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Sunday Final Nationals: Modest Viewership for ‘Sinatra 100’ Grammy Concert on CBS

The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the Indianapolis Colts 45-10 on “Sunday Night Football(Women 18-34: 3.5/13; Men 18-34: 7.1/26; Women 18-49: 4.6/14; Men 18-49: 8.8/26). Also with a dominating victory on this Sunday night: the network that carried the game, NBC.

CBS showcased a salute to the late great crooner Frank Sinatra with “Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert(Women 18-34: 0.6/2; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 1.0/3; Men 18-49: 0.7/2). The 2-hour special featured classic Sinatra tunes performed by some of today’s popular artists such as U2, Lady Gaga, and John Legend. While it skewed towards older audiences, the event program was only behind NBC’s football in total viewers within its 2-hour window.

According to Nielsen, President Obama’s address to the nation at the start of the 8 p.m. ET hour across several networks including NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox as well as the cable news channels drew an audience of 46 million viewers.

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

ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos(Women 18-34: 0.4/2; Men 18-34: 0.4/2; Women 18-49: 0.8/3; Men 18-49: 0.6/2)

ABC’s “Once Upon a Time(Women 18-34: 1.3/5; Men 18-34: 0.8/3; Women 18-49: 1.7/5; Men 18-49: 0.9/3)

ABC’s “Blood & Oil(Women 18-34: 0.7/2; Men 18-34: 0.4/1; Women 18-49: 1.1/3; Men 18-49: 0.7/2)

ABC’s “Quantico(Women 18-34: 1.2/5; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 1.5/5; Men 18-49: 0.9/3)

CBS’s “60 Minutes” (7pm) (Women 18-34: 0.5/2; Men 18-34: 0.6/2; Women 18-49: 1.1/3; Men 18-49: 1.1/3)

Fox’s “The Simpsons(Women 18-34: 1.4/5; Men 18-34: 2.6/10; Women 18-49: 1.7/5; Men 18-49: 3.0/9)

Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine(Women 18-34: 1.1/4; Men 18-34: 1.8/7; Women 18-49: 1.4/4; Men 18-49: 2.1/6)

Fox’s “Family Guy(Women 18-34: 1.1/4; Men 18-34: 1.8/7; Women 18-49: 1.3/4; Men 18-49: 2.0/6)

Fox’s “The Last Man on Earth(Women 18-34: 0.8/3; Men 18-34: 1.2/4; Women 18-49: 1.2/3; Men 18-49: 1.5/4)

AMC’s “Into the Badlands(Women 18-34: 0.53; Men 18-34: 0.88; Women 18-49: 0.80; Men 18-49: 1.33)

Showtime’s “Homeland(1.740 million viewers; Women 18-34: 0.38; Men 18-34: 0.42; Women 18-49: 0.65; Men 18-49: 0.61)

Showtime’s “The Affair(833,000 viewers; Women 18-34: 0.26; Men 18-34: 0.19; Women 18-49: 0.31; Men 18-49: 0.19)

HBO’s “The Leftovers” (season finale) (993,000 viewers; Women 18-34: 0.36; Men 18-34: 0.40; Women 18-49: 0.46; Men 18-49: 0.51)

TNT’s “The Librarians(2.242 million viewers; Women 18-34: 0.39; Men 18-34: 0.20; Women 18-49: 0.65; Men 18-49: 0.44)

E!’s “The Royals(627,000 viewers; Women 18-34: 0.51; Men 18-34: 0.15; Women 18-49: 0.48; Men 18-49: 0.13)

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Sunday, December 6, 2015
ABC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 2.6/4 4060 0.7/3 1.0/3 1.3/3
7:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos 2.7/4 4416 0.4/2 0.7/2 1.0/3
8:16 Once Upon a Time 2.7/4 4561 1.0/4 1.3/4 1.5/4
9:17 Blood & Oil 2.2/4 3234 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.1/3
10:16 Quantico 2.9/3 4390 0.8/3 1.2/4 1.5/4
CBS PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 5.4/9 8466 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.4/4
7:00 60 Minutes 5.5/9 8676 0.5/2 1.1/3 1.7/5
7:47 60 Minutes 5.2/8 8124 0.5/2 1.0/3 1.5/4
8:00 60 Minutes (r) 2.5/4 4046 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.8/2
8:18 60 Minutes (r) 5.9/9 9331 0.6/2 1.2/3 1.8/4
9:00 Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Special (s) 5.6/9 8782 0.5/2 0.8/2 1.2/3
NBC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 9.6/16 16707 4.5/17 5.8/17 6.7/17
7:30 Football Night in America 1.7/3 2681 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.9/2
7:50 Football Night in America (thru 8:07) 5.1/8 9034 2.3/9 3.0/9 3.6/9
8:22 Sunday Night Pre-Kick 8.2/13 14649 4.2/15 4.9/15 5.9/15
8:31 Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis @ Pittsburgh (thru 11:18) 11.1/18 19185 5.3/20 6.7/20 7.8/20
FOX PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 7.1/12 12584 3.6/13 4.3/13 5.0/13
4:25 NFL Football: Carolina @ New Orleans or Philadelphia @ New England 16.3/31 28580 8.9/33 10.6/33
7:47 NFL Post Gun (s) 12.0/20 21940 6.5/25 7.6/24 8.9/24
7:50 The OT 9.3/15 16763 4.9/19 5.8/18 6.8/18
8:15 The Simpsons 3.3/5 5528 2.0/7 2.3/7 2.5/6
8:45 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2.4/4 3945 1.5/5 1.7/5 1.9/5
9:15 Family Guy 2.2/4 3631 1.4/5 1.7/5 1.8/4
9:45 The Last Man on Earth (thru 10:15) 2.2/4 3577 1.0/4 1.4/4 1.6/4
UNI PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2003 0.7/2
7:00 Aqui y Ahora 0.9/2 1531 0.5/2
8:15 La Banda 1.3/2 2273 0.8/2
10:18 Sal y Pimienta (thru 11:03) 1.1/2 1867 0.7/2

Cable Rankings – Sunday 12/06/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Sunday, December 6:


  1. “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 3.432 million

  2. “Presidential Address Analysis” (Fox News Channel, 8:15 p.m.): 3.388

  3. Movie: “K. Kingsbury: The Bridge” (2015) (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): 3.200

  4. “Presidential Address” (Fox News Channel, 8:01 p.m.): 3.134

  5. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.): 2.986

  6. Movie: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) (ABC Family, 6:30 p.m.): 2.976

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 2.455

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 2.451

  9. “Into the Badlands” (AMC, 10 p.m.): 2.424

  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 2.323

  11. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (E!, 9 p.m.): 2.311

  12. “The Librarians” (TNT, 8 p.m.): 2.242

  13. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 2.225

  14. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30 p.m.): 2.202

  15. “Presidential Address Coverage” (Fox News Channel, 7:50 p.m.): 2.133

  16. “Presidential Address” (CNN, 8:01 p.m.): 2.093

  17. Movie: “A Christmas Detour” (Hallmark, 6 p.m.): 2.086

  18. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8 p.m.): 2.041

  19. “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 8 p.m.): 2.036

  20. “90 Day Fiancé” (TLC, 9 p.m.): 1.850


  • “Futbol Mexicano Semifinal: Toluca vs. Tigres” (UDN, 6:54-9:00 p.m.; 0.53 household rating): 1.175

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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