FOX NFL overtime delivers; Animation post gains


NFL over-run and The O.T. aired from 7-8pm.  FOX ranked No. 2 last night in Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34 and Teens.

FOX’s Animation Domination comedies all posted double-digit gains last night.  In fact, when finals are released from Nielsen this afternoon, last night likely will be FOX’s highest rated Sunday so far this season.

THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY were the top 2 entertainment programs of the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.  FAMILY GUY and THE CLEVELAND SHOW were the top 2 entertainment programs of the night among Teens.

THE SIMPSONS: 4.0/10, up +54% from last week

THE SIMPSONS matched its season high in the core adult demo (tied with 10/30/11) and drew its highest Total Viewers audience (9.0 million) since 1/9/11.

ALLEN GREGORY: 2.4/6, up +60% from last week

FAMILY GUY: 3.5/8, up +25% from last week

FAMILY GUY posted its highest rating among Teens since 1/9/11. 
In fact, last night’s FAMILY GUY posted the show’s highest Male Teens rating since 11/7/10 and is this season’s No. 1 entertainment telecast in Male Teens (tied with Two and a Half Men premiere).

THE CLEVELAND SHOW  (S): 2.5/6, up +14% from last week’s American Dad in the time period (11/27/11, 2.2/5), up 47% from last week’s Cleveland at 7:30p (11/27/11, 1.7/4)        

Following America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.4/4, down -22% to tie its season low), new ABC drama Once Upon a Time fell to a series-low 3.1/7 at 8p, down -9% from last week’s rating. At 9p, Desperate Housewives (2.6/6) fell -13% from its last original three weeks ago and posted its series low.  Pan Am finished the night at a series-low 1.6/4, down -11% from its last original three weeks ago.
Following 60 Minutes (1.8/5, down -51%) at 7p, CBS’ Amazing Race (2.7/6) dropped -7% and matched its lowest rating this fall. At 9p, The Good Wife (1.9/4, flat) tied its lowest original rating ever, while CSI: Miami (2.2/5) finished the night up +16% from two weeks ago.
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 (1.7/5), 730p (2.6/7) and 8p (5.1/12), NBC’s Sunday Night Football Game 13: Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints posted a 6.5/15 from 8:30-11p, about even with last week’s Sunday night matchup (Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs), which delivered a 6.7/15 from 8:30-11p in the Fast Nationals before rising to a 7.9/18 from 8:31-11:23p in the Finals

(source; FOX)