Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Note: Live NFL coverage on FOX will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|7 p.m.||NFC Championship (FOX) (7-9:30 p.m.)||11.7/36||36.47|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||1.2/4||8.15|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.6/2||3.82|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.62|
|8 p.m.||60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/3||6.88|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)||0.8/3||4.12|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – R||0.6/2||3.32|
|9 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC)||1.0/3||3.92|
|Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R||0.8/3||3.36|
|SWAT (CBS) – R||0.6/2||4.41|
|9:30 p.m.||NFC Championship postgame (FOX)||6.9/22||20.76|
|10 p.m.||The Resident (FOX) – P||2.7/10||8.81|
|Shark Tank (ABC)||1.0/4||3.84|
|Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R||1.0/4||3.62|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.6/2||4.73|
The upside for “The Resident”: Its premiere Sunday following the NFC Championship is currently tied with “The Orville” for the second-best series premiere this season, and will probably be alone in second place (behind “Young Sheldon”) after time zone adjustments.
The downside: The show’s 2.7 rating among adults 18-49, which will probably adjust up to the low 3s (Update: or not), will end up among the lower post-conference championship episodes this decade. The NFC title game itself was down about 12 percent in metered-market households (24.4 vs. 27.6) vs. CBS’ primetime AFC Championship broadcast last year.
ABC was the only other network airing originals all night Sunday. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (0.8) and “Shark Tank” (1.0 for both episodes) were all down a couple tenths vs. last week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||8.9/28||0.9/3||0.8/3||0.7/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||27.59||3.92||6.04||3.23|
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.