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[02/04/13 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Fast Nationals Put Super Bowl at 98.6 Million in Primetime
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, february 3, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (95.942 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 35.3, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its primetime coverage of "Super Bowl XLVII" (98.644 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 36.1, #1) followed by the "Super Bowl XLVII Post-Game" (77.029 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 29.7, #2).

FOX (1.510 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its repeat mix of "Bob's Burgers" (0.739 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), "The Cleveland Show" (0.961 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "The Simpsons" (1.913 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.738 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Family Guy" (1.972 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "American Dad" (1.737 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

ABC (2.026 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) likewise offered up encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.133 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.594 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Shark Tank" (1.774 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Modern Family" (1.406 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and another "Modern Family" (1.802 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (1.401 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (1.313 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), yet another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (1.929 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), even more "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (1.937 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live" (1.959 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) on NBC (1.802 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-2.43% - Super Bowl XLVII -16.81% - Super Bowl XLVII Post-Game


Here are the highlights of the 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/5/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for NBC are unreliable and should not be used.]

Primetime coverage of "Super Bowl XLVI" (100.89 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 37.0, #1) shot NBC (85.35 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 32.0, #1) to the top spot on Sunday. Following the championship were the "Super Bowl XLVI Post-Game" (94.74 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 35.7, #2), "Super Bowl XLVI Post-Game/The Voice" (53.27 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 21.6, #3) and "The Voice" (30.28 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 13.3, #4).

FOX (1.83 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then claimed the very distant silver with its all-repeat lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (0.94 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.4, #20), "Napoleon Dynamite" (1.52 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "The Simpsons" (1.98 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "The Cleveland Show" (1.83 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Family Guy" (2.41 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "American Dad" (2.29 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Next up was ABC (2.57 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.60 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.93 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "The Middle" (1.87 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), another "The Middle" (1.66 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), "Modern Family" (3.06 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and another "Modern Family" (2.93 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

And finally, CBS (4.10 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night with its repeat mix of "Undercover Boss" (2.83 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), "60 Minutes" (4.01 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "CSI: Miami" (3.13 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) and "NCIS" (6.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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