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[01/27/20 - 08:20 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Grammys Dominate Competition for CBS
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/26/20):

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

CBS (14.963 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) shot to the top spot on Sunday with its primetime coverage of "Grammy Red Carpet Live" (10.243 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards" (16.536 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1).

ABC (3.825 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the distant silver with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.864 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.432 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "Shark Tank" (2.547 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Kobe Bryant: The Death of a Legend" (2.459 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was NBC (2.460 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with an encore of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (2.763 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) followed by the annual "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World" (2.157 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.923 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) opted for repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.751 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), "Outmatched" (0.755 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), "The Simpsons" (0.996 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (0.889 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Family Guy" (0.995 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and another "Family Guy" (1.149 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, originals from "Batwoman" (0.869 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Supergirl" (0.965 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.917 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Batwoman

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Grammy Red Carpet Live (vs. 2/10/19)
-6.00% - The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards (vs. 2/10/19)
-33.33% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-42.86% - American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World
-50.00% - Kobe Bryant: The Death of a Legend (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/27/19):

ABC (5.132 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the top adults 18-49 crown on Sunday with its mix of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.729 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) followed by new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.535 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Shark Tank" (4.477 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and another "Shark Tank" (3.786 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Sharing the demo gold was FOX (2.910 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.337 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) of "Bob's Burgers" (1.453 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by its telecast of "Rent" (3.415 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

Next up was CBS (6.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (11.182 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.755 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.700 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Madam Secretary" (5.346 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.806 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up second runs of "The Titan Games" (2.591 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), another "The Titan Games" (2.961 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and its annual special "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" (2.835 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, The CW (1.114 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments from "Supergirl" (1.337 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Charmed" (0.890 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Shark Tank - 10:00 (vs. 10/7/18)
+57.14% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/13/19)
+57.14% - Shark Tank - 9:00
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/13/19)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 1/13/19)
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/13/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+250.00% - Rent (vs. Various (Repeats))
+75.00% - American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World (vs. Neighbors (Repeat))
+44.44% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
0.00% - Shark Tank - 10:00
0.00% - Shark Tank - 9:00
-50.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. Grammy Red Carpet Live)
-81.48% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards)
-85.19% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards)
-88.89% - Madam Secretary (vs. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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