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Over 22-Million Viewers for ‘Sunday Night Football’ Season-Opener on NBC

UPDATED THURSDAY RATINGS SCORECARD

FAST AFFILIATE RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Sunday, September 4 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 22.03 million, CBS: 4.66, ABC: 3.54, Fox: 2.16, CW: 733,000

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 8.0 rating/28 share, CBS: 1.0/ 2, ABC: 0.6/ 2, Fox: 0.5/ 2, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 4.31 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 6.43 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

NBC – NFL Kick-Off
Viewers: 15.53 million (#1), A18-49: 5.4/21 (#1)

Fox – Rosewood (R)
Viewers: 1.93 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 803,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 4.04 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Life in Pieces (R)
Viewers: 4.20 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football: Carolina vs. Denver (season premiere)
Viewers: 24.55 million (#1), A18-49: 8.5/30 (#1)

Fox – Rosewood (R)
Viewers: 1.86 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 701,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The $100,000 Pyramid (R)
Viewers: 3.59 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Big Brother
Viewers: 5.76 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Sunday Night Football: Carolina vs. Denver (season premiere)
Viewers: 24.71 million (#1), A18-49: 8.8/29 (#1)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 2.27 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 718,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The $100,000 Pyramid (R)
Viewers: 3.61 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Big Brother
Viewers: 5.27 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Sunday Night Football: Carolina vs. Denver (season premiere)
Viewers: 24.68 million (#1), A18-49: 9.0/29 (#1)

Fox – Bones (R)
Viewers: 2.59 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 709,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 2.97 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 3.08 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football: Carolina vs. Denver (season premiere)
Viewers: 21.51 million (#1), A18-49: 8.3/28 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Match Game (R)
Viewers: 2.73 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 3.25 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Sunday Night Football: Carolina vs. Denver (season premiere)
Viewers: 21.23 million (#1), A18-49: 8.2/29 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM NBC:

    Thursday Primetime Ratings:

    Regarding this morning’s Nielsens, note that the fast-affiliate ratings that came in at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT are not time zone-adjusted and are subject to change for live sports coverage.

    In these preliminary results, NBC ranks #1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in all key measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers — in the fast-affiliate ratings.

    In metered-market results, which are time zone-adjusted, NBC Sports coverage of the NFL Kickoff game featuring the Carolina Panthers at the Denver Broncos, averaged a 16.5 rating, 29 share in metered-market households from 8:45 p.m.-midnight ET. NBC ranked #1 for the night in metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.

    The 16.5 is television’s top metered-market household rating since the second Tuesday of the Rio Olympics.

    NBC’s NFL Kickoff Game tops a 16.0 rating in metered-market households for a seventh consecutive year (Not Including Digital Data).

    The 29 TV share ties for second-best NFL Kickoff Game share ever (behind 17.7/30 for Steelers-Patriots last year).

    14 TV shows have posted 16+ ratings in metered-market households since Super Bowl 50 — 11 on NBC (2016 NFL Kickoff Game + 10 nights of Rio 2016)

    Top markets for Panthers-Broncos on NBC: Denver 46.9/74; Charlotte 33.2/52; Greensboro 27.1/42; New Orleans 24.1/35; Raleigh 22.7/37; Albuquerque 21.5/36; Greenville 21.2/34; Indy 21.0/36; Norfolk 20.7/34; Richmond 20.3/33

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

    “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” (2.7 rating in households from 12:45-1:45 a.m. ET, 1.2 in 18-49 in the local people meters):
    · Matches the show’s second-best 18-49 rating in more than six months in the local people meters (since Jan. 22, 1.3 in 18-49 on the night of Winter Storm Jonas on the East Coast, trailing over that span only the 1.4 the night of the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony on Aug. 5).

    “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.5 rating in households from 1:45-2:45 a.m. ET, 0.7 in 18-49 in the local people meters):
    · Scores the show’s best 18-49 rating in the local people meters since Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 (also a 0.7 in 18-49).

    · Equals the show’s highest 18-49 rating since November 2014 in the local people meters (since Nov. 27, 2014, 0.8 following a primetime NFL telecast, tying over that span only the 0.7 on Dec. 11, 2015 the night of the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony on Aug. 5).

    · Matches the show’s best metered-market household rating since Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 (1.7).

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.7 rating, delayed by an NFL overrun; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.7/4; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/4.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.2 rating, delayed by an NFL overrun; “Late Show,” 0.3/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/2.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.5 rating in metered-market household, delayed by an NFL overrun) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.7 rating in 18-49, delayed by an NFL overrun) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).

    NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.