November 30, 2020



Football domination.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

ABC:  After reruns of PREP & LANDING specials at 0.4/0.5, the night’s game shows returned from a week off with SUPERMARKET SWEEP down 0.3 to 0.5, WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE down 0.1 to 0.4, and CARD SHARKS steady at 0.3.

CBS:  The late afternoon national NFL game more than doubled 60 MINUTES to a preliminary 2.1, up 0.1 from the last time the show had that lead-in.  It was followed by a rerun of THE NEIGHBORHOOD at 0.7, and the movie COMING TO AMERICA at 0.5.

NBC:  The preliminary 4.0 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.2 from last week’s early number.

FOX:  After reruns at 0.5/0.4, THE SIMPSONS aired without an NFL rerun for the first time since November 8, and was down 0.1 to 0.6 compared to that night.  A run of ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS was ta 0.4, then BOB’S BURGERS was down 0.1 to 0.5 (compared to the same night), and a FAMILY GUY rerun was at 0.4.

CW:  PANDORA was up 0.1 to 0.1, but THE OUTPOST fell 0.1 to zero.

Tonight, ABC’s holiday specials include DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG and CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS. 

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Note: The fast affiliate-based ratings below measure what aired on network affiliates in 210 U.S. markets from 8-11 pm Eastern & Pacific or 7-10 pm Central & Mountain. The numbers are some combination of the network schedule and any pre-emptions (such as local news or weather coverage). Also live events such as sporting events and major specials are usually undercounted because the fast nationals measure what was on in primetime in the Pacific Time Zone (mostly what aired after the live event ended on the West Coast). Accurate program ratings will be available Tuesday morning with the broadcast finals.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back WEDNESDAY morning for detailed demographic ratings for Sunday cable ratings and broadcast finals.






About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.