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SUNDAY FAST AFFILIATE RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Sunday, December 18 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 17.58 million, CBS: 11.95, ABC: 5.34, Fox: 1.74

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 5.8 rating/19 share, CBS: 2.1/ 7, ABC: 1.1/ 4, Fox: 0.7/ 2

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7:00 p.m.

ABC – The Sound of Music (R)
Viewers: 3.90 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CBS – NFL Football
Viewers: 21.56 million (#1), A18-49: 5.3/18 (#1)

NBC – Football Night in America (part one)
Viewers: 7.56 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#2)

Fox – Breakthrough Prize
Viewers: 3.04 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

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7:30 p.m.

ABC – The Sound of Music (R)
Viewers: 4.44 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 16.29 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/12 (#2)

NBC – Football Night in America (part two)
Viewers: 11.88 million (#2), A18-49: 3.7/12 (#1)

Fox – Breakthrough Prize
Viewers: 1.56 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Sound of Music (R)
Viewers: 5.21 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 13.17 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Football Night in America (part three)
Viewers: 16.84 million (#1), A18-49: 5.5/18 (#1)

Fox – The Simpsons (R)
Viewers: 1.84 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Sound of Music (R)
Viewers: 5.81 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 11.24 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Football Night in America (part three)
Viewers: 21.04 million (#1), A18-49: 6.8/21 (#1)

Fox – Son of Zorn (R)
Viewers: 1.39 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Sound of Music (R)
Viewers: 5.93 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.78 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys)
Viewers: 22.09 million (#1), A18-49: 7.3/22 (#1)

Fox – Family Guy (R)
Viewers: 1.52 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Sound of Music (R)
Viewers: 5.98 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Madam Secretary
Viewers: 9.46 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys)
Viewers: 21.01 million (#1), A18-49: 7.2/22 (#1)

Fox – The Last Man on Earth (R)
Viewers: 1.10 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Sound of Music (R)
Viewers: 5.73 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Madam Secretary
Viewers: 7.92 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys)
Viewers: 20.23 million (#1), A18-49: 7.0/22 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Sound of Music (R)
Viewers: 5.68 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Madam Secretary
Viewers: 6.21 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football (Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys)
Viewers: 19.97 million (#1), A18-49: 6.7/23 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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  1. FROM CBS
    “MADAM SECRETARY” JUMPS +57% IN A18-49 FROM
    LAST WEEK TO MATCH ITS HIGHEST RATING OF THE SEASON

    “NCIS: Los Angeles” is the Night’s Top Scripted Program

    Note: Due to late running football, the start of CBS primetime was delayed until 7:41 PM in Eastern/Central time zones. Ratings are tentative and subject to change.

    · From 7:30-8:30 PM, 60 MINUTES averaged 14.73m, 2.8 in A18-49 and 3.7 in A25-54.

    · From 8:30-9:30 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES averaged 10.51m, 1.4 in A18-49 and 2.0 in A25-54. NCIS: LOS ANGELES was the night’s top scripted program.

    · From 9:30-10:30 PM, MADAM SECRETARY averaged 8.69m (+11% from last week’s 7.82m), 1.1 in A18-49 (+57% from 0.7) and 1.7 in A25-54 (up +55% from 1.1). If ratings hold, MADAM SECRETARY will have matched its season best A18-49 and A25-54 ratings.

    · From 10:30-11:30 PM, ELEMENTARY averaged 5.51m, 0.8 in A18-49 and 1.1 in A25-54.

    · For the night, CBS was second to football in viewers (11.95m), A18-49 (2.1) and A25-54 (2.8).

  2. FROM ABC
    The Sound of Music (7-11pm – 5.3 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): From 7-11pm against a big game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Cowboys-Buccaneers) and an NFL-overrun fueled CBS (Patriots-Broncos), ABC’s annual rebroadcast of the 1965 theatrical The Sound of Music topped its telecast on the same Sunday last year by 10% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.8 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4 vs. 1.0/3).