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Sunday Final Nationals: Solid Win for NBC Despite Season-Low for ‘Sunday Night Football’

It was not only a lopsided victory for the Minnesota Vikings over the New York Giants on “Sunday Night Football” — NBC won this final Sunday of 2015 by far, despite its marquee program drawing its least-watched game of its season.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 1.3/2 2220 0.5/2 0.6/2
7:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos (r) 2.6/4 4427 0.5 0.8/3 1.1/3
8:00 The Muppets (r) 1.1/2 1876 0.4 0.4/1 0.5/1
8:30 The Muppets (r) 0.7/1 1274 0.2 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 The Muppets (r) 0.6/1 982 0.2 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:30 The Muppets (r) 0.6/1 955 0.2 0.3/1 0.4/1
10:00 Shark Tank (r) 1.3/2 1924 0.4 0.5/2 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 4.6/8 7610 1.1/4 1.6/4
7:00 60 Minutes (r) 6.4/11 10544 0.7 1.4/5 2.0/6
8:00 Undercover Boss 4.7/8 7889 1.0 1.4/4 1.9/5
9:00 CSI (f) (r) 3.7/7 5994 0.6 0.9/3 1.3/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 9.0/16 15480 4.9/16 5.8/16
7:30 Football Night in America 2.7/5 4420 1.1 1.3/4 1.6/5
7:58 Football Night in America 6.3/11 10671 2.7 3.3/11 4.0/11
8:22 Sunday Night Pre-Kick 8.4/14 14220 3.5 4.3/14 5.3/15
8:31 Sunday Night Football: N.Y. Giants @ Minnesota (thru 11:17) 10.4/18 17865 4.8 5.8/18 6.8/18
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-10 Network Average 5.2/9 8760 2.9/9 3.4/9
4:25 NFL Football: Green Bay @ Arizona or St. Louis @ Seattle 15.5/30 27810 8.3/31 10.0/31
7:43 NFL Post-Gun (s) 8.8/16 16054 3.8 5.1/17 6.1/17
7:46 The OT 7.3/13 13087 3.1 4.3/15 5.1/14
8:00 The Simpsons (r) 2.9/5 4694 1.3 1.8/6 2.1/6
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (r) 1.6/3 2653 0.8 1.1/3 1.2/3
9:00 Family Guy (r) 1.5/3 2357 0.7 1.0/3 1.1/3
9:30 The Last Man on Earth (r) 1.2/2 1720 0.4 0.6/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1967 0.6/2
7:00 Aqui y Ahora 1.1/2 1773 0.5/2
8:00 Juan Gabriel Concierto 1.2/2 2208 0.6/2
10:00 Sal y Pimienta 1.0/2 1678 0.5/2

Cable Rankings – Sunday 12/27/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Sunday, December 27:


  1. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.): 2.981 million

  2. “NCIS” (USA, 8 p.m.): 2.758

  3. “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 2.639

  4. “NCIS” (USA, 7 p.m.): 2.630

  5. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 2.508
  6. “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” (TLC, 9 p.m.): 2.470

  7. Movie: “Despicable Me” (2010) (Disney Channel, 8 p.m.): 2.426

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 2.425

  9. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 2.252

  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 2.241
  11. “The Librarians” (TNT, 8 p.m.): 2.237

  12. Movie: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” (2011) (ABC Family, 8:45 p.m.): 2.235

  13. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8 p.m.): 2.220

  14. “NCIS” (USA, 9 p.m.): 2.205

  15. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30 p.m.): 2.025
  16. “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 8 p.m.): 1.963

  17. Movie: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” (2010) (ABC Family, 5 p.m.): 1.953

  18. “NCIS” (USA, 10 p.m.): 1.877

  19. “Family Guy” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.855

  20. Movie: “12 Gifts of Christmas” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.): 1.836


  • “Agent X” (TNT, 9 p.m.): 1.223

  • “Married by Mom and Dad” (TLC, 10 p.m.): 1.197

  • “The Royals” (E!, 10 p.m.): 0.671


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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