Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

Note: Live NFL coverage on NBC and CBS 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 (CBS) (7-7:50 p.m.) 4.7/15 18.37
Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.) 3.7/12 11.11
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 1.0/4 5.69
Son of Zorn (FOX) – R 1.0/4 3.30
7:30 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) (7:50-8:50 p.m.) 2.1/6 12.98
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 1.0/3 2.38
8 p.m. The Simpsons (FOX) 1.4/5 3.17
Once Upon a TIme (ABC) 1.1/3 3.53
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 5.6/17 15.38
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) (8:50-9:50 p.m.) 1.3/4 9.71
Son of Zorn (FOX) 0.9/3 2.06
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 1.2/4 3.58
Secrets and Lies (ABC) 0.6/2 2.82
9:30 p.m. Madam Secretary (CBS) (9:50-10:50 p.m.) 0.9/3 7.02
The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 0.9/3 2.16
10 p.m. Quantico (ABC) 0.6/2 2.20


Airing opposite the World Series last week, ABC’s “Quantico” and “Secrets and Lies” fell to series lows in adults 18-49. They did not rebound this week.

The two shows matched last week’s low ratings, despite more normal competition, each drawing a 0.6 in the 18-49 demographic. On the plus side for ABC, “Once Upon a Time” did rise some, improving by two tenths of a point vs. the previous week with a 1.1.

On FOX, “Family Guy” (1.2) and “The Last Man on Earth” (0.9) were on par with their most recent episodes. “The Simpsons” (1.4) and “Son of Zorn” (0.9) each slipped a tenth, and “Bob’s Burgers” (1.0) was off four tenths, pending updates, from its last episode.

“Sunday Night Football” (5.6, pending updates) is likewise off 0.4 from last week’s early numbers. Its metered market ratings, however, are at a six-week high, so there could be a sizable adjustment in the final numbers — not surprising since the game game involved two teams (Oakland and Denver) from the western half of the country.

An NFL overrun ate up nearly all of the first hour of primetime on CBS, thus ratings for “Elementary” won’t be available until the finals. Pending updates, “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.3) and “Madam Secretary” (0.9) are each up a tenth vs. last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.9/15 2.2/7 1.1/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 13.78 12.02 2.61 3.56


: 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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