Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, November 10, 2019

Note: Live NFL broadcasts on NBC and FOX will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks in the finals.

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. NFL Overrun (FOX) 5.3/24 19.56
Football Night in America (NBC) 1.9/8 7.40
60 Minutes (CBS) 0.8/3 7.98
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.7/3 4.54
7:30 p.m. The OT (FOX) 5.3/24 19.24
8 p.m. SNF Pregame (NBC) (8-8:15 p.m.) 4.9/20 17.80
The Simpsons (FOX) 2.1/9 6.03
Kids Say the Darndest Things (ABC) 0.7/3 4.00
God Friended Me (CBS) 0.6/3 6.14
Batwoman (The CW) 0.3/1 1.16
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:15-11 p.m.) 5.9/25 19.92
Bless the Harts (FOX) 0.9/4 2.48
9 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 0.8/3 3.50
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.8/4 2.07
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.6/3 6.04
Supergirl (The CW) 0.2/1 0.86
9:30 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 0.9/4 2.12
10 p.m. The Rookie (ABC) 0.6/3 3.74
Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.3/2 3.98


It was a solid night for ABC in this week’s Sunday primetime ratings, as the network experienced multiple upticks throughout the night’s primetime hours.

At 8 p.m., “Kids Say the Darndest Things” scored a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, up one-tenth from its 0.6 rating a week ago. “Shark Tank” followed it with a 0.8, not only up two-tenths from its previous 0.6, but also marking a new season high in the demo for the series. “The Rookie” similarly ticked up from a 0.5 to a 0.6, while “America’s Funniest Home Videos” slipped two-tenths to a 0.7.

Elsewhere, CBS’ primetime lineup suffered without the help of an NFL lead-in this week. “60 Minutes” predictably dropped from its NFL-boosted 1.6 rating last Sunday to a 0.8 this time around, though it still raked in the largest audience (7.98 million viewers) of any of the night’s non-sports broadcasts.

“God Friended Me” (0.6) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.6) both tied their current season lows, with the former ticking down a tenth week-to-week and the latter staying even. “Madam Secretary” also fell from a 0.4 to its first 0.3 rating of the season so far.

Meanwhile, FOX’s animated Sunday comedies all experienced predictable ratings bumps, thanks to the network’s late-afternoon NFL overrun. Pending updates, “The Simpsons” is back up from its non-NFL-boosted 0.8 rating last week to a 2.1, tying its season high. “Bless the Harts” (0.9), “Bob’s Burgers” (0.8), and “Family Guy” (0.9) are all currently up week-to-week as well.

“Sunday Night Football” also, unsurprisingly, kept NBC on top of the night’s ratings, with the network’s broadcast of the Minnesota vs. Dallas game averaging a 5.9 rating and 19.92 million viewers in this morning’s preliminary numbers. Pending updates, that puts the game even with how last week’s “SNF” broadcast performed in the preliminary ratings.

On the CW, “Batwoman” (0.3) and “Supergirl” (0.2) held steady yet again, with the same ratings as their last outings.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.8/21 2.5/11 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 16.53 8.59 3.95 6.03 1.01


: 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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