Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Note: Live telecasts on FOX (NFL wild card game) and NBC (Golden Globe Awards) could 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) 10.7/31 33.05
Golden Globes Red Carpet (NBC) 2.3/7 9.38
60 Minutes (CBS) 0.8/2 7.21
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.8/2 4.36
8 p.m. NFL/The Simpsons (FOX) 6.7/19 19.00
Golden Globe Awards (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 5.5/13 18.51
Madam Secretary (CBS) 1.0/3 8.92
Galavant (ABC) 0.6/2 2.41
8:30 p.m. Simpsons/Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (FOX) 2.8/8 6.44
9 p.m. Cooper Barrett/Family Guy (FOX) 2.0/6 4.30
The Good Wife (CBS) 1.0/3 7.58
Quantico (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – R 0.3/1 1.62
9:30 p.m. Family Guy/Bordertown (FOX) 1.6/5 3.51
10 p.m. CSI: Cyber (CBS) 1.0/3 6.36


Updated with time zone-adjusted ratings for NBC’s Golden Globes coverage.

Ratings for the Golden Globe Awards came in slightly lower than last year. Pending updates, The show averaged a 5.5 rating in adults 18-49 in time zone-adjusted “fast official” ratings, down from a 5.8 for last year’s show.

An NFL wild-card game ate up more than an hour of primetime on FOX, pushing the start of the network’s regular lineup to 8:20 p.m. ET. As such ratings are inaccurate, but improvements for “The Simpsons” and “Cooper Barrett” are likely.

CBS’ “Madam Secretary” returned to a 1.0, down 0.3 from its last episode in December. “The Good Wife” and “CSI: Cyber” also posted 1.0s, each down a tenth. “Galavant” (0.6) fell 0.3 week to week for ABC opposite the Globes and the end of the NFL game.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 5.8/16 4.1/12 1.0/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 16.56 13.94 7.52 2.50


Note: An earlier version of this post misstated the 2015 fast national rating for the Golden Globes. It was 4.9.

: 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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