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[01/28/13 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Pro Bowl Puts NBC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, january 27, 2012)

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

NBC (9.887 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) topped the charts on Sunday with its coverage of the "2013 NFL Pro Bowl" (9.838 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1). Leading off the night was its half-hour "2013 NFL Pro Bowl Pre-Game" (10.224 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2).

FOX (3.946 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat of "Bob's Burgers" (1.917 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) followed by originals from "The Cleveland Show" (2.554 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), "The Simpsons" (5.297 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4), "Bob's Burgers" (4.153 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), "Family Guy" (5.561 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) and "American Dad" (4.194 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5).

Next up was CBS (9.670 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (11.537 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9), a repeat of "NCIS" (7.552 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13), "The Good Wife" (9.294 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "The Mentalist" (10.300 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.884 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T7) and "Once Upon a Time" (3.596 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) lead into the original movie "The Makeover" (5.169 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) on ABC (5.204 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/13/13)
-9.68% - Family Guy (vs. 1/13/13)
-10.00% - The Mentalist (vs. 1/13/13)
-12.50% - American Dad (vs. 1/13/13)
-13.04% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/13/13)
-14.29% - The Cleveland Show (vs. 1/13/13)
-21.05% - The Good Wife (vs. 1/13/13)
-54.05% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/13/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+13.33% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Simpsons
-4.76% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Napoleon Dynamite)
-6.67% - Family Guy
-7.69% - The Cleveland Show
-8.33% - 2013 NFL Pro Bowl
-12.50% - American Dad
-18.18% - The Mentalist (vs. CSI: Miami)
-23.08% - 2013 NFL Pro Bowl Pre-Game
-26.67% - The Makeover (vs. A Smile as Big as the Moon)
-31.82% - The Good Wife


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/29/13):

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

NBC (10.74 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) was the demo king on Sunday with its coverage of the "2012 NFL Pro Bowl Pre-Game" (12.25 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) and the "2012 NFL Pro Bowl" (10.52 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2). The game however was down 12.62% in viewers and 18.18% in adults 18-49 from last year (12.04 million viewers; adults 18-49: 4.4 on FOX).

CBS (11.42 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) however was the top overall draw with new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12), "Undercover Boss" (13.06 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T4), "The Good Wife" (10.95 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T8) and "CSI: Miami" (10.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T8).

Next up was ABC (7.97 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with originals of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.34 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11) and "Once Upon a Time" (10.78 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) followed by the Hallmark Hall of Fame premiere "A Smile as Big as the Moon" (6.87 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T12).

And finally, a repeat of "Bob's Burgers" (1.71 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) led into new episodes of "The Cleveland Show" (2.74 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #14), "The Simpsons" (5.12 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T6), "Napoleon Dynamite" (4.43 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.1, #10), "Family Guy" (5.92 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T4) and "American Dad" (4.76 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T6) on FOX (4.11 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+58.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+36.36% - Undercover Boss
+15.79% - The Good Wife (vs. 1/15/12)
+14.29% - American Dad (vs. 1/8/12)
+6.25% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-12.00% - CSI: Miami (vs. 1/8/12)
-31.82% - Family Guy (vs. 1/15/12)
-38.10% - The Cleveland Show (vs. 1/8/12)
-54.35% - Napoleon Dynamite (vs. 1/15/12)
-64.71% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/15/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Undercover Boss (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
+25.93% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+7.14% - 60 Minutes
-4.35% - The Good Wife (vs. The Lost Valentine)
-4.35% - CSI: Miami (vs. The Lost Valentine)
-13.64% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-21.05% - A Smile as Big as the Moon (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition/Desperate Housewives (Repeat))
-31.82% - Family Guy (vs. NFL Pro Bowl)
-45.45% - American Dad (vs. NFL Pro Bowl)
-45.45% - The Simpsons (vs. NFL Pro Bowl)
-52.27% - Napoleon Dynamite (vs. NFL Pro Bowl)
-70.45% - The Cleveland Show (vs. NFL Pro Bowl)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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