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[04/08/13 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates Repeat Competition with "Academy of Country Music Awards"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, april 7, 2013)

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

CBS (13.866 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to a new "60 Minutes" (9.337 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) followed by "The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (15.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1). Said numbers were big boost from last year's ceremony (12.97 million viewers, 3.1 adults 18-49 rating on 4/1/12).

A distant second place then went to FOX (2.820 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with its lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (1.744 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12), "The Cleveland Show" (2.001 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "The Simpsons" (3.234 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), another "Bob's Burgers" (2.976 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Family Guy" (3.595 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) plus a new "The Cleveland Show" (3.373 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

Next up was NBC (3.735 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with encores of "The Voice" (3.898 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (2.687 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) followed by a new "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.455 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

And finally, ABC (3.274 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) was out of the hunt with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.545 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Once Upon a Time" (2.997 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Revenge" (2.379 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Red Widow" (2.176 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-11.11% - The Cleveland Show (vs. 3/17/13)
-53.33% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - The Cleveland Show (vs. American Dad (Repeat))
-30.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-53.33% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/8/12):

CBS (10.75 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "PGA Overrun" (17.08 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1), "60 Minutes" (13.90 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "The Amazing Race 20" (9.36 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), a repeat of "The Good Wife" (7.54 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and the season finale of "CSI: Miami" (7.37 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

NBC (6.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "Dateline NBC" (4.98 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "Harry's Law" (7.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

Next up was ABC (4.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.64 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "Once Upon a Time" (3.78 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) followed by a new "GCB" (5.25 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and a second hour of "GCB" (5.22 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5).

And finally, FOX (2.83 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) closed out the evening with its all-repeat lineup of "The Simpsons" (1.83 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18), "The Cleveland Show" (2.00 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17), another "The Simpsons" (3.08 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (2.71 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Family Guy" (3.94 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and "American Dad" (3.44 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+130.77% - 60 Minutes
+25.00% - Harry's Law (vs. 3/25/12)
+11.11% - The Celebrity Apprentice
0.00% - GCB - 10:00
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-6.52% - The Amazing Race 20 (vs. 3/25/12)
-30.00% - CSI: Miami (vs. 3/25/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+11.11% - Dateline NBC
+5.56% - GCB - 10:00 (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-5.56% - GCB - 9:00 (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-16.67% - Harry's Law (vs. America's Next Great Restaurant)
-25.86% - The Amazing Race 20
-31.03% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-39.13% - CSI: Miami

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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