Sunday night revolved around live sports, and not so much the silly stuff coming from the mouths of babes.
Last night, with a lead-in encore of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” instead of the usual “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC’s Tiffany Haddish-hosted “Kids Say the Darndest Things” lost 1 million viewers from last week.
Sorry, national pastime: NBC’s primetime NFL football ruled over Game 5 of Fox’s World Series. Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-affiliate Nielsen numbers for NBC, Fox and a portion of CBS’ primetime should be considered subject to significant adjustment.
NBC was first in ratings with a 4.2 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those Nielsen numbers are the early averages of a 90-minute pregame show and the Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs game itself.
Fox was second in ratings with a 2.0/8 and third in viewers with 10.2 million. That was all Game 5, which the Houston Astros won.
CBS was third in ratings with a 1.6/7 and second in viewers with 9.3 million. Following an NFL overrun, “60 Minutes” starting at 7:30 p.m. landed a 2.3/10 and 12.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “God Friended Me” got a 0.9/4 and 6.7 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9:30 received a 0.7/3 and 6 million viewers. At 10:30, “Madam Secretary” had a 0.5/2 and 4.2 million viewers.
ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 3.2 million. At 7, an encore of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” had a 0.7/3 and 3.6 million viewers. “Kids Say the Darndest Things” at 8 got a 0.6/2 and 3.2 million viewers. At 9, “Shark Tank” received a 0.5/2 and 2.8 million viewers. “The Rookie” at 10 finished primetime off with a 0.6/2 and 3.2 million viewers.
Telemundo and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.3/1. Telemundo was fifth in total viewers with 1.1 million, Univision was seventh with 953,000.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and sixth in viewers with 1.005 million. “Batwoman” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, “Supergirl” got a 0.2/1 and 984,000 viewers.