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[04/30/18 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Top Demo Charts
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 (4/29/18):

ABC (6.398 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.844 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "American Idol" (8.025 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Deception" (3.700 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

FOX (1.971 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.497 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.891 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "The Simpsons" (2.415 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.960 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Family Guy" (2.280 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.785 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Next up was CBS (7.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.953 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Instinct" (7.042 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.482 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (5.992 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, NBC (4.145 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) rounded out the night with "Dateline NBC" (4.242 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Little Big Shots" (6.022 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Genius Junior" (3.700 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Timeless" (2.617 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Deception
+20.00% - American Idol
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+20.00% - Timeless
+16.67% - Dateline NBC
+16.67% - The Last Man on Earth
+14.29% - 60 Minutes
+12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+11.11% - Family Guy
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Instinct
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Genius Junior
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+111.76% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game)
+100.00% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+50.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-10.00% - The Simpsons
-12.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Last Man on Earth
-16.67% - Family Guy
-25.00% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-40.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-40.00% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice)
-46.67% - Little Big Shots


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/30/17):

NBC (6.090 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top demo draw on a modest Sunday with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (5.042 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) repeat and originals from "Little Big Shots" (8.726 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Chicago Justice" (6.036 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Shades of Blue" (4.556 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

ABC (3.419 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the silver draw with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.381 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Once Upon a Time" (3.033 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Match Game" (3.301 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and the season finale of "American Crime" (1.962 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #18).

Next up was FOX (1.801 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and its lineup of a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.265 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16) and new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (1.612 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "The Simpsons" (2.259 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Making History" (1.386 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15), "Family Guy" (2.397 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.886 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

And finally, CBS (7.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night with "60 Minutes" (8.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.046 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Madam Secretary" (7.730 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Elementary" (4.834 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - American Crime
+25.00% - Little Big Shots
+14.29% - Shades of Blue
+14.29% - Match Game
+14.29% - The Last Man on Earth
+12.50% - Once Upon a Time
+11.11% - The Simpsons (vs. 4/2/17)
+10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+9.09% - Family Guy (vs. 3/26/17)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Chicago Justice
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Making History
0.00% - Elementary

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Family Guy (vs. American Country Countdown Awards)
+11.11% - Chicago Justice (vs. The Carmichael Show/Crowded)
0.00% - Match Game (vs. The Family)
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. American Country Countdown Awards)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-6.25% - Little Big Shots
-15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Dateline NBC)
-20.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. American Country Countdown Awards)
-20.00% - 60 Minutes
-25.00% - Once Upon a Time
-30.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
-37.50% - Elementary
-40.00% - Making History (vs. American Country Countdown Awards)
-60.00% - American Crime (vs. Quantico)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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