Note: Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach are excluded from the following averages.
Fox: 9.8/16, NBC: 9.1/15, CBS: 7.5/13, ABC: 2.1/ 4
-Percent Change From the Comparable Year-Ago Week:
Fox: +654, CBS: -10, NBC: -13, ABC: -71
Football last night prevailed over “The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards” on CBS, which scored an 8.2 rating/14 share in the household overnights form8-11 p.m. While that was almost identical to the 8.4/13 on ABC on the year-ago evening, last year’s telecast was also the smallest audience for any “Emmy Awards” telecast on record with 11.38 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 (based on the Live + Same Day data). For the complete listing of winners, click here
The 34 to 23 victory for the Atlanta Falcons over the Green Bay Packers averaged an estimated 12.6/21 on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” from 8:30-11:30 p.m. As always, results for any live sporting event are always estimated.
On Fox, a 15.6/29 for the half-hour primetime football overrun at 7 p.m. into a 14.6/26 for pre-game “The OT” at 7:30 p.m. (both approximate) offered ample lead-in support to episode two of “The Orville.” This second Sunday night telecast of “The Orville” averaged an estimated 9.4/15 in the 8 p.m. hour, which is a 68 percent improvement from the already solid 5.6/ 9 debut one week earlier. Of course, “The Orville” will come down to earth, so to speak, when it launches in the Thursday 9 p.m. hour out of the season-premiere of moderately rated “Gotham” this week.
Also in originals last night was “60 Minutes” on CBS (#1: 5.4/10 at 7 p.m.) and ABC game shows “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (#4: 1.9/ 3 at 9 p.m.) and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (#3: 2.0/ 3 at 10 p.m.), which could not compete opposite football and “The Emmys.”
For the complete listing for the five broadcast networks by half-hour for Sunday, Sept. 17, click here
Live + Same Day Data
-Monday 9/11/17: Click here
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Live Plus Same Day Data
-Friday 9/15/17: Click here
-Saturday 9/16/17: Click here
Solid Sampling for Fox’s “The Orville” Preview
Airing in the Thursday 9 p.m. hour out of “Gotham” this fall is not a recipe for great traditional ratings success. The audience will surely be limited. But the premiere/preview of Fox’s one-hour space adventure series “The Orville,” created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, out of an NFL doubleheader did indeed get sampled last Sunday, Sept. 10. Fox is reporting 11.3million viewers across all platforms, which is a 31 percent from the Live + Same day tally. Comparably, this marks the largest debut for any series on Fox since “Empire” on January 7, 2015, and its most-watched telecast since “Empire’s” mid-season premiere on March 22, 2017.
Across Fox NOW and Hulu, “The Orville’s” three-day streaming average audience amounted to 650,000 viewers, making it the most-streamed new Fox drama premiere in three years (since “Gotham” on Sept. 22, 2014) and new Fox premiere in two years (since “Scream Queens” on Sept. 22, 2015) .
Among target men 18-34, “The Orville” delivered a 2.8 rating/13 share, based on the Live + Same Day data, also Fox’s highest-rated broadcast drama debut since “Empire.”
“The Orville” debuts in its Thursday 9 p.m. time period on September 21.
Source: Nielsen Media Research