Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, November 3, 2019

Note: Live NFL broadcasts on NBC and CBS 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 (CBS) 4.7/21 19.41
Football Night in America (NBC) 2.5/11 9.03
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 1.0/4 3.34
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.9/4 5.45
7:30 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) 1.9/8 11.52
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.8/4 1.98
8 p.m. SNF Pregame (NBC) (8-8:15 p.m.) 5.1/21 17.05
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.8/4 2.03
Kids Say the Darndest Things (ABC) 0.6/3 4.13
Batwoman (The CW) 0.3/1 1.16
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:15-11 p.m.) 5.9/25 19.26
God Friended Me (CBS) 0.8/3 6.64
Bless the Harts (FOX) 0.5/3 1.34
9 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 0.6/3 3.42
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.6/3 1.51
Supergirl (The CW) 0.2/1 0.81
9:30 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.6/3 5.55
Family Guy (FOX) 0.6/3 1.60
10 p.m. The Rookie (ABC) 0.5/3 3.48
10:30 p.m. Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.4/2 4.23


Without the added competition of a World Series game this week, “Sunday Night Football” maintained an even more dominant hold over the Sunday primetime ratings.

NBC’s broadcast of the New England vs. Baltimore game topped the night with a 5.9 average rating in adults 18-49 and 19.26 million viewers. Even without the added adjustments that the broadcast will likely experience in the finals tomorrow morning, that puts the game up a bit from the 5.7 rating and 18.32 million viewer audience that the previous week’s “SNF” game scored.

Elsewhere, CBS had yet another late-afternoon NFL overrun, but its primetime lineup scored smaller bumps from the NFL lead-in than usual. “60 Minutes” still ranks as the night’s no. 1 non-sports broadcast, with a 1.9 preliminary rating, on par with its 1.7 final rating last Sunday. Both “God Friended Me” (0.8) and “Madam Secretary” (0.4) are currently even with their episodes from a week ago, while “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.6) is down a tenth.

FOX’s animated comedies all returned from a week off, starting with “The Simpsons”, which scored the same 0.8 as its last, non-NFL-boosted episode. The same could not be said for “Bless the Harts” (0.5), “Bob’s Burgers” (0.6), and “Family Guy” (0.6), all of which fell to new season lows in the 18-49 demo.

On ABC, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” returned to new season highs in both the adults 18-49 (0.9) and total viewer (5.45 million) measures. Meanwhile, “Kids Say the Darndest Things” (0.6), “Shark Tank” (0.6), and “The Rookie” (0.5) all stayed even week-to-week. The CW’s “Batwoman” (0.3) and “Supergirl” (0.2) both matched their ratings from a week ago as well.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 5.0/22 1.5/6 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 16.43 8.88 4.12 1.97 0.99


: 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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