Sunday TV Ratings 12/5/21: West Side Story Special Flops, National Christmas Tree Lighting Modest, NFL and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Dip (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: Thanks to the return of 'NFL Overrun' (4.94) on CBS, '60 Minutes' (1.40, +0.82) climbed above the 1.0 threshold once more, gaining eight-tenths on a week-to-week basis. More than a third of that audience evaporated by the time 'The National Christmas Tree Lighting' (0.54) rolled around and virtually no one stayed to watch the 23rd annual 'A Home For the Holidays' (0.33) or the repeat of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.21). On ABC, a 'West Side Story' special (0.22) flopped in the 7pm timeslot and took 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (0.38, -0.13), 'Supermarket Sweep' (0.29, -0.08), and 'The Rookie' (0.30, -0.03) down with it. 'Wheel' and 'Sweep' were both at new series lows while 'The Rookie' matched its previous low. NBC's 'Broncos v. Chiefs' NFL game (4.65) came in a tenth above the 'Browns v. Raves' game (4.54) from the week prior, and 'Football Night in America' (2.10) was more than a full point higher than last week. Fox had reruns of 'The Simpsons' (0.70/0.39), 'Bob's Burgers' (0.41/0.32), 'The Great North' (0.31), and 'Family Guy' (0.36). On the CW, 'Legends of the Hidden Temple' (0.06, +0.02) picked up two-hundredths. A pair of 'Masters of Illusion' encores (0.06/0.06) that came after maintained that same rating. 

Finals Update: CBS's 'NFL Overrun' (+1.3), 'NFL: Broncos v. Chiefs' (+1.0), and the repeat of 'Family Guy' (+0.1) adjusted up. '60 Minutes' (-0.5), 'The National Christmas Tree Lighting' (-0.1), and 'A Home For the Holidays' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PMNFL Overrun4.94/3621.11CBS

Football Night in America2.108.45NBC

The Simpsons (R)0.702.55Fox

Something's Coming: West Side Story0.22/12.69ABC
7:30 PM60 Minutes1.40/910.30CBS

Bob's Burgers (R)0.41/31.22Fox
8 PMThe Simpsons (R)0.39/21.17Fox

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune0.38/23.11ABC

Legends of the Hidden Temple0.06/00.20The CW
8:30 PMNFL: Broncos v. Chiefs4.65/2917.51NBC

The National Christmas Tree Lighting0.54/34.00CBS

The Great North (R)0.31/20.87Fox
9 PMBob's Burgers (R)0.32/20.89Fox

Supermarket Sweep0.29/21.95ABC

Masters of Illusion (R)0.06/00.27The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.36/21.07Fox

The 23rd Annual A Home For the Holidays0.33/22.33CBS

Masters of Illusion (R)0.06/00.32The CW
10 PMThe Rookie0.30/22.78ABC
10:30 PMNCIS: Los Angeles (R)0.21/21.97CBS
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