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[09/30/19 - 08:10 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Hits Season High for NBC
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 (9/29/19):

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

NBC (17.610 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) hit a season high on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.274 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.593 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (18.036 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.8, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (20.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.7, #1).

CBS (9.575 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was silver draw with its own "NFL Overrun" (18.239 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.7, #3) followed by the season premieres of "60 Minutes" (12.941 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "God Friended Me" (7.827 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.234 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) plus a repeat "Evil" (4.359 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #19).

Next up was ABC (4.589 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) with the return of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.075 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), the season finale of "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.415 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) alongside the season premieres of "Shark Tank" (3.818 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "The Rookie" (4.048 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.252 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.041 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.633 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) alongside the season openers to "The Simpsons" (2.305 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Bless the Harts" (1.808 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.855 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Family Guy" (1.869 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, The CW (0.503 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with its special "iHeartRadio Music Festival Greatest Moments" (0.496 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T20) and the season finale of "Mysteries Decoded" (0.509 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T20).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
+31.25% - Football Night in America #1
+24.07% - Sunday Night Football
+22.22% - Football Night in America #2
+20.83% - Football Night in America #3

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Frozen (Repeat))
+50.00% - Football Night in America #1
+40.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+38.10% - Football Night in America #3
+37.50% - Football Night in America #2
+21.82% - Sunday Night Football
+16.67% - Shark Tank (vs. Frozen (Repeat))
-3.85% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Family Guy (vs. Rel)
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-28.57% - God Friended Me
-41.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-41.67% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-50.00% - The Simpsons


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/30/18):

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

NBC (7:30-11pm) (14.451 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.142 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9), "Football Night in America #2" (7.673 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (12.798 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.138 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1).

CBS (11.156 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then took home the silver with half-hour of "NFL Overrun" (17.035 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2) followed by the premieres of "60 Minutes" (13.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), "God Friended Me" (10.448 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.679 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13) plus a repeat "Magnum P.I." (6.521 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Next up was FOX (3.816 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (5.170 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "Bob's Burgers" (5.634 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) followed by the season openers to "The Simpsons" (4.847 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "Bob's Burgers" (2.614 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.662 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T11) and "Rel" (1.971 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

And finally, ABC (3.221 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up the return of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.397 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) alongside repeats of "Frozen" (2.800 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17) and "Shark Tank" (1.887 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-2.33% - Football Night in America #3
-3.51% - Sunday Night Football
-7.69% - Football Night in America #2
-17.65% - Football Night in America #1
-52.94% - Rel (vs. 9/9/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Toy Box)
+30.00% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - The Simpsons
+12.24% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
-6.67% - Football Night in America #3
-7.69% - Family Guy
-8.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-11.11% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-14.29% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
-33.33% - Football Night in America #2
-36.36% - Football Night in America #1

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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