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.
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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.
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