SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL down week-to-week but still predictably tops Sunday primetime ratings; GOD FRIENDED ME loses ground without football to lend a hand; Showtime offers PPV fight via streaming for the first time
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||4.7/17||1.9/8||0.8/3||0.7/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||15.28||5.56||7.68||4.04||1.06|
Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Sunday, November 18, 2018
|7 p.m.||NFL Overrun (FOX)||4.2/18||13.26|
|Football Night in America (NBC)||1.9/8||7.07|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||1.0/5||10.22|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)||0.8/3||5.61|
|7:30 p.m.||The OT (FOX)||2.8/12||8.5|
|8 p.m.||SNF Pregame (NBC)||4.2/18||14.65|
|The Simpsons (FOX)||1.6/7||4.37|
|God Friended Me (CBS)||0.8/3||7.6|
|Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (ABC)||0.7/3||4.24|
|Supergirl (The CW)||0.3/1||1.15|
|8:30 p.m.||NFL Football (NBC) (8:20-11:30 p.m.)||5.3/21||16.91|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||1.2/5||2.98|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX)||1.1/5||2.66|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||0.8/3||7.23|
|Shark Tank (ABC)||0.8/3||3.53|
|Charmed (The CW)||0.3/1||0.97|
|9:30 p.m.||REL (FOX)||0.6/3||1.61|
|10 p.m.||Madam Secretary (CBS)||0.6/3||5.66|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.6/3||2.78|
- NBC’s SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL maintained its place on top of Sunday primetime and drew 16.91 million viewers, but was down against itself week to week (5.3 in the preliminary 18-49 rating, six-tenths off its early 5.9 rating last week). Both pre-shows SNF PREGAME and FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA were similarly down as well, six and four tenths each, respectively.
- NFL action helped predictably boost Fox’s Sunday shows – a 4.2 rating overrun resulted in a six-tenths boost for THE SIMPSONS (1.6). BOB’S BURGERS climbed two-tenths to 1.2, while FAMILY GUY maintained its 1.1 rating among 18-49s. Struggling freshman comedy REL ticked back up a tenth to 0.6 this week.
- ABC had a decently solid night: AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS maintained a 0.8 ratings streak, while DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS climbed a tenth to 0.7. SHARK TANK returned even at 0.8 (a tie with its season high and a tenth above the Michelle Obama 20/20 special last Sunday). An encore showing of SHARK TANK grabbed a 0.6 in the 10pm hour, double what first-run episodes of THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW were pulling (ouch).
- Without a late afternoon game to help boost ratings, CBS primetime either held steady or lost ground. Long running shows NCIS: LA (0.8) and MADAM SECRETARY (0.6) both matched last week’s ratings, while GOD FRIENDED ME dropped two tenths from 1.0 to 0.8. 60 MINUTES deflated to a more typical 1.0 this week.
- On CW, both SUPERGIRL (0.3) and CHARMED (0.3) continued their three-weeks-strong streak.
Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Thursday, November 15, 2018
|NFLN THU NT FOOTBALL – GB VS. SEA||NFL NETWORK||8:23 PM||2,839||1.0|
|JERSEY SHORE: FAM VACAY||MTV||8:00 PM||1,208||0.7|
|NFLN THU NT PRE-KICK||NFL NETWORK||8:05 PM||1,552||0.5|
|NBA BASKETBALL – WARRIORS/ROCKETS||TNT||8:15 PM||1,285||0.5|
|JSFV: FRIENDSGIVING: JSFV: A VERY JERSEY FRIENDSGIVING||MTV||9:01 PM||786||0.5|
|NFLN THU NT POST-GAME||NFL NETWORK||11:23 PM||1,024||0.4|
|NBA BASKETBALL – SPURS/CLIPPERS||TNT||10:37 PM||882||0.4|
|NBA TIP-OFF||TNT||8:00 PM||960||0.3|
|RACHEL MADDOW SHOW||MSNBC||9:00 PM||2,952||0.3|
|IMPRACTICAL JOKERS||TRUTV||10:00 PM||564||0.3|
|SHAHS OF SUNSET||BRAVO||9:00 PM||842||0.3|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||873||0.3|
|LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM||A&E||10:01 PM||1,062||0.3|
|NFLN THU NT PREGAME||NFL NETWORK||7:30 PM||845||0.3|
|SPECIAL RPT W/ BRET BAIER||FOX NEWS||6:00 PM||2,558||0.3|
|LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM||A&E||10:32 PM||992||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER EARLY||ESPN||6:00 PM||545||0.2|
|INSIDE THE NBA||TNT||1:12 AM||518||0.2|
|THE FIVE||FOX NEWS||5:00 PM||2,656||0.2|
|CUOMO PRIME TIME||CNN||9:00 PM||1,196||0.2|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||9:30 PM||954||0.2|
|LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL||A&E||9:00 PM||906||0.2|
|FLIP OR FLOP ATLANTA||HOME||9:00 PM||960||0.2|
|BEAT B. FLAY||FOOD||10:00 PM||768||0.2|
|TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT||FOX NEWS||8:00 PM||2,750||0.2|
- As with most Thursdays in fall, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL once again topped the list in cable. The NFL Network’s broadcast of the Packers vs. Seahawks game won the night with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.84 million viewers, even with last week. The pre-kick show, also on NFL Network, rounded out the top three at 0.5.
- MTV’s JERSEY SHORE: FAMILY VACATION continues to be a solid leader for the channel; the latest episode bumped into the number two position on the cable list this week, although the 0.7 rating was down a tenth from last week. A VERY JERSEY FRIENDSGIVING spin-off special landed fairly high as well, scoring a 0.5 and 786,000 viewers.
- Elsewhere, A&E’s LIVE PF PRESENTS: PD CAM continues to chug along at a steady 0.3 rating, and grabbing close to a million viewers each episode. Back-to-back airings of LIVE PD: POLICE PATROL pulled a pair of 0.2s.
- In other sports coverage, TNT’s broadcast of the Warriors vs. Rockets NBA game grabbed a 0.5 and landed in the top 5 of the night, while the later Spurs vs. Clippers game scored a little lower, at 0.4.
- BUSINESS BRIEFS:
- Taking a page out of the old broadcast-deal playbook, YouTube has started streaming popular American movies with ad-support for free on demand. The service is small and hasn’t been much advertised, but if you’re just dying to watch Legally Blonde, Terminator, or Agent Cody Banks with ads but don’t watch on a set top or via cable anymore, YouTube has you covered. (As does Roku with The Roku Channel and Walmart’s Vudu & Tubi).
- Showtime is breaking new ground in the pay-per-view sports market. For the December 1st slated fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the channel will offer direct access to the fight for a whopping $74.99 per stream, regardless of whether the customer is a Showtime app subscriber or not (however, non-subscribers will get a 30-day complimentary subscription before the $10.99/month juice begins). It’s a shrewd move on Showtime’s part – the fight is being billed as the biggest in heavyweight bouts since 2002, a second fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner on 19 January is already being promoted with the same deal, and HBO has left the arena altogether, leaving Showtime to scoop up the bulk of the revenue from those watching the fight anywhere but in the arena.