[TV] Ratings: The Bachelorette Wedding Fails To Impress
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.17.2012
NBC wins again with football...
The game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots brought in huge ratings for NBC, with one of the biggest audiences of the season. CBS also had some help from an afternoon NFL game that ran almost an hour into primetime. This helped the Survivor: Philippines finale (which was up over last spring). ABC's Bachelorette wedding special finished last in both of its hours. The networks also had coverage of President Obama's speech at the Newtown, Connecticut memorial around 8:30 PM, which will affect the final numbers.
CBS won with just under 17 million and a 10.1 rating/16 share in households. It was followed by NBC (16.9 million, 9.9/15), ABC (4.2 million, 2.6/4) and FOX (3.3 million, 1.5/4).
In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC won again with a 6.2 rating, followed by CBS (4.9), FOX (1.5) and ABC (1.1).
Sunday hour by hour:
CBS: NFL runover (27.8 million viewers, 16.6/26 households)
NBC: Football Night in America (8.6 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: America's Funniest Home Videos rerun (6.3 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: The Cleveland Show rerun (3.15 million, 1.9/3)/The Cleveland Show (3 million, 1.7/3)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (8.5)
CBS: 60 Minutes/Presidential address (17.8 million, 10.9/16)
NBC: Sunday Night Football - 49ers/Patriots/Presidential address (17.7 million, 10.2/15)
ABC: Wipeout rerun/Presidential address (3.7 million, 2.1/3)
FOX: The Simpsons (4.4 million, 2./4)/Presidential address and Bob's Burgers (2.8 million, 1.7/2)
18-49 leader: Sunday Night Football (6.5)
NBC: Sunday Night Football (21.9 million, 13.0/19)
CBS: Survivor: Philippines finale (11.7 million, 6.9/10)
FOX: Bob's Burgers/Family Guy rerun/American Dad rerun (3.3 million, 2.0/3)
ABC: Wipeout rerun/Special - The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding (3.1 million, 2.1/3)
18-49 leader: Sunday Night Football (8.0)
NBC: Sunday Night Football (18.6 million, 11.6/18)
CBS: Survivor: Philippines finale (10.5 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.'s Wedding (3.5 million, 2.5/4)