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 10 Days in the Valley)
+7.69% - Sunday Night Football
+4.76% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
-6.67% - Football Night in America #1
-10.00% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-14.29% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
-14.29% - Family Guy
-18.18% - The Simpsons
-20.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-25.00% - Madam Secretary
-27.27% - 60 Minutes
-30.00% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-30.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos/Shark Tank)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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