Pigskin Pushes ‘The Simpsons’ To 4-Year High; ‘Critics Choice Awards’ Adds Audience

NFL playoff fever heated up Fox comedies Sunday night.

The Simpsons (3.8, 10.20M) nabbed its best stats in four years and Bob’s Burgers (2.2, 5.33M) clocked its best data in five, though both sets of numbers are subject to change owing to the game.

Moving further away from NFL play, Fox’s Family Guy (1.8,  4.18M) logged best demo in a year, after which Fox’s Rel finale (1.1, 2.80M) delivered its second best results of this season.

CW’s broadcast of The Critics’ Choice Awards (0.3,  1.51M) improved on last year’s total viewers, while staying steady in demo. Trophy show peaked at 8:30 PM (0.4, 1.8M).

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.3, 6.26M) ) and Shark Tank (1.1, 4.31M) clocked season-best demos at 8 and 9, sandwiched between reruns of same.

CBS’s series all improved in total viewers, including God Friended Me (0.9, 8.23M)); NCIS: Los Angeles (0.9, 8.29M) with its biggest crowd since October 21; and Madam Secretary (0.6, 5.99M) beating its combined competition.

NBC aired Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (0.6, 2.33M) and Dateline (0.5, 2.82M).

Fox (4.8, 14.874M) ran laps ahead of competitors in both metrics. ABC (1.0, 4.463M) was closest competitor in the demo; CBS (0.8, 7.644M) in total viewers.

NBC (0.6, 2.453M) and CW (0.3, 1.510M) followed.

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