Maybe we can blame the Seattle Seahawks’ offense, as everyone else is for everything else? Regardless, the Emerald City crew’s 39-32 loss to the Arizona Cardinals last night in Seattle was not a winner for them or Sunday Night Football.
With a 12.6/21 metered market result, the NBC and NFL show saw a 14% drop from last week’s Philadelphia Eagles victory over the Dallas Cowboys. While up 14% over the comparable week of the 2014-15 season, last night’s SNF hit a season low for the NFL/NBC flagship show. The previous low of 13.1/22 was on October 11 – the night that Season 6 of The Walking Dead debuted. Along with last night’s TWD, AMC also had the series premiere of the highly promoted Into The Badlands at 10 PM.
In non-adjusted fast nationals, last night’s 8:30 PM – 12:15 AM SNF drew a 6.5/17 among adults 18-49 That’s also a 14% fall from last week’s fast nationals and a 22% tackle from the final demo result the November 8 SNF had. Averaging a 5.4/15 rating with an audience of 15.21 million, NBC will of course win the night among the key demo and total viewers.
There was a NFL doubleheader on CBS yesterday afternoon as usual but the numbers were bigger than usual. The still undefeated New England Patriots’ 27-26 win over the New York Giants delivered the net a huge 18.3/32 in MM results. The games pushed back CBS’ Sunday primetime by nearly an hour so, also as usual, all the net’s numbers are tentative at this point. For the record, 60 Minutes got a 3.2/9, Madam Secretary had a 1.3/3, The Good Wife pulled a 1.1/3 and an 11 PM starting CSI: Cyber got a 0.9. Madam Secretary and Good Wife were the same as last week’ results.
There were NFL Overruns on Fox last night too, as usual, and that saw some ups and one big down. At 8:30 PM Bob’s Burgers (1.0/3) sunk 29% from last week in the demo. The rest of the network’s Sunday was better with Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.3/3) bopping up 8%, Family Guy (1.4/4) rising 17% and The Last Man On Earth (1.2/3) gaining 20% from its November 8 show.
There was no football, as usual, on ABC on Sunday was pretty steady with a 2-hour Once Upon A Time (1.6/4) and Quantico (1.3/4) matching their November 8 results. The Blood & Oil-less night started off with a dip with America’s Funniest Home Videos (0.9/3) down 10% from last week.