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[04/15/19 - 08:08 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Claim Demo Crown
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/14/19):

ABC (5.886 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) pulled into the top broadcast spot on Sunday with its mix of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.223 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) alongside new episodes of "American Idol" (7.184 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "Shark Tank" (3.953 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

CBS (6.821 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.537 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "God Friended Me" (7.007 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.762 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Madam Secretary" (4.978 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

NBC (2.977 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) shared in the silver honors with a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.951 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) plus originals from "World of Dance" (3.267 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Good Girls" (2.423 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.096 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Bob's Burgers" (1.004 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), another "The Simpsons" (1.370 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.288 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.456 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and another "Family Guy" (1.528 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, second runs of "Supergirl" (0.458 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Charmed" (0.264 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) on The CW (0.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - American Idol
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - Good Girls
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/31/19)
-20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 3/31/19)
-45.45% - God Friended Me (vs. 3/31/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
-18.18% - 60 Minutes
-52.94% - Shark Tank (vs. A Higher Loyalty: The Comey/Stephanopoulos Interview)
-66.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-71.43% - God Friended Me (vs. The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-80.95% - Madam Secretary (vs. The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/15/18):

CBS (11.664 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) surged to the top spot on Sunday with a new "60 Minutes" (10.415 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) followed by "The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (12.081 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

ABC (7.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.195 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "American Idol" (6.255 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and the special "A Higher Loyalty: The Comey/Stephanopoulos Interview" (9.783 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

Next up was FOX (1.690 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.357 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) alongside originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.803 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "The Simpsons" (2.242 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.817 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.530 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.391 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, the quartet of "Dateline NBC" (4.091 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Little Big Shots" (5.515 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Genius Junior" (3.847 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Timeless" (2.558 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) rounded out the night on NBC (4.003 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/25/18) +12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine +11.11% - The Simpsons 0.00% - Bob's Burgers 0.00% - Genius Junior 0.00% - Dateline NBC -13.33% - American Idol -14.29% - The Last Man on Earth -16.67% - Timeless -22.22% - Little Big Shots -26.67% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+325.00% - A Higher Loyalty: The Comey/Stephanopoulos Interview (American Crime) +166.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat)) +125.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:30 (vs. Making History (Repeat)) +100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives) +100.00% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game) +66.67% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat)) +50.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)) +22.22% - 60 Minutes +16.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 9:00 (vs. Family Guy (Repeat)) 0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat)) 0.00% - The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (vs. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on 4/2/17) -12.50% - Little Big Shots -22.22% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice) -28.57% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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