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[02/10/20 - 09:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Oscars Put ABC on Top in Viewers, Demos
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 (2/9/20):

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

ABC (19.160 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday courtesy of "The Oscars Red Carpet Show" (15.070 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) and "The 92nd Annual Academy Awards " (20.521 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1).

CBS (4.273 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) was the second place draw with its repeat mix of "60 Minutes" (5.853 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3), "NCIS" (3.943 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "FBI" (4.071 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.224 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Next up was NBC (2.134 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with second runs of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (2.534 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.790 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and another "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.676 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

FOX (0.981 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) likewise opted for repeats of "Last Man Standing" (1.057 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14), "Outmatched" (0.801 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14), "The Simpsons" (0.945 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (0.952 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "Family Guy" (1.026 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and another "Family Guy" (1.103 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Batwoman" (0.441 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and "Supergirl" (0.360 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (0.401 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-28.40% - The Oscars Red Carpet Show (vs. 2/24/19)
-29.85% - The 92nd Annual Academy Awards (vs. 2/24/19)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/10/19):

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

CBS (16.021 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its presentations of "The 61st Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet" (10.247 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "The 61st Annual Grammy Awards" (17.945 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1). Said numbers were up in viewers but down in demos from "The 60th Annual Grammy Awards" (17.645 million viewers; adults 18-49: 5.4).

ABC (3.870 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a distant second with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.898 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.872 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "Shark Tank" (2.590 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and another "Shark Tank" (2.119 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was FOX (1.479 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.131 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.157 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.847 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Bob's Burgers" (1.730 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Family Guy" (1.813 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) plus a repeat "The Cool Kids" (1.198 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.608 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up the feature "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (2.629 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Dateline NBC" (2.546 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.542 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with rebroadcasts of "Supergirl" (0.616 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and "Charmed" (0.468 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-50.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 1/20/19)
-55.56% - Family Guy (vs. 1/13/19)
-68.18% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/13/19)
-81.58% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/13/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted (Repeat))
+33.33% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+16.67% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+4.55% - The 61st Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet (on 1/28/18)
-7.41% - The 61st Annual Grammy Awards (on 1/28/18)
-94.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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