Scoreboard NBC FOX ABC CBS x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.6/14 3.1/8 1.9/5 1.4/4 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 16.361 7.667 6.311 11.036 x

NBC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for NBC (NFL Football) are preliminary and likely to change in the final ratings. CBS also aired 16 minutes of late running football in five ETZ and CTZ markets including New York, Washington DC, Tampa, Charlotte and Kansas City.

On NBC, Sunday Night Football matched last week’s preliminary 6.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The Simpsons scored a 2.9, down a single tenth from last week’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine garnered a 2.2, up three tenths from last week’s 1.9 18-49 rating. Family Guy earned a 2.2, up three tenths from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Bob’s Burgers notched a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in its new timeslot, up from its last original’s 1.5, and way up from the 0.9 Mulaney earned in the spot last week.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos matched last week’s 1.5. A special two-hour Once Upon A Time scored a 2.4, down a tenth from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Revenge notched a 1.5, up two tenths from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS,  60 Minutes scored a 1.7, up two tenths from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Madam Secretary garnered a 1.5 up a tenth from last week’s series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Good Wife earned a 1.3, down a tenth from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  CSI earned a 1.3, up a single tenth from last week’s series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All Ratings Live+ Same Day):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM FOX Football Overrun 6.0 18 17.67
NBC Football Night in America 1.8 5 6.28
CBS 60 Minutes 1.7 5 12.46
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.5 4 6.73
7:30PM  FOX The OT 3.4 10 9.46
NBC Football Night in America 3.0 8 9.11
8:00 PM NBC Football Night in America 4.7 12 14.44
FOX The Simpsons  2.9 8 6.64
ABC Once Upon a Time (8-10PM) 2.4 6 6.60
CBS Madam Secretary 1.5 4 12.71
8:30PM NBC Sunday Night Football 6.2 16 x
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine  2.2 5 4.50
9:00PM FOX  Family Guy 2.2 5 4.40
CBS The Good Wife 1.3 3 12.71
9:30PM FOX Bob’s Burgers  1.7 4 3.34
10:00PM ABC Revenge  1.5 4 5.22
CBS CSI 1.3 4 8.41


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.–


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.

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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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