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[11/23/20 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Night 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/22/20):

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

NBC (13.034 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its usual mix of "Football Night in America #1" (6.126 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "Football Night in America #2" (7.290 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (15.021 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (15.168 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.2, #2).

FOX (7.365 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) took home the silver with its hour of "NFL Overrun" (17.104 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) alongside new episodes of "The Simpsons" (4.682 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "Bless the Harts" (2.022 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.668 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Family Guy" (1.611 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.846 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.987 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and its annual telecast of "2020 American Music Awards" (3.799 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.629 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up "60 Minutes" (9.023 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.621 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.794 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and a repeat "NCIS" (3.079 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15).

And finally, The CW (0.335 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with "Pandora" (0.288 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and the relocated "The Outpost" (0.382 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
#DIV/0! - Pandora (vs. 11/8/20)
+36.36% - Football Night in America #1
+25.00% - Football Night in America #3
+25.00% - The Simpsons
+16.67% - Bless the Harts
+13.51% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - The Outpost (vs. 11/12/20)
-5.00% - Football Night in America #2
-14.29% - Bob's Burgers
-14.29% - Family Guy
-28.57% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-40.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-55.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Pandora (vs. Batwoman (Repeat))
0.00% - The Outpost (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. God Friended Me)
-12.50% - Sunday Night Football
-13.04% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-16.67% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - Football Night in America #1
-30.00% - Bless the Harts
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers
-33.33% - Family Guy
-37.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-40.63% - Football Night in America #2
-41.18% - 2020 American Music Awards


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/24/19):

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

NBC (15.034 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) scored another victory on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.588 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5), "Football Night in America #2" (11.357 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (16.441 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (16.978 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.8, #2).

FOX (8.749 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then got a boost from an hour of "The OT" (19.885 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) alongside originals from "The Simpsons" (5.449 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Bless the Harts" (2.697 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8), "Bob's Burgers" (2.288 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Family Guy" (2.291 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was ABC (6.347 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.190 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) followed by the "2019 American Music Awards" (6.733 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.061 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.682 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12), "God Friended Me" (5.929 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.294 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Madam Secretary" (4.338 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15).

And finally, The CW (0.493 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) opted for repeats of "Batwoman" (0.574 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and "Supergirl" (0.412 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) to round out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - The Simpsons
+66.67% - Bless the Harts
+39.13% - Football Night in America #2
+33.33% - Football Night in America #1
+21.05% - Football Night in America #3
+12.50% - Family Guy
+12.50% - Bob's Burgers
+11.63% - Sunday Night Football
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-33.33% - Madam Secretary
-40.00% - God Friended Me
-78.79% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Family Guy (vs. Rel (Repeat))
+100.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+28.57% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+25.00% - Football Night in America #1
+11.11% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
0.00% - Football Night in America #3
-3.03% - Football Night in America #2
-5.56% - 2019 American Music Awards (vs. 10/9/18)
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-11.11% - Sunday Night Football
-33.33% - Madam Secretary
-33.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-40.00% - God Friended Me
-66.67% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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