Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Note: NBC’s live Super Bowl broadcast will result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|7 p.m.||Super Bowl LII (NBC) (6:31-10:25 p.m.)||30.9/72||103.40*|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.3/1||3.05|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.3/1||1.91|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – R||0.1/0||0.43|
|7:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.59|
|8 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.4/1||1.98|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.4/1||0.93|
|NCIS (CBS) – R||0.2/1||2.62|
|8:30 p.m.||Ghosted (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.62|
|9 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.4/1||1.58|
|Family Guy (FOX) – R||0.3/1||0.72|
|NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R||0.2/1||2.67|
|9:30 p.m.||LA to Vegas (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.65|
|10 p.m.||Super Bowl Postgame (NBC) (10:25-10:45 p.m.)||28.2/69||73.50*|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.5/1||2.16|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.4/1||3.38|
|10:30 p.m.||This Is Us (NBC) (10:45-11:49 p.m.)||9.3*||26.98*|
*Time zone-adjusted ratings.
UPDATED throughout: Super Bowl LII was the least-watched Super Bowl of the decade, but it still pulled in one of the 10 biggest audiences ever on American TV.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots averaged 103.4 million viewers, down about 7 percent vs. the 111.32 million viewers for last year’s game. Final adults 18-49 figures will be out Tuesday morning.
In the only way an audience of more than 100 million people can be called “small,” the game drew the smallest Super Bowl audience since 2009’s game drew 98.38 million viewers. That was the last time the game fell below 100 million. It ranks as the 10th most-watched program in American TV history, behind the last eight Super Bowls and the series finale of “M*A*S*H” in 1983.
Streaming (2.02 million average) and other broadcast outlets brought the game’s total to 106 million viewers.
Following the game, “This Is Us” posted a 9.3 rating among adults 18-49 and just under 27 million viewers. It was the biggest total audience for a Super Bowl lead-out since “The Voice” in 2012 (37.61 million) and the best 18-49 number since “New Girl” earned an 11.4 in 2014.
It was the most-watched scripted show on NBC since a May 6, 2004 episode of “ER” drew 28.4 million people following the “Friends” series finale.
Following late local news, a special “Tonight Show” drew 8.41 million viewers and a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49. It was down some from 9.8 million people who tuned in following the 2015 Super Bowl.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||28.6/68||0.4/1||0.3/1||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||87.34||1.91||2.93||0.66|
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.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.