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Sunday Overnights: Solid Showing for the ‘Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special’ on CBS

What follows are the metered market household results by half-hour for the four broadcast networks for Sunday, December 3, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 9.9/16, CBS: 8.1/13, Fox: 4.6/ 7, ABC: 2.4/ 4

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Opening Sunday (9/25/16):
CBS: +56, NBC: +10, ABC: – 4, Fox: -16

Ratings Breakdown:
NBC topped this first Sunday in the household overnights, with the Seattle Seahawks’ 24 to 10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at an estimated 13.1 rating/22 share in the household overnights from 8:30-11 p.m. But it was “The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special” on CBS that was the true standout at a solid 10.1/16 (#2) from 8-10 p.m., which was a double-digit percent increase over the regularly scheduled combination of dramas “Wisdom of the Crowd” and “Madam Secretary.” And it built from lead-in “60 Minutes” (#2: 8.2/13 at 7 p.m.) by 23 percent. Carol…we are all go glad we had this time together!

Also on CBS last night was an encore telecast of “NCIS: Los Angeles” at a 4.1/ 7 at 10 p.m., which bested an encore telecast of ABC’s competing “Shark Tank” (#3: 2.2/ 4) by 86 percent.

Earlier in the evening on ABC were two episodes of veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (repeat and original) at an average 2.5/ 4 from 7-9 p.m., followed by the original installment of “Shark Tank” at a mere 2.5/ 4 (#3) at 9 p.m.

Over at Fox, a 12.6/22 in the household overnights for a football overrun in the 7 p.m. half-hour led into a 7.0/12 (#1) for post-game “The OT” at 7:30 p.m. Next was a 3.0/ 5 for granddaddy “The Simpsons” in the 8 p.m. half-hour, followed by the modest combination of freshman “Ghosted” (#4: 1.9/ 4), “Family Guy” (#4: 1.8/ 3) and “The Last Man on Earth” (#4: 1.4/ 2) from 8:30-10 p.m. As reported last week, Fox has ordered six additional episodes of “Ghosted.”

What follows are the household overnight results for Sunday, December 3:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 7.6/13 (#2)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 1: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
Fox – NFL: 12.6/22 (#1)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 8.8/14 (#1)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 2: 3.8/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “The OT”: 7.0/12 (#2)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special”: 10.2/16 (#1)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 3: 12.1/19 (#1)
Fox – “The Simpsons”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special”: 10.2/16 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks): 12.1/19 (#1)
Fox – “Ghosted”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)

9:00 p.m.`
ABC – “Shark Tank”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special”: 10.0/16 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks): 13.6/21 (#1)
Fox – “Family Guy”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special”: 9.9/16 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks): 12.9/20 (#1)
Fox – “The Last Man Earth”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank” (R)” 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 4.5/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks): 14.0/23 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Shark Tank” (R)” 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 3.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks): 13.5/23 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by 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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