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[04/28/14 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for First Time in Six Weeks
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/27/14):

ABC (6.440 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was back in front on Sunday thanks to new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.459 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "Once Upon a Time" (6.908 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1), "Resurrection" (7.457 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3) and "Revenge" (4.938 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

CBS (9.204 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its mainstays "60 Minutes" (10.331 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "The Amazing Race 23" (8.552 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3), "The Good Wife" (9.257 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9) and "The Mentalist" (8.679 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

Next up was FOX (3.270 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) with originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.444 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T14), "American Dad" (2.536 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10), "The Simpsons" (3.382 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), "Family Guy" (3.969 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (3.643 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

And finally, NBC (4.529 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) rounded out the evening with fresh installments of "American Dream Builders" (3.120 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17), "Dateline NBC" (6.095 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T14), "Believe" (4.927 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and "Crisis" (3.974 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - Bob's Burgers
+33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 4/13/14)
+27.27% - 60 Minutes
+23.53% - Once Upon a Time
+22.22% - Dateline NBC
+18.75% - The Amazing Race 23
+16.67% - American Dream Builders
+11.11% - Crisis
+9.09% - American Dad (vs. 4/13/14)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 4/13/14)
0.00% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
0.00% - Believe
-5.00% - Resurrection (vs. 4/13/14)
-6.25% - The Simpsons (vs. 4/13/14)
-7.14% - The Good Wife
-7.69% - Revenge (vs. 4/13/14)
-14.29% - The Mentalist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Revenge (vs. Red Widow)
+37.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
+23.53% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+22.22% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+11.76% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
+6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+5.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-6.67% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - American Dream Builders (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-17.39% - The Amazing Race 23
-18.75% - The Good Wife
-20.00% - Believe (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-20.00% - The Mentalist
-25.00% - The Simpsons
-33.33% - Crisis (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-33.33% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (vs. Family Guy/American Dad)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/28/13):

CBS (9.595 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Sunday thanks to its lineup of "60 Minutes" (11.587 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "The Amazing Race 22" (9.090 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), the season finale of "The Good Wife" (9.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and "The Mentalist" (8.693 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

FOX (3.595 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) however shared the demo crown with its mix of a "The Simpsons" (2.098 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14) repeat followed by new episodes of "The Cleveland Show" (2.634 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13), "The Simpsons" (4.484 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "Bob's Burgers" (3.486 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6), "Family Guy" (4.898 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "American Dad" (3.968 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5).

Next up was ABC (5.727 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.426 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "Once Upon a Time" (7.036 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "Revenge" (5.928 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T6) and "Red Widow" (3.518 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "The Voice" (3.284 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) and a new "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.987 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9) closed out the evening on NBC (4.135 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Cleveland Show
+15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+13.33% - Revenge (vs. 3/31/13)
+11.11% - The Simpsons (vs. 4/14/13)
+6.67% - The Good Wife
+5.56% - American Dad
+4.17% - Family Guy (vs. 4/14/13)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
-4.17% - The Amazing Race 22
-4.76% - Once Upon a Time
-6.25% - The Mentalist
-6.25% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-21.05% - 60 Minutes
-30.00% - Red Widow (vs. 3/31/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Mentalist (vs. NYC 22)
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+4.55% - The Amazing Race 22
0.00% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-5.88% - The Good Wife
-10.53% - Bob's Burgers
-10.71% - Family Guy
-13.04% - The Simpsons
-20.00% - The Cleveland Show
-21.05% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-31.03% - Once Upon a Time
-32.00% - Revenge (vs. Desperate Housewives)
-63.16% - Red Widow (vs. GCB)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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