Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

Note: Live NFL coverage on NBC, FOX and CBS in some markets will likely result in greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals.

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. NFL overrun (FOX) 8.1/25 24.56
Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.) 3.8/12 11.63
60 Minutes (CBS) 3.2/10 18.77
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.8/3 4.45
7:30 p.m. The OT (FOX) 7.3/22 21.28
8 p.m. The Simpsons (FOX) 3.1/9 7.13
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 1.9/6 13.39
Once Upon a Time (ABC) 0.9/3 3.37
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 6.5/19 19.24
Son of Zorn (FOX) 1.6/5 3.67
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 1.6/5 3.57
Madam Secretary (CBS) 1.1/3 9.38
Secrets and Lies (ABC) 0.7/2 3.14
9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 1.1/3 2.63
10 p.m. Elementary (CBS) 0.7/2 5.91
Quantico (ABC) 0.7/2 2.75


Several shows, including two of the longest-running series on TV, had sizable ratings gains Sunday.

CBS’ “60 Minutes,” which featured an interview with President-elect Donald Trump, scored a 3.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.77 million viewers, pending updates, its best numbers without a national NFL lead-in in a long time (the network’s lineup was delayed by 24 minutes in several big markets, so the numbers are subject to change).

The big lead-in helped “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.9) to a season high, also pending updates, and its best numbers since January 2015. “Madam Secretary” (1.1) and “Elementary” (0.7) are each up a tenth vs. last week.

At FOX, an NFL-fueled episode of “The Simpsons” scored a season high 3.1, pending updates, topping the 3.0 for the “Treehouse of Horror” episode in October. “Son of Zorn” (1.6), “Family Guy” (1.6) and “The Last Man on Earth” (1.1) all rose as well.

“Once Upon a Time” fell two tenths week to week to a 0.9, but “Secrets and Lies” and “Quantico” (0.7 each) managed to tick up from their lows of the past couple weeks. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” (6.5, pending updates) is up 0.9 vs. last week’s early number, and its 14.3 household rating in the metered markets is the best for “SNF” since the opening week of the season.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 5.5/16 3.8/12 1.7/5 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 16.39 10.47 11.86 3.43

: 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: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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