NBC, powered by NFL Football claimed #1 for Sunday evening in the U.S. as the New Orleans Saints came back from a Monday night beating by Seattle to handle the Carolina Panthers. At 7P, ‘Football Night In America’ began with only 6.16 million viewers. At 730P, it improved slightly to 8.17 million. At 8P, the pre-kick show pulled in 13.45 million and took over first place for the evening. At 830P, the game averaged 16.57 million viewers.
On CBS, ’60 Minutes’ pulled in its usual big number, despite the NFL overrun on FOX and had 11.44 million viewing he program. At 8P, for the two hour final of this season’s ‘Amazing Race’, 9.21 million viewers were tuned in. At 10P, ‘The Mentalist’ began to bring back most of the troops as Patrick Jane finally got his demands from the FBI and began a new era of the show. It increased The Tiffany Network’s number by pulling in 9.64 million viewers.
ABC began the evening with ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ and pulled in 6.97 million while at 8P, ‘One Upon A Time’ held steady with 6.88 million. At 9P, ‘Revenge’ with 5.98 began the steady drop and at 10P, ‘Betrayal’ fell out of the bottom with 3.1 million, losing nearly 3 million viewers. The Alphabet Network is in need of a redo at 10P on Sundays.
FOX, with the benefit of their football overrun at 7P drew 18.27 million viewers. At 730P, ‘The OT’ drew 11.9 million. At 8P, the regular lineup got started as ‘The Simpsons’ pulled in 6.82 million making this hour very competitive for all of the broadcast networks. At 830P, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ dropped a bit to 4.58 million while at 9P, ‘Family Guy’ increase the total viewing The Animal Network of Broadcast to 5.23 million. At 930P, ‘American Dad’ brought in the fewest viewers on the network with 4.27 million.
Ratings Note: Due to the NFL football overrun, CBS prime started 27 minuted delayed in the following markets: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Houston, Detroit, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Ratings are subject to change.
For the record, NBC was #1 with 14.925 million viewers and an 8.3 rating and 13 share. It was down 1 million viewers vs the comparable day last year, while CBS came in #2 with 9.875 million and a 6.0 rating and 9 share of audience, an increase of some 300,000 viewers over last season. FOX ranked #3 with 8.512 million (5.0/7) which was even with last year on this comparable day while ABC drew 5.735 million but had a 3.6 rating and a 5 share, down 1 million viewers from last year. Univision had a 1.2/2 while Telemundo finished with a 0.7/1.
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