Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Note: Live NFL coverage on NBC, FOX and CBS in some markets will likely result in greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. NFL overrun (FOX) 6.0/20 19.42
Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.) 3.2/10 10.17
60 Minutes (CBS) 1.5/5 11.69
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.9/3 5.18
7:30 p.m. The OT (FOX) 4.1/13 12.25
8 p.m. The Simpsons (FOX) 2.4/7 5.85
Once Upon a Time (ABC) 0.9/3 3.25
Bull (CBS) – R 0.9/3 7.52
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 5.1/15 14.76
Son of Zorn (FOX) 1.3/4 3.16
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 1.6/5 3.43
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.8/2 6.64
Secrets and Lies (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – F 0.7/2 3.39
9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 1.1/3 2.48
10 p.m. MacGyver (CBS) – R 0.7/2 4.61

 

“Secrets and Lies” ended its second season in the same place it’s been for the past few weeks — at the low end of the ratings spectrum. The ABC show’s two-hour finale Sunday averaged a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, on par with its last two episodes and its season average.

The fall finale of “Once Upon a Time” on ABC fell slightly to a 0.9, down a tenth of a point vs. last week.

FOX’s lineup got its usual bump when the network has the national broadcast of a late-afternoon NFL game. “The Simpsons” (2.4), “Son of Zorn” (1.3), “Family Guy” (1.6) and “The Last Man on Earth” (1.1) were all up from their last episodes.

CBS aired a trio of reruns following “60 Minutes” (1.5). NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” scored a preliminary 5.1, down from last week’s early 5.8, which adjusted up to 6.2 in the finals.

Network averages:

NBC FOX CBS ABC
Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.4/13 2.8/8 1.0/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 13.04 7.76 7.61 3.80


Definitions:
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.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. 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. 
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. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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