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[02/03/14 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Super Bowl" Down But Still Dominates for FOX
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 (2/2/14):

FOX (80.713 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 29.0, #1) towered over the competition on Sunday with its coverage of "Super Bowl XLVIII" (96.883 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 34.4, #1) followed by the "Super Bowl XLVIII Post-Game" (46.191 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 18.1, #2) and a special "New Girl" (18.218 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 7.8, #3).

ABC (2.718 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a distant second place with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.237 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.766 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Shark Tank" (2.160 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and another "Shark Tank" (3.709 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.935 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its second run lineup of "60 Minutes" (3.516 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "The Good Wife" (2.472 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13), "The Mentalist" (2.972 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "NCIS" (6.784 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

And finally, encores of "Dateline NBC" (2.342 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Little Fockers" (2.376 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) on NBC (2.359 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the night.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-4.71% - Super Bowl XLVIII (vs. Super Bowl XLVII on CBS)
-39.06% - Super Bowl XLVIII Post-Game (vs. Super Bowl XLVII Post-Game on CBS)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/3/13):

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

CBS (95.942 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 35.3, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its primetime coverage of "Super Bowl XLVII" (98.644 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 36.1, #1) followed by the "Super Bowl XLVII Post-Game" (77.029 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 29.7, #2).

FOX (1.510 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its repeat mix of "Bob's Burgers" (0.739 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), "The Cleveland Show" (0.961 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "The Simpsons" (1.913 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.738 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Family Guy" (1.972 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "American Dad" (1.737 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

ABC (2.026 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) likewise offered up encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.133 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.594 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Shark Tank" (1.774 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Modern Family" (1.406 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and another "Modern Family" (1.802 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (1.401 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (1.313 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), yet another "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (1.929 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), even more "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (1.937 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live" (1.959 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) on NBC (1.802 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-2.43% - Super Bowl XLVII -16.81% - Super Bowl XLVII Post-Game

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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