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CBS Tops Post-Thanksgiving Sunday Overnights

NFL Primetime Overrun in the 7 p.m. Half-Hour Lifts the Eye Net to Victory

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 9.8/15, NBC: 8.8/14, ABC: 2.2/ 3, Fox: 1.4/ 2

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +17, CBS: – 3, ABC: -19, NBC: -24
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-Winners:
“60 Minutes” (CBS), “Sunday Night Football” (NBC), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Once Upon a Time” (ABC), “Secrets and Lies” (ABC), “Quantico” (ABC)

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Ratings Breakdown:
A half-hour NFL primetime overrun at 7 p.m. on the East Coast lifted CBS to Sunday overnight dominance. It scored a 17.2 rating/28 share into an estimated 13.1/20 (#1) for granddaddy “60 Minutes” from 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET. All results for CBS are approximate due to the football overrun. Next was “NCIS: Los Angeles” at an 8.6/13 from 8:30-9:30 p.m., followed by “Madam Secretary” at a 6.6/10 from 9:30-10:30 p.m. and “Elementary” at a 3.9/ 8 from 10:30-11:30 p.m. All three of the CBS dramas were above average and all three finished second in their respective time periods.

The “Sunday Night Football” match-up on NBC was the Kansas City Chiefs at the Denver Broncos, and it averaged an approximate 11.7/19 for the primetime portion from 8:30-11 p.m. ET. Comparably, this was 27 percent below the 16.0/25 for football on NBC on the year-ago evening.

ABC finished in the very distant No. 3 spot care of an encore telecast of veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#2: 3.1/ 5 at 7 p.m.), followed by original low-rated installments of “Once Upon a Time” (#3: 2.1/ 3), “Secrets and Lies” (#3: 2.1/ 3) and “Quantico” (#3: 1.7/ 3) from 8-11 p.m. Effective on Jan. 23, 2017, “Quantico” will move into the Monday 10 p.m. hour. ABC has not confirmed what will replace “Quantico” on Sunday.

Fox was in all repeats last night with its combination of animated special “Ice Age”: A Mammoth Christmas” (#2: 2.4/ 4), “Bob’s Burgers” (#4: 1.6/ 2), “The Simpsons” (#4: 1.6/ 2), “Son of Zorn” (#4: 1.0/ 1), “Family Guy” (#4: 1.1/ 2) and “The Last Man on Earth” (#4: 0.8/ 1).

What follows are the metered market household results by half-hour for Sunday, Nov. 27:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “NFL Overrun: 17.2/28 (#1)
NBC – “Football Night in America,” part one: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “Ice Age” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 3.2/ 5 (#3)
CBS – 60 Minutes: 14.5/22 (#1)
NBC – “Football Night in America,” part two: 3.3/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers” (R): 1.6/ 2 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Once Upon a Time”: 2.1/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 11.6/18 (#1)
NBC – “Football Night in America,” part three: 7.2/11 (#2)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 1.6/ 2 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Once Upon a Time”: 2.0/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 9.9/15 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos): 11.1/17 (#1)
Fox – “Son of Zorn” (R): 1.0/ 1 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Secrets and Lies”: 2.0/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “”NCIS: Los Angeles”: 7.3/11 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos): 12.1/18 (#1)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Secrets and Lies”: 2.1/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Madam Secretary”: 7.0/11 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos): 12.0/18 (#1)
Fox – “The Last Man on Earth” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Madam Secretary”: 6.2/10 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos): 11.1/18 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary”: 4.9/ 9 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos): 11.9/20 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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    • Why doesn’t CBS when they have double header just have NFL postgame show until 8PM. Then start 60 Minutes then just move 8PM & 9PM an hour later then 11PM News at 11. Never understood why CBS doesn’t do that with sports overruns mainly NFL games FOX is smart to have a postgame show when NFL always overruns until about 7:30PM to 7:45PM.

      • I agree. Seems like it would behoove them to spend a bit of money to have the studio hosts to discuss the game until 8:00 and show only three programs. Wouldn’t be such a waste of a show’s first run episodes (currently, Elementary).