Ratings: ABC Reruns Dip Network to Fifth Against Football, Univision

NBC’s NFL lineup finishes first, tops Fox’s strong gridiron overrun

Last Updated: December 29, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

The last Sunday of the NFL’s regular season rewarded those networks with football while dropping ABC to a fifth-place ratings tie with Telemundo.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.7 rating/14 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 15 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7 p.m., Part 1 of “Football Night in America” had a 1.5/5 and 5.5 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 2.3/7 and 7.7 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 received a 4.6/14 and 14.5 million viewers. The game itself at 8:30 earned a 5.8/17 and 18.4 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 3.1/9 and third in viewers with 9.1 million. An NFL overrun at 7 scored night-highs of a 7.0/22 and 23.2 million viewers. The conclusion of the contest and “The OT” at 7:30 had a 5.3/16 and 16.8 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.7/5 and second in viewers with 9.3 million. An NFL overrun at 7 received a 2.3/7 and 9.8 million viewers. The conclusion of the game ran into “60 Minutes” at 7:30, which got a 1.8/5 and 10.2 million viewers. At 8, the continuation of “60 Minutes” had a 1.7/5 and 11.4 million viewers. The conclusion of the news magazine show at 8:30 ran into “Undercover Boss,” which netted a 1.6/5 and 9 million viewers. “Undercover Boss” at 9 pulled in a 1.8/5 and 9.8 million viewers. At 9:30, the conclusion of the reality series ran into “The Mentalist,” which combined for a 1.4/4 and 8.1 million viewers. “The Mentalist” at 10 had the same numbers. During the 10:30 half-hour, the conclusion of that show ran into “CSI,” which got a 1.5/4 and 7.7 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.8 million.

ABC and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5. Telemundo had a 2 share, while ABC had a 1. ABC was fourth in total viewers with 2.8 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.

ABC aired entirely reruns.