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SUNDAY FAST AFFILIATE RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Wednesday, December 21 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 17.04 million, CBS: 3.27, ABC: 3.19, Fox: 1.23

-Adults 18-49:

NBC: 4.9 rating/18 share, ABC: 1.0/ 3, CBS: 0.4/ 2, Fox: 0.4/ 1

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7:00 p.m.

ABC – NBA Basketball
Viewers: 3.76 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 4.61 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Football Night in America (part one)
Viewers: 8.78 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 9 (#1)

Fox – Bob’s Burgers (R)
Viewers: 1.16 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

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7:30 p.m.

ABC – NBA Basketball
Viewers: 3.05 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 4.73 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Football Night in America (part two)
Viewers: 11.84 million (#1), A18-49: 3.3/12 (#1)

Fox – Bob’s Burgers (R)
Viewers: 1.23 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Beauty and the Beast (R)
Viewers: 3.06 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

CBS – I Love Lucy Christmas Special (R)
Viewers: 3.54 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3t)

NBC – Football Night in America (part three)
Viewers: 16.42 million (#1), A18-49: 4.6/17 (#1)

Fox – The Simpsons (R)
Viewers: 1.51 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Beauty and the Beast (R)
Viewers: 3.42 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

CBS – I Love Lucy Christmas Special (R)
Viewers: 3.29 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football – Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Viewers: 20.71 million (#1), A18-49: 5.9/21 (#1)

Fox – Son of Zorn (R)
Viewers: 1.02 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Beauty and the Beast (R)
Viewers: 3.91 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

CBS – The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color (R)
Viewers: 2.61 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

NBC – Sunday Night Football – Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Viewers: 21.14 million (#1), A18-49: 6.1/21 (#1)

Fox – Family Guy (R)
Viewers: 1.31 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Beauty and the Beast (R)
Viewers: 4.28 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

CBS – The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color (R)
Viewers: 2.40 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

NBC – Sunday Night Football – Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Viewers: 20.24 million (#1), A18-49: 6.0/20 (#1)

Fox – The Last Man of Earth (R)
Viewers: 1.16 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#3)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Beauty and the Beast (R)
Viewers: 2.09 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – MacGyver (R)
Viewers: 2.40 million (#2), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football – Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Viewers: 20.24 million (#1), A18-49: 6.0/20 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Beauty and the Beast (R)
Viewers: 1.92 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2)

CBS – MacGyver (R)
Viewers: 2.64 million (#2), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football – Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Viewers: 18.06 million (#1), A18-49: 5.5/20 (#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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