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Sunday Final Nationals: American Music Awards on ABC Tops NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Among Key Women and Teen Demos

It was a highly competitive Sunday night across all Big 4 networks but of course, it was NBC that won all around with “Sunday Night Football” (Cincinnati-Arizona) (Women 18-34: 3.4/12; Men 18-34: 6.6/24; Women 18-49: 4.0/12; Men 18-49: 8.7/26). Also, the 2015 finale to the NASCAR auto racing season with the “Ford EcoBoost 400(Women 18-34: 0.5/2; Men 18-34: 0.9/4; Women 18-49: 1.2/4; Men 18-49: 2.0/7) (congrats, Kyle Busch) ran 56 minutes into Sunday prime time.

ABC’s “American Music Awards(Women 18-34: 4.0/13; Men 18-34: 1.9/7; Women 18-49: 4.4/3; Men 18-49: 2.6/8) — hosted by Jennifer Lopez — ranked as Sunday’s top broadcast program over football in key women demographics (women 18-34/women 18-49) and teens 12-17 (AMA’s 3.5/15 vs. SNF’s 2.4/11). Comparatively year-to-year, the American Music Awards was off just 5 percent in total viewers and off 8 percent in adults 18-49. Facing the strong NFL competition, the 2015 AMAs generated ABC’s best entertainment numbers in the 3-hour time period in 6 months with viewers and young adults – since the Billboard Music Awards on 5/17/15.

The night’s other original offerings (including select cable ones) were, as follows:

ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos(Women 18-34: 0.9/4; Men 18-34: 0.6/2; Women 18-49: 1.2/4; Men 18-49: 1.0/3)

CBS’s “60 Minutes(Women 18-34: 0.8/3; Men 18-34: 0.8/3; Women 18-49: 1.5/5; Men 18-49: 1.6/5)

CBS’s “Madam Secretary(Women 18-34: 0.6/2; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 1.3/4; Men 18-49: 0.9/3)

CBS’s “The Good Wife(Women 18-34: 0.5/1; Men 18-34: 0.4/1; Women 18-49: 1.2/3; Men 18-49: 0.6/2)

CBS’s “CSI: Cyber(Women 18-34: 0.5/2; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 1.1/3; Men 18-49: 0.7/2)

Fox’s “The OT(Women 18-34: 2.9/11; Men 18-34: 4.4/18; Women 18-49: 3.4/11; Men 18-49: 5.7/18)

Fox’s “The Simpsons(Women 18-34: 1.4/5; Men 18-34: 2.4/9; Women 18-49: 1.6/5; Men 18-49: 3.0/9)

Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine(Women 18-34: 1.2/4; Men 18-34: 1.5/6; Women 18-49: 1.4/4; Men 18-49: 2.1/6)

Fox’s “Family Guy(Women 18-34: 1.1/3; Men 18-34: 1.8/6; Women 18-49: 1.2/3; Men 18-49: 2.0/6)

Fox’s “The Last Man on Earth(Women 18-34: 0.9/3; Men 18-34: 1.2/4; Women 18-49: 1.0/3; Men 18-49: 1.6/4)

AMC’s “The Walking Dead(Women 18-34: 5.69; Men 18-34: 6.77; Women 18-49: 6.05; Men 18-49: 7.26)

AMC’s “Into the Badlands(Women 18-34: 1.48; Men 18-34: 2.67; Women 18-49: 1.74; Men 18-49: 2.81)

Showtime’s “Homeland(1.468 million viewers; Women 18-34: 0.31; Men 18-34: 0.23; Women 18-49: 0.50; Men 18-49: 0.47)

Showtime’s “The Affair(844,000 viewers; Women 18-34: 0.24; Men 18-34: 0.15; Women 18-49: 0.33; Men 18-49: 0.16)

HBO’s “The Leftovers(696,000 viewers; Women 18-34: 0.26; Men 18-34: 0.26; Women 18-49: 0.30; Men 18-49: 0.35)

TNT’s “The Librarians(2.097 million viewers; Women 18-34: 0.18; Men 18-34: 0.17; Women 18-49: 0.52; Men 18-49: 0.49)

TNT’s “Agent X(1.026 million viewers; Women 18-34: 0.07; Men 18-34: 0.13; Women 18-49: 0.19; Men 18-49: 0.23)

E!’s “The Royals(725,000 viewers; Women 18-34: 0.74; Men 18-34: 0.16; Women 18-49: 0.58; Men 18-49: 0.22)

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Sunday, November 22, 2015
ABC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 5.6/9 9611 2.4/8 2.9/8 3.3/8
7:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.2/5 5407 0.8/3 1.1/3 1.4/4
8:00 2015 American Music Awards (s) (thru 11:09) 6.3/10 11007 2.9/10 3.5/10 4.0/10
CBS PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 5.5/9 8752 0.6/2 1.1/3 1.7/4
7:00 60 Minutes 6.9/11 10994 0.8/3 1.5/5 2.3/6
8:00 Madam Secretary 6.1/10 9906 0.5/2 1.1/3 1.7/4
9:00 The Good Wife 5.0/8 7805 0.4/1 0.9/2 1.5/3
10:00 CSI: Cyber 4.1/7 6303 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/3
NBC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 8.7/14 14912 3.6/13 4.9/14 5.9/15
4:55 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: From Homestead, Fla. Ford EcoBoost 400 4.4/8 7643 0.7/3 1.6/6 2.4/7
7:56 Football Night in America 6.3/10 10884 2.4/9 3.4/11 4.2/11
8:22 Sunday Night Pre-Kick 8.0/13 13690 3.4/13 4.5/13 5.4/14
8:31 Sunday Night Football: Cincinnati @ Arizona (thru 11:46) 10.7/18 18007 5.7/18 6.3/19 7.4/19
FOX PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 6.0/10 10486 3.1/11 3.7/11 4.3/11
4:25 NFL Football: Green Bay @ Minnesota or San Francisco @ Seattle 15.5/28 27490 8.7/31 10.3/31
7:40 NFL Post Gun (s) 9.4/16 16657 4.8/19 5.8/18 6.8/18
7:45 The OT 7.3/12 12730 3.7/14 4.5/14 5.4/14
8:00 The Simpsons 3.4/5 5639 1.9/7 2.3/7 2.7/7
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2.3/4 3883 1.4/5 1.7/5 2.0/5
9:00 Family Guy 2.0/3 3372 1.4/5 1.6/4 1.7/4
9:30 The Last Man on Earth 2.0/3 3269 1.0/3 1.3/4 1.4/3
UNI PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2109 0.8/2
7:00 Aqui y Ahora 1.2/2 1994 0.7/2
8:00 La Banda 1.3/2 2327 0.8/2
10:00 Sal y Pimienta 1.1/2 1786 0.6/2
UniMas PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
5:48 Futbol Mexicano Guadalajara vs. Santos (thru 8:00) 0.4/1 866 0.3/1

Cable Rankings – Sunday 11/22/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Sunday, November 22:


  1. “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.): 13.224 million

  2. “Into the Badlands” (AMC, 10 p.m.): 4.828

  3. “Lion Guard: Return of Roar” (Disney Channel, 7 p.m.): 4.101

  4. Movie: “Merry Matrimony” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): 3.342

  5. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.): 2.617

  6. “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 8 p.m.): 2.522

  7. “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 2.509

  8. Movie: “Nine Lives of Christmas” (Hallmark, 6 p.m.): 2.129

  9. “Liv and Maddie” (Disney Channel, 7:55 p.m.): 2.108

  10. “Sister Wives Tell All” (TLC, 8 p.m.): 2.107

  11. “The Librarians” (TNT, 8 p.m.): 2.097

  12. Movie: “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) (TBS, 8 p.m.): 2.062

  13. “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 8 p.m.): 1.749

  14. “Austin & Ally” (Disney Channel, 8:25 p.m.): 1.730

  15. Movie: “’Tis the Season for Love” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.): 1.710

  16. “Holiday Baking Champion” (Food Network, 9 p.m.): 1.704

  17. “Family Guy” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.699

  18. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (E!, 9 p.m.): 1.551

  19. “Alaskan Bush People” (Discovery, 10 p.m.): 1.474

  20. “Homeland” (Showtime, 9:03 p.m.): 1.468


  • “NBA Basketball: Golden State @ Denver” (ESPN, 8 p.m.; 0.59 household rating): 0.912

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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