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TV Ratings Sunday: 'Sunday Night Football' Rules the Night While 'Big Brother' and 'Secret Millionaire' Rise & 'Unforgettable' Summer Season Finale Hits New Low

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September 9th, 2013

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Scoreboard NBC FOX CBS ABC UNI
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 7.2/19 3.9/11 1.6/4 0.9/2 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 6.6/20 3.8/12 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 18.720 9.857 7.241 3.948 1.775

 

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for  NBC & FOX (NFL Football) as well as CBS (US Open Tennis) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.

NBC was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC the season opener of Sunday Night Football, which featured a matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants  earned a 9.1 adults 18-49 rating from 8:30-11PM, down  from last year's Game #1 fast nationals (which earned a 9.8 from 8:30-11 and featured Pittsburgh at Denver). We have more data on last night's football ratings here.

On CBS Big Brother scored a 1.9, up a tenth from last week's 1.8  adults 18-49 rating. The summer season finale of Unforgettable garnered a series low 0.9, down a tenth from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the season finale of Secret Millionaire earned a 1.1, up three tenths from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

 

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, September 8, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM FOX NFL Overrun 7.9 25 21.53
NBC Football Night in America 2.1 6 6.47
CBS US Open Tennis 1.6 5 8.13
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 0.9 3 4.81
7:30PM FOX NFL Overrun/ The OT 7.5 22 19.76
NBC Football Night in America 3.1 9 8.75
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America 7.0 19 18.28
FOX The Simpsons -R 2.9 8 6.51
CBS 60 Minutes 1.9 5 8.83
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.0 3 3.64
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11PM) 9.1 23 23.25
FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.8 5 4.10
9:00PM CBS Big Brother 1.9 5 6.81
FOX Family Guy -R 1.7 4 3.73
ABC Secret Millionaire 1.1 3 4.34
9:30PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.7 4 3.53
10:00 PM CBS Unforgettable 0.9 2 5.20
ABC Castle -R 0.6 2 2.99

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Jan

    I really liked Unforgettable. I preferred the setting last year over this years AND I got a little tired of the “kissypoo” stuff between them in the last couple of shows, but for the most part it’s a good summer fill-in show for a Sunday night. I’d really like to see it renewed for next year; maybe they could go back to Queens.

  • jj

    LOL @Unforgettable. I hate to see its numbers if it was called forgettable. What a waste of resources.

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