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[04/21/14 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Originals Put CBS in the Top Spot
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/20/14):

CBS (8.525 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to its mainstays "60 Minutes" (8.797 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "The Amazing Race 23" (7.619 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "The Good Wife" (9.078 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "The Mentalist" (8.605 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).

ABC (4.631 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home the silver with a rebroadcast of "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown / Charlie Brown All Stars" (3.546 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) followed by a new "Once Upon a Time" (5.692 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the original movie "In My Dreams" (4.644 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Next up was FOX (2.554 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "Bob's Burgers" (1.533 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) alongside repeats of "American Dad" (1.516 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "The Simpsons" (2.202 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Family Guy" (2.647 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) plus a new "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (3.713 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.700 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up its revised lineup of "American Dream Builders" (2.523 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "Dateline NBC" (3.821 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Believe" (4.658 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "Crisis" (3.798 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Believe
+16.67% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
+12.50% - Dateline NBC
-5.88% - The Amazing Race 23
-6.67% - The Good Wife
-6.67% - The Mentalist
-10.53% - Once Upon a Time
-14.29% - American Dream Builders
-18.18% - Crisis
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers
-38.89% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-6.67% - The Good Wife
-12.50% - The Mentalist
-19.05% - Once Upon a Time
-22.22% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (vs. Family Guy (Repeat)/American Dad)
-25.00% - Believe (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-25.00% - American Dream Builders (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-28.57% - In My Dreams (vs. Remember Sunday)
-33.33% - The Amazing Race 23
-42.11% - 60 Minutes
-43.75% - Crisis (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/21/13):

CBS (9.624 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) took home top honors on Sunday with its usual mix of "60 Minutes" (11.621 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "The Amazing Race 22" (9.057 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "The Good Wife" (8.884 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "The Mentalist" (8.935 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

ABC (6.613 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.238 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12) and "Once Upon a Time" (7.277 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) followed by the original movie "Remember Sunday" (6.469 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

Next up was FOX (3.202 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a repeat of "Bob's Burgers" (1.623 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) followed by a new "The Cleveland Show" (2.070 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13), a repeat "The Simpsons" (3.727 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), a new "Bob's Burgers" (3.744 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), a repeat "Family Guy" (4.137 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4) and a new "American Dad" (3.911 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "The Voice" (3.310 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and a new "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.905 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) closed out the evening on NBC (4.107 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Amazing Race 22
+6.67% - The Mentalist (vs. 3/24/13)
+6.25% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 3/24/13)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/24/13)
-5.88% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-10.00% - American Dad
-11.76% - The Good Wife
-18.18% - The Cleveland Show
-20.83% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Mentalist (vs. NYC 22)
+11.76% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - American Dad (vs. FOX's 25th Anniversary Special)
-4.00% - The Amazing Race 22
-5.56% - Bob's Burgers (vs. FOX's 25th Anniversary Special)
-7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Remember Sunday (vs. Firelight)
-16.67% - The Good Wife
-20.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-27.59% - Once Upon a Time
-40.00% - The Cleveland Show (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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