‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Steady, ‘Once Upon A Time’ Ticks Up


The Sunday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos averaged an 11.8 rating/20 share from 8:30 PM-12:30 AM ET in the metered market households. That was off by a tenth of a rating point and up a notch in the share from the previous SNF game between the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins (11.9/19).

Last night’s result was on the higher end of SNF metered-market deliveries in what has been a rough fall for NFL football on TV. The Chiefs’ overtime win in Denver topped both the previous Chiefs SNF game (11.0/18 vs. Pittsburgh on October 2) and the previous Broncos SNF game (11.7/19 vs. Oakland on November 6). In the non-time-zone-adjusted fast nationals, SNF was up week-to-week by 0.2 in adults 18-49.

ABC’s Quantico (0.7) was flat week-to-week in its fall finale. It’s been a tough start of the second season for the terrorism drama after a breakout fall 2015 run — it drew a 0.6-0.7 adults 18-49 Live+same day ratings for its five most recent episodes. Despite solid DVR bumps, that is too small a base to go off of. ABC is throwing the sophomore drama a lifeline with a scheduling upgrade: Quantico will move to Mondays after the winter break, taking over the 10 PM slot from freshman Conviction, which did not get a back order. (The fate of any remaining Conviction originals is TBD.) Quantico, which like the new season of Homeland features a female U.S. president, will benefit from a stronger lead-in from Dancing with the Stars on Monday. On Sunday, it was preceded by Secrets & Lies (0.7, even with last week). At 8 PM, Once Upon a Time (1.0) recovered a bit from the all-time low two weeks ago with a 0.1 uptick.

CBS’ Sunday lineup was delayed by 49 minutes following NFL coverage. Rough initial estimates have NCIS: Los Angeles at 1.4, Madam Secretary at 0.9 and Elementary (from 11-11:30 PM) at 0.6. All numbers are off by a tenth from last Sunday, with NCIS: LA poised to rank again as the top scripted program on Sunday. Fox’s lone original was Bob’s Burgers (1.1). NBC is projected to win the night in all key measures.

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