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Costner’s ‘Yellowstone’ Tops Entertainment Programs of the Week Again

Kevon Costner in a screenshot of “Yellowstone” on Paramount TV via YouTube.

“Yellowstonewas the most-watched entertainment program for the second time in two weeks of its fifth season airing and one of two to average more than 7 million viewers.

The New West starring Kevin Costner averaged 8.832 million viewers on Paramount Network and CMT, sixth among primetime broadcast and cable programs between Nov. 14 and Sunday, according to live and daytime numbers. even published by Nielsen on Tuesday. .

CBS’ crime drama “FBI” was second among entertainment programs and seventh overall, with an average of 7.313 million viewers.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” was the most-watched program for the 10th time in 11 games, with the Kansas City Chiefs’ 30-27 win over the Los Angeles Chargers averaging 17.886 million viewers, sixth among the “Sunday Night Football” of the season. Games.

The only time ‘Sunday Night Football’ didn’t top the charts this week was the week of November 7-13, when it drew its second-smallest audience of the season, 15.843 million viewers. , for the San Francisco 49ers 22-16 victory over the Chargers to finish second behind Fox’s seven-minute NFL postgame show which averaged 18.132 million viewers.

CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ news magazine was the most-watched non-sports program for the eighth time during the nine-week 2022-23 primetime television season, averaging 9.95 million viewership, fourth for the week behind ESPN’s “Sunday Night Football,” “Monday Night Football” and the 10-minute pre-kickoff show “Sunday Night Football.”

The audience for “60 Minutes” was the third highest of the season. It followed a 48-minute broadcast of the network’s afternoon NFL primetime coverage in the Eastern and Central time zones, which averaged 24.09 million viewers. Overflow is not considered a separate program but is included in the weekly network average.

The only time this season that “60 Minutes” hasn’t been the most-watched non-sports show was the week of Nov. 7-13, when the season premiere of “Yellowstone” averaged 12,493. million viewers on seven Paramount Global cable networks.

With CBS airing a rerun of “Young Sheldon,” “The Neighborhood” was the most-watched comedy for the second time this season, averaging 5.238 million viewers, 19th for the week and 14th among non-sports programming.

The CBS drama “Fire Country” was the most-watched new series for the fourth time out of its six episodes, averaging 5.469 million viewers, 16th for the week, 12th among non-sports programming.

CBS crime drama “Blue Bloods” was the most-watched program as of 10 p.m. for the sixth time out of its six episodes this season, averaging 5.818 million viewers, 13th for the week and ninth among programs not athletic.

The combination of “Sunday Night Football” and its three “Chicago” series made NBC the most-watched network for the seventh time this season, averaging 5.53 million viewers. The only weeks NBC didn’t win this season came when Fox aired World Series coverage.

NBC’s most-watched non-NFL program was “Chicago Fire,” which averaged 6.898 million viewers, eighth for the week and fourth among non-sports programming. “Chicago Med,” which preceded “Chicago Fire,” was ninth and fifth among non-sports programming, averaging 6.727 million viewers.

“Chicago PD,” which followed “Chicago Fire,” finished 18th for the week, 13th among non-sports programs and second among programs starting at 10 p.m., with an average of 5.386 million viewers.

CBS was second, averaging 5.32 million viewers. ABC was third among broadcast networks and fourth overall behind ESPN, with an average of 2.82 million.

ABC’s most-watched show was “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” 34th among broadcast and cable programs of the week and 28th among non-sports programs, with an average of 4.467 million viewers.

NBC, CBS and ABC each aired 22 hours of primetime programming.

Fox averaged 2.49 million viewers for its 16 hours of primetime programming. The procedural drama “9-1-1” was Fox’s most-watched non-sports program for the seventh time in its eight episodes of the season, averaging 4.939 million viewers, 25th for the week and 20th among programs not athletic.

The CW averaged 500,000 viewers for its 14 hours of programming. Crime drama “Walker” was its most-watched program for the fourth time in seven weeks, averaging 795,000 viewers, 128th among programs aired. His general classification was not available.

The 20 most-watched prime time programs consisted of two NFL games; three NFL pregame shows; “60 minutes”; “yellow stone”; seven CBS scripted programs; the three series “Chicago” of NBC and the two episodes of its singing competition “The Voice”; and last Tuesday’s edition of Fox News Channel’s political talk show “Hannity,” which covered former President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would seek 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, the sixth time in eight weeks and the ninth time in 12 weeks, with an average of 3 .4 million viewers. Fox News Channel was second, with an average of 2.358 million viewers, and Hallmark Channel third, with an average of 1.391 million viewers.

MSNBC was the other cable network to average over one million viewers for its primetime programming, averaging 1.272 million.

The most-watched cable show of the week was the Nov. 14 broadcast of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” which averaged 12.771 million viewers. The Washington Commanders’ 32-21 victory, which ended the Philadelphia Eagles’ bid for an undefeated season, finished second overall.

Cable’s top 20 included “Monday Night Football” and its 14-minute launch show; “yellow stone”; ESPN’s coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina-Tennessee college football game; 12 weekday political talk shows on Fox News Channel (five shows each of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and “Hannity” and two “The Ingraham Angle”); the premiere of the crime drama with Paramount + Sylvester Stallone “Tulsa King,” which airs on Paramount Network; MSNBC’s news and opinion program, “The Rachel Maddow Show”; the Hallmark Channel movie, “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, with viewers watching its 10 episodes for 84.31 million hours in the first full week they were available, or 21. 5% less than the 107.39 million hours the previous week, when they were available for five days, according to figures published by the streaming service.

Romantic comedy ‘Falling for Christmas’ was Netflix’s most-watched film, with 37.85 million hours watched in its first full week of release, down 21.7% from its 48.36 million hours viewed the previous week, when it was available for four days.

Univision’s coverage of the Latin Grammys was the most-watched Spanish-language program, averaging 2.479 million viewers, 67th overall.

Univision was the most-watched Spanish-language network for the 15th consecutive week and the 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 the 206th time in 208 weeks, averaging 8.908 million viewers. “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” finished second, averaging 7.259 million.

The “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” finished third, averaging 5.315 million viewers.

The 10 most-watched primetime programs of the week were NBC’s “Sunday Night Football”; ESPN’s “Monday Night Football”; the 10-minute “Sunday Night Football” pre-kickoff show; “60 minutes”; the third 20-minute segment of NBC’s “Football Night in America”; “yellow stone”; CBS’s “FBI”; NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med”; and CBS’s “NCIS.”

–City News Service