Sunday TV Ratings 12/19/21: The Sound of Music Has Lowest-Rated Telecast Ever, Bob’s Burgers and The Simpsons Drop, Christmas Takes Flight OK for CBS (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: ABC's 2021 broadcast of Julie Andrews film 'The Sound of Music' (0.37) was roughly 40% below the year-ago showing (0.6) and only a hair above the week-ago 'Celebrity Wheel' (0.36). Even with help from 'NFL Overrun' (5.23) and 'The OT' (2.89), 'The Simpsons' (1.15, -0.02) and 'The Great North' (0.62, -0.01) lost two-hundredths and a hundredth respectively on Fox. In contrast, 'Bob's Burgers' (0.58, +0.02) and 'Family Guy' (0.55, +0.05) gained a couple hundredths apiece. Over on CBS, '60 Minutes' (0.70, -0.68) fell by nearly 50% without direct football assistance. TV movie 'Christmas Takes Flight' (0.34) and a rerun of 'FBI: International' (0.16) dropped dramatically from there. NBC's 'Saints v. Buccaneers' NFL game (4.65) dipped by 7% from last week's 'Bears v. Packers' match-up (5.00). On the CW, 'Legends of the Hidden Temple' (0.05, -0.01) shed a single hundredth and led into an abysmal edition of 'The Black Pack: We Three Kings' (0.02).

Finals Update: 'NFL Overrun' (+1.8), 'The Sound of Music' (+0.1), 'The Simpsons' (+0.1), 'Legends of the Hidden Temple' (+0.1), 'NFL: Saints v. Buccaneers' (+1.1), 'Bob's Burgers' (+0.1), and 'Family Guy' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'The OT' (-0.5) and 'Christmas Takes Flight' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMNFL Overrun5.23/3922.01Fox

Football Night in America1.24/95.15NBC

60 Minutes0.70/57.94CBS

The Sound of Music0.37/33.30ABC
7:30 PMThe OT2.89/2011.19Fox
8 PMThe Simpsons1.15/83.90Fox

Christmas Takes Flight0.34/23.36CBS

Legends of the Hidden Temple0.05/00.23The CW
8:30 PMNFL: Saints v. Buccaneers4.65/3014.23NBC

The Great North0.62/41.92Fox
9 PMBob's Burgers0.58/41.60Fox

The Black Pack: We Three Kings (R)0.02/00.15The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy0.55/41.53Fox
10 PMFBI: International (R)0.16/11.75CBS
(R) = repeat

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