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[02/02/15 - 08:39 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Big with "Super Bowl XLIX"
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 (2/1/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Fast National raings are not time zone-adjusted, meaning the final numbers may be adjusted significantly.]

NBC (89.787 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 30.9, #1) of course overshadowed the evening with its primetime coverage of "Super Bowl XLIX" (102.322 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 35.0, #1) followed by the "Super Bowl XLIX Post-Game" (72.926 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 26.1, #2) and a special "The Blacklist" (31.436 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 11.2, #3).

ABC (2.535 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.379 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.455 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Shark Tank" (1.974 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and another "Shark Tank" (3.334 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Next up was FOX (1.335 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its second run mix of "Bob's Burgers" (0.971 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.446 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), another "The Simpsons" (1.912 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.143 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), "Family Guy" (1.278 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and another "Bob's Burgers" (1.258 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, CBS (3.186 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with its own repeat combination of "60 Minutes" (2.797 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "NCIS" (2.790 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.014 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Criminal Minds" (4.146 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.20% - Super Bowl XLIX Post-Game (vs. Super Bowl XLVIII Post-Game on FOX)
+43.59% - The Blacklist (vs. New Girl on FOX)
+1.74% - Super Bowl XLIX (vs. Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX)


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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