Sunday, December 22, 2013

Schedules Plus, NBC Sunday


Schedules Plus is another innovative application of the historical ratings statistic A18-49+. I hope this will be the ultimate resource for comparing the evolution of shows, networks and timeslots over time, complete with ratings numbers that make a fair adjustment for the collective decline. Right now this only includes programs aired in the fall. Much more about the process that went into this at the bottom.

NBC Sunday started with a respectable duo of Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Crossing Jordan, but the pair weakened as ABC's dramas took over Sunday night starting in 2004. In 2006, NBC acquired the rights to a primetime NFL package aired on Sunday, and it's become an increasingly dominant program as DVRs have eroded entertainment programming ratings.

NBC Sunday


8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 Avg
2001-02 The Weakest Link Law and Order: CIUC: Undercover 83
70 97 81
2002-03 American Dreams Law and Order: CIBoomtown 97
86 117 87
2003-04 American Dreams Law and Order: CIThe Lyon's Den 91
79 117 78
2004-05 American Dreams Law and Order: CICrossing Jordan 88
61 100 104
2005-06 The West Wing Law and Order: CICrossing Jordan 74
54 82 86
2006-07 Football Night p3 Sunday Night Football 161
95 175175175
135
2007-08 Football Night p3 Sunday Night Football 174
98 190190190
144
2008-09 Football Night p3 Sunday Night Football 187
54 214214214
134
2009-10 Football Night p3 Sunday Night Football 240
134 261261261
198
2010-11 Football Night p3 Sunday Night Football 295
172 320320320
246
2011-12 Football Night p3 Sunday Night Football 321
188 347347347
268
2012-13 Football Night p3 Sunday Night Football 354
197 386386386
291
2013-14 Football Night p3 Sunday Night Football 384
220 417417417
319
2014-15 Football Night p3 Sunday Night Football 411
235 446446446
341

Avg 173 233 228 212





2014-15 Update: Football will get huge ratings! At midseason, A.D. The Bible Continues (63) and American Odyssey (32) were big disappointments. We're currently not sure what goes there after football this year.
Notable midseason replacements:
  • The most important midseason offering in the football years has been Celebrity Apprentice, which started on Sunday in 2008-09. Rather than list 'em all, here's the show's War of 18-49 page. In 2007, the network aired Deal or No Deal (72), reality series Grease: You're the One That I Want (63) and original recipe Apprentice (76), while in '08 it was generally repeats of the Law & Order series as well as USA Network's Monk and Psych.
  • Crossing Jordan didn't show up till spring in the 2003-04 season (107).
See here for more explanations/disclaimers about Schedules Plus.

1 comment:

Spot said...

American Dreams. ♥

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