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[02/18/13 - 09:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Family Guy" Top Adults 18-49
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, february 17, 2013)

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

FOX (3.750 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) inched out a demo victory on Sunday with its mix of a repeat of "The Simpsons" (2.202 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T16) followed by originals from "The Cleveland Show" (2.641 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #13), "The Simpsons" (4.605 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Bob's Burgers" (4.063 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5), "Family Guy" (4.850 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T1) and "American Dad" (4.143 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5).

CBS (9.174 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) then was the top draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (9.495 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), the premiere of "The Amazing Race 22" (9.541 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T1), "The Good Wife" (8.477 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10) and "The Mentalist" (9.183 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

Next up was ABC (5.862 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.905 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Once Upon a Time" (7.503 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), "Revenge" (5.988 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7) and a repeat of "Zero Hour" (3.054 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T16).

And finally, NBC (4.410 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) closed out the evening with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (5.394 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14), "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.166 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T16), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.326 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14) and "Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation" (3.999 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Revenge
+5.56% - Bob's Burgers
+4.55% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Family Guy
-4.76% - The Simpsons
-5.00% - American Dad
-6.67% - The Good Wife (vs. 1/27/13)
-15.38% - The Cleveland Show
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - The Mentalist (vs. 1/27/13)
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-31.58% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-5.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Napoleon Dynamite)
-7.69% - The Amazing Race 22
-8.33% - The Cleveland Show
-11.11% - Family Guy
-13.64% - American Dad
-18.18% - Revenge (vs. Desperate Housewives)
-23.08% - The Simpsons
-23.33% - Once Upon a Time
-25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-28.57% - The Mentalist (vs. CSI: Miami)
-33.33% - The Good Wife
-37.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-38.10% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/19/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate. CBS' coverage of the PGA Tour ended at 7:21p, CBS prime slid.]

CBS (10.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) inched out the competition on Sunday with its mix of "PGA Overrun" (11.52 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #13), "60 Minutes" (11.71 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8), the premiere "The Amazing Race 20" (9.90 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3), "The Good Wife" (9.58 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8) and "CSI: Miami" (9.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8).

ABC (7.29 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and NBC (6.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) split the silver as the latter offered up an encore of "The Voice" (5.13 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #14) followed by the return of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (7.40 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3).

The Alphabet then offered up its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (8.03 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T11), "Once Upon a Time" (9.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "Desperate Housewives" (7.55 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6) and the season finale of "Pan Am" (3.88 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15).

And finally, a repeat of "Bob's Burgers" (1.81 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17) led into originals of "The Cleveland Show" (2.62 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15), "The Simpsons" (5.79 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3), "Napoleon Dynamite" (4.42 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T11), "Family Guy" (5.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and "American Dad" (4.40 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6) on FOX (4.07 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Pan Am
+30.00% - The Simpsons
+29.41% - American Dad
+22.22% - Desperate Housewives
+17.65% - Napoleon Dynamite
+8.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Cleveland Show
-4.55% - CSI: Miami (vs. 1/29/12)
-4.55% - The Good Wife (vs. 1/29/12)
-27.59% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 60 Minutes
+23.81% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. Saturday Night Live: Backstage)
+20.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+5.26% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+4.00% - The Amazing Race 20
-4.55% - CSI: Miami
-7.14% - The Simpsons
-9.09% - Napoleon Dynamite (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-15.38% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-18.18% - Family Guy
-19.23% - The Good Wife (vs. Undercover Boss)
-29.03% - Desperate Housewives
-40.00% - Pan Am (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-40.00% - The Cleveland Show (vs. American Dad)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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