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[10/05/20 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top ABC, NBA Finals
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 (10/4/20):

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

NBC (10.489 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) held off the competition on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.870 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7), "Football Night in America #2" (8.111 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (11.374 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (11.712 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2).

CBS (7.264 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) took home the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (16.556 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1), "60 Minutes" (11.234 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5), a second "60 Minutes" (5.797 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and the feature "Old School" (2.499 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

Next up was ABC (3.503 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with "NBA Countdown" (2.750 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "NBA Finals, Game 3" (4.080 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and a one-hour "Black-ish" (2.434 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) special.

Next up was FOX (1.312 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) with a rebroadcast of "I Can See Your Voice" (1.497 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) followed by originals from "The Simpsons" (1.495 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Bless the Harts" (0.930 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), "Bob's Burgers" (1.112 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Family Guy" (1.340 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, the return of "Pandora" (0.372 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.264 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.318 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+185.71% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - Football Night in America #2
+16.67% - Football Night in America #1
-8.33% - Football Night in America #3
-18.60% - Sunday Night Football
-28.57% - Family Guy
-42.86% - Bob's Burgers
-62.50% - Bless the Harts
-75.00% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+122.22% - 60 Minutes - 7:00
+33.33% - Black-ish (vs. The Rookie)
+22.22% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - 60 Minutes - 8:00 (vs. God Friended Me)
-21.43% - Football Night in America #3
-30.00% - Sunday Night Football
-44.44% - Family Guy
-59.46% - NBA Finals, Game 3 (vs. 6/5/19)
-63.64% - Bob's Burgers
-65.00% - NBA Countdown (vs. 6/5/19)
-76.92% - Bless the Harts
-80.00% - Pandora (vs. Batwoman)
-80.77% - The Simpsons


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/6/19):

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

NBC (13.341 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its NFL mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.152 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (6.417 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.276 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.177 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.0, #2).

FOX (9.429 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then got a boost into second thanks to a full hour of "The OT" (20.867 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (6.976 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), "Bless the Harts" (3.181 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "Bob's Burgers" (2.454 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "Family Guy" (2.229 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was CBS (6.583 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (8.381 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "God Friended Me" (6.488 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.556 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) plus the return of "Madam Secretary" (4.905 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.301 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.147 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) alongside the debut of "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (5.399 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) plus new episodes of "Shark Tank" (3.900 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "The Rookie" (3.758 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15).

And finally, The CW (1.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with the launch of "Batwoman" (1.799 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) and the season premiere of "Supergirl" (1.299 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+188.89% - The Simpsons
+85.71% - Bless the Harts
+57.14% - Bob's Burgers
+28.57% - Family Guy
0.00% - Shark Tank
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.29% - The Rookie
-25.37% - Sunday Night Football
-27.59% - Football Night in America #3
-30.00% - God Friended Me
-33.33% - Football Night in America #1
-45.45% - Football Night in America #2
-64.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Batwoman (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1)
+100.00% - Supergirl (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 1)
+44.44% - The Simpsons
+28.57% - Family Guy (vs. Rel)
+28.57% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
+12.50% - 60 Minutes
+8.33% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers)
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - Football Night in America #1
-4.55% - Football Night in America #3
-8.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-10.71% - Sunday Night Football
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - God Friended Me
-25.00% - Football Night in America #2
-33.33% - Madam Secretary

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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