Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

Note: Live NFL telecasts on NBC and CBS may cause greater adjustments than usual in the final national ratings. CBS’ primetime schedule was delayed until 7:57 p.m ET, so ratings for “CSI: Cyber” at 10:57 ET aren’t included here. They will be in the final nationals.

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
7 p.m. NFL overrun (CBS) (7-7:57 p.m.) 8.5/25 29.55
Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.) 3.6/11 11.14
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 1.1/3 2.99
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.9/3 5.32
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 1.0/3 2.27
8 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) (7:57-8:57 p.m.) 3.2/9 16.86
Once Upon a Time (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/5 4.81
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 1.2/3 2.78
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 6.5/17 17.66
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.3/3 2.69
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 1.4/4 2.87
Madam Secretary (CBS) (8:57-9:57 p.m.) 1.3/3 10.1
9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 1.2/3 2.83
10 p.m. Quantico (ABC) 1.3/4 4.22
The Good Wife (CBS) (9:57-10:57 p.m.) 1.1/3 8.03


A two-hour “Once Upon a Time” helped ABC’s overall ratings Sunday, as the second hour drew double the 18-49 number that “Blood & Oil” has in recent weeks. The better lead-in did not, however, move the needle for “Quantico,” which was flat vs. last week’s 1.3.

FOX’s “Family Guy” (1.4) and “The Last Man on Earth” (1.2) both saw their ratings rise by 0.2 vs. last week. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (1.3) was up a tenth despite a repeat “Simpsons” leading into it.

CBS’ primetime lineup started almost an hour late, but “Madam Secretary” and “The Good Wife” are currently in line with their performances from a week ago. “Sunday Night Football” pulled in smaller numbers than last week, pending updates, but still carried NBC to a sizable 18-49 win for the night.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 5.4/15 3.5/10 1.4/4 1.2/3
Total Viewers (000s) 15.21 16.14 4.79 2.74


: 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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