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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

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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.