Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

Note: Live sports coverage on FOX 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 (FOX) 5.2/19 17.27
Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.) 2.1/8 7.62
60 Minutes (CBS) 1.1/4 9.88
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.9/4 5.35
7:30 p.m. The OT (FOX) 5.4/19 18.25
8 p.m. The Simpsons (FOX) 2.7/9 7.51
Movie: Frozen (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.2/4 4.89
Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS) 0.7/2 6.23
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 4.9/17 15.93
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) (8:30-9:30 p.m.) 1.5/5 3.35
9 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.8/3 7.35
9:30 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 1.2/4 2.79
10 p.m. Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.7/3 6.38
Encore! (ABC) – S 0.5/2 1.93


An NFL game that extended well into primetime gave a big boost to “The Simpsons” Sunday night.

The long-running FOX show earned a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49, pending updates. That’s the show’s best of the season and highest mark since early January. It was up a full point vs. last week and half a point over its previous season high. “Bob’s Burgers” (1.5) also had a season high, pending updates, and “Family Guy” (1.2) was up 0.1 vs. last week.

“Sunday Night Football” easily led the night, although preliminary numbers are down from last week. The game scored an 11.6 household rating in metered markets, down from 13.1 last week.

On CBS, “Wisdom of the Crowd” tied its season low at 0.7, and “NCIS: Los Angeles” was down a tenth vs. last week at 0.8. “Madam Secretary,” however, ticked up a tenth to 0.7.

ABC’s showing of “Frozen” posted a 1.2, but the special “Encore!” managed only a 0.5.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 3.9/14 2.9/10 0.9/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 12.82 8.75 4.26 7.46


: 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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