Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
Note: Live telecasts on CBS (NFL playoffs) and NBC (Democratic primary debate) 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 Divisional Playoff (CBS)||12.0/35||40.61|
|Dateline (NBC) (7-9 p.m.)||1.0/3||5.72|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)||0.8/3||4.74|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.8/2||1.97|
|7:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||1.0/3||2.28|
|8 p.m.||60 Minutes (CBS)||4.7/13||20.27|
|The Simpsons (FOX)||1.8/5||4.00|
|8:30 p.m.||Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (FOX)||1.2/3||2.55|
|9 p.m.||Madam Secretary (CBS)||2.0/6||11.34|
|Democratic Debate (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||1.9/6||8.72|
|Family Guy (FOX)||1.6/5||3.40|
|Quantico (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – R||0.4/1||1.47|
|9:30 p.m.||Bordertown (FOX)||1.2/3||2.57|
|10 p.m.||The Good Wife (CBS)||1.3/4||8.09|
The Pittsburgh-Denver NFL playoff game delivered massive ratings for CBS Sunday afternoon and into the first part of primetime, and the bump carried through the rest of the schedule. “60 Minutes” (4.7), “Madam Secretary” (2.0) and “The Good Wife” (1.3) all earned season highs among adults 18-49, pending updates.
On FOX, “Bob’s Burgers” returned with a 1.0, and “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” and “Bordertown” (1.2 each) came back down after last week’s NFL bump. A Democratic presidential primary debate on NBC drew a 1.9, pending updates, the same 18-49 rating as the Republican debate on Fox Business earlier in the week. ABC’s “Galavant” was flat at 0.6.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||5.0/15||1.4/4||1.3/4||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||20.08||7.22||2.79||2.50|
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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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.