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[10/15/18 - 08:23 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 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/14/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (16.871 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) once again dominated Sunday evening with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.110 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "Football Night in America #2" (10.700 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (16.100 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.260 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1).

CBS (9.159 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver draw with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (14.400 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3), "60 Minutes" (11.300 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "God Friended Me" (7.994 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.347 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (5.590 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17).

Next up was FOX (2.200 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its combination of "The Simpsons" (3.184 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "The Cool Kids" (2.175 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) repeats followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.509 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (2.052 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.930 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "Rel" (1.352 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T18).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.031 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.692 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (4.573 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and "Shark Tank" (3.686 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) plus the debut of "The Alec Baldwin Show" (2.171 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #21).

And finally, The CW (1.534 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night with its Sunday launches of "Supergirl" (1.526 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T18) and "Charmed" (1.541 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - Football Night in America #2
+35.71% - Football Night in America #1
+28.57% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+22.22% - God Friended Me
+16.67% - Shark Tank
+13.64% - Football Night in America #3
+12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+7.14% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers
-28.57% - Rel
-33.33% - Family Guy
-44.44% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
+25.00% - Football Night in America #3
+20.00% - Sunday Night Football
+11.76% - Football Night in America #1
+6.45% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - The Alec Baldwin Show (vs. 10 Days in the Valley)
-8.33% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-10.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
-12.50% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-18.18% - 60 Minutes
-18.18% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-23.08% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - Madam Secretary
-33.33% - Family Guy
-36.36% - Shark Tank
-37.50% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/15/17):

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

NBC (13.380 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its mainstays "Football Night in America #1" (5.951 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.567 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (11.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.423 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2).

Second place then went to CBS (10.592 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (19.451 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1), "60 Minutes" (12.810 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Wisdom of the Crowd" (8.264 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.376 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (6.385 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Next up was FOX (2.500 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a repeat "Ghosted" (2.738 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.451 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "The Simpsons" (2.899 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "Ghosted" (2.420 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13), "Family Guy" (2.545 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.949 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Toy Box" (2.324 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.360 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "Shark Tank" (4.663 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "10 Days in the Valley" (2.620 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) on ABC (3.492 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 60 Minutes
+29.17% - Football Night in America #2
+20.00% - Wisdom of the Crowd
+13.33% - Football Night in America #1
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - 10 Days in the Valley
0.00% - The Toy Box
-3.85% - Sunday Night Football
-4.76% - Football Night in America #3
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.29% - Family Guy
-15.38% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 10/1/17)
-20.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-28.57% - Ghosted
-40.91% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - 60 Minutes
+55.00% - Football Night in America #2
+22.22% - Shark Tank (vs. Secrets & Lies)
+21.43% - Football Night in America #1
+14.29% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+11.11% - Sunday Night Football
+11.11% - Football Night in America #3
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-7.69% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-25.00% - Family Guy
-27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-27.27% - The Last Man on Earth
-33.33% - Ghosted (vs. Son of Zorn)
-50.00% - 10 Days in the Valley (vs. Quantico)
-50.00% - The Toy Box (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-58.06% - The Simpsons
-79.25% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The OT)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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