good-wife-s7-premiereBroadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

The numbers for Sunday. Live sports on NBC and FOX mean a greater likelihood of substantial adjustments in the final same-day ratings:

7 p.m.

NFL overrun (FOX): 6.5/22 in adults 18-49, 19.05 million viewers

“Football Night in America” (NBC): 2.9/9, 8.78 million

“60 Minutes” (CBS): 1.5/5, 11.6 million

“The Muppets” – R (ABC): 0.5/2, 2.5 million

7:30 p.m.

“The OT” (FOX): 4.2/13, 11.08 million

“The Muppets” – R (ABC): 0.8/2, 2.71 million

8 p.m.

“Sunday Night Football” (NBC): 7.2/21, 20.17 million

“The Simpsons” (FOX): 2.6/8, 6 million

“Once Upon a Time” (ABC): 1.8/5, 5.33 million

“Madam Secretary” – P (CBS): 1.5/4, 11.93 million

8:30 p.m.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX): 1.9/5, 4.1 million

9 p.m.

“Sunday Night Football” (NBC): 7.8/22, 21.7 million

“Family Guy” (FOX): 1.7/5, 3.63 million

“The Good Wife” (CBS) – P: 1.2/3, 9.37 million

“Blood & Oil” (ABC): 1.2/3, 5.19 million

9:30 p.m.

“The Last Man on Earth” (FOX): 1.5/4, 3.3 million

10 p.m.

“Sunday Night Football” (NBC): 7.3/22, 19.88 million

“Quantico” (ABC): 1.9/6, 6.94 million

“CSI: Cyber” – P (CBS): 1.0/3, 7.02 million

The Season 7 premiere of “The Good Wife” was down two tenths in adults 18-49 from last season, scoring a 1.2 vs. a 1.4 in 2014. It was even with its finale in May. The other CBS premieres, “Madam Secretary” and “CSI: Cyber,” each took bigger hits, falling from 2.0 and 1.8 for their respective debuts last season. (CBS was delayed 26 minutes in a handful of markets, including New York and Philadelphia, so there may be more adjustments than usual.)

On ABC, “Blood & Oil” dipped from an already modest 1.4 for its premiere to a 1.2 in week two. “Once Upon a Time” (1.8) and “Quantico” 1.9), however, both retained all of their 18-49 numbers from premiere week.

FOX’s lineup got a bump from late-afternoon NFL coverage running into primetime, and per usual “Sunday Night Football” on NBC led the night.

And finally, the network standings:

Scoreboard NBC  FOX  ABC  CBS
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 6.3/19 3.1/9 1.4/4 1.3/4
Total Viewers (million) 17.64 7.85 5.01 9.98


: 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, 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.-
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.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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