Raiders Win Keeps ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Steady, No ‘Quantico’ Rebound


With the World Series over last week, things went back to normal in primetime Sunday night. Which meant, among other things, that Sunday Night Football (5.6/17) was the top-rated show of the evening and NBC won the night.

However, a new normal might be emerging on ABC that doesn’t have a winning aura for Secrets & Lies (0.6/2) and Quantico (0.6/2). Neither series saw any rebound from the key demo lows they fell to on October 30 when they faced both Game 5 of the World Series on Fox and SNF’s Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles matchup on NBC. Interestingly, 8 PM’s Once Upon a Time (1.1/3) did see a rise over last week, going up 22% among adults 18-49.

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As for that NFL battle on NBC, the Oakland Raiders took the Denver Broncos to school with a 30-20 win at home in the Bay Area. For the Comcast-owned network, that SNF result is pretty steady with last week, with a 10% demo decline in the early numbers. The 6.0/7 of the Dallas-Philly game went up to a 6.5/19 and 18.02 million in the final numbers – so expect such adjustments later for this week. As it is right now, NBC scored a 4.9/15 rating and 13.78 million viewers for the night.

In metered-market results, last night’s SNF drew a 11.7/19 – that’s up 0.9% from last week and, NBC is bragging, a six-week high in what has been a ratings struggle for the NFL franchise this season.

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There was more NFL on the Big 4 on Sunday, and overruns pushed CBS’ primetime back about 50 minutes in the Eastern and Central time zones. That makes the pumped-up early results even more tentative than usual for the 7:50 PM-starting 60 Minutes (2.1/6), NCIS: LA (1.3/4) and likely even Madam Secretary (0.9/3), which was up a tenth from last week. The overruns also meant that the regularly scheduled 10 PM Elementary (0.6/2) didn’t make the primetime cut last night; the Sherlock Holmes drama didn’t air until 11 PM in the affected time zones and stayed the same as its October 30 show.

On Fox, Family Guy (1.2/4) and The Last Man on Earth (0.9/3) were even with their previous originals of October 23. The recently renewed The Simpsons (1.4/5) and animated hybrid comedy Son of Zorn (0.9/3) were down a tenth from their previous new shows, while Bob’s Burgers (1.0/3) dropped 29% in the demo from two weeks ago.

As usual on Sundays, the CW was all local programming.

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