Primetime Ratings Sunday: Football Down a Bit on NBC

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NBC had the winning rating Sunday, as Sunday Night Football led the network. Broncos-Chiefs gave NBC a 3.3 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and an 18 share. That was well ahead of CBS’s 1.2/6. 

Football Night in America got a flat 1.9 on NBC and the game a 3.7, down 8% from Bears-Packers last Sunday. 

CBS had football heading into prime, then Dolly Parton special A Holly Dolly Christmas at 0.7. NCIS: Los Angeles lost 33% for a 0.4.

ABC and Fox both scored a 0.5/3. ABC had America’s Funniest Home Videos and Supermarket Sweep at 0.6 and Who Wants to be a Millionaire at 0.5, all three up a tenth. Card Sharks got a level 0.3. 

On Fox, comedy reruns led into The Simpsons, down 17% to 0.5 and Bless the Harts off 43% to 0.4. Bob’s Burgers got a 0.5 and Family Guy a 0.6, both comedies flat. 

Telemundo and Univision both notched a 0.3/2. Telemundo had movies Babylon A.D. and Unstoppable

Univision had Liga MX soccer and Aqui y Ahora off 33% for a 0.2.

The CW scored a 0.1/0. Pandora and The Outpost both got a 0.1, the former flat and the latter up a tenth. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.