‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Dip For NFL & NBC As L.A. Chargers Beat Steelers

It took a trio of attempts but the Los Angeles Chargers were finally able to get that field goal to claim a 33-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on a jaw clenching Sunday Night Football on NBC. Yet, in a season that has seen upticks from last yea…

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Ratings: Garth Brooks ‘Live at Notre Dame’ Has 8.9 Million Friends in Low Places for CBS

Garth Brooks put the “big” (and “country”) in “big country” on CBS Sunday, with his “Live at Notre Dame” special, bringing in 8.9 million total viewers. That was primetime’s most eyeballs for anything but NFL football.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.0 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers come courtesy of “Football Night in America” and a tight Los Angeles Chargers-Pittsburgh Steelers “Sunday Night Football” game.

Fox was second in ratings with a 2.0/7 and third in viewers with 6 million. Following an NFL overrun, postgame show “The OT” at 7:30 p.m. posted a 2.6/10 and 8.6 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 p.m. put up a 1.6/6 and 4.4 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 had a 1.2/5 and 3 million viewers. At 9, “Family Guy” got a 1.2/4 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “Rel” received a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

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CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and second in viewers with 8.3 million. A football overrun combining with “60 Minutes” from 7-8 averaged a 1.3/5 and 10.5 million viewers. From 8-9, the conclusion of “60 Minutes” and the start of the Garth special pieced together a 1.3/5 and 9.3 million viewers. At 9, the Brooks’ concert landed a 1.2/4 and 8.4 million viewers. At 10, the end to the Notre Dame show ran into a rerun, averaging a 0.6/3 and 4.9 million viewers for the final hour of primetime.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.8/3 and 5.4 million viewers. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” got a 0.6/2 and 3.8 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.5 million viewers. The “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.9/4 and 3.3 million viewers.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and seventh in viewers with 943,000

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and sixth in viewers with 1 million. “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.4/1 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” got a 0.3/1 and 923,000 viewers.

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Garth Brooks put the “big” (and “country”) in “big country” on CBS Sunday, with his “Live at Notre Dame” special, bringing in 8.9 million total viewers. That was primetime’s most eyeballs for anything but NFL football.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.0 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers come courtesy of “Football Night in America” and a tight Los Angeles Chargers-Pittsburgh Steelers “Sunday Night Football” game.

Fox was second in ratings with a 2.0/7 and third in viewers with 6 million. Following an NFL overrun, postgame show “The OT” at 7:30 p.m. posted a 2.6/10 and 8.6 million viewers. “The Simpsons” at 8 p.m. put up a 1.6/6 and 4.4 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 had a 1.2/5 and 3 million viewers. At 9, “Family Guy” got a 1.2/4 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “Rel” received a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and second in viewers with 8.3 million. A football overrun combining with “60 Minutes” from 7-8 averaged a 1.3/5 and 10.5 million viewers. From 8-9, the conclusion of “60 Minutes” and the start of the Garth special pieced together a 1.3/5 and 9.3 million viewers. At 9, the Brooks’ concert landed a 1.2/4 and 8.4 million viewers. At 10, the end to the Notre Dame show ran into a rerun, averaging a 0.6/3 and 4.9 million viewers for the final hour of primetime.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.8/3 and 5.4 million viewers. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” got a 0.6/2 and 3.8 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.5 million viewers. The “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.9/4 and 3.3 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and seventh in viewers with 943,000

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and sixth in viewers with 1 million. “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.4/1 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” got a 0.3/1 and 923,000 viewers.

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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise From Last Week & Last Year For NFL & NBC

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Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars Juniors’ Drops to New Series Lows

ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” didn’t have to fall too far to settle for new series lows. It also had a hell of an uphill battle last night against another good “Sunday Night Football” game on NBC, but so did everything else on broadcast primetime.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national ratings for NBC are subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.6 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 15.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those are the averages of NBC’s 90-minute pregame show and the Minnesota Vikings versus Green Bay Packers game itself.

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CBS was second in ratings with a 1.8/7 and in viewers with 10.7 million. Following a football overrun, “60 Minutes” starting at 7:30 p.m. averaged a 2.1 rating and 13 million viewers. “God Friended Me” beginning at 8:30 had a 1.0 rating and 8.2 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” from 9:30 to 10:30 got a 0.9 and 7 million viewers. At 10:30, “Madam Secretary” received a 0.6 and 5 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.9/4 and 6.2 million viewers. At 8, “DWTS: Juniors” got a 0.6/2 and 4 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.5 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million. Following repeats, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 2.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 0.9/3 and 2 million viewers. More reruns followed.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for was sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3/1. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 995,000, Telemundo was seventh with 857,000.

For CW, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.2 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” got a 0.2/1 and 871,000 viewers.

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ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” didn’t have to fall too far to settle for new series lows. It also had a hell of an uphill battle last night against another good “Sunday Night Football” game on NBC, but so did everything else on broadcast primetime.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national ratings for NBC are subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.6 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 15.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those are the averages of NBC’s 90-minute pregame show and the Minnesota Vikings versus Green Bay Packers game itself.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.8/7 and in viewers with 10.7 million. Following a football overrun, “60 Minutes” starting at 7:30 p.m. averaged a 2.1 rating and 13 million viewers. “God Friended Me” beginning at 8:30 had a 1.0 rating and 8.2 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” from 9:30 to 10:30 got a 0.9 and 7 million viewers. At 10:30, “Madam Secretary” received a 0.6 and 5 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.9/4 and 6.2 million viewers. At 8, “DWTS: Juniors” got a 0.6/2 and 4 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.5 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million. Following repeats, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 2.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 0.9/3 and 2 million viewers. More reruns followed.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for was sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3/1. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 995,000, Telemundo was seventh with 857,000.

For CW, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.2 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” got a 0.2/1 and 871,000 viewers.

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Ratings: NBC Mauls Broadcast Competition With Bears Game

Primetime NFL football ratings keep pancake-blocking the rest of TV — especially when the games are tight. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears was no exception.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national ratings for NBC and Fox are subject to significant adjustments. Still, it was another huge night for those paying a princely sum for NFL rights.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.3 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers represent the average of 90 minutes of “Football Night in America” and then the NFC North game itself.

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Fox was second in ratings with a 1.9/7 and third in viewers with 5.6 million. An NFL overrun and Fox’s postgame series “The OT” ran until 8 p.m., at which point “The Simpsons” had a 1.6/6 and 4.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 1.2/4 and 3 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 1.1/4 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “Rel” managed a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and second in viewers with 7.7 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” had a 1.0/4 and 10.2 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 got a 0.8/3 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 0.8/3 and 7.2 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.6/2 and 5.7 million viewers. Due to afternoon football, those time slots were 15-minutes delayed/messed-up in about 11 percent of the country

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.8/3 and 5.6 million viewers. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” got a 0.7/3 and 4.2 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers. A rerun followed.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3/1. CW was sixth in total viewers with 995,000, Telemundo was seventh with 938,000.

For CW, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” got a 0.3/1 and 971,000 viewers.

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Primetime NFL football ratings keep pancake-blocking the rest of TV — especially when the games are tight. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears was no exception.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national ratings for NBC and Fox are subject to significant adjustments. Still, it was another huge night for those paying a princely sum for NFL rights.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.3 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers represent the average of 90 minutes of “Football Night in America” and then the NFC North game itself.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.9/7 and third in viewers with 5.6 million. An NFL overrun and Fox’s postgame series “The OT” ran until 8 p.m., at which point “The Simpsons” had a 1.6/6 and 4.4 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 1.2/4 and 3 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 1.1/4 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “Rel” managed a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and second in viewers with 7.7 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” had a 1.0/4 and 10.2 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 got a 0.8/3 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 0.8/3 and 7.2 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 10 closed primetime to a 0.6/2 and 5.7 million viewers. Due to afternoon football, those time slots were 15-minutes delayed/messed-up in about 11 percent of the country

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.8/3 and 5.6 million viewers. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” got a 0.7/3 and 4.2 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3/1. CW was sixth in total viewers with 995,000, Telemundo was seventh with 938,000.

For CW, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” got a 0.3/1 and 971,000 viewers.

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How to Watch the Cowboys-Eagles Game on ‘Sunday Night Football’ for Free

With football season officially underway, NFL fans are flocking to their connected TVs, mobile phones, desktops and laptops waiting for their favorite team to take the field. Tonight’s game is a face-off between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:20 p.m. PT at the Lincoln Financial Field Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

However, not everyone has the cash to put down $50+ on a satellite subscription to watch the game. But with more consumers now turning to connected TVs and mobile devices for their daily dose of entertainment, the National Football League has made it easier for cord-cutters and cord-nevers to get their football fix without emptying out their piggy bank.

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While fans can watch this upcoming “Sunday Night Football” game on the NFL network available on streaming platforms like FuboTV, DirecTV Now, PS Vue and Sling TV — they all charge a monthly subscription fee. The cheapest of these services is Sling TV, which includes the NFL Network in its “Blue” package for $25 per month. Of course, consumers can get around paying the monthly service fee by taking advantage of the free trial period that most of these platforms offer.

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But if $25 per month doesn’t fit into your budget or canceling the service after its trial period is too much of a hassle, there is another way to watch the game without spending a dime — as long as you own a smartphone.

Anyone with a smartphone can download the NFL, Yahoo Sports, AOL or Tumblr mobile apps and enjoy tonight’s game at no cost. The same goes for all in market games including regular season and playoff games, and even the Super Bowl. The NFL announced the news in February.

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While fans can watch this upcoming “Sunday Night Football” game on the NFL network available on streaming platforms like FuboTV, DirecTV Now, PS Vue and Sling TV — they all charge a monthly subscription fee. The cheapest of these services is Sling TV, which includes the NFL Network in its “Blue” package for $25 per month. Of course, consumers can get around paying the monthly service fee by taking advantage of the free trial period that most of these platforms offer.

But if $25 per month doesn’t fit into your budget or canceling the service after its trial period is too much of a hassle, there is another way to watch the game without spending a dime — as long as you own a smartphone.

Anyone with a smartphone can download the NFL, Yahoo Sports, AOL or Tumblr mobile apps and enjoy tonight’s game at no cost. The same goes for all in market games including regular season and playoff games, and even the Super Bowl. The NFL announced the news in February.

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NBCUniversal Pulls Trump Campaign’s ‘Insensitive’ Immigration Ad After Backlash

NBCUniversal has decided to pull a controversial immigration-themed ad from the Donald Trump campaign after a wave of criticism.

“After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible,” NBCU said in a statement. The ad ran during Sunday night’s Green Bay Packers-New England Patriots NFL game, ahead of Tuesday’s midterms elections.

The 30-second spot alluded to the caravan of Central American migrants that is making its way towards the U.S.-Mexico boarder. It also references Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of murdering two sheriff’s deputies in California in 2014, tying him to the thousands of migrants that are fleeing Central America.

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The caravan is still hundreds of miles away of the U.S.-Mexico boarder, currently somewhere near Mexico City according to the Washington Post. The ad plays up the “threat” of immigrants coming into the U.S., which Trump has made a major part of his campaign speeches ahead of Tuesday.

Hollywood stars including Judd Apatow and Debra Messing criticized the network’s decision to air the ad.

Messing, who stars on NBC’s “Will & Grace,” wrote: “To our @willandgrace fans–I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad. It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about. @nbc”

“So @nbc and @Comcast aired that racist Trump caravan commercial during the football game,” wrote Apatow. “Who made that decision? How did they decide it was ok? I am disgusted that you would air that after @cnn refused to air it because it is explicitly racist. Shame on you. @NBCNews”

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To our @willandgrace fans—I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad. It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about. @nbc pic.twitter.com/CLinZKHB47

— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 5, 2018

So @nbc and @Comcast aired that racist Trump caravan commercial during the football game. Who made that decision? How did they decide it was ok? I am disgusted that you would air that after @cnn refused to air it because it is explicitly racist. Shame on you. @NBCNews

— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 5, 2018

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The ad was previously deemed too racist for CNN to air, which the network said on its official public relations Twitter account on Friday. “CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts.”

CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts. ????

— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 3, 2018

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NBCUniversal has decided to pull a controversial immigration-themed ad from the Donald Trump campaign after a wave of criticism.

“After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible,” NBCU said in a statement. The ad ran during Sunday night’s Green Bay Packers-New England Patriots NFL game, ahead of Tuesday’s midterms elections.

The 30-second spot alluded to the caravan of Central American migrants that is making its way towards the U.S.-Mexico boarder. It also references Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of murdering two sheriff’s deputies in California in 2014, tying him to the thousands of migrants that are fleeing Central America.

The caravan is still hundreds of miles away of the U.S.-Mexico boarder, currently somewhere near Mexico City according to the Washington Post. The ad plays up the “threat” of immigrants coming into the U.S., which Trump has made a major part of his campaign speeches ahead of Tuesday.

Hollywood stars including Judd Apatow and Debra Messing criticized the network’s decision to air the ad.

Messing, who stars on NBC’s “Will & Grace,” wrote: “To our @willandgrace fans–I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad. It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about. @nbc”

“So @nbc and @Comcast aired that racist Trump caravan commercial during the football game,” wrote Apatow. “Who made that decision? How did they decide it was ok? I am disgusted that you would air that after @cnn refused to air it because it is explicitly racist. Shame on you. @NBCNews”

The ad was previously deemed too racist for CNN to air, which the network said on its official public relations Twitter account on Friday. “CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts.”

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How to Watch Saints-Vikings on ‘Sunday Night Football’ Online for Free

With football season officially underway, NFL fans are flocking to their connected TVs, mobile phones, desktops and laptops waiting for their favorite team to take the field. Tonight’s game is a face-off between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:20 p.m. PT at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

However, not everyone has the cash to put down $50+ on a satellite subscription to watch the game. But with more consumers now turning to connected TVs and mobile devices for their daily dose of entertainment, the National Football League has made it easier for cord-cutters and cord-nevers to get their football fix without emptying out their piggy bank.

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While fans can watch this upcoming “Sunday Night Football” game on the NFL network available on streaming platforms like FuboTV, DirecTV Now, PS Vue and Sling TV — they all charge a monthly subscription fee. The cheapest of these services is Sling TV, which includes the NFL Network in its “Blue” package for $25 per month. Of course, consumers can get around paying the monthly service fee by taking advantage of the free trial period that most of these platforms offer.

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But if $25 per month doesn’t fit into your budget or canceling the service after its trial period is too much of a hassle, there is another way to watch the game without spending a dime — as long as you own a smartphone.

Anyone with a smartphone can download the NFL, Yahoo Sports, AOL or Tumblr mobile apps and enjoy tonight’s game at no cost. The same goes for all in market games including regular season and playoff games, and even the Super Bowl. The NFL announced the news in February.

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With football season officially underway, NFL fans are flocking to their connected TVs, mobile phones, desktops and laptops waiting for their favorite team to take the field. Tonight’s game is a face-off between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:20 p.m. PT at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

However, not everyone has the cash to put down $50+ on a satellite subscription to watch the game. But with more consumers now turning to connected TVs and mobile devices for their daily dose of entertainment, the National Football League has made it easier for cord-cutters and cord-nevers to get their football fix without emptying out their piggy bank.

While fans can watch this upcoming “Sunday Night Football” game on the NFL network available on streaming platforms like FuboTV, DirecTV Now, PS Vue and Sling TV — they all charge a monthly subscription fee. The cheapest of these services is Sling TV, which includes the NFL Network in its “Blue” package for $25 per month. Of course, consumers can get around paying the monthly service fee by taking advantage of the free trial period that most of these platforms offer.

But if $25 per month doesn’t fit into your budget or canceling the service after its trial period is too much of a hassle, there is another way to watch the game without spending a dime — as long as you own a smartphone.

Anyone with a smartphone can download the NFL, Yahoo Sports, AOL or Tumblr mobile apps and enjoy tonight’s game at no cost. The same goes for all in market games including regular season and playoff games, and even the Super Bowl. The NFL announced the news in February.

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Donald Trump Takes Ratings Nosedive In ’60 Minutes’ Interview; CW Returns Respectably To Sunday

Donald Trump plunged in ratings with his 60 Minutes interview Sunday night.
The newsmag’s 1.8 rating among 18-49 year olds and 11.3 million viewers, while the strongest showing of any non-NFL program Sunday night, marks a 47% dive in the demo and…

Donald Trump plunged in ratings with his 60 Minutes interview Sunday night. The newsmag’s 1.8 rating among 18-49 year olds and 11.3 million viewers, while the strongest showing of any non-NFL program Sunday night, marks a 47% dive in the demo and 43% in total viewers, relative to Trump’s most recent previous  60 Minutes sit-down. Trump had bagged a 3.4 demo rating, and 20M viewers overall, in his November 13, 2016 interview on the CBS newsmag, broadcast shortly after his…

Ratings: ABC’s ‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Bombs in Premiere, Ties Univision in Key Demo

“The Alec Baldwin Show” was not a match with TV audiences on Sunday. The ABC “Match Game” host’s brand new 10 p.m. talk show actually settled for a ratings tie with Univision’s “Cronicas” among adults 18-49, which is the demographic most coveted by those advertising on broadcast TV during primetime.

With just a 0.4 demo rating, Baldwin’s series premiere (and, yes, “Cronicas”) edged out Telemundo’s “Don Francisco Te Invita” by just one-tenth of a Nielsen point.

Closing out ABC’s Sunday primetime, “The Alec Baldwin Show” settled for 2.2 million viewers. That essentially doubled the Spanish-language audiences, though it was way behind CBS and NBC.

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Elsewhere, The CW is officially back to programming six nights per week. With its first scripted Sunday primetime since 2009, the new “Charmed” debuted as CW’s most-watched fall series premiere since “Jane the Virgin” in 2014.

In addition to “Charmed,” CW returned “Supergirl” for a new season. Both shows fared just fine for the youngest-skewing broadcast network.

Of course, nothing held a candle last night to NBC’s strong “Sunday Night Football” game, when the New England Patriots handed the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season in shootout fashion. Due to the nature of live sports, the following fast-national numbers for NBC, Fox and CBS are subject to significant adjustment.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 5.0 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 15.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Pats game and its pregame show filled up primetime, combining for those Nielsen numbers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/6 and in viewers with 9.2 million. Since CBS’ primetime lineup was delayed by 30 minutes by an NFL overrun, we’re going to break down its hour-long shows into 30 minute periods. Starting at 7:30, “60 Minutes” opened to a 2.1/8 and 11.8 million viewers. It closed to a 1.6/6 and 10.8 million viewers. Beginning at 8:30, the first half-hour of “God Friended Me” got a 1.1/4 and 7.9 million viewers. The second half-hour at 9 had a 1.1/4 and 8 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9:30 opened with a 0.9/3 and 7.4 million viewers. The concluding 30 minutes received a 0.9/3 and 7.3 million viewers. At 10:30, “Madam Secretary” began with a 0.6/3 and 5.6 million viewers. It ended outside of the primetime window.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.2 million. After an NFL overrun and a sitcom repeat, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 2.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 0.9/3 and 2.1 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 1.9 million viewers. “Rel” at 9:30 managed a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers.

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ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and third in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.9/4 and 5.7 million viewers. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” got a 0.7/3 and 4.6 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.7 million viewers. “The Alec Baldwin Show” followed, with just a 1 share and the above-mentioned ratings/viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.1 million.

For CW, the season premiere of “Supergirl” at 8 got a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, the series premiere of “Charmed” rounded to the same numbers as its lead-in.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million.

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“The Alec Baldwin Show” was not a match with TV audiences on Sunday. The ABC “Match Game” host’s brand new 10 p.m. talk show actually settled for a ratings tie with Univision’s “Cronicas” among adults 18-49, which is the demographic most coveted by those advertising on broadcast TV during primetime.

With just a 0.4 demo rating, Baldwin’s series premiere (and, yes, “Cronicas”) edged out Telemundo’s “Don Francisco Te Invita” by just one-tenth of a Nielsen point.

Closing out ABC’s Sunday primetime, “The Alec Baldwin Show” settled for 2.2 million viewers. That essentially doubled the Spanish-language audiences, though it was way behind CBS and NBC.

Elsewhere, The CW is officially back to programming six nights per week. With its first scripted Sunday primetime since 2009, the new “Charmed” debuted as CW’s most-watched fall series premiere since “Jane the Virgin” in 2014.

In addition to “Charmed,” CW returned “Supergirl” for a new season. Both shows fared just fine for the youngest-skewing broadcast network.

Of course, nothing held a candle last night to NBC’s strong “Sunday Night Football” game, when the New England Patriots handed the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season in shootout fashion. Due to the nature of live sports, the following fast-national numbers for NBC, Fox and CBS are subject to significant adjustment.

NBC was first in ratings with a 5.0 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 15.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Pats game and its pregame show filled up primetime, combining for those Nielsen numbers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/6 and in viewers with 9.2 million. Since CBS’ primetime lineup was delayed by 30 minutes by an NFL overrun, we’re going to break down its hour-long shows into 30 minute periods. Starting at 7:30, “60 Minutes” opened to a 2.1/8 and 11.8 million viewers. It closed to a 1.6/6 and 10.8 million viewers. Beginning at 8:30, the first half-hour of “God Friended Me” got a 1.1/4 and 7.9 million viewers. The second half-hour at 9 had a 1.1/4 and 8 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9:30 opened with a 0.9/3 and 7.4 million viewers. The concluding 30 minutes received a 0.9/3 and 7.3 million viewers. At 10:30, “Madam Secretary” began with a 0.6/3 and 5.6 million viewers. It ended outside of the primetime window.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.2 million. After an NFL overrun and a sitcom repeat, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 2.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 0.9/3 and 2.1 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 1.9 million viewers. “Rel” at 9:30 managed a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and third in viewers with 4 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.9/4 and 5.7 million viewers. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” got a 0.7/3 and 4.6 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 3.7 million viewers. “The Alec Baldwin Show” followed, with just a 1 share and the above-mentioned ratings/viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.1 million.

For CW, the season premiere of “Supergirl” at 8 got a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, the series premiere of “Charmed” rounded to the same numbers as its lead-in.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million.

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Patriots Snap Chiefs’ Winning Streak As ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise

Taking down the previously unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs last night Tom Brady pulled off some NFL history on Sunday Night Football as the New England Patriots quarterback became the first signal-caller to win 200 regular season games.

Up against an NFL …

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How to Watch the Chiefs-Patriots Game on ‘Sunday Night Football’ Online for Free

With football season underway, NFL fans are flocking to their TV sets, mobile phones, connected TVs, desktops and laptops waiting for their favorite team to take the field. This Sunday Night, the Kansas City Chiefs go head-to-head with the New England Patriots at 8:20 p.m. ET/5:20 p.m. PT at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Of course, not everyone has the cash to put down $50+ on a satellite subscription to watch their favorite team play. But with more consumers now turning to connected TVs and mobile devices for their daily dose of entertainment, the National Football League has made it easier for cord-cutters and cord-nevers to get their football fix without emptying their piggy bank.

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While fans can watch this upcoming game on the NFL Network available on streaming platforms like FuboTV, DirecTV Now, PS Vue and Sling TV, they all charge a monthly subscription fee. The cheapest of these services is Sling TV, which includes the NFL Network in its “Blue” package for $25 per month. Of course, consumers can get around paying the monthly service fee by taking advantage of the free trial period that most of these platforms offer.

But if $25 per month isn’t in your budget or canceling the service after its trial period is too big of a hassle, there is another way to watch the game without spending a dime.

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Anyone with a smartphone can download the NFL, Yahoo Sports, AOL or Tumblr mobile apps and enjoy Sunday Night’s game between the Patriots and the Chiefs at no cost. The same goes for all in-market and national games, including regular season and playoff games, and even the Super Bowl.

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With football season underway, NFL fans are flocking to their TV sets, mobile phones, connected TVs, desktops and laptops waiting for their favorite team to take the field. This Sunday Night, the Kansas City Chiefs go head-to-head with the New England Patriots at 8:20 p.m. ET/5:20 p.m. PT at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Of course, not everyone has the cash to put down $50+ on a satellite subscription to watch their favorite team play. But with more consumers now turning to connected TVs and mobile devices for their daily dose of entertainment, the National Football League has made it easier for cord-cutters and cord-nevers to get their football fix without emptying their piggy bank.

While fans can watch this upcoming game on the NFL Network available on streaming platforms like FuboTV, DirecTV Now, PS Vue and Sling TV, they all charge a monthly subscription fee. The cheapest of these services is Sling TV, which includes the NFL Network in its “Blue” package for $25 per month. Of course, consumers can get around paying the monthly service fee by taking advantage of the free trial period that most of these platforms offer.

But if $25 per month isn’t in your budget or canceling the service after its trial period is too big of a hassle, there is another way to watch the game without spending a dime.

Anyone with a smartphone can download the NFL, Yahoo Sports, AOL or Tumblr mobile apps and enjoy Sunday Night’s game between the Patriots and the Chiefs at no cost. The same goes for all in-market and national games, including regular season and playoff games, and even the Super Bowl.

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Texans Top Cowboys In OT, ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Jump Over 2017

Last night’s Sunday Night Football Lone Star state showdown between the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys was the worst of times and the best of times for DeAndre Hopkins.

The worst of times was a clumsy fumble by the Texans wide receiver in the t…

Last night's Sunday Night Football Lone Star state showdown between the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys was the worst of times and the best of times for DeAndre Hopkins. The worst of times was a clumsy fumble by the Texans wide receiver in the third quarter handing a big advantage to the visiting Cowboys in a game that had little room for error. The best clearly came in overtime as Hopkins snagged a 49-yard pass from Texans QB Deshaun Watson that moved the Texans…

How to Watch the Cowboys-Texans Game on ‘Sunday Night Football’ Online for Free

With football season underway, NFL fans are flocking to their TV sets, mobile phones, connected TVs, desktops and laptops waiting for their favorite team to take the field. On Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys will take on the Houston Texans at 5:20 p.m. PT at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texans.

Of course, not everyone has the cash to put down $50+ on a satellite subscription to watch their favorite team play. But with more consumers now turning to connected TVs and mobile devices for their daily dose of entertainment, the National Football League has made it easier for cord-cutters and cord-nevers to get their football fix without emptying their piggy bank.

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While fans can watch this upcoming game on the NFL Network available on streaming platforms like FuboTV, DirecTV Now, PS Vue and Sling TV, they all charge a monthly subscription fee. The cheapest of these services is Sling TV, which includes the NFL Network in its “Blue” package for $25 per month. Of course, consumers can get around paying the monthly service fee by taking advantage of the free trial period that most of these platforms offer.

But if $25 per month isn’t in your budget or canceling the service after its trial period is too big of a hassle, there is another way to watch the game without spending a dime.

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Anyone with a smartphone can download the NFL, Yahoo Sports, AOL or Tumblr mobile apps and enjoy the tonight’s game between the Cowboys and the Texans at no cost. The same goes for all in-market and national games, including regular season and playoff games, and even the Super Bowl.

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With football season underway, NFL fans are flocking to their TV sets, mobile phones, connected TVs, desktops and laptops waiting for their favorite team to take the field. On Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys will take on the Houston Texans at 5:20 p.m. PT at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texans.

Of course, not everyone has the cash to put down $50+ on a satellite subscription to watch their favorite team play. But with more consumers now turning to connected TVs and mobile devices for their daily dose of entertainment, the National Football League has made it easier for cord-cutters and cord-nevers to get their football fix without emptying their piggy bank.

While fans can watch this upcoming game on the NFL Network available on streaming platforms like FuboTV, DirecTV Now, PS Vue and Sling TV, they all charge a monthly subscription fee. The cheapest of these services is Sling TV, which includes the NFL Network in its “Blue” package for $25 per month. Of course, consumers can get around paying the monthly service fee by taking advantage of the free trial period that most of these platforms offer.

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Anyone with a smartphone can download the NFL, Yahoo Sports, AOL or Tumblr mobile apps and enjoy the tonight’s game between the Cowboys and the Texans at no cost. The same goes for all in-market and national games, including regular season and playoff games, and even the Super Bowl.

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NBC Wins 7th Straight Premiere Week in Ratings, CBS Makes It 10 in a Row Among Total Viewers

NBC has now won its seventh straight premiere week in TV ratings among adults 18-49 — that’s a record ever since Nielsen people meters were started in 1987. CBS claimed the most total viewers for a premiere week, it’s 10th season in a row accomplishing that feat.

While CBS hasn’t lost the overall eyeball battle since ABC tripped it up in 2008, NBC finished the closest it has to CBS — within 490,000 average total viewers — in 17 years.

This past week, the official start to Nielsen’s 2018-19 TV season, NBC had the highest-rated show in “Sunday Night Football,” the No. 1 entertainment series with “This Is Us” (pictured above). It also boasted the Top 2-rated new series in “Manifest” and “New Amsterdam” and the best two alternative broadcasts with “The Voice” on both Monday and Tuesday.

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CBS’ main (but not lone) highlight probably comes from Dick Wolf’s “F.B.I.,” which bowed to 10.1 million viewers. Missing the cutoff by a day was Cedric the Entertainer’s “The Neighborhood,” which got off to a pretty good start itself last night. Read all about that one via the “Also Read” link below.

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Below are the Week 1 averages among both the advertiser-coveted demographic and in terms of total viewers.

Adult 18-49 Rating, Sept. 24-30
1. NBC: 2.0
2. Fox: 1.6
3. CBS: 1.3
4. ABC: 1.2

Total Viewers, Sept. 24-30
1. CBS: 8.4 million
2. NBC: 7.9 million
3. ABC: 5.4 million
4. Fox: 5.3 million

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NBC has now won its seventh straight premiere week in TV ratings among adults 18-49 — that’s a record ever since Nielsen people meters were started in 1987. CBS claimed the most total viewers for a premiere week, it’s 10th season in a row accomplishing that feat.

While CBS hasn’t lost the overall eyeball battle since ABC tripped it up in 2008, NBC finished the closest it has to CBS — within 490,000 average total viewers — in 17 years.

This past week, the official start to Nielsen’s 2018-19 TV season, NBC had the highest-rated show in “Sunday Night Football,” the No. 1 entertainment series with “This Is Us” (pictured above). It also boasted the Top 2-rated new series in “Manifest” and “New Amsterdam” and the best two alternative broadcasts with “The Voice” on both Monday and Tuesday.

CBS’ main (but not lone) highlight probably comes from Dick Wolf’s “F.B.I.,” which bowed to 10.1 million viewers. Missing the cutoff by a day was Cedric the Entertainer’s “The Neighborhood,” which got off to a pretty good start itself last night. Read all about that one via the “Also Read” link below.

Below are the Week 1 averages among both the advertiser-coveted demographic and in terms of total viewers.

Adult 18-49 Rating, Sept. 24-30
1. NBC: 2.0
2. Fox: 1.6
3. CBS: 1.3
4. ABC: 1.2

Total Viewers, Sept. 24-30
1. CBS: 8.4 million
2. NBC: 7.9 million
3. ABC: 5.4 million
4. Fox: 5.3 million

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Ratings: ‘God Friended Me’ Premiere (Gladly) Accepts More Than 10 Million Viewers

Sunday night may be “Football Night in America,” but there are still other options on broadcast. One of those last night was the CBS series premiere of “God Friended Me,” which drew 10.5 million viewers.

NBC finished first with “Sunday Night Football”; CBS was runner-up. Fox was third in primetime, returning “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” for their new seasons.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below Nielsen numbers for NBC are subject to significant adjustment. The same could be said for the beginning of CBS prime.

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NBC was first in ratings with a 4.4 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The pregame show and the Baltimore Ravens victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers covered all of primetime.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.9/7 and in viewers with 11.2 million. At 7:30 p.m., following an NFL overrun, the Season 51 premiere of “60 Minutes” averaged a 2.6/10 and 13.7 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8:30 debuted to a 1.4/5 and 10.5 million viewers. The season premiere of “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9:30 received a 1.1/4 and 8.7 million viewers. A rerun finished off the day part.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.4/5 and in viewers with 3.8 million. Following some repeats, the season premiere of “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.8/7 and 4.8 million viewers. The “Bob’s Burgers” season premiere at 8:30 got a 1.2/4 and 2.6 million viewers. At 9, the “Family Guy” season premiere received a 1.2/4 and 2.7 million viewers. “Rel” at 9:30 finished Fox’s prime to a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers.

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ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 3.2 million. The season premiere of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 averaged a 0.8/3 and 5.4 million viewers. Reruns followed.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million.

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Sunday night may be “Football Night in America,” but there are still other options on broadcast. One of those last night was the CBS series premiere of “God Friended Me,” which drew 10.5 million viewers.

NBC finished first with “Sunday Night Football”; CBS was runner-up. Fox was third in primetime, returning “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” for their new seasons.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below Nielsen numbers for NBC are subject to significant adjustment. The same could be said for the beginning of CBS prime.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.4 rating/17 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The pregame show and the Baltimore Ravens victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers covered all of primetime.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.9/7 and in viewers with 11.2 million. At 7:30 p.m., following an NFL overrun, the Season 51 premiere of “60 Minutes” averaged a 2.6/10 and 13.7 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8:30 debuted to a 1.4/5 and 10.5 million viewers. The season premiere of “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9:30 received a 1.1/4 and 8.7 million viewers. A rerun finished off the day part.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.4/5 and in viewers with 3.8 million. Following some repeats, the season premiere of “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 1.8/7 and 4.8 million viewers. The “Bob’s Burgers” season premiere at 8:30 got a 1.2/4 and 2.6 million viewers. At 9, the “Family Guy” season premiere received a 1.2/4 and 2.7 million viewers. “Rel” at 9:30 finished Fox’s prime to a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 3.2 million. The season premiere of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 averaged a 0.8/3 and 5.4 million viewers. Reruns followed.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million.

The CW does not yet nationally program Sunday nights.

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