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[02/17/20 - 08:10 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Returns on Top for ABC
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/16/20):

ABC (6.151 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday thanks to a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.613 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and the return of "American Idol" (8.046 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and a repeat of "For Life" (2.899 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

The silver went to FOX (1.699 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.128 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.463 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) followed by a new "The Simpsons" (1.965 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), the debut of "Duncanville" (1.514 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) as well as originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.508 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Family Guy" (1.615 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was CBS (6.169 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with fresh installments of "60 Minutes" (8.084 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "God Friended Me" (5.368 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.025 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and the relocated "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.199 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.378 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.651 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) alongside the formal debut of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.019 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and the season opener to "Good Girls" (1.991 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.763 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Batwoman" (0.859 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18) and "Supergirl" (0.668 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/19/20)
+16.67% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/5/20)
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. 1/26/20)
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. 1/26/20)
-14.29% - Family Guy (vs. 1/5/20)
-25.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/12/20)
-33.33% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. 1/7/20)
-40.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/19/20)
-44.44% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 12/17/19)
-50.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 1/12/20)
-92.86% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/12/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - American Idol (vs. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Repeat))
+25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-14.29% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-22.22% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - 60 Minutes
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. Elvis All-Star Tribute)
-33.33% - Good Girls (vs. Elvis All-Star Tribute)
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-42.86% - God Friended Me
-44.44% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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