Sunday TV Ratings 12/26/21: NFL Sunday Night Football Slips but Dominates Repeat-Heavy Night, 60 Minutes Up from Previous Post-NFL Airing, Merry Elfin Christmas Decent on Fox (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: NBC led the way on the day after Christmas with 'Football Night in America' (1.85) and the 'Washington v. Cowboys' NFL game (4.87). The game was a little over two-tenths stronger than the 'Saints v. Buccaneers' broadcast (4.65) from the Sunday prior. CBS's 'NFL Overrun' (5.86) helped '60 Minutes' (1.43, +0.73) climb to a rating slightly higher than its last post-football episode (1.38). A rerun marathon of 'The Equalizer' (0.50/0.36/0.34) lost steam as the evening progressed. ABC had solid encores of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (0.43) and 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (0.40) but reruns of 'Supermarket Sweep' (0.25) and 'The Rookie' (0.15) were subpar at best. Fox got decent mileage out of 'Merry Elfin' Christmas: Bye, Bye 2021!' (0.36) but repeats of 'The Simpsons' (0.31), 'The Great North' (0.21), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.27), and 'Family Guy' (0.23) were not able to match or build. The CW had abysmal reruns of 'Legends of the Hidden Temple' (0.03) and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.05).

Finals Update: 'NFL: Washington v. Cowboys' (+1.5), '60 Minutes' (+0.2), 'Football Night in America' (+0.1), and repeats of 'The Equalizer' (+0.1), 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (+0.1), 'Supermarket Sweep' (+0.1), 'The Rookie' (+0.1), 'Bob's Burgers' (+0.1), and 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMNFL Overrun5.86/3024.16CBS

Football Night in America1.85/157.22NBC

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.43/33.96ABC

Merry Elfin' Christmas: Bye, Bye 2021!0.36/31.46Fox
7:30 PM60 Minutes1.43/109.55CBS
8 PMCelebrity Wheel of Fortune0.40/33.24ABC

The Simpsons (R)0.31/21.09Fox

Legends of the Hidden Temple (R)0.03/0
0.18The CW
8:30 PMNFL: Washington v. Cowboys4.87/3317.28NBC

The Equalizer (R)0.50/33.89CBS

The Great North (R)0.21/10.76Fox
9 PMBob's Burgers (R)0.27/20.80Fox

Supermarket Sweep (R)0.25/21.72ABC

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.05/00.36The CW
9:30 PMThe Equalizer (R)0.36/33.14CBS

Family Guy (R)0.23/20.81Fox
10 PMThe Rookie (R)0.15/11.15ABC
10:30 PMThe Equalizer (R)0.34/32.94CBS
(R) = repeat

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