TV Ratings Sunday: 'American Music Awards' Returns for Lowest-Rated Telecast Ever, FOX Animation Block Goes Low
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||4.9/12||3.0/8||2.9/7||2.0/5||1.2/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||3.9/11||2.0/6||2.6/7||2.2/6||0.9/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.267||12.592||8.970||4.181||3.048|
Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for NBC (NFL Football), & CBS/FOX (Football Overruns) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.
NBC was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
On NBC, Sunday Night Football (Baltimore/Pittsburgh) earned a preliminary 6.0 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11:00PM, down from last week’s 7.9 rating.
On FOX, The Simpsons earned a 2.5 down seven tenths from last week’s 3.2. Bob’s Burgers earned a 1.8, down six tenths from last week’s 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy earned a 2.5, down two tenths from last week’s 2.7 adults 18-48 rating. American Dad is the only animation program that didn’t go down this week, earning a 2.0, up from its last original’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating two weeks ago.
On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.7, up three tenths from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The American Music Awards garnered a 3.4, down almost a full ratings point from last year’s 4.3 and the lowest-rated telecast for the AMAs ever. Your predictions were about right.
On CBS, football overruns delayed the start of primetime until 7:53. These numbers are basically worthless until we see the finals tomorrow.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, November 18, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|7:00 PM||CBS||NFL Overrun||5.5||15||18.42|
|NBC||Football Night in America||1.9||5||6.32|
|ABC||America’s Funniest home Videos||1.7||5||5.11|
|FOX||NFL Overrun/Bob’s Burgers -R||1.3||4||3.42|
|7:30 PM||NBC||Football Night in America||2.7||7||8.02|
|FOX||The Cleveland Show||1.6||4||3.28|
|8:00 PM||NBC||Football Night in America||4.5||11||12.75|
|ABC||American Music Awards||3.4||8||9.47|
|8:30 PM||NBC||Sunday Night Football (8:30-11) 6.0||15||15.80|
|CBS||The Amazing Race||2.2||5||9.64|
|10:00PM||CBS||The Good Wife/The Mentalist (10:53)||1.6||4||9.51|
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