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[01/22/18 - 08:31 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Dominates with NFC Championship
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/21/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for FOX are approximate.]

FOX (27.590 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.9, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with the primetime portion of the "NFC Championship" (33.851 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.9, #1) followed by the launch of "The Resident" (8.807 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2).

CBS (6.040 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then claimed a distant second with its mix of "60 Minutes Presents" (8.146 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "60 Minutes" (6.881 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "SWAT" (4.405 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.727 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.923 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.821 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.119 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Shark Tank" (3.918 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and another "Shark Tank" (3.836 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

And finally, NBC (3.229 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night with repeats of "Little Big Shots" (2.616 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14), another "Little Big Shots" (3.315 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.363 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and another "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.624 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - Shark Tank - 10:00
-23.08% - Shark Tank - 9:00
-33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - Shark Tank - 10:00 (vs. Quantico (Repeat))
+66.67% - Shark Tank - 9:00 (vs. To Tell the Truth (Repeat))
+33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. To Tell the Truth (Repeat))
-18.66% - NFC Championship (vs. AFC Championship on CBS)
-25.00% - The Resident (vs. Hunted on CBS)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/22/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for CBS (7-10:08p) are approximate.]

CBS (33.634 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.9, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its coverage of the "AFC Championship" (41.254 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 13.4, #1) followed by the premiere of "Hunted" (10.773 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2).

A distant second place then went to FOX (2.513 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and its lineup of "Son of Zorn" (3.946 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.407 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "The Simpsons" (2.626 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), a new "Son of Zorn" (1.991 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Family Guy" (2.105 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and another "Bob's Burgers" (2.005 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.342 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its combination of "Dateline NBC" (5.026 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and the feature "Ted" (2.332 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.699 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "To Tell the Truth" (3.269 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), another "To Tell the Truth" (3.005 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Quantico" (1.712 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) closed out the night on ABC (3.171 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-60.87% - Son of Zorn (vs. 1/8/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+350.00% - Hunted (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+14.29% - Dateline NBC (vs. Various)
-93.71% - Son of Zorn (vs. NFC Championship)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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