Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
Note: Live sports coverage on NBC and FOX, and CBS in some markets, will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|7 p.m.||NFL overrun (FOX)||7.0/25||23.62|
|Football Night in America (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.)||2.2/8||6.68|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||1.5/6||11.48|
|The Toy Box (ABC)||0.4/2||2.08|
|7:30 p.m.||The OT (FOX)||6.0/21||20.02|
|8 p.m.||World Series Game 5 (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||5.5/17||20.00|
|Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)||0.8/3||7.38|
|It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (ABC) – R||1.0/3||3.48|
|8:30 p.m.||Sunday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||4.3/13||12.67|
|9 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC)||0.9/3||3.49|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||0.8/3||7.43|
|10 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC)||0.9/3||3.17|
|Madam Secretary (CBS)||0.6/2||5.95|
Game 5 of the World Series pulled in big numbers for FOX Sunday night, putting the network well ahead of NBC and “Sunday Night Football.”
In metered markets, FOX’s World Series coverage drew a 12.8 household rating vs. a 9.4 for “SNF” on NBC. That’s a similar margin to the analogous Sunday last year, when Game 5 of the World Series earned a 15.3 in metered markets and “Sunday Night Football” an 11.6.
Final numbers for both live events will be out Tuesday morning.
Elsewhere, CBS’ dramas took a hit opposite the heavier-than-usual competition. “Wisdom of the Crowd” (0.8 rating in adults 18-49) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.8) were each off three tenths of a point vs. last week, and “Madam Secretary” fell two tenths to 0.6. Both “NCIS: LA” and “Madam Secretary” hit series lows.
On ABC, a second hour of “Shark Tank” (0.9) provided an upgrade over “Ten Days in the Valley” at 10, more than doubling the latter show’s rating from a week ago.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||5.8/18||3.5/11||0.9/3||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||20.46||10.42||8.06||3.06|
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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.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.