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[01/06/20 - 08:07 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs, Golden Globes Dominate 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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/5/20):

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

NBC (18.504 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with the primetime portions of the "NFC Wild Card Game: Seahawks at Eagles" (29.747 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.3, #1) and "The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards" (14.756 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2).

ABC (3.115 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a distant second with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.569 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (3.035 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Shark Tank" (2.856 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a repeat "Shark Tank" (1.999 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Next up was CBS (5.600 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (7.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "God Friended Me" (5.370 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.661 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) plus a repeat "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.697 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.481 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up encores of "Last Man Standing" (1.258 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and another "Last Man Standing" (1.565 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11); originals from "The Simpsons" (1.869 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Family Guy" (1.893 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3); plus repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.319 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Bless the Harts" (0.981 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, second runs of "Batwoman" (0.470 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Supergirl" (0.359 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) closed out the night on The CW (0.415 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 12/8/19)
+25.00% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. 12/22/19)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/8/19)
-22.22% - Family Guy (vs. 12/15/19)
-28.57% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 12/8/19)
-45.45% - 60 Minutes
-60.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 12/8/19)
-66.67% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/15/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-15.56% - The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards
-22.22% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-25.00% - 60 Minutes
-33.33% - Shark Tank
-33.33% - The Simpsons
-44.44% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-44.44% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-55.56% - God Friended Me


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/6/19):

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

NBC (21.220 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) cruised to victory on Sunday with the primetime portion of the "NFC Wild Card Game: Eagles at Bears" (37.680 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.2, #1) followed by "The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards" (15.734 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2).

CBS (6.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was a distant second with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.069 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "God Friended Me" (7.192 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.514 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Madam Secretary" (5.446 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was ABC (3.774 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.133 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) alongside originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.812 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Shark Tank" (3.704 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) plus a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.445 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.733 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up second runs of "The Simpsons" (0.996 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.055 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) alongside new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.419 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (2.288 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Family Guy" (2.412 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Rel" (1.226 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (0.459 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Charmed" (0.400 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) on The CW (0.429 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Shark Tank (vs. 12/9/18)
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/2/18)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 12/16/18)
-18.18% - God Friended Me (vs. 12/16/18)
-25.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 12/23/18)
-33.33% - Family Guy (vs. 12/9/18)
-37.50% - Rel (vs. 12/9/18)
-50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/9/18)
-55.56% - 60 Minutes (vs. 12/23/18)
-67.86% - The Simpsons (vs. 12/9/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
+7.14% - The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-30.77% - Shark Tank
-35.71% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-37.50% - Family Guy
-50.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted)
-54.55% - Rel (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
-73.53% - The Simpsons

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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