Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016
Note: FOX’s live NFL telecast will result in greater adjustments than usual for the network. FOX will likely issue time zone-adjusted ratings later in the day, at which point this post will be updated.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||NFC Championship (FOX) (7-10 p.m.)||14.3/37||40.69|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||2.0/5||10.13|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.8/3||4.44|
|8 p.m.||60 Minutes (CBS)||1.2/3||8.37|
|Movie – Bridesmaids (NBC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/3||2.74|
|9 p.m.||Madam Secretary (CBS) – R||0.7/2||5.22|
|Agent Carter (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – R||0.4/1||1.43|
|10 p.m.||NFL Postgame (FOX)||7.7/22||20.64|
|NCIS (CBS) – R||0.8/2||5.86|
|10:30 p.m.||The X-Files (FOX) (10:30-11 p.m. only) – P||5.1/17||13.47|
FOX naturally won Sunday’s ratings race by a huge margin thanks to the NFC Championship game, and the game — despite being a blowout — gave the return of “The X-Files” a big platform. The 10:30-11 p.m. portion of the show currently stands at 5.1 in adults 18-49.
These results are highly subject to change, as “The X-Files” started at 10:23 ET. If it stays within that range, however, the show would end up with the best post-conference title game rating since 2012 (“American Idol,” 7.9).
The only other new scripted show on Sunday was “Galavant,” which fell a tenth to 0.5. CBS’ 7 p.m. “60 Minutes” got a bit of a boost from the AFC Championship (which had the higher overnight rating of the two conference title games) and scored a 2.0.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||12.3/33||1.2/3||0.8/2||0.5/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||20.08||7.39||2.95||2.35|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.