Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.

Note: Live NFL telecasts on FOX, NBC and CBS in some markets could result in greater than usual adjustments for those networks.

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
7 p.m. NFL overrun (FOX) 7.0/22 22.52
Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.) 3.4/10 10.21
60 Minutes (CBS) 1.6/5 10.58
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.9/3 5.29
7:30 p.m. The OT (FOX) 4.2/13 12.48
8 p.m. The Simpsons (FOX) 2.4/7 6.13
Madam Secretary (CBS) 1.3/4 10.24
Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (ABC) – S 0.7/3 3.44
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 6.2/19 18.75
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.7/5 3.8
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 1.7/5 3.71
The Good Wife (CBS) 1.1/3 8.52
Blood & Oil (ABC) – Finale 0.7/2 3.12
9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 1.3/4 3.12
10 p.m. Quantico (ABC) 1.3/4 4.51
CSI: Cyber (CBS) 0.8/3 6.13


The final 2015 episodes of “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife” and “Quantico” all posted ratings gains Sunday. The CBS dramas were up 0.1 and 0.2, pending updates, vs. their last episodes two weeks ago, while “Quantico” rose 0.1 from last week.

The uptick for “Quantico” came after the finale of “Blood & Oil,” which busted to a series low 0.7. The gains for “Madam Secretary and “The Good Wife” also didn’t help “CSI: Cyber,” which fell a tenth from its most recent episode.

FOX’s comedies all were in line with their post-NFL numbers last week, with “The Simpsons” (2.4) rising a tenth pending updates and “The Last Man on Earth” (1.3) down a tenth. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Family Guy” were steady. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” telecast is currently running a little ahead of last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 5.2/16 3.1/9 1.2/4 0.9/3
Total Viewers (000s) 15.54 8.63 8.67 4.09


: 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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