Ratings: Fox’s ‘Mulaney’ Falls as NBC, CBS Both Score Sunday Football Victories

NBC tops demo, CBS wins total viewer battle thanks to NFL overrun


Just beyond the midway point of the NFL’s regular season, in a shock to no one, pro football still has a strong Sunday stranglehold.

That spelled good news for NBC and CBS last night. Unfortunately for Fox, its afternoon football game barely made it into primetime. Making matters worse, new comedy “Mulaney” dropped three-tenths to a 0.7.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.9 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in viewers with an average of 13.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Part 1 of “Football Night in America” at 7 p.m. had a 1.6/5 and 5.7 million viewers. Part 2 at 7:30 got a 2.2/6 and 6.9 million viewers. Part 3 at 8 received a 4.5/12 and 12.8 million viewers. The game itself at 8:30 earned a 6.1/16 and 17 million viewers.

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It is important to note that as always, due to the nature of live sports, fast national numbers for NBC, CBS and Fox are approximate.

CBS was second in ratings with a 3.5/9 and first in viewers with 16.4 million. An NFL overrun at 7 scored a primetime-best 7.6/21 and 26.2 million viewers. The game slightly ran into “60 Minutes” at 8, which earned a 3.3/8 and 17.2 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 9 ticked up to a 1.8/4 and 12.8 million viewers. “The Good Wife” at 10 dipped to a 1.3/4 and 9.6 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.6/4 and in viewers with 5.8 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 1.2/3 and 6.2 million viewers. “Once Upon a Time” at 8 earned a 2.5/6 and 7.3 million viewers. “Resurrection” at 9 got a 1.4/3 and 4.9 million viewers. “Revenge” at 10 had a 1.2/3 and 4.6 million viewers.

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Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.3/3 and in viewers with 2.9 million. An NFL overrun into a repeat at 7 got a 1.1/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 7:30 had a 1.5/4 and 2.9 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 received a 2.0/5 and 4.2 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 8:30 got a 1.6/4 and 3.4 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Mulaney” fell to a 0.7/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in total viewers with 2.4 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 695,000.