Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, October 13, 2019

Note: Live NFL broadcasts on NBC and CBS will 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) 5.5/25 22.37
Football Night in America (NBC) 2.1/10 7.37
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.8/4 2.39
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.7/4 5.06
7:30 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) 2.1/9 12.01
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.69
8 p.m. SNF Pregame (NBC) (8-8:15 p.m.) 3.5/15 11.77
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.8/4 2.09
Kids Say the Darndest Things (ABC) 0.7/3 4.81
Batwoman (The CW) 0.3/1 1.46
8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:15-11 p.m.) 3.9/17 12.53
God Friended Me (CBS) 0.9/4 6.97
Bless the Harts (FOX) 0.6/3 1.47
9 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 0.7/3 3.64
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.7/3 1.68
Supergirl (The CW) 0.3/1 0.97
9:30 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.8/3 6.37
Family Guy (FOX) 0.7/3 1.83
10 p.m. The Rookie (ABC) 0.6/3 3.54
10:30 p.m. Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.5/3 4.57

 

Despite one notable downtick, ABC had a fairly even night in the Sunday primetime ratings.

At 8 p.m., “Kids Say the Darndest Things” scored a 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, down two-tenths from the 0.9 that its series premiere scored last Sunday. Its lead-in, “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” went the other way though, ticking up from its previous 0.6 to a 0.7, while “Shark Tank” (0.7) matched its rating from a week ago. “The Rookie” similarly maintained a 0.6 for the second week in a row.

It was a less steady night for the CW, starting with “Batwoman,” which dropped from its premiere’s 0.5 rating to a 0.3 with 1.46 million viewers. “Supergirl” took a similar hit, slipping from a 0.4 to a 0.3 as well.

Elsewhere, CBS’ primetime lineup benefitted from a late-afternoon NFL overrun. “60 Minutes” posted a high 2.1 rating with 7.37 million viewers, while “God Friended Me” (0.9) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.8) both rose from their last outings, and tied their NFL-boosted season premieres from the night of Sept. 29.

Without an NFL lead-in to boost its numbers this week, FOX’s animated comedies all predictably dropped back down from their ratings a week ago. “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” posted matching 0.7s – even with their season premieres from two weeks ago. The same could not be said for “The Simpsons” (0.8) and “Bless the Harts” (0.7), both of which came in a tenth below their premieres.

On NBC, a Pittsburgh vs. Los Angeles game averaged a 3.9 rating and a 12.53 million viewer audience in this morning’s preliminary ratings. Pending adjustments in tomorrow’s final ratings, the game currently marks new season lows for “Sunday Night Football” in both the adults 18-49 and total viewer measures.

Network averages:

NBC CBS ABC FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 3.4/15 1.7/8 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 11.14 9.71 4.26 1.86 1.22

 

Definitions:
Rating
: 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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