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[02/03/20 - 08:51 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins with "Super Bowl LIV"
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 (2/2/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events. FOX numbers courtesy of ShowBuzzDaily.com]

FOX (78.312 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 23.9, #1) was of course the network to beat with its primetime portions of "Super Bowl LIV" (88.329 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 26.7, #1), "Super Bowl LIV Post-Game" (66.793 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 21.0, #2) and "The Masked Singer" (29.730 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 9.9, #3).

CBS (2.358 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) was the silver draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (2.629 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8), "NCIS" (2.049 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8), "FBI" (2.174 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.581 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Next up was ABC (1.466 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) and repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.558 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.744 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "Shark Tank" (1.128 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) and another "Shark Tank" (1.435 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Meanwhile, NBC (1.163 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) likewise opted for "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (1.091 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8), "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.117 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) and another "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.353 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, repeats of "Batwoman" (0.304 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and "Supergirl" (0.296 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) on The CW (0.300 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+15.12% - The Masked Singer (vs. The World's Best on CBS)
+10.53% - Super Bowl LIV Post-Game (vs. Super Bowl LIII Post-Game on CBS)
-4.30% - Super Bowl LIV (vs. Super Bowl LIII on CBS)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/3/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals are approximate.]

CBS (76.157 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 24.4, #1) claimed top honors on Sunday thanks to its primetime portions of "Super Bowl LIII" (87.721 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 27.9, #1) followed by "Super Bowl LIII Post-Game" (56.694 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 19.0, #2) and "The World's Best" (26.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 8.6, #3).

ABC (1.856 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) then led the leftover audience with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.188 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.085 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), "Shark Tank" (1.267 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and another "Shark Tank" (1.883 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Next up was NBC (1.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with encores of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (1.652 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and a second "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (1.966 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.751 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) offered up second runs of "The Simpsons" (0.647 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "Bob's Burgers" (0.663 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), another "The Simpsons" (0.914 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.732 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), "Family Guy" (0.846 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "The Cool Kids" (0.701 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.349 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with rebroadcasts of "Supergirl" (0.405 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and "Charmed" (0.293 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.71% - Super Bowl LIII (vs. Super Bowl LII on NBC)
-32.62% - Super Bowl LIII Post-Game (vs. Super Bowl LII Post-Game on NBC)
-42.28% - The World's Best (vs. This Is Us on NBC)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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