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What follows are the preliminary national ratings for Sunday, January 17 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Note that these results are based on the time period averages and are not program based.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 20.08 million, NBC: 7.22, Fox: 2.79, ABC: 2.50

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 5.0 rating/15 share, NBC: 1.4/ 4, Fox: 1.3/ 4 , ABC: 0.5/ 2

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7:00 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.55 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#2t)

CBS – NFL Football
Viewers: 41.48 million (#1), A18-49: 12.3/37 (#1)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.53 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#2t)

Fox – The Simpsons (R)
Viewers: 1.96 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#2t)

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7:30 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.94 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – NFL Football
Viewers: 39.73 million (#1), A18-49: 11.8/34 (#1)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.59 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3t)

Fox – The Simpsons (R)
Viewers: 2.28 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#2)

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Galavant
Viewers: 2.51 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 21.70 million (#1), A18-49: 5.4/16 (#1)

NBC – NFL Football: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
Viewers: 6.13 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

Fox – The Simpsons
Viewers: 4.00 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Galavant
Viewers: 2.12 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 18.84 million (#1), A18-49: 5.4/16 (#1)

NBC – NFL Football: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
Viewers: 5.63 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving the World
Viewers: 2.55 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Quantico (R)
Viewers: 1.45 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

CBS – Madam Secretary
Viewers: 12.16 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Democratic Debate
Viewers: 8.38 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

Fox – Family Guy
Viewers: 3.40 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Quantico (R)
Viewers: 1.23 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

CBS – Madam Secretary
Viewers: 10.52 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Democratic Debate
Viewers: 8.93 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#1)

Fox – Family Guy
Viewers: 2.57 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#3)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Quantico (R)
Viewers: 1.55 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#3)

CBS – The Good Wife
Viewers: 8.41 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Democratic Debate
Viewers: 9.25 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Quantico (R)
Viewers: 1.63 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#3)

CBS – The Good Wife
Viewers: 7.77 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Democratic Debate
Viewers: 8.31 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#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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    • Most dramas don’t but Quantico is worse than normal.
      I wonder how much longer AFHV will last at those numbers.

      • Who knows. It’s probably really cheap to make and it’s been on the air forever. You would have thought that YouTube would have killed this show off, but it’s still here.

        • You know, I had never thought of that (the affect that YouTube would have). And you are right – it must be dirt cheap to produce.

          • Not sure what you mean about YouTube. Care to enlighten me? 🙂

            I never watched it. How awful does it look if it looks “dirt cheap to produce”? Network shows tend to be very, very expensive (yet look worse and worse these days).

            • JimU mentioned that one would think that YouTube would have killed this show off. I had not thought about that – that you can see the exact same types of funny video clips at your leisure on YouTube.

              • As I said above, I thought he was talking about Quantico. 🙂

                You response did enlighten me, so thank you. 😀

      • Correction: most CURRENT dramas don’t.

        Decently-made dramas (think NCIS, CSI when it started) re-run really well.

    • The 10pm repeat is about a third of its first run airings. How much better is a serialized show suppose to repeat? Last season HTGAWM reruns were pulling 0.6-0.7 ratings.

    • You’re being kind again. 🙂

      It’s far from being adequate. It’s yet another failure, but it’s telling how the networks just won’t own up to their problems and continue to pretend their flops are huge hits… 🙁

      It amazes me that journalists like you don’t laugh in their faces when they do it (once again it’s likely because you’re much kinder than me! 😉 )

  1. Remember when Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy were doing huge numbers on Sunday Nights for ABC? That seems so long ago.