Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017

Note: NBC’s live broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards and NFL coverage on FOX will 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 playoff overrun (FOX) 10.8/32 34.28
Golden Globes Arrivals (NBC) – S 2.2/7 9.76
60 Minutes (CBS) 1.0/3 8.21
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.8/3 4.60
8 p.m. Golden Globe Awards (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) – S 5.6/18 20.02
The Simpsons (FOX) 4.9/15 12.71
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 1.3/4 10.35
To Tell the Truth (ABC) 1.0/3 4.62
8:30 p.m. Son of Zorn (FOX) 2.3/7 5.29
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 1.8/6 4.07
To Tell the Truth (ABC) 1.0/3 4.28
Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.9/3 8.90
9:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 1.5/5 3.40
10 p.m. Elementary (CBS) 0.7/2 5.15
Conviction (ABC) 0.5/2 2.68


UPDATE: In time zone-adjusted ratings, the Golden Globes delivered a 5.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 20.02 million viewers. The awards improved a bit year to year, rising from a 5.5 and 18.73 million viewers in 2016. Final ratings will be out Tuesday.

The original post is below:

The Golden Globe Awards put up early ratings in line with the 2016 ceremony. In the metered markets, the show averaged a 13.3/21 household rating and share, up slightly from 13.0/20 last year. Pending updates, it drew a 4.8 rating in adults 18-49 (last year’s show finished with a 5.5).

Elsewhere, FOX’s shows got a big boost from an NFL playoff game that ran into primetime. Numbers for “The Simpsons,” “Son of Zorn,” “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers” are all likely to come down as coverage of the game went past 8 p.m. ET, but all should finish above their season averages.

CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles” was on the low side at 1.3 — not unexpected, given the competition — while “Madam Secretary” (0.9) and “Elementary” (0.7) were about average. “To Tell the Truth” averaged a 1.0 for its two episodes on ABC, up from 0.7 a week ago, and “Conviction” posted a 0.5.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 5.3/16 4.2/13 1.0/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 15.67 14.99 8.16 4.05

: 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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