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[05/21/18 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Put NBC on Top in Demos
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/20/18):

NBC (6.488 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) rose to the top spot on Sunday with "Dateline NBC" (4.996 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its inaugural telecast of the "2018 Billboard Music Awards" (6.985 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

ABC (5.869 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.303 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "American Idol" (7.431 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and "Deception" (3.314 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Next up was CBS (7.480 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its finale lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.197 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), another "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.059 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Madam Secretary" (6.175 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, FOX (1.677 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.066 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15), a new "Bob's Burgers" (1.595 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and the season finales of "The Simpsons" (2.066 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.805 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Family Guy" (1.888 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.641 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 5/6/18)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Bob's Burgers - 9:30
0.00% - Bob's Burgers - 7:30
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-10.00% - Family Guy
-11.11% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - Deception
-18.75% - American Idol
-25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles - 9:00 (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Bob's Burgers - 7:30
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles - 8:00 (vs. 60 Minutes)
-8.70% - 2018 Billboard Music Awards (vs. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards on ABC)
-10.00% - Family Guy
-11.11% - The Simpsons
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - Bob's Burgers - 9:30 (vs. Family Guy)
-43.48% - American Idol (vs. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards)
-73.91% - Deception (vs. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/21/17):

ABC (7.158 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with the season finale of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.418 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and its presentation of "The 2017 Billboard Music Awards" (7.738 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

NBC (4.391 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the number two draw with a its mix of "Dateline NBC" (4.842 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Shades of Blue" (3.835 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and the season finale of "Shades of Blue" (4.048 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Sharing the silver was FOX (1.758 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and its lineup of a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.220 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) followed by the season finales of "Bob's Burgers" (1.624 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "The Simpsons" (2.137 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Making History" (1.279 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), "Family Guy" (2.058 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and a second "Family Guy" (2.232 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

And finally, CBS (6.748 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening with "60 Minutes" (7.933 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another "60 Minutes" (7.497 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and the season finales of "Madam Secretary" (7.463 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Elementary" (4.098 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 5/7/17)
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Making History (vs. 5/7/17)
-10.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 5/7/17)
-16.67% - Family Guy (vs. 4/30/17)
-16.67% - Elementary
-20.00% - 60 Minutes
-22.22% - Shades of Blue
-22.22% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 5/7/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Shades of Blue - 9:00 (vs. The Carmichael Show/Crowded)
+50.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Various)
+16.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+11.11% - Family Guy - 9:30 (vs. Bob's Burgers)
0.00% - 60 Minutes - 7:00
0.00% - Shades of Blue - 10:00 (vs. Dateline NBC)
0.00% - 60 Minutes - 8:00
-8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.00% - The Simpsons
-12.50% - Madam Secretary (vs. Undercover Boss)
-16.67% - Family Guy - 9:00
-20.69% - The 2017 Billboard Music Awards
-28.57% - Elementary (vs. Undercover Boss)
-40.00% - Making History (vs. Bob's Burgers)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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