Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015.

Note: Live NFL telecasts on NBC and CBS may cause greater adjustments than usual in the final national ratings. CBS’ prime-time lineup didn’t begin until 8:01 p.m. ET, so “CSI: Cyber” was pre-empted in the Eastern and Central time zones and aired a repeat in Mountain and Pacific times.

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
7 p.m. NFL overrun (CBS) 7.4/22 26.53
Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.) 3.6/10 11.81
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 1.0/3 5.29
Breakthrough Prize (FOX) – S 0.4/1 1.44
8 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) (8:01-9:01 p.m.) 2.5/7 14.06
Once Upon a Time (ABC) 1.3/4 4.32
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 1.0/3 2.34
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 7.8/21 22.87
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (FOX) – S 0.9/3 2.23
9 p.m. Madam Secretary (CBS) (9:01-10:01 p.m.) 1.2/3 9.54
Blood & Oil (ABC) 0.9/2 3.18
Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.8/3 2.12
9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (FOX) – R 0.6/2 1.8
10 p.m. Quantico (ABC) 1.2/4 4.07
The Good Wife (CBS) 0.9/3 7.33


“Once Upon a Time” fell to its lowest same-day rating of the season — and the series as a whole — on Sunday, drawing a 1.3 in the 18-49 demographic. It was down three tenths from its last episode and off two tenths from its prior season low.

“Quantico” was also down, dipping 0.1 from its last episode to its low point of the season.

“Sunday Night Football” scored big week-to-week gains for NBC. It’s currently up more than two points vs. last week’s fast nationals, pending updates. CBS was delayed a full hour by a late-ending NFL game, but “Madam Secretary” is currently up 0.1 vs. last week, while “The Good Wife” is even with last week’s 0.9.

FOX aired a “Breakthrough Prize” special (0.4) followed by two hours of repeats.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 6.2/17 3.0/8 1.1/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (000s) 18.72 14.37 4.21 1.90


: 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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