Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, January 6, 2019

Note: Live NFL coverage and this year’s Golden Globes broadcast on NBC will result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the finals.

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. NFL Wild Card Overrun (NBC) 11.2/40 37.68
60 Minutes (CBS) 0.8/3 7.07
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.6/3 4.13
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.00
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.06
8 p.m. 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 4.5/17 15.73
God Friended Me (CBS) 0.9/4 7.19
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.9/4 4.81
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.9/4 2.42
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.1/0 0.46
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.9/4 2.29
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 1.0/4 2.41
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.9/4 7.51
Shark Tank (ABC) 0.9/4 3.70
Charmed (The CW) – R 0.1/0 0.40
9:30 p.m. Rel (FOX) 0.5/2 1.23
10 p.m. Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.6/3 5.45
Shark Tank (ABC) – R 0.6/3 2.45


It was a big night in the Sunday primetime ratings for NBC. The network began the night with the Eagles vs. Bears NFL wild card game spilling over into primetime, with an 11.2 rating in adults 18-49 from 7-8 p.m.

It was, of course, followed by the network’s broadcast of this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Pending updates, the Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg-hosted awards show posted a 4.5 preliminary rating with 15.73 million viewers, up three-tenths from the 4.2 early rating that last year’s Golden Globes had scored (which later adjusted up to a 5.0 in the finals). Combined, the Globes and the NFL broadcast gave NBC a dominant win over the other networks for the night.

Elsewhere, ABC brought back “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 8 p.m., which tied its previous season high with a 0.9. “Shark Tank,” meanwhile, returned with a season high too, and maintained its lead-in’s 0.9.

On CBS, “God Friended Me” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” returned with matching 0.9s, both of which were in line with their previous, non-NFL-boosted episodes. Additionally, “Madam Secretary” posted a 0.6 at 10 p.m., down two-tenths from the season high 0.8 its most recent episode had scored at 9 p.m., but even with its usual 10 p.m. performance.

FOX’s “The Simpsons” (0.9), “Bob’s Burgers” (0.9), “Family Guy” (1.0), and “REL” (0.5) all returned on par with how their past, non-NFL-boosted episodes have done this season as well.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 6.2/23 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.1/0
Total Viewers (millions) 21.22 6.81 3.77 1.73 0.43


: 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:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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