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[01/13/20 - 09:06 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Surges with NFL Playoffs
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 (1/12/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

FOX (29.928 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.6, #1) surged to the top spot on Sunday with its coverage of the "NFC Divisional Game: Seahawks at Packers" (31.048 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.9, #1) followed by a special "Bob's Burgers" (29.042 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 8.4, #2) and the season finale of "Bless the Harts" (26.330 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 7.7, #3).

Second place then went to CBS (6.696 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.110 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "God Friended Me" (6.174 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.298 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and a repeat "FBI: Most Wanted" (4.200 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was ABC (3.153 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.324 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7), "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (2.881 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Shark Tank" (2.778 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and a repeat of "Shark Tank" (2.628 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.137 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for repeats of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (2.134 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.913 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and another "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.369 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, The CW (1.191 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) wrapped the evening with "The 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" (1.191 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+833.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/15/19)
+670.00% - Bless the Harts (vs. 12/15/19)
+150.00% - 60 Minutes
+100.00% - God Friended Me
+60.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Kids Say the Darndest Things
-16.67% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - 60 Minutes
-11.11% - God Friended Me
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-33.33% - The 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
-54.55% - Shark Tank
-61.54% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/13/19):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

FOX (14.874 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday thanks to its mix of playoff "NFL Overrun" (35.682 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.7, #1), "The OT" (31.067 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 9.4, #2), "The Simpsons" (10.195 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (5.331 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Family Guy" (4.175 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and the season finale of "Rel" (2.795 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

ABC (4.463 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed a distant second with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.372 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.257 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Shark Tank" (4.310 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.913 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Next up was CBS (7.644 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (8.077 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "God Friended Me" (8.228 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.285 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Madam Secretary" (5.986 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for the feature "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2.333 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and "Dateline NBC" (2.815 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

And finally, The CW (1.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with "The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" (1.510 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+322.22% - The Simpsons
+144.44% - Bob's Burgers
+120.00% - Rel
+80.00% - Family Guy
+44.44% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+22.22% - Shark Tank
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - God Friended Me
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-12.50% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
+8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-12.50% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-15.38% - Shark Tank
-16.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. Ride Along (Repeat))
-18.18% - Family Guy
-35.29% - Rel
-37.14% - Bob's Burgers
-60.82% - The Simpsons

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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