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Sunday Overnights: Season 2 of Fox Drama ‘9-1-1’ is Off and Successfully Running

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 10.5/18, Fox: 6.7/11, CBS: 3.9/ 7, ABC: 2.7/ 5, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change vs. the Year-Ago Week:

Fox: +235, NBC: +17, ABC: no change, CW: -53

Ratings Breakdown:
NBC scored another Sunday overnight victory, and will all fourth quarter, care of football. The New England Patriots at Detroit Lions match-up averaged an approximate 12.8 rating/22 share, peaking in the 9 p.m. ET half-hour at a 14.4/24. All results for any live event, of course, are approximate.

In season-premiere news, Fox drama “9-1-1” was back and successfully running at a 6.2/10 in the household overnights in the 8 p.m. hour. Comparably, this was a hefty 210 percent above the 2.0/ 3 for documentary “Who Shot Biggie & Tupac” on the year-ago evening (2.0/ 3 on 9/24/17). “9-1-1” airs in its new regularly scheduled Monday 9 p.m. hour tonight out of the season premiere of “The Resident.”

Elsewhere, CBS offered a clips edition of summer staple “Big Brother” (#3: 4.0/ 7 from 8-9 p.m.), which concludes the season with a 90-minute edition this Wednesday (out of the 90-minute season premiere of “Survivor”). ABC featured the season finales of game shows “Celebrity Family Feud” (#3: 3.0/ 5 at 8 p.m.) and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (#3: 2.3/ 4 at 10 p.m.). And The CW is now officially programming Sunday nights, with encore telecasts of “Masters of Illusion” (#5: 0.4/ 1) and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (#5: 0.5/ 1) airing in the 8-10 p.m. ET block.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Sunday, September 23, 2018 broken out by half-hour:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 6.3/11 (#2)
NBC – “Football Night in America,” part one: 2.0/ 4 (#4)
Fox – Football: 13.8/25 (#1)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 7.1/11 (#2)
NBC – “Football Night in America,” part two: 4.3/ 8 (#3)
Fox – “The OT”: 8.6/16 (#1)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (season finale): 3.1/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.4/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Football Night in America,” part three: 7.5/13 (#1) (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1” (season premiere): 6.6/11 (#2)
CW: “Masters of Illusion” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (season finale): 2.9/ 5 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Sunday Night Football” (New England Patriots at Detroit Lions): 12.8/21 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1” (season premiere): 5.8/ 9 (#2)
CW: “Masters of Illusion” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.7/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Sunday Night Football” (New England Patriots at Detroit Lions): 14.4/24 (#1)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW: “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Sunday Night Football” (New England Patriots at Detroit Lions): 13.9/23 (#1)
Fox – “Rel” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW: “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (season finale): 2.4/ 4 (#2t)
CBS – “Madam Secretary” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#2t)
NBC – Sunday Night Football: New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys: 13.8/24 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (season finale): 2.3/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Madam Secretary” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
NBC – Sunday Night Football: New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys: 13.6/25 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

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