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Sunday Overnights: Football Ignites CBS and Dominant NBC

'The 66th Miss Universe Competition' a Bust on Fox

What follows are the metered market household results by half-hour for the four broadcast networks for Sunday, November 26, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 9.1/15, CBS: 7.6/12. ABC: 2.6/ 4, Fox: 3.2/ 5

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Opening Sunday (9/25/16):
Fox: +129, ABC: +18, NBC: + 3, CBS: -22

Ratings Breakdown:
The 31-28 victory for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Green Bay Packers on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” scored an approximate 12.2 rating/20 share in the household overnights from 8:30-11:30 p.m. ET, leading the network to victory. Results for any live sporting event are always approximate, of course.

Football also resonated on second-place CBS with a 47-minute primetime overrun on the East Coast at an estimated 13.7/23 from 7-7:47 p.m. Individual program results for all Eye net programs are estimated due to football, and they appear as follows by half-hour:

CBS/Sunday
7:00 p.m. – NFL: 13.6/23 (#1)
7:30 p.m. – NFL: 14.0/23 (#1) / “60 Minutes”: 9.9/16 (#1)
8:00 p.m. “60 Minutes”: 8.9/14 (#1)
8:30 p.m. “60 Minutes”: 8.3/13 (#2) / “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
9:00 p.m. “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
9:30 p.m. “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 4.6/ 7 (#2) / “NCIS: Los Angeles” 5.1/ 8 (#2)
10:00 p.m. “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
10:30 p.m. “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 5.4/ 9 (#2) / “Madam Secretary”: 4.4/ 8 (#2)

In the special department was the “66th Miss Universe Competition” on Fox, which averaged a modest 3.2/ 5 in the household overnights from 7-10 p.m. And ABC capped off the evening with two episodes (repeat and original) of veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7 p.m. R: #3: 2.9/ 5; 8 p.m.: #4: 2.8/ 4) and two episodes (original and repeat) of “Shark Tank” (9 p.m.: #4: 2.7/ 4; 10 p.m. R: #4: 2.1/ 4). Moving “Shark Tank” to Sunday this season was, no doubt, one of the worst programming moves on any network.

What follows are the household overnight results for Sunday, November 26:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
CBS – NFL: 13.6/23 (#1)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 1: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “The 66th Miss Universe Competition”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – NFL: 14.0/23 (#1) / “60 Minutes”: 9.9/16 (#1)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 2: 3.6/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “The 66th Miss Universe Competition”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 2.8/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 8.9/14 (#1)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 3: 7.4/12 (#2)
Fox – “The 66th Miss Universe Competition”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 2.8/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 8.3/13 (#2) / “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers): 11.2/18 (#1)
Fox – “The 66th Miss Universe Competition”: 3.4/ 5 (#3)

9:00 p.m.`
ABC – “Shark Tank”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers): 12.4/19(#1)
Fox – “The 66th Miss Universe Competition”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 4.6/ 7 (#2) / “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 4.9/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers): 12.4/19 (#1)
Fox – “The 66th Miss Universe Competition”: 4.1/ 6 (#3)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank” (R)” 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers): 12.0/20 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank” (R)” 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 5.4/ 9 (#2) / “Madam Secretary”: 4.4/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers): 12.4/21 (#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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  1. Wonder how much longer CBS will stick with WoTC? I think they should pull it, move the other two shows down an hour and put Elementary back on at 10.