For the second time in the two weeks that season five aired, “Yellowstone” was the most-watched entertainment program and one of two, averaging more than 7 million viewers.
The neo-western, starring Kevin Costner, averaged 8.832 million viewers on Paramount Network and CMT and ranked sixth among prime-time broadcast and cable programs between November 14 and Sunday, according to live broadcasts released by Nielsen on Tuesday plus same-day numbers .
The CBS crime drama “FBI” ranked second among entertainment programs and seventh overall, averaging 7.313 million viewers.
NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” was the most-watched show for the 10th time in its 11 games, with the Kansas City Chiefs’ 30-27 win over the Los Angeles Chargers averaging 17.886 million viewers for sixth place among the “Sunday Night Football.” ‘ the season brought. games.
The only time “Sunday Night Football” didn’t top the ratings this week was the week of November 7-13, when it drew 15.843 million viewers, the second-smallest viewership of the season for the San Francisco 49ers’ 22-16 win over the Chargers and finished second to Fox’s seven-minute NFL postgame show, averaging 18.132 million viewers.
For the eighth time during the nine-week 2022-23 prime-time television season, CBS news magazine 60 Minutes was the most-watched non-sports show averaging 9.95 million viewers, behind Sunday Night at fourth place in the week of football, ESPNs Monday Night Football and the 10-minute pre-kickoff show Sunday Night Football.
The audience was “60 Minutes” the third largest of the season. There followed a 48-minute spillover of the network’s NFL afternoon coverage into prime time in the Eastern and Central time zones, which averaged 24.09 million viewers. The runover is not considered a separate program but is included in the network’s weekly average.
The only time “60 Minutes” wasn’t the top-watched non-sports program this season was the week of November 7-13, when the season premiere of “Yellowstone” averaged 12.493 million viewers across seven Paramount Global cable networks.
With CBS airing a repeat of Young Sheldon, The Neighborhood was the most-watched comedy for the second time this season, averaging 5.238 million viewers, #19 for the week, and #14 for non-sports programming.
The CBS drama “Fire Country” was the most-watched new series for the fourth time in its six episodes, averaging 5.469 million viewers, #16 for the week, #12 among non-sports programs.
The CBS police drama “Blue Bloods” was the most-watched program, beginning at 10 p.m. for the sixth time in its six episodes this season, averaging 5.818 million viewers, ranking 13th for the week and ninth among non-sports programs.
The combination of “Sunday Night Football” and its three “Chicago” series made NBC the most-watched network for the seventh time of the season, averaging 5.53 million viewers. The only weeks that NBC didn’t win that season came when Fox aired coverage of the World Series.
NBC’s most-watched non-NFL program was “Chicago Fire,” averaging 6.898 million viewers, the eighth for that week and fourth among non-sports programs. “Chicago Med,” which preceded “Chicago Fire,” ranked ninth and fifth among non-sports programs, averaging 6.727 million viewers.
“Chicago PD,” which followed “Chicago Fire,” ranked 18th this week, 13th among non-sports programs, and second among programs that start at 10 p.m., with an average of 5,386 million viewers.
CBS came in second, averaging 5.32 million viewers. ABC ranked third among broadcast networks and fourth overall behind ESPN, averaging 2.82 million.
ABC’s most-watched show was “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” the 34th radio and cable program of the week and 28th for non-sports programming, averaging 4.467 million viewers.
NBC, CBS and ABC each aired 22 hours of primetime programming.
Fox averaged 2.49 million viewers for its 16-hour prime-time programming. The procedural drama “9-1-1” was Fox’s most-watched non-sports program for the seventh time in the eight episodes of the season, averaging 4.939 million viewers, ranking 25th for the week and 20th among non-sports programs .
The CW reached an average of 500,000 viewers for its 14 hours of programming. The crime drama “Walker” was the most-watched show for the fourth time in seven weeks, averaging 795,000 viewers, ranking 128th among the shows aired. His overall ranking was not available.
The 20 most-watched programs in prime time consisted of two NFL games; three NFL pregame shows; “60 minutes”; “Yellow Stone”; seven scripted CBS programs; NBC’s three “Chicago” series and both episodes of its singing competition “The Voice”; and last Tuesday’s edition of Fox News Channel’s political talk show Hannity, which reported on former President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was seeking a second term.
Monday Night Football and Saturday Night College Football made ESPN the most-watched cable network for the third time in four weeks, sixth in eight weeks, and ninth in 12 weeks, averaging 3.4 million viewers. Fox News Channel was second, averaging 2.358 million viewers, and Hallmark Channel third, averaging 1.391 million viewers.
MSNBC was the other cable network, averaging more than 1 million viewers for its prime-time programming, averaging 1.272 million.
The most-watched cable program of the week was ESPN’s November 14 broadcast of “Monday Night Football,” which averaged 12.771 million viewers. The Washington Commanders’ 32-21 win, which ended the Philadelphia Eagles’ bid for an undefeated season, was their second overall win.
The cable Top 20 consisted of “Monday Night Football” and its 14-minute kickoff show; “Yellow Stone”; ESPN’s coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina-Tennessee college football game; 12 weekly Fox News Channel political talk shows (five shows each of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and “Hannity” and two “The Ingraham Angle”); the premiere of Paramount+ Sylvester Stallone’s crime drama Tulsa King, which aired on Paramount Network; the MSNBC news and opinion program “The Rachel Maddow Show”; the Hallmark Channel film “My Christmas Dream”; and last Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 news/talk program, which included Trump’s announcement.
The fifth season of The Crown was Netflix’s most-watched program for the second week in a row. Viewers watched the 10 episodes for 84.31 million hours in the first full week they were available, down 21.5% from the previous week’s 107.39 million hours. if they were available for five days, according to the streaming service.
The romantic comedy Falling for Christmas was Netflix’s most-watched film with 37.85 million hours in the first full week of release, down 21.7% from the previous week’s 48.36 million hours when it was available for four days was.
Univision’s coverage of the Latin Grammys was the most-watched Spanish-language program averaging 2.479 million viewers, ranking 67th overall.
Univision was the most-watched Spanish-language network for the 15th consecutive week and 153rd time in 155 weeks, averaging 1.39 million viewers. Telemundo was second with an average of 770,000, followed by UniMas (490,000), Estrella TV (70,000) and Azteca America (50,000).
ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir was the most-watched nightly newscast for the 154th time in 155 weeks and 206th time in 208 weeks, averaging 8.908 million viewers. “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” came in second with an average of 7.259 million.
“CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” took third place with an average viewership of 5.315 million.
The top 10 most-watched prime-time shows of the week were NBC’s “Sunday Night Football”; ESPN’s Monday Night Football; the 10-minute pre-kickoff show “Sunday Night Football”; “60 minutes”; the 20-minute third segment of NBC’s “Football Night in America”; “Yellow Stone”; “FBI” from CBS; NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago Med; and “NCIS” by CBS.
-City News Service