FOX’s animated comedies aired against significant competition from NFL Football and Major League Baseball playoffs last night and did not have the benefit of last week’s football lead-in.
At 8p THE SIMPSONS posted a 3.0/8 among Adults 18-49, down -29% versus last week (4.2/11). THE CLEVELAND SHOW followed at 8:30p and delivered a 2.6/7 among Adults 18-49, down from last week by -16% (3.1/8). Airing from 9-9:30p FAMILY GUY posted a 3.4/9 among Adults 18-49, down -15% from last week (4.0/10). AMERICAN DAD closed the night with a 2.5/6 at 9:30p among Adults 18-49, down -17% compared to last week (3.0/7).
Following America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.5/5), ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2.3/6) recorded its lowest telecast this season, down -12% week over week. At 9p and 10p, Desperate Housewives (3.8/9) and Brothers & Sisters (2.8/7) both posted their lowest original Fall telecasts ever. Desperate Housewives declined -14% versus last week while Brothers & Sisters was down -7%.
Due to an NFL overrun until 7:58p, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate. At 8p, 60 Minutes posted a 3.8/10, followed by The Amazing Race (3.8/10) at 9p and Undercover Boss (3.5/9) at 10p.
Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate. In addition, note that NBC’s 7p NFL Pre-Game will be sustained by Nielsen. Following Football Night In America at 7p (1.8/6), 730p (2.4/7) and 8p (4.8/14), NBC’s Sunday Night Football Game 5: Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers posted a 5.7/15 from 830-11p, up from last year’s Sunday Night week five matchup (IND Colts vs. TEN Titans), which delivered a 5.5/14 from 8:30-11p in the Fast Nationals before rising to a 6.2/16 from 8:32-11:21p in the Finals.
Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings