Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars Juniors’ Settles for Soft Finale Against ‘Sunday Night Football’

NBC trucks broadcast competition as Bears beat L.A. Rams

Last Updated: December 10, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

The Chicago Bears shocked the Los Angeles Rams last night on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” just kind of ended without a bang.

The latest Mirrorball Trophy presentation attracted just about 4.1 million viewers, and received a soft 0.6 rating among adults 18-49, with just a 2 share. While the overall audience-tally for the ABC spinoff competition was up from last week, the key demo number didn’t budge.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national Nielsen numbers for NBC and Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.3 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers are the average of a 90-minute pregame show and the actual game itself.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.4/13 and in viewers with 10.7 million. After a huge NFC East-overrun, a heavily boosted “Simpsons” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.8/10 and 7.5 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 landed a 1.8/7 and 4.4 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 got a 1.5/6 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “Rel” received a 0.8/3 and 2.1 million viewers. Those are all likely coming down — and quite a bit.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 7.3 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” had a 0.9/4 and 8.8 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 got a 0.8/3 and 7.5 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 0.9/3 and 7.5 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 10 closed primetime with a 0.6/2 and 5.3 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 3.5 million. Following a rerun and the “DWTS: Juniors” finale, “Shark Tank” at 9 had a 0.7/3 and 3.4 million viewers. A repeat followed.

The CW and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.2 million, Univision was sixth with 996,000.

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” got a 0.3/1 and 963,000 viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 930,000.