or


[01/23/12 - 09:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFC Championship Delivers Over 50 Million Viewers in Prime
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, january 22, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

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


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/23/11):

CBS (40.90 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 14.4, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its coverage of the "AFC Championship: New York at Pittsburgh" (48.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 17.3, #1). Leading out of the broadcast were "AFC Championship Post-Game/Hawaii Five-0" (20.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.9, #2) and "Hawaii Five-0" (15.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3).

FOX (5.30 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then was tops with the leftovers thanks to its mix of a repeat "The Simpsons" (5.10 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9), "American Dad" (4.80 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T7), "The Simpsons" (6.50 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #4), "Bob's Burgers" (4.84 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T7), a repeat of "Family Guy" (5.39 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5) and "The Cleveland Show" (5.20 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6).

Next up was ABC (5.17 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with fresh installments of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.45 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.98 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) followed by repeats of "Desperate Housewives" (4.13 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and "Brothers & Sisters" (3.14 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

And finally, a new "Dateline NBC" (4.58 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) led into the theatrical "Sex and the City" (3.22 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) on NBC (3.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): American Dad (29.40%), America's Funniest Home Videos (27.30%), The Simpsons (0.00%), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (-5.00%), The Cleveland Show (-11.10%), Bob's Burgers (-15.40%), Dateline NBC (-45.50% vs. 1/9/11).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[06/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
"Good Witch" Season Finale Delivers Hallmark Channel's Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode of the Season
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye claims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/23/16 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Returns on Top for CBS
The Eye snags the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/22/16 - 12:23 PM]
OWN's New Original Drama Series "Greenleaf" Premieres as #1 Series Debut in Network History with Over 3 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 21.

[06/22/16 - 08:55 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "America's Got Talent"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/21/16 - 10:16 AM]
28.3 Million Tune-In for 116th U.S. Open Championship Presented by FOX Sports
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/21/16 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Ninja Warrior" Powers NBC to Victory
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/21/16 - 07:43 AM]
GSN's "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Delivers Network's Highest Competitive Reality Series Premiere Ever Among Key Female Demos
GSN further spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 15.

[06/20/16 - 12:07 PM]
Freeform's "Baby Daddy" Grows for 2nd Straight Week to Near 1-Year Highs in Total Viewers and Key Demographics
Freeform further spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 15.

[06/20/16 - 11:23 AM]
ABC's 2016 NBA Finals Game 7 Draws 30.8 Million - Biggest Game Since 1998
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/20/16 - 09:51 AM]
Destination America's "Ghosts of Shepherdstown" Is Network's Best Series Debut Ever for P2+ and HH
Destination America further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 12.

[06/20/16 - 09:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Conclude on Top for ABC
The Alphabet's coverage of Game 7 easily eclipses the night.

[06/20/16 - 07:16 AM]
Highest-Rated NBA Game Ever on ABC: 18.9 Overnight Rating for NBA Finals Game 7
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/19/16 - 08:36 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown
CBS however is the night's most-watched broadcaster.

[06/19/16 - 08:32 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Ranks as the #1 Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 18.