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[04/27/15 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Once Upon a Time," "Secrets & Lies"
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 (4/26/15):

ABC (5.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo victor on Sunday with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.051 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Once Upon a Time" (5.128 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1), "Secrets & Lies" (5.748 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) and "Revenge" (4.513 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

FOX (2.696 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat of "The Simpsons" (1.667 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.030 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14), "The Simpsons" (3.298 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.790 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Family Guy" (3.164 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.226 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7).

Next up was CBS (8.878 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.163 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Madam Secretary" (10.432 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Good Wife" (8.743 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Battle Creek" (6.175 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

And finally, NBC (5.166 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) closed out the evening with a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.008 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) plus originals from "AD: The Bible Continues" (5.720 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "American Odyssey" (2.927 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Dateline NBC
+21.43% - Secrets & Lies
+7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+7.14% - The Simpsons
+7.14% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 3/15/15)
+6.25% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues
0.00% - The Good Wife (vs. 4/12/15)
0.00% - Revenge
0.00% - Battle Creek (vs. 4/12/15)
-8.33% - 60 Minutes
-10.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 3/22/15)
-11.76% - Family Guy
-16.67% - American Odyssey
-28.57% - Madam Secretary (vs. 4/12/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Dream Builders/Dateline NBC)
+7.14% - Family Guy (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-6.25% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-8.33% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
-10.53% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)
-16.67% - Revenge
-19.05% - Once Upon a Time
-21.43% - 60 Minutes
-23.08% - The Good Wife
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Family Guy)
-41.67% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)
-47.37% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-50.00% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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