Thursday, December 27, 2018

UPDATED Sunday Ratings - Football Dominates Primetime for NBC and CBS; 'Madam Secretary' 100th Episode Hits Season High

On December 23, 2018, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.86 rating - followed by CBS (2.20), FOX (0.55), ABC (0.50) and The CW (0.15).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 14.076 million viewers - followed by CBS (11.243), ABC (2.834), FOX (1.679) and The CW (0.688).

FOX and The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Sunday Night Football and 60 Minutes were adjusted up. Football Night in America and the repeat of Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas were adjusted down.

NBC (3.86 Rating, 14.076 Million Viewers)
        FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (0.4)
        FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (2.1)
        SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (5.4)

CBS (2.20 Rating, 11.243 Million Viewers)
        NFL FOOTBALL (5.7)
        60 MINUTES (2.0, -0.5)
        MADAM SECRETARY (0.8, +0.2)
        GOD FRIENDED ME (0.5) REPEAT
        NCIS: LOS ANGELES (0.4) REPEAT

FOX (0.55 Rating, 1.679 Million Viewers)
        ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS (0.4) REPEAT
        BOB'S BURGERS (0.5) REPEAT
        THE SIMPSONS (0.6) REPEAT
        BOB'S BURGERS (0.5) REPEAT
        FAMILY GUY (0.5) REPEAT
        REL (0.3) REPEAT

ABC (0.50 Rating, 2.834 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (0.5) REPEAT
        DISNEY PREP & LANDING (0.5) REPEAT
        PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE (0.5) REPEAT
        THE YEAR: 2018 (0.5)

THE CW (0.15 Rating, 0.688 Million Viewers)
        MASTERS OF ILLUSION (0.2) REPEAT
        CHARMED (0.1) REPEAT


                                     The Preliminary Ratings for Sunday, December 23 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:00 PM
CBS
NFL Football
5.7
24.448

ABC
America’s Funniest Home Videos - R
0.5
3.557

NBC
Football Night in America
0.4
1.663

FOX
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas - R
0.4
1.263
7:30 PM
FOX
Bob’s Burgers - R
0.5
1.420
8:00 PM
NBC
Football Night in America
2.1
8.099

CBS
60 Minutes
2.0
12.012

FOX
The Simpsons - R
0.6
1.643

ABC
Disney Prep & Landing - R
0.5
2.193

The CW
Masters of Illusion - R
0.2
0.869
8:30 PM
NBC
Sunday Night Football (8:30-11)
5.4
19.567

ABC
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice - R
0.5
1.980

FOX
Bob’s Burgers - R
0.5
1.315
9:00 PM
CBS
Madam Secretary
0.8
6.598

ABC
The Year: 2018 (9-11)
0.5
2.823

FOX
Family Guy - R
0.5
1.447

The CW
Charmed - R
0.1
0.398
9:30 PM
FOX
Rel - R
0.3
0.913
10:00 PM
CBS
God Friended Me - R
0.5
3.964
11:00 PM
CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles - R
0.4
3.195

Average Rating: 1.12
Average Viewership: 4.968


NOTE: For the 2018-19 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.9 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.