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[12/07/20 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Tops Charts 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 (12/6/20):

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

NBC (12.215 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) cruised to another victory on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.809 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (9.611 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (12.213 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (14.017 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2).

CBS (7.960 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) took home the silver with its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (17.414 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1), "60 Minutes" (10.683 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "A Holly Dolly Christmas" (6.203 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.351 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and a second "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.798 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16).

Next up was ABC (3.065 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.710 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Supermarket Sweep" (2.830 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (2.874 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Card Sharks" (1.844 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #19).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.655 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.363 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.341 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) plus originals of "The Simpsons" (1.598 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Bless the Harts" (1.053 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16), "Bob's Burgers" (1.200 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Family Guy" (1.376 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, fresh installments of "Pandora" (0.364 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T20) and "The Outpost" (0.350 million viewers, #21; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T20) rounded out the night on The CW (0.357 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
#DIV/0! - The Outpost
+25.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 11/22/20)
+20.00% - Supermarket Sweep
+8.33% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - Football Night in America #2
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 11/29/20)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 11/22/20)
0.00% - Card Sharks
0.00% - Pandora
-7.32% - Sunday Night Football
-10.81% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 11/22/20)
-16.67% - The Simpsons (vs. 11/22/20)
-28.57% - 60 Minutes
-42.86% - Bless the Harts (vs. 11/29/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - Supermarket Sweep (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos: This Is You!)
-3.70% - Football Night in America #2
-7.32% - Sunday Night Football
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-19.51% - Football Night in America #3
-20.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles - 10:30 (vs. Madam Secretary)
-28.57% - NCIS: Los Angeles - 9:30
-31.58% - Football Night in America #1
-33.33% - Family Guy (vs. Miss Universe 2019)
-40.00% - A Holly Dolly Christmas (vs. God Friended Me)
-44.44% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Miss Universe 2019)
-44.44% - The Simpsons (vs. Miss Universe 2019)
-50.00% - The Outpost (vs. Crisis Aftermath)
-50.00% - Card Sharks (vs. The Rookie)
-54.55% - 60 Minutes
-55.56% - Bless the Harts (vs. Miss Universe 2019)
-83.33% - Pandora (vs. Supergirl)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/8/19):

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

NBC (12.465 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (7.520 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (10.108 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (14.266 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #T2) and "Sunday Night Football" (13.566 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.1, #T2).

CBS (11.722 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then got a huge spark from its "NFL Overrun" (26.924 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) followed by a new "60 Minutes" (16.515 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), the fall finales of "God Friended Me" (7.824 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.423 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) plus the series finale of "Madam Secretary" (5.331 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Next up was FOX (3.815 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its presentation of "Miss Universe 2019" (3.815 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.798 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.893 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), the special "America's Funniest Home Videos: This Is You!" (3.990 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Shark Tank" (2.639 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and the fall finale of "The Rookie" (3.669 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.184 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with its crossover premiere of "Supergirl" (1.673 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by "Crisis Aftermath" (0.695 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Supergirl
+73.68% - 60 Minutes
+66.67% - God Friended Me (vs. 11/24/19)
+25.00% - Madam Secretary
+20.00% - The Rookie
+11.76% - Football Night in America #1
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-10.87% - Football Night in America #3
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 11/24/19)
-15.63% - Football Night in America #2
-25.45% - Sunday Night Football
-33.33% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+266.67% - 60 Minutes
+42.11% - Football Night in America #2
+26.67% - Football Night in America #1
+25.00% - God Friended Me
+20.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. The Flash)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos: This Is You! (vs. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors)
-6.82% - Football Night in America #3
-16.67% - Madam Secretary
-18.18% - Miss Universe 2019 (vs. 12/16/18)
-22.22% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-22.64% - Sunday Night Football
-33.33% - Crisis Aftermath (vs. Charmed)
-42.86% - Shark Tank

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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