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[01/21/13 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: AFC Championship Delivers Big for CBS
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, january 20, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (34.545 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.9, #1) crushed its competition on Sunday thanks to its primetime coverage of "AFC Championship: Baltimore at New England" (41.527 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 14.6, #1) followed by the "AFC Championship Post-Game" (16.641 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (10.559 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3).

ABC (5.929 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the battle of the leftovers with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.268 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "Once Upon a Time" (7.713 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4), "Revenge" (5.713 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Shark Tank" (4.022 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Next up was FOX (3.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (3.174 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "The Cleveland Show" (2.857 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "The Simpsons" (3.994 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), another "Bob's Burgers" (3.217 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "Family Guy" (3.450 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "American Dad" (3.402 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

And finally, encores of "The Biggest Loser" (2.178 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and another "The Biggest Loser" (2.694 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) rounded out the night on NBC (2.436 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-14.29% - Once Upon a Time
-15.00% - Revenge

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-25.00% - Once Upon a Time
-34.62% - Revenge (vs. Desperate Housewives)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/22/13):

FOX (50.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 18.7, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with its coverage of the "NFC Championship: New York at San Francisco" (50.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 18.7, #1). "American Idol" (19.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.9, #2) followed at 10:57pm in Time Zone Adjusted Fast Nationals.

A distant silver then went to ABC (6.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.19 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), "Once Upon a Time" (9.30 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #3), "Desperate Housewives" (7.46 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) and "Pan Am" (3.86 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Next up was CBS (7.23 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with original installments of "60 Minutes" (7.90 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Undercover Boss" (9.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) followed by repeats of "The Good Wife" (5.61 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) and "CSI: Miami" (6.23 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7).

And finally, a two-hour repeat of "Dateline NBC" (5.12 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10) led into a new "Prime Suspect" (4.26 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and the finale of "Prime Suspect" (3.64 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) on NBC (4.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Pan Am
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-3.03% - Once Upon a Time
-3.70% - Desperate Housewives
-20.00% - Prime Suspect - 9:00 (vs. 12/22/11)
-26.67% - Undercover Boss
-30.00% - Prime Suspect - 10:00 (vs. 12/22/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+136.36% - Desperate Housewives
+85.71% - Pan Am
+68.42% - Once Upon a Time
-11.11% - Prime Suspect - 9:00
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - Prime Suspect - 10:00
-68.12% - Undercover Boss
-91.33% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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