Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.0/14 3.3/9 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.2/14 3.0/10 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 15.230 8.355 5.148 9.387 2.640

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

Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for NBC and FOX (NFL Football) are preliminary and likely to change in the final ratings. Due to NFL football overrun, CBS prime started 17 to 19 minutes late in a number of markets including St Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Nashville, Knoxville, Tampa and New Orleans.

On NBC, Sunday Night Football (Chargers/Patriots) earned a preliminary  6.1, down  3 percent from last week’s preliminary 6.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, NFL Football scored a preliminary 5.9  adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons earned a 2.8, up 87 percent from a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating for its last original episode.   Brooklyn Nine-Nine notched a 2.1, up 40 percent from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy garnered a 2.2 adults 18-49 , matching its most recent original episode.  Bob’s Burgers notched a 1.6, up 60 percent from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 60 Minutes scored a ,1.7, down 54 percent from last week’s 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. I Love Lucy Christmas Special matched from last year’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Mentalist notched a 1.1adults 18-49 rating, down 31 percent from last week’s 1.6..  CSI earned a 1.2, down, 14 percet from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. 

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos earned a 1.3, up 8 percent from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Once Upon a Time scored a season low 2.0, down 5 percent from last week’s season low 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Resurrection garnered a1.0, up 11 percent from last week’s s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Revenge notched a 1.2, up 20 percent from last week’s series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were right on the money.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, December 7, 2014 (All Ratings Live+ Same Day):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 FOX NFL Football – Live 5.9/18 17.95
  NBC Football Night in America Part 1 – Live 1.9/6 6.54
CBS 60 Minutes 1.7/5 11.76
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.3/4 5.97
7:30 FOX NFL Football/The OT – Live 4.9/14 14.01
  NBC Football Night in America Part 2 – Live 2.8/8 9.00
8:00 NBC Football Night in America Part 3 – Live 5.0/14 15.44
FOX The Simpsons 2.8/8 6.41
ABC Once Upon A Time 2.0/5 6.13
CBS I Love Lucy Christmas Special – R 1.4/4 9.36
8:30 NBC Sunday Night Football – Live (8:30-11PM) 6.1/16 18.17
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2.1/6 4.26
9:00 FOX Family Guy 2.2/6 4.35
CBS The Mentalist 1.1/3 8.57
ABC Resurrection 1.0/3 3.92
9:30 FOX Bob’s Burgers 1.6/4 3.16
10:00 CBS CSI 1.2/4 7.86
ABC Revenge 1.2/3 4.57


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.

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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