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[05/06/19 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Keep 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 (5/5/19):

ABC (5.664 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) continued its demo reign on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.552 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "American Idol" (6.717 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Shark Tank" (3.668 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

NBC (3.024 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.675 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), the season finale of "World of Dance" (3.558 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and a new "Good Girls" (2.305 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Next up was FOX (1.443 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its lineup of "The Simpsons" (1.021 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Bob's Burgers" (0.999 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) repeats, followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.778 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (1.582 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Family Guy" (1.768 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) plus a repeat "Family Guy" (1.507 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.045 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up fresh installments of "60 Minutes" (6.855 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "The Red Line" (4.931 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), a second "The Red Line" (3.592 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.801 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.825 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.048 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Charmed" (0.602 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-12.50% - Shark Tank
-12.50% - Family Guy
-12.50% - Bob's Burgers
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - Good Girls
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - The Red Line - 8:00
-21.43% - American Idol
-25.00% - 60 Minutes
-25.00% - The Red Line - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - World of Dance (vs. Genius Junior)
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - The Simpsons
-22.22% - Family Guy
-25.00% - 60 Minutes
-31.25% - American Idol
-42.86% - The Red Line - 8:00 (vs. Instinct)
-62.50% - The Red Line - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/6/18):

ABC (6.164 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) held onto the demo crown on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.527 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "American Idol" (7.870 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Deception" (3.391 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

CBS (7.375 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) however claimed the most-watched network with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.913 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Instinct" (6.975 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.695 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Madam Secretary" (5.921 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

Next up was FOX (1.656 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and its combination of a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.034 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) alongside originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.515 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "The Simpsons" (2.098 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.654 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Family Guy" (1.928 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) plus the season finale of "The Last Man on Earth" (1.708 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, NBC (2.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Dateline NBC" (3.167 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Genius Junior" (2.790 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14), a second "Genius Junior" (2.749 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Timeless" (2.259 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Instinct
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Genius Junior
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.00% - Family Guy
-11.11% - American Idol
-12.50% - Deception
-12.50% - Bob's Burgers
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Madam Secretary
-16.67% - Timeless
-22.22% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.24% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/The Last 100 Days of Diana)
+28.57% - Family Guy (vs. The Last Man on Earth)
+20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
+16.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-10.00% - The Simpsons
-11.11% - 60 Minutes
-16.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-22.22% - Deception (vs. The Last 100 Days of Diana)
-22.22% - Bob's Burgers
-28.57% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-30.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-40.00% - Genius Junior - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Justice)
-58.33% - Genius Junior - 8:00 (vs. Little Big Shots)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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