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[01/19/15 - 12:52 PM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates Competition with AFC Championship
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 (1/18/15):

CBS (31.579 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its coverage of "AFC Championship" (37.323 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 12.3, #1), the "AFC Championship Post-Game" (17.987 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.6, #2) and a special "Scorpion" (10.712 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3).

FOX (2.866 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "NFL Overrun/Mulaney" (4.344 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) followed by repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.616 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), another "The Simpsons" (3.093 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.267 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Family Guy" (2.511 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.365 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.550 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its duo of "Dateline NBC" (4.231 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) and the feature "Bridesmaids" (3.323 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

And finally, ABC (3.847 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.788 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Galavant" (3.418 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), another "Galavant" (3.333 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Resurrection" (3.215 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) and "Revenge" (4.009 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Revenge
-12.50% - Resurrection
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-25.00% - Galavant - 8:30
-30.77% - Galavant - 8:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Revenge (vs. Betrayal)
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Galavant - 8:30 (vs. The Bachelor Love Stories)
0.00% - Galavant - 8:00 (vs. The Bachelor Love Stories)
-46.15% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/19/14):

FOX (36.854 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 12.8, #1) towered over the competition on Sunday with its coverage of the "NFC Championship: San Francisco at Seattle" (44.680 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 15.4, #1) followed by the "NFC Championship Post-Game" (17.762 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.7, #2) and the return of "The Following" (8.992 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3).

CBS (5.725 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then claimed the silver with a new "60 Minutes" (7.834 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) followed by repeats of "The Good Wife" (4.408 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "The Mentalist" (4.550 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Criminal Minds" (6.107 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7).

Next up was ABC (4.249 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.419 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) alongside the special "The Bachelor Love Stories" (3.908 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), an original "Revenge" (5.312 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and the season finale of "Betrayal" (3.358 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, NBC (3.476 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) served up an encore of "Dateline NBC" (4.252 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) plus the feature "Bridesmaids" (2.816 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Bachelor Love Stories
-12.50% - Betrayal
-18.75% - Revenge
-69.05% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Following (vs. Hawaii Five-0 on CBS)
+24.07% - NFC Championship Post-Game (vs. AFC Championship Post-Game on CBS)
+5.48% - NFC Championship: San Francisco at Seattle (vs. AFC Championship: Baltimore at New England on CBS)
-23.53% - Revenge
-46.15% - Betrayal (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
-62.50% - The Bachelor Love Stories (vs. Once Upon a Time)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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