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Sunday Final Nationals: Vikings-Packers Draws Double-Digit Increase from Year-Ago ‘Sunday Night Football’ Finale on NBC

Debuts for 'Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life' and 'Bordertown' and Return of 'Galavant' Stall

The Minnesota Vikings’ 20-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North title on “Sunday Night Football” easily gave NBC a Sunday night victory. It delivered a +17 percent viewership increase from the 20.7 million viewers for 2014’s Week 17 SNF “AFC North Championship Game” (Pittsburgh’s 27-17 win over Cincinnati), which was also a non-elimination game, as both clubs had already qualified for the playoffs. Vikings-Packers posted a 13.8/23 U.S. household rating, up +16 percent from the year-ago Week 17 game Steelers-Bengals (11.9/20).

The game generated a 52.4/74 local rating in Minneapolis which is the Vikings’ best-ever rating in that market for a regular-season “Sunday Night Football” game (including 11 Vikings “SNF” games since ‘06).

Top local ratings for the Vikings-Packers game on NBC were: Minneapolis, 52.4/74; Milwaukee, 51.2/66; Seattle, 21.8/33; Denver, 20.0/33; New Orleans, 20.0/27; Albuquerque, 19.4/28; Las Vegas, 18.6/28; Norfolk, 18.3/27; Phoenix & Richmond, 17.5/26 (tie)

“SNF” averaged 22.5 million viewers in 2015 — the best for an NFL’s premier primetime package since ABC’s “Monday Night Football” in 1996 (22.7 million). It also averaged a 13.0 household rating/22 share for the year, tying the series’ best marks from 2010.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 1.9/3 3246 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.9/2
7:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.4/5 5941 0.7/3 1.1/3 1.5/4
8:00 Galavant (p) 1.8/3 3197 0.6/2 0.9/2 1.0/2
9:01 Quantico (r) 1.2/2 1912 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 7.3/12 12367 1.9/7 2.8/8 3.8/9
4:25 NFL Football: San Diego @ Denver or St. Louis @ San Francisco 10.3/18 17550 4.9/17 6.2/18
7:51 NFL Post-Gun (s) 11.1/18 19390 3.8/14 5.2/16 6.7/17
7:55 60 Minutes (r) 9.2/14 15357 1.7/6 2.8/8 4.0/9
8:55 Undercover Boss (s) 5.0/8 7987 0.8/3 1.6/4 2.2/5
9:55 Limitless (r) 2.2/4 3434 0.4/1 0.8/2 1.0/3
10:55 Limitless (r) (thru 11:55) 1.9/4 2812 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 11.4/18 20092 5.2/19 6.5/19 7.9/19
7:30 Football Night in America 2.4/4 3898 0.9/3 1.2/4 1.4/4
7:57 Football Night in America 7.3/12 12809 3.3/12 4.2/13 5.1/13
8:22 Sunday Night Pre-Kick 10.0/16 17750 4.5/17 5.6/17 6.9/17
8:31 Sunday Night Football: Minnesota @ Green Bay (thru 11:35) 13.8/23 24286 6.3/23 7.9/23 9.6/24
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-10 Network Average 3.8/6 6540 2.0/7 2.4/7 2.8/7
4:25 NFL Football: Seattle @ Arizona or Oakland @ Kansas City or Tampa Bay @ Carolina 12.0/21 20880 6.5/22 7.7/22
7:31 NFL Post-Gun (s) 5.1/8 8845 3.5/9 3.0/9 6.1/17
7:35 The OT 4.5/7 7748 3.1/8 2.6/8 5.1/14
8:00 The Simpsons 2.6/4 4405 1.6/6 2.0/6 2.1/5
8:30 Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (p) 1.6/2 2621 1.0/3 1.2/3 1.3/3
9:00 Family Guy 2.0/3 3264 1.5/5 1.7/5 1.8/4
9:30 Bordertown (p) 1.4/2 2340 0.9/3 1.1/3 1.2/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
7-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1746 0.6/2
7:00 Aqui y Ahora 1.0/2 1835 0.6/2
8:00 Parodiando 3 (s) 1.0/2 1844 0.6/2
10:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.9/2 1461 0.5/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Sunday 1/03/16

America’s Funniest Home Videos” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/3

Galavant” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

60 Minutes” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.4/5
Men 18-34: 1.9/7
Women 18-49: 2.4/7
Men 18-49: 3.1/9

Undercover Boss” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.9/3
Women 18-49: 1.6/4
Men 18-49: 1.5/4

Sunday Night Football: Minnesota @ Green Bay” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 4.9/17
Men 18-34: 7.8/29
Women 18-49: 5.8/17
Men 18-49: 10.0/30

The Simpsons” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.4/5
Men 18-34: 1.9/7
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 2.3/7

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 1.1/4
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 1.4/4

Family Guy” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.3/4
Men 18-34: 1.8/6
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 2.0/6

Bordertown” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 1.1/4
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 1.3/4

Cable Rankings – Sunday 1/03/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Sunday, January 3:


  1. “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 3.058 million

  2. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo, 8 p.m.): 3.041

  3. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8:30 p.m.): 2.579

  4. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (E!, 9 p.m.): 2.542

  5. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 2.426
  6. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 2.401

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 2.390

  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8 p.m.): 2.280

  9. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 2.257

  10. “Long Island Medium” (TLC, 9 p.m.): 2.023
  11. “NCIS” (USA, 8 p.m.): 2.018

  12. “NCIS” (USA, 7 p.m.): 1.989

  13. “NCIS” (USA, 9 p.m.): 1.961

  14. “Family Guy” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.942

  15. “NCIS” (USA, 10 p.m.): 1.883
  16. “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 8 p.m.): 1.840

  17. “Property Brothers” (HGTV, 7 p.m.): 1.770

  18. Movie: “Harvest Moon” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.): 1.752

  19. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10 p.m.): 1.747

  20. Movie: “Bridal Wave” (Hallmark, 7 p.m.): 1.716


  • “Married by Mom and Dad” (TLC, 10 p.m.): 1.212

  • “The Royals” (E!, 10 p.m.): 0.824


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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    • Austin & Ally (Disney Channel, 1/03 8:00-8:30 p.m.) 1.655 million viewers, 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

      Austin & Ally (Disney Channel, 1/03 8:30-9:00 p.m.) 1.628 million viewers, 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

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  2. Hi SonoftheBronx, do you have ratings for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ (Logo), and ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’ (Ovation)? Thank you

    • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Ruveal (Logo, 1/03 7:00-8:00 p.m.) 94,000 viewers, 0.03 adults 18-49 rating

      Portrait Artist of the Year (Ovation, 1/03 noon-1:00 p.m.) 10,000 viewers, 0.00 adults 18-49 rating

      • Thank you for the data, and I don’t know how I missed this one, but do you also have ‘X-Ray Mega Airport’ (Smithsonian)? Thank you and that should be it from this day.

            • Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (Sundance, 1/03 11:00 a.m.-noon) 42,000 viewers, 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

  3. Do you have the MN1849 ratings and impression/viewership for the Week 17 FOX NFL Regional and National games?

    • Didn’t receive sub-demo data for any of those Fox NFL windows but the 4-minute post game (7:31-7:35) did a 3.5/11 in M18-49.

      The late afternoon Fox NFL viewership for 1/03 was already posted in the grid above.

    • Bordertown (Fox, 1/03)
      2.602 million viewers in Live+3 (+11% from Live+Same Day)
      1.26 adults 18-49 rating in Live+3 (+12% from Live+Same Day)