Football boosts Fox’s animated lineup
All shows grow over last week, with 'The Simpsons' on top
November 26, 2012
Fox’s animated lineup got a nice kick from the NFL last night.
All four of its shows were up compared with the previous week thanks to a big lead-in from football overrun and “The OT” postgame show.
The two combined for a 6.0 adults 18-49 rating at 7 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights. That boosted the rest of the night.
“The Simpsons” was the night’s highest-rated scripted program with a 3.3 at 8 p.m., up 38 percent over last week. Lead-out “Bob’s Burgers” drew a 2.0, 11 percent better than last week, while “Family Guy” grew 8 percent, to a 2.8, at 9 p.m.
“The Cleveland Show” improved 19 percent at 9:30 to a 1.9, though that was compared to an episode that aired at 7:30 last week.
Football bumped Fox to second on the night behind NBC, which continued its Sunday win streak with “Sunday Night Football.” It hasn’t dropped a Sunday yet this season.
NBC averaged a 5.5 average overnight rating and a 13 share on the night. Fox was second at 3.7/9, CBS third at 2.1/5, ABC fourth at 2.0/5, Univision fifth at 0.7/2 and Telemundo sixth at 0.5/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won't be available for several weeks. Forty-six percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
Also, ratings for NBC's NFL coverage are approximate as fast nationals measure timeslot and not actual program data.
At 7 p.m. Fox was first with a 6.0 for football overrun and "The OT" postgame show, followed by NBC with a 2.3 for "Football Night in America." CBS was third with a 2.2 for "60 Minutes," ABC fourth with a 1.6 for "America's Funniest Home Videos," Univision fifth with a 0.8 for "Aqui y Ahora" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for the movie "Beverly Hills Chihuahua."
NBC took the lead at 8 p.m. with a 6.1 for NFL pregame and the start of "Football Night in America," while ABC took second with a 3.0 for "Once Upon a Time," up 11 percent from its most recent episode two weeks ago. Fox was third with a 2.7 for "Simpsons" (3.3) and "Burgers" (2.0), CBS fourth with a 2.5 for "The Amazing Race," Univision fifth with a 0.8 for "Festival Acapulco: Joan Sebastian" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.7 for its movie.
At 9 p.m. NBC was first with a 7.1 for football, with Fox second with a 2.4 for "Guy" (2.8) and "Cleveland" (1.9). ABC was third with a 2.2 for "Revenge," CBS fourth with a 1.7 for "The Good Wife," Univision fifth with a 0.8 for the end of "Festival Acapulco" and start of "Fuerza Comando" and Telemundo sixth with a 0.4 for "Yo Me Llamo."
NBC finished first again at 10 p.m. with a 6.3 for football, followed by CBS with a 1.8 for "The Mentalist." ABC was third with a series-low 1.2 for the now-canceled "666 Park Avenue," Univision fourth with a 0.5 for "Fuerza Comando" and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for "Llamo."
Among households, NBC was first for the night with a 9.3 average overnight rating and a 14 share. CBS was second at 6.7/10, Fox third at 5.5/8, ABC fourth at 4.0/6, Univision fifth at 1.1/2 and Telemundo sixth at 0.6/1.
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