Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Note: Live NFL coverage on CBS and NBC will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks.

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. NFL overrun (CBS) 5.5/21 20.60
Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.) 3.2/12 9.68
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.7/3 4.48
The Simpsons (FOX) (7-8 p.m.) – R 0.7/3 1.99
8 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) 2.5/9 13.52
Who Shot Biggie and Tupac? (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – S 1.1/4 2.84
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) 1.0/4 5.12
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 5.3/19 14.54
9 p.m. Star Trek: Discovery (CBS) – P (8:48-9:53 p.m.) 1.9/7* 9.60*
Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (ABC) – F 0.8/3 3.90
10 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.7/3 4.84
The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – F 0.6/3 3.77

*Time zone-adjusted fast nationals.

“Star Trek: Discovery” launched to solid ratings in its maiden (and only) voyage on CBS Sunday night.

The show, which will air only on CBS All Access for the remainder of the season, drew a good-sized audience for its premiere. “Discovery” currently has a 1.6 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.19 9.6 million viewers in time zone-adjusted fast national ratings.

The premiere compares favorably to another CBS All Access show that launched on the broadcast network: “The Good Fight” drew a 0.7 and 7.17 million people for its premiere in February.

NBC led Sunday as usual, but “Sunday Night Football” was down week to week with a not very competitive game between Washington and Oakland. In metered markets, it’s off about 8 percent (11.6 vs. 12.6 last week), and pending updates it has a 5.3 in adults 18-49 and 14.54 million viewers.

ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” scored a 1.0. The finales of “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (0.8) rose two tenths of a point vs. its last airing, while “The $100,000 Pyramid” finale (0.6) was in line with recent outings. FOX’s special “Who Shot Biggie and Tupac” delivered a 1.1.

Network averages:

NBC CBS FOX ABC
Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.5/16 2.6/10 1.0/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 12.71 11.79 2.56 4.32

 

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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