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[05/13/19 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Continue Demo Reign
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 (5/12/19):

ABC (5.934 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ for the fifth consecutive week with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.598 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "American Idol" (7.105 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and the season finale of "Shark Tank" (3.929 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

CBS (5.115 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the silver draw with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.441 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "The Red Line" (3.917 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), another "The Red Line" (3.354 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.750 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (2.195 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) with encores of "The Secret Life of Pets" (2.365 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.010 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) plus a new "Good Girls" (2.041 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.194 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) offered up a rebroadcast of "Paradise Hotel" (0.539 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) followed by the season finales of "The Simpsons" (1.435 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.429 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Family Guy" (1.779 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and a repeat "Family Guy" (1.442 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.872 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.092 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Charmed" (0.652 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+16.67% - 60 Minutes
+14.29% - Shark Tank
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - The Red Line - 8:00
0.00% - The Red Line - 9:00
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-14.29% - Bob's Burgers
-20.00% - Good Girls
-28.57% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-12.50% - 60 Minutes
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-30.00% - Family Guy
-31.25% - American Idol
-33.33% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
-44.44% - The Simpsons
-50.00% - The Red Line - 8:00 (vs. 60 Minutes)
-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 (5/13/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: NBC programming aired on a 14-minute slide in the Eastern U.S. due to a golf overrun.]

ABC (6.212 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.711 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "American Idol" (7.838 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Deception" (3.460 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

CBS (7.279 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was likewise the most-watched network once again with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.502 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), a second "60 Minutes" (7.451 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.270 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Madam Secretary" (5.896 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Next up was FOX (1.748 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (0.973 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) alongside new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (1.548 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "The Simpsons" (2.087 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.756 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Family Guy" (2.252 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and a second "Bob's Burgers" (1.873 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

And finally, a new "Genius Junior" (3.073 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), the season finale of "Genius Junior" (2.811 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16), a new "Timeless" (2.542 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and the season finale of "Timeless" (2.276 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) likewise rounded out the night on NBC (2.675 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Madam Secretary
+20.00% - Timeless
+14.29% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+11.11% - Family Guy
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Deception
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Genius Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time)
+50.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time: The Final Battle Begins)
+40.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+25.00% - Family Guy (vs. Miss USA 2017)
+16.67% - Deception (vs. Match Game)
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+12.50% - The Simpsons (vs. Miss USA 2017)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Miss USA 2017)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Miss USA 2017)
-14.29% - Genius Junior - 7:00 (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
-20.00% - 60 Minutes - 7:00
-27.27% - 60 Minutes - 8:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-33.33% - Timeless - 10:00 (vs. Shades of Blue)
-45.45% - Timeless - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Justice)
-61.54% - Genius Junior - 8:00 (vs. Little Big Shots)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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