Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, September 9, 2018
Note: Live NFL coverage on NBC and FOX will result in greater adjustments than usual in the finals.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||NFL Football (FOX)||5.7/24||17.90|
|Football Night in America (NBC)||2.4/10||7.70|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.9/4||7.09|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.7/3||4.01|
|7:30 p.m.||The OT (FOX)||4.4/18||13.25|
|8 p.m.||SNF Pregame (NBC)||5.6/22||17.28|
|Rel (FOX) – P||1.7/7||5.05|
|Big Brother (CBS)||1.5/6||5.69|
|Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R||0.8/3||4.12|
|8:30 p.m.||NFL Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||6.6/25||19.74|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||1.0/4||2.66|
|9 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.8/3||1.98|
|2019 Miss America Competition (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.7/3||4.31|
|Hawaii Five-O (CBS) – R||0.5/2||2.94|
|9:30 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX) – R||0.7/3||1.67|
|10 p.m.||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.08|
Once again, FOX took advantage of its late-afternoon NFL coverage to boost the early premiere/preview of one of its newest comedies.
Immediately following the network’s NFL spillover (5.7) and “The OT” (4.4), “REL” made its series premiere in the 8-8:30 p.m. half hour, and scored a solid 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 with 5.05 million viewers – pending updates. The new comedy is also said to have grabbed an additional 500,000 viewers from Thursday-Sunday of last week, following the early preview release of its premiere on Twitter, Hulu, YouTube, FOX Now and On-Demand.
However, until the final nationals come in tomorrow morning, “REL” was down from the 2.7 that “The Orville” series premiere had scored in the exact same spot last year, with an NFL lead-in of its own. “REL” will return with its second episode on Sunday, Sept. 30.
It was NBC that came out on top of the night, though, with its first Sunday Night Football broadcast of the season (Green Bay vs Chicago) scoring a 6.6 with 19.74 million viewers. It was easily the highest-rated and most-watched broadcast of the night in the measures, but was down quite a bit from the early 8.0 rating that the network’s SNF debut had scored last year, and even more so from the 9.1 it adjusted up to.
Outside of sports, CBS’ “Big Brother” was up two-tenths from its 1.3 last Sunday to a 1.5 this time around. “60 Minutes” also ticked up week-to-week from a 0.5 to a 0.9. Meanwhile, ABC’s broadcast of this year’s annual Miss America competition hit its lowest-ever ratings with a 0.7, down four-tenths from its 1.1 in 2017.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||5.4/21||2.4/10||0.8/3||0.7/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||16.84||7.08||4.70||4.19|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.