Thanks for playing, CBS, ABC and NBC (oh, and the Minnesota Vikings) — but Fox and the Philadelphia Eagles have got this one (and won, handily).
With Sunday’s primetime NFL Playoff game, Fox easily finished first in ratings with a 10.9 rating/34 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 33.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was all the NFC Championship game.
Due to the nature of live sports, however, those Nielsen numbers are subject to adjustment when final timezone-adjusted figures become available later on Monday. That’s when we’ll get a better idea of how new medical drama “The Resident” premiered — though it still will have benefitted from a huge lead-in.
CBS and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. CBS was second in total viewers with 6 million, ABC was third with 3.9 million.
For CBS, a “60 Minutes” 50-year anniversary retrospective at 7 p.m. had a 1.2/4 and 8.1 million viewers. This week’s actual “60 Minutes” episode at 8 got a 0.8/2 and 6.9 million viewers. Reruns of scripted series followed.
For ABC, following a rerun, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 8 received a 0.8/2 and 4.1 million viewers. At 9, “Shark Tank” had a 1.0/3 and 3.9 million viewers. A second episode at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 3.8 million viewers.
NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 3.2 million, airing all repeats.
Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 983,000.
The CW does not nationally program Sunday nights.