FOX"s Sunday animation line-up sees slight decline


Airing against very heavy competition from the American Music Awards and the NY Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles game, FOX’s ANIMATION DOMINATION block saw declines last night versus last Sunday’s block (which had a football lead-in).

At 8p THE SIMPSONS posted a 2.9/7 among Adults 18-49, down -26% from last week (3.9/10).  THE CLEVELAND SHOW at 8:30p delivered a 2.4/6 among Adults 18-49, down -23% from last week (3.1/7).   FAMILY GUY posted a 3.3/7 among Adults 18-49 at 9p, down one-tenth versus last week (-3%, 3.4/8).  AMERICAN DAD closed the night with a 2.3/5 among Adults 18-49, down -8% compared to last week (2.5/6). 
In the 7p half hour an encore THE CLEVELAND SHOW posted a 2.0/6 among Adults 18-49.  An encore of THE SIMPSONS followed at 7:30p and posted a 1.9/5.


Following ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.9/5), the 38th Annual American Music Awards (4.3/11) posted its lowest rating ever, down -22% from last year’s telecast (5.5/14 on Sun 11/22/09).

Due to an NFL overrun until 7:12p, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate. From 7-8p, NFL Overrun and 60 Minutes combined to deliver a 4.6/13. From 8-9p, 60 Minutes and The Amazing Race posted a 3.1/8. From 9-10p, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss combined for a 3.3/7. From 10-11p, Undercover Boss and CSI: Miami combined for a 2.4/6.

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 (2.8/8), 730p (4.2/11) and 8p (5.7/15), NBC’s Sunday Night Football Game 11: New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles posted an 8.0/19 from 830-11p, up from last week’s matchup (NE Patriots vs. PIT Steelers), which delivered a 7.3/18 from 830-11p in the Fast Nationals before rising to an 8.1/20 from 8:31-11:24p in the Finals.

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source: FOX)