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Sunday Overnights: ‘A Christmas Story Live!” Left at the Starting Gate on Fox

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What follows are the metered market household results by half-hour for the four broadcast networks for Sunday, December 17, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 9.3/16, CBS: 8.4/14, ABC: 3.0/ 5, Fox: 2.8/ 5

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +133, CBS: – 1, ABC: -17, NBC: -20

Ratings Breakdown:
”Sunday Night Football,” as always, lifted NBC to solid Sunday dominance with the 20 to 17 victory for the Dallas Cowboys over the Oakland Raiders at an estimated 12.3 rating/21 share in households from 8:30-11:45 p.m. ET. And CBS got a boost from the mammoth 20.5/35 for the NFL in the household overnights in the 7 p.m. half-hour, leading into canceled “Wisdom of the Crowd” (5.3/ 8), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (5.1/ 8) and “Madam Secretary” (4.3/ 8) from 8:30-11:30 p.m. All individual program results for CBS are approximate.

In the specials department was three-hour “A Christmas Story Live!” on Fox, which struggled at a mere 2.8/ 5 in the household overnights from 7-10 p.m. Comparably, this will easily be the lowest rated live musical on any network in recent years to-date.

ABC, meanwhile, populated the evening with an encore telecast of classic 1965 theatrical “The Sound of Music” at a 2.8/ 5 from 7-11 p.m.

What follows are the household overnight results for Sunday, December 17:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Sound of Music” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – NFL: 20.5/35 (#1)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 1: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “A Christmas Story Live!”: 3.2/ 5 (#2)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Sound of Music” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 12.1/20 (#1)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 2: 4.6/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “A Christmas Story Live!”: 3.1/ 5 (#2)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Sound of Music” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 9.6/16 (#1)
NBC – Football Night in America, part 3: 7.5/12 (#2)
Fox – “A Christmas Story Live!”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Sound of Music” (R): 3.4/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 6.0/ 9 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders): 11.5/19 (#1)
Fox – “A Christmas Story Live!”: 2.6/ 4 #4)

9:00 p.m.`
ABC – Movie: “The Sound of Music” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Wisdom of the Crowd”: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders): 12.4/20 (#1)
Fox – “A Christmas Story Live!”: 2.5/ 4 #4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Sound of Music” (R): 3.4/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 5.2/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders): 12.5/20 (#1)
Fox – “A Christmas Story Live!”: 2.5/ 4 #4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Sound of Music” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 4.6/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders): 12.6/22 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Sound of Music” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Madam Secretary”: 4.0/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Sunday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders): 12.8/24 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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