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[02/18/19 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Daytona 500 Gives FOX a Demo Boost
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/17/19):

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

FOX (4.213 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) got a boost from the Daytona 500 on Sunday as it served up repeats of "The Simpsons" (9.979 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Bob's Burgers" (6.285 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.801 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.216 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Family Guy" (2.212 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) plus a second run "Family Guy" (1.786 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

CBS (7.138 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the number two draw among adults 18-49 with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (9.687 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "God Friended Me" (7.187 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.703 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Madam Secretary" (4.973 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

Next up was NBC (3.913 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with the feature "How to Train Your Dragon" (2.366 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) followed by the special "Elvis All-Star Tribute" (5.460 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.383 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.155 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2.792 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, originals from "Supergirl" (1.178 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "Charmed" (0.772 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.975 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - The Simpsons
+28.57% - Bob's Burgers
+12.50% - Family Guy
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. 1/27/19)
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/27/19)
-22.22% - God Friended Me (vs. 1/13/19)
-27.27% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/27/19)
-33.33% - Madam Secretary (vs. 1/27/19)
-33.33% - Charmed (vs. 1/27/19)
-38.46% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/27/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted (Repeat))
+125.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+80.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+75.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
+14.29% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-41.67% - God Friended Me (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-83.33% - Elvis All-Star Tribute (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/18/18):

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

NBC (15.686 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) cruised to another victory on Sunday with its coverage of the "2018 Winter Olympics" (15.686 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) in primetime.

ABC (3.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.030 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "Shark Tank" (3.094 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) bookending repeats of "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.744 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and a second "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.669 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.582 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) adn its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.465 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.861 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), repeats of "SWAT" (2.729 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.276 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, FOX (1.437 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the night with repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.483 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (1.306 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "The Simpsons" (1.510 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Ghosted" (1.034 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.230 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "LA to Vegas" (1.059 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Celebrity Big Brother
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Shark Tank
-28.00% - 2018 Winter Olympics

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. The Good Fight)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. To Tell the Truth)
-25.00% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/16/14)
-30.00% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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