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[11/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping NBC, "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 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/18/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (15.278 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) was the ratings champ on Sunday thanks to its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.819 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.319 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.649 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.2, #T2) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.796 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1).

FOX (5.564 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then got a boost from "NFL Overrun" (13.263 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #T2) and "The OT" (8.499 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (4.371 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Bob's Burgers" (2.980 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "Family Guy" (2.657 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "Rel" (1.614 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

Next up was CBS (7.678 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.219 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10), "God Friended Me" (7.603 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.231 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Madam Secretary" (5.659 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.605 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" (4.241 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15), "Shark Tank" (3.525 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.775 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

And finally, fresh installments from "Supergirl" (1.146 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T19) and "Charmed" (0.971 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T19) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.059 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - The Simpsons
+33.33% - Shark Tank (vs. 10/28/18)
+20.00% - Bob's Burgers
+20.00% - Rel
+16.67% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
+10.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-6.25% - Football Night in America #1
-8.62% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - Football Night in America #3
-23.33% - Football Night in America #2
-27.27% - God Friended Me
-58.33% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
+45.45% - The Simpsons
+33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
+22.22% - Family Guy
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+1.92% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-8.70% - Football Night in America #3
-14.29% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-25.00% - Football Night in America #1
-34.29% - Football Night in America #2
-50.00% - 60 Minutes
-66.67% - Shark Tank (vs. The 2017 American Music Awards)
-70.83% - Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (vs. The 2017 American Music Awards)


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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