Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.

Note: Ratings for all four networks will adjust due to the presidential address from 8-8:16 p.m. ET. FOX and ABC delayed the start of their shows from 8 p.m. onward, while the address broke into NBC’s and CBS’ programming. Additionally, live NFL telecasts on FOX and NBC could result in greater than usual adjustments.

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
7 p.m. NFL overrun (FOX) 8.0/26 24.73
Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.) 2.7/8 8.57
60 Minutes (CBS) (7-9 p.m.) 1.3/4 9.63
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.7/3 4.52
7:30 p.m. The OT (FOX) 7.1/22 21.61
8 p.m. Presidential address/The Simpsons (FOX) 3.0/9 8.2
Presidential address/Once Upon a Time (ABC) 1.4/4 4.83
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 6.0/18 16.97
The Simpsons/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 2.0/6 4.52
9 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Family Guy (FOX) 1.7/5 3.69
Once Upon a Time/Blood & Oil (ABC) 0.9/3 3.45
Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – S 0.8/2 8.74
9:30 p.m. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 1.4/4 3.4
10 p.m. Blood & Oil/Quantico (ABC) 1.1/3 3.97


A presidential address at 8 p.m. ET/7 CT means that ratings for Sunday are more likely than usual to change, but as things stand now it appears that ABC’s fall finale of “Once Upon a Time” ticked up slightly from a series low last week. “Quantico” is likely to be flat or down a tenth.

FOX’s comedies got the usual bump when it has the NFL doubleheader game, with “The Simpsons,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Family Guy” and “The Last Man on Earth” all above average. CBS’ “Sinatra 100” concert special (0.8) unsurprisingly drew an older audience. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” is tracking lower than last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.8/14 3.9/11 1.0/3 1.0/3
Total Viewers (000s) 18.72 11.02 9.18 4.19


: 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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