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[01/27/14 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Grammy Awards Dominate for CBS
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/26/14):

CBS (25.867 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.1, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with a new "60 Minutes" (14.467 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) followed by "The 56th Annual Grammy Awards" (29.667 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.1, #1).

The silver then went to NBC (9.266 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) with its presentation of "Chris Collinsworth Super Bowl Special" (7.891 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and the "2014 NFL Pro Bowl" (9.462 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2).

Next up was ABC (5.630 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.977 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), the special "The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding" (6.140 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and a repeat of "Castle" (3.263 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.548 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "American Dad" (2.008 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) lead into new episodes of "The Simpsons" (3.906 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Bob's Burgers" (3.289 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Family Guy" (4.192 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5) and "American Dad" (3.281 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) on FOX (3.037 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding
+61.54% - 60 Minutes
+50.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/12/14)
-21.05% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/12/14)
-22.73% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/12/14)
-23.08% - Family Guy (vs. 1/12/14)
-31.82% - American Dad (vs. 1/12/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+606.29% - The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (vs. NCIS (Repeat)/The Good Wife/The Mentalist)
+60.00% - The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding (vs. Once Upon a Time (Repeat)/The Makeover)
+23.53% - 60 Minutes
-3.03% - 2014 NFL Pro Bowl
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-23.33% - Chris Collinsworth Super Bowl Special (vs. 2013 NFL Pro Bowl Pre-Game)
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers
-28.57% - Family Guy
-28.57% - American Dad
-29.17% - The Simpsons


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/27/13):

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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