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Sunday Overnights: Pittsburgh Steelers’ 39 to 38 Victory of the Baltimore Ravens Leads NBC to Victory

Fox Also Benefits From Football

What follows are the metered market household results by half-hour for the four broadcast networks for Sunday, December 10, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 8.6/14, Fox: 6.8/11, CBS: 5.4/ 9, ABC: 2.4/ 4

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +28, CBS: – 2, ABC: -23, NBC: -30

Ratings Breakdown:
NBC led the Sunday overnights thanks to the 39 to 38 victory of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Baltimore Ravens on “Sunday Night Football.” The match-up averaged an estimated 11.6 rating/19 share in the household overnights from 8:30-11:30 p.m. ET (peaking in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour at a 12.0/19).

Football was also particularly advantageous to Fox, with a hefty 14.4/24 in the 7 p.m. hour for an NFL primetime overrun lifting the network to a solid second-place finish. Due to football, Fox’s 8-10 p.m. comedy rotation – “The Simpsons” (#2: 5.3/ 8), two episodes of “Bob’s Burgers” (8:30 p.m.: #4: 2.5/ 4; 9 p.m.: #4: 1.9/ 3) and a 9:30 p.m. installment of “Family Guy”: #4: 2.0/ 3) – was approximate.

Elsewhere, CBS came in third place for the night with its line-up of veteran “60 Minutes” (#2: 7.4/12 at 7 p.m.), canceled freshman drama “Wisdom of the Crowd” (#2: 4.5/ 7 at 8 p.m.), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#2: 5.1/ 8 at 9 p.m.) and “Madam Secretary” (#2: 4.7/ 8 at 10 p.m.). And ABC featured mainstay “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#2: 3.0/ 6 at 7 p.m.), a repeat of 2013 animated theatrical “Frozen” (2.7/ 4 from 8-10 p.m.) and 10 p.m. special “Encore!” (#3: 1.2/ 2).

What follows are the household overnight results for Sunday, December 10:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 7.3/12 (#2)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 1: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
Fox – NFL: 14.1/24 (#1)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 3.1/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 7.6/12 (#2)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 2: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
Fox – NFL: 14.8/24 (#1)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “Frozen” (R): 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 4.9/ 8 (#3)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 3: 7.4/12 (#1)
Fox – “The Simpsons”: 5.3/ 8 (#2)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “Frozen” (R): 2.7/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 4.1/ 6 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers): 11.1/18 (#1)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)

9:00 p.m.`
ABC – Movie: “Frozen” (R): 2.8/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers): 11.8/19 (#1)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “Frozen” (R): 2.8/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers): 12.0/14 (#1)
Fox – “Family Guy”: 2.0/ 3 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Encore!”: 1.4/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Madam Secretary”: 4.9/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers): 11.4/19 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Encore!”: 1.0/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Madam Secretary”: 4.4/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers): 11.6/20 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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