Ratings: NBC Scores Big Sunday Win With Marquee Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers NFL Matchup

ABC claws its way into third-place tie thanks to Mickey Mouse 90th birthday special

Last Updated: November 5, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

The rest of TV never had a chance. NBC dominated Sunday night with its marquee Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers primetime NFL game.

Fox finished second on broadcast last night thanks to a football overrun. ABC and CBS tied for third-place among adults 18-49, as the Disney-owned network’s Mickey Mouse 90th birthday celebration breathed a little bit more life into 8 o’clock.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national ratings for NBC and Fox are subject to significant adjustment. That said, the earlier metered-market ratings, which are adjusted for the different time zones, have last night’s New England Patriots-Green Bay Packers game as the highest-rated Week 9 game in the 13-year history of “Sunday Night Football.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 5.4 rating/20 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 17.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was all the network’s pregame show, “Football Night in America,” and the game itself, which the Pats won 31-17.

Fox was second in ratings with a 2.5/9 share and in viewers with 7.5 million. After the high-rated conclusion of Fox’s afternoon NFL game plus postgame show “The OT,” “The Simpsons” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.9/7 and 5.1 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 had a 1.3/4 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9, “Family Guy” got a 1.1/4 and 2.6 million viewers. “Rel” at 9:30 managed a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. CBS was third in total viewers with 7.4 million, ABC was fourth with 3.9 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 received a 1.2/5 and 9.9 million viewers. At 8, “God Friended Me” got a 0.8/3 and 7.6 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9 had a 0.7/3 and 7 million viewers. At 10, “Madam Secretary” closed primetime with a 0.6/2 and 5.3 million viewers.

For ABC, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.8/3 and 5 million viewers. “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular” at 8 landed a 1.0/4 and 4.6 million viewers. “The Alec Baldwin Show” at 10 settled for a 0.3/1 and 1.5 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million. “Supergirl” at 8 got a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” had a 0.3/1 and 947,000 viewers.